Movie: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)
Quickie Review: Batman (aka Bruce Wayne, aka Ben Affleck) has got a bee in his bonnet. Even though Superman (Henry Cavill) has saved the world a zillion times, something goes wrong just once and now he thinks Superman is a menace and has to go. How can Batman possibly be a match for Superman? Well, in a confusing and convoluted storyline, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) gets his maniac hands on a meteor, which of course is loaded with kryptonite, yada yada yada. Superman is called in to explain himself to a Senate committee, and he just looks confused. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) gets shoehorned into the plot to help out, looking a whole lot like Xena Warrior Princess. No doubt this sets her up for her own action picture down the road. By the end of the movie, mucho mayhem ensues, and a city is mostly wrecked, though I am darned if I could tell if it was Metropolis or Gotham. Fans of special effects who just crave action may enjoy the show, but it was pretty much a stinkeroo. When it comes to movies, DC Comics are getting their butts kicked by the Marvel Comics crew.
Best Scene: Lois Lane (Amy Adams) is shacked up with Clark Kent, and has discovered he is the “Man of Steel”. Thank goodness for a gratuitous scene of Amy naked in the bath tub.