Snyder knows how to compose shots, he just has no idea how to put them together into a coherent whole. That's the curse of his filmography. I think he could make a great movie if he had the right script, one that's tailor made for his talents, he just hasn't had one of those. The cast is great but the story and plot lets them down.
Turgid; nigh unwatchable. It's amazing that such a long film can be so anemic. The narrative is, of course, mind-numbingly stupid and the acting awful, but the real sin here is the puerile attempt at thematic consonance. We're treated to an incessant stream of fifth-grade theological posturing that does nothing except betray the entire production's complete lack of inspiration.
The Batman part of the film was terrible, he has become some sort of ground-machine with extremely heavy armor. This film was really lacking in story and the ultimate duel takes place in an empty airplane hangar. The only thing I could say that I liked was Affleck's Bruce Wayne, this script was trash and that duel was as dull as Columbo vs. Michael Myers.
Saw the ultimate edition. Jesse Eisenberg is a poor poor choice for Lex Luthor. Ben Affleck has a face that I can assimilate with Batman but I can't let go that he always seens like he's in a Kevin Smith movie. I hope Wonder Woman and Justice League are way better. AND PLEASE, Batman's mask breaks, he's got no black eyes anymore... 30s later, he's mask and black eyes are perfect again. COME ON!
Many of the superhero franchises are now using collateral damage as a point of contention. Because superheroes should get along, you need one of them to be a total moron (Batman, Iron Man). Then they kiss and make up. The franchise is also expanding beyond white men. Wonder Woman kicks serious ass. Aquaman and The Flash are not white white. Jeremy Irons takes a step down. It's all about the next movie.
Does it end well? no! Does it have a great villain? no! Is their mother's name issue ridiculous? Yes! Still, the film portrays a very interesting a topic and the performances, both by Affleck or Eisenberg are not bad, mainly Affleck. It's a surprisingly enticing film with a new take on Batman and with a refreshing insertion in reality for a superhero film. As a movie experience I was caught! That's not little...
Mindless brawl is what Zack Snyder good at, and there's a lot of it in this movie. But that's not what this movie is about, it's about introducing that there's a world where greater danger approaches and even greater men must come together to prevent it. Simply said, Snyder sucks at storytelling.
I'm reviewing the extended version (3 fucking hours!) so I can't compare it with the theatrical version because I haven't seen it yet and to be honest I don't want to. My verdict is that it's overlong with many redundant scenes and a lot of silly plotlines. The acting ranged from very bad to just okay. Ben Affleck was my favorite from the cast and by the way, who would've thought I'd ever say that. Wonder Woman <3