(This review may contain spoilers).
I went to see the midnight showing of this at the cinema, even though my Dad said he didn’t like the idea of two superheroes battling it out.
I thought there was a really good setup for the hostility between the two heroes. It was interesting to see the fight between Zod and Superman from Bruce’s perspective and the fact that both viewed the other as a bad guy.
I did enjoy seeing the relationship between Clark and Lois, but I felt that Lois didn’t exactly act in her best interests or the best interests of anyone else. The public opinion changing towards Superman made sense, but I felt that Lois should have taken responsibility.
I wasn’t quite sure of the actor playing Lex Luthor from the trailers, but in the film itself, I thought he portrayed him really well… and there were explanations given for his hostility towards Superman. I felt the actor played the role of mad genius particularly well.
I wasn’t sure if Ben Affleck would make a good Batman, but as I watched the movie, I felt that he portrayed Bruce Wayne really well. While it would have been good to see him portray Batman in his own movie, I felt that the two main actors played really well off each other.
Although I’m not as knowledgeable when it comes to the DC universe, I do, of course, know who Wonder Woman is… and it was really good to have the opportunity to see her make other appearances throughout the film, rather than just towards the end. I would have liked to learn a bit more of her history… but her interactions with Bruce Wayne especially came across really well.
This film was very dark with a lot of violence in it. I wouldn’t recommend taking children to see it, especially if they’re particularly sensitive. But I thought this was a really good movie with a lot of tension involved. It’s one I would like to see again… and hopefully a sequel to this film.