Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should already be familiar with this movie so I’ll spare the introductions. Furthermore, you should already know that this is the latest superhero movie to hit theaters. But you might not realize how truly awful it is. The negative reviews barely touch the surface.
Anyway, the story follows Batman and Superman as Lex Luthor manipulates them into a showdown. To do so, he basically frames Superman as a terrorist all the while using the body of General Zod to create Doomsday. In addition, throughout the picture, other meta-humans are revealed—most of them through security footage. One of these other meta-humans, Wonder Woman, gets involved in the action. This is played with a stellar cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Amy Adams (among others).
Unfortunately, even this couldn’t save the movie from mediocrity; though calling the movie mediocre would be a compliment. Director Zach Snyder didn’t seem like he was even trying to make a good movie. For instance, there were way too many dream sequences that detracted from the plot (and didn’t respect the source material either). Worse yet, there was way too much glare every time someone turned on a light or fired a weapon in the dark. This was an especially amateurish mistake that should have been cleared up in the editing room.
That being said, the movie didn’t work as an action movie either. The cool factor of seeing Batman and Superman fight was quickly lost due to the epic failure in fight choreography. Also, the movie was overly concerned with establishing the DC Universe. It was overly concerned with introducing characters from the comics, as well as various other references. In doing so, all intelligence was drained from the film.