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Bringing new life to a character who has already been cinematically portrayed by five different actors, over eight movies was never going to be an easy task.
In Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder brings the gritty reality of Gotham’s Dark Knight to life once more. In this next instalment of DC’s story, we pick up where 2013’s Man of Steel left off. Batman, Played by Ben Affleck, helps to show us a different perspective of Henry Cavill’s Superman.
We start to see what their world is really like. Snyder endeavors to remove the rose tint through which many of us have begun to view the superheroes of our childhood. Jesse Eisenberg’s slightly skewed portrayal of Superman’s age-old arch nemesis, Lex Luthor, lends to the mania that is life with heroes and villains in the 21st century.
In addition to the Justice League’s two powerhouses, we also get re-introduced to its tough-as-nails leading lady, Wonder Woman. This version of the Princess of Themyscira is brought to us by Gal Gadot. Gadot’s character lends a twist to the movie as we get to see herself, Affleck and Cavill’s personas learn about each other for the first time.
There is a lot of story crammed into this two and a half hour tale, with many hints towards where we could be taken next. We see a few faces that, in recent times, haven’t been on the big screen and it certainly leaves plenty of options for Warner Bros. Pictures to continue on with this saga.
Whether you’re rooting for Superman, have your money on Batman, or think that Wonder Woman will take them both, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a must see for all superhero fans. Hopefully, this will usher in a new era for our favourite DC characters and bring new life to the heroes of our childhoods.