Thursday, March 24, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,

A group of ten of us went to this movie earlier tonight.  I quite enjoyed it, though it has many, many flaws.  Honesty compels me, however, to report that I am the only one in the group who left the film not annoyed at it.

I must accept that I have a strong ability to find the good in movies and enjoy them, even when they are heavily flawed.

It's not that I can't see the flaws in films in general or in this one in particular.  I can.  Scott, for example, pointed out many problems in the movie, and indeed they were all issues.  In this case, though, they did not drag me out of it or ruin it for me.

The movie is long, dark, and, to the tastes of almost all of our group, overwrought.  Yet for whatever reason, it worked well for me, and I was alone in never for a second being bored.

Gal Godot's appearance as Wonder Woman was a highlight on which everyone seemed to agree.  I had not liked this casting choice originally, but she completely owned the role.

If, like me, you find this type of superhero story compelling, don't miss this movie.  If you're not in the mood, though, for angsty demigods in tights, give it a pass.


Kyle said...

Mark said...


Eric said...

Equally painful and not satire -

Anonymous said...

I was impressed with Gal only in the sense that they somehow managed to disguise her waif-like 100 pounds and practically inverted breasts on a 5'10" frame.

If she actually projected that image of strength, and wasn't aided by padding and spectacular videography, she is indeed, some kind of actress.


Mark said...

I am definitely in the minority in having enjoyed the movie.

Mark said...

I still feel she did well in the role.


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