Detective Comics (Yes, that’s what DC stands for) is generally into making animations but every so often it goes to the big screen and at times it’s worthwhile ( The Dark Knight trilogy, V for Vendetta etc.) and at other times it’s not (Green Lantern, Man of Steel – debatable).
So now we take a look at the latest Detective Comics Cinematic Universe or DCCU project, Man of Steel semi-sequel -Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice.
Zack Snyder has managed yet again to disappoint with DC’s latest. His writing and directing has turned what was supposed to be one of the biggest movies of the year – century even – into a snooze fest and a series of mind bombs, for lack of a better term. It’s extremely lengthy due to an unnecessary Batman (Ben Affleck) background story which could’ve been included in the upcoming standalone flick.
This is followed by Snyder messing up Batman completely by removing the characteristic of which happens to be why we have a Joker to begin with. The final straw is with the lacklustre fight scenes. The action would’ve sufficed if it were other DC heroes, but it was a major letdown from the comics powerhouse figures. Superman (Henry Cavill) however, almost does justice in this feature, showing more of his Kryptonian side. Lex Luther (Jesse Eisenberg) offers a thrilling performance and shows us why he’s a worthy adversary.
All in all, not really worth the watch. There are easter eggs and an appearance from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in this one though and one can still be excited to see if DC can redeem itself in its follow up films.