There was a Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie screener reported and a Reddit user leaked a movie review for the Zack Snyder film in Los Angeles, according to Heroic Hollywood. Before you read any further, there are very glaring movie spoilers that will follow abruptly after this sentence, so be warned.
It was mentioned by the Reddit user that he was utilizing a throw away account for “obvious reasons” and looked like he gave highlights to the first, second, and third acts of the movie. He had acquired the tickets via a movie screening website where he had gained access to “mystery tickets” and low and behold, the screened movie was Batman v. Superman.
He claimed it to be about as long as Star Wars: The Force Awakens or “TFA” as he put it, but claimed it didn’t “drag on.”
“Hey DC_Cinematic, i’m using a throwaway account for obvious reasons, but I saw the movie last night! The movie was very long, as long as TFA if I were to make a comparison. It didn’t drag though; every minute of the film was used effectively.”
In the Batman v. Superman movie trailer, there was shown a simpler version of Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, but according to the Reddit screener, the antagonist was found to be quite complex and much “HATED” by the end of the movie.
“By the end of the film, you will HATE him, but at the same time, you can’t help admire how capable this guy is.”
There’s also a scene in Batman v. Superman where Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, comes off as rather sadistic when committing acts of vigilantism when working over the bad guys. There was a point where he was even branding a man and looked as though he enjoyed it. As compared to his facial expressions in the movie trailer, this description of the masked man seems to be quite on par with this torture scene. That being said, this older version of Batman may take on a new version as the Dawn of Justice movie was inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and the author is known for his rather dark imagery.
Batman v. Superman also played host to the rumored Hunger Games actress Jena Malone being in the movie and now specifically, she plays a crippled Barbara Gordon. Some time ago, rumors were running amok about Jena being the next Robin due to her red-headed dye job, according to Batman-News, but now that has been laid to rest. The role for Malone in Dawn of Justice was rather short.
Also, 12 Years A Slave actor Scoot McNairy, who was rumored to play Jimmy Olsen, is actually Jimmy Olsen. So the rumors were true and McNairy doesn’t even have a role listed next to his name in the on IMDB. It seems due to the events that occurred in Man of Steel, he was injured, but still supports Superman with a online blog. The events are that of the battle between General Zod and Kal-El. A previous movie trailer displays this event from the point of view of Bruce Wayne, who looked to be feeling the repercussions of the collateral damage.
The Batman v. Superman movie trailers show two instances of focus. The first, emphasizing the beef between the two superheroes, but in the last trailer shown, they are seen teaming up together along with Wonder Woman against a common foe.
This two-part instance in the trailers seem to run in parallel with each other and prior to the third act of the movie. Also, if you think about it, the two-part title to the film also runs in line in order of the acts. To clarify the Reddit user and movie screener emphasized the categorization with Doomsday only being “the tip of the ice berg.”
“The first and second acts are the “Batman v Superman” parts of the movie, while the third act is entirely “Dawn of Justice.” You will see a fully assembled Justice League by the end of the film.”
In the Batman v. Superman trailers, some people were in wonder as to who is fighting against whom in the film, as it would be rather unseeming to have superheroes fighting each other. But as mentioned, they are in conflict in the first part of the movie and it looks like they wind up fighting together under one cause later on. Perhaps the Dawn of Justice part is the lead-in to the Justice League movies? The Reddit Dawn of Justice reviewer addresses just that:
“You will see a fully assembled Justice League by the end of the film.”
So there you have it, a massive movie spoilers review for Batman v. Superman which is due for official release on March 25, 2016.
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