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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Directed by Zack Snyder
United States, 2016
Action

Synopsis

Batman and Superman face-off one and for all in this blockbuster epic directed by Zack Snyder.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Directed by Zack Snyder

Awards & Festivals

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Female Action Hero

Snyder flunks the world-building assignments aced by lesser stylists under contract to Marvel. BvS comes at us in big, unwieldy chunks of exposition laced with grandiose juvenilia, the latter personified by Lex Luthor, whose plans are so simultaneously vague and convoluted that the arrival of some blurry monster or other to enact destruction comes almost as a relief . . . that is until his rampage eats up what feels like an hour of screen time on top of the protracted, eponymous bout.
January 16, 2017
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One can feel Snyder aiming for an obsessive masterpiece while attempting to please investors with the expository generality that’s required of global blockbusters. The film wants to be a treatise on How We Live, dabbling in incredible religious iconography and glancing infrastructural signifiers, yet it can’t commit to any specific view for fear of alienating consumers.
July 31, 2016
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When it was over, I, too, was overcome with the urge to brood, mope and cultivate stubble I could ponderously stroke while asking, “What’s the most ridiculous thing about this movie?” Maybe it’s that a fight between Batman and Superman is fundamentally illogical. (Uh, he’s super, man.) Maybe it’s that the fights are treated with onerous seriousness by real scientists, journalists, cable-news bigmouths and sitting senators.
April 12, 2016
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