I want be frank and direct from the outset: Batman v Superman I did not like. Dear super nerd, eminent superhero movie fans, estimated blockbuster lovers based fisticuffs, I mourn to that the expected hyper mega blockbuster involving in an epic clash of the two most popular superheroes of all time is a failed film ( to be good). You want some evidence in support of my thesis ? Here are some things that do not work in the Zack Snyder film for my opinion:
Zack Snyder is a director who with comic books and graphic novels has always worked. We think of 300 and Watchmen (thumb up, beautiful both), but also in The Man of Steel (thumbs down). It was to be expected, if not the depth of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, at least a convincing story. Nothing like that. The screenplay by Chris Terrio and David Goyer embarks more water than the Titanic. least questionable narrative developments, secondary characters to the embarrassing limit (Amy Adams forgive us, we like you very much, but your Lois Lane is unnerving), dreamlike inserts incomprehensible. We do not go down into the details to avoid shooting on the Red Cross.
THE REASON OF THE "FIGHT"
Let's be frank: it was not easy to find a way to live together in a film noir soul and the Gothic Batman with sci-fi flavor and Superman star. And above all find the "casus belli" to make them fight. True, the scenes of conflict between the two work very well visually, but everything can not be conditioned by reasons of the engagement that, come on, are very very weak. In fumettografia comics of clashes between the two top of the DC Comics superheroes there have been many but the premises were always a little more convincing.
THE SOLUTION OF THE FIGHT
Do not worry, I will not disclose anything about the plot and we will not tell you what happens or does not happen. But know that the prevedibilissima reconciliation between the two impromptu enemies (mica you thought the Bat Man and the Man of Steel if would be given a thrashing to the end, right?) is even less convincing than the mutual declaration of war. Thus, in the space of a second pass from groped to kill himself to loving to madness....
The feeling seeing Batman v Superman is that the two loved superheroes are easily manipulated. A newspaper headline, an image on television, the testimony of a criminal, the ravings of a mad murderess than enough to convince them that the other is a villain to be killed or otherwise a friend to help. Not to mention the crowds. That may be true, unfortunately, but looking at the Snyder film really seems that 99% of the world population is made of sheep ready to idolize or wanting to set fire to someone, depending on how the wind blows. Other than black and white, here we are right in one color. Let's say that the complexity and depth of characters such as, there we throw a random example, the Joker by Heath Ledger is only a distant memory.
BATMAN ARMED TO THE TEETH
Batman is a character that moves at ease in the dark and have pretty shady sides know for some time. And even here it starts well with a first appearance of Ben Affleck in the role of Man Bat scream. But then in the course of the film exceeds a tantinello. Steps for the brand on the faces of criminals but with pistols, rifles, machine guns and so on and so forth you overdo it too much. Bruce Wayne's not the Punisher ...
BATMAN PLACED IN A STORY OF SUPERMAN
The film begins with yet another murder and redundant version of Bruce Wayne's parents. It means that the gravitational center of the story is Batman? Needless to dream. Gotham is a virtually non-existent presence in the economy of a film that has its center positioned entirely in Metropolis. Even sidekicks and rivals are part of Superman universe and then is almost wonder that c'azzecchi Batman in everything. Very little.
LEX LUTHOR VERSION JOKER
The villain of the film is a hair Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg loaded like a spring (perhaps a little too much). Forget the characterizations "top" of other super-villains such as The Joker, Doctor Octopus and Kingpin. Here we are faced with a billionaire boy very agitated over the top that tries to take the language in the loan, and even the grimaces, the Joker. Failed mission.
RANDOM CHARACTERS INCLUDED
Given the posters, there will ruin the surprise by telling you that in the film peeps even Wonder Woman, who takes part in the final charade without a real reason. That is, to be sure the motivation is there but it is not fiction: it simply introduces the next arrival of the Justice League, the superhero team that is the response of the DC Comics to Marvel Avengers. Let's say for the team of the House of Ideas had come across in a somewhat 'more natural.
IRONY, THE UNKNOWN
Always the DC Comics is more "mature" and "adult" than the Marvel. If Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and company calzamaglieggiante evil that goes laughs or smiles (we think only the Guardians of the Galaxy or Deadpool), superheroes like Batman and Superman are devoid of the humor and lightness. Mica a defect whatever, for heaven's sake. The problem is that with such characters you can center the masterpiece (as done by Nolan with his Dark Knight), or is likely to become heavy in a strand (the superhero) now overpopulated. Here, here it is all too heavy and for most "heavy."
It contributes to the general heaviness and not just the playing time more than high. Two and a half hours are likely to be too many, especially if the narrative is left aside and you play all the chips on the technical and visual. Good fights, but after two hours of fistfights real risk is the saturation. Dear Batman and Superman expensive, not always two is better than one.