It would appear the ultimate edition is a separate item to buy at £13.99. This was bundled into this?
From director Zack Snyder comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Besides from the special effects, this movie is rubbish. Almost walked out of the cinema way back in the days, so not sure how some gave this 4/5. Unless they’ve changed the movie.
Plot points felt so forced, horrible lines, Gotham was right next to Metropolis the whole time? Why not! I thought I was watching a film about Superman Vs Batman?
Don’t bother wasting your time on this.
I bnought this as I wanted to watch the 3hr edit of the film with the new colour scheme and the IMAX scenes in the new ratio. This is how the film is presented on the 4K disc that came out earlier in 2021.
However, this is not available. Instead you have two very unsatisfactory choices.
1) the original 2:30 edit of the film in 4K with Atmos sound and IMAX aspect ratio
2) the new 3hr edit of the film, but in HD with no Atmos sound
The 2hr30 edit is generally reckoned to be very poor. The 4K video and Atmos audio is meant to be reference level for quality.
So if you buy this you have to choose between watching the worse verion of the film in excellent quality, or the directors cut of the film with degraded picture and audio. It's a poor choice - and is not at all what iTunes conveyed when it talked about having the enhanced re-edited, with new aspect ratio and new colour. All those things are mostly available, but you can't watch it because they're split across two streams.
BTW - I thought the 3hr film was OK (not as good a story as Man of Steel, but I'm glad I watched it) and the Atmos and IMAX scenes are both excellent.
Simple amazing and visually so beautiful! Ben Affleck is one of the top batman and Henry is the superman of this generation!
I’m reviewing this now that we’ve got new context courtesy of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. I think you’d be wise to watch that and the BvS Ultimate Edition if you want the best experience. Also, I won’t compare this to Captain America: Civil War or the rest of the MCU because people have done so already and I want to critique the DCEU as its own thing.
With this review I wan to get the negative things out of the way first. Watching BvS on its own, my general feeling is that it came too soon. And what I mean by that is that it feels like they forced multiple stories together that need a lot of time to explain. On the one hand, it’s Batman one upping Superman, which is what it says in the title. But it peculiarly acts as an origin story for Batman, a Man of Steel 2 of sorts and a set up for the Justice League. The biggest problem with this movie is it feels like 3 movies jumbled together and as a result, it feels unfocused. Not a lot of things make sense and a lack of context makes it hard to like.
With that out of the way, there is actually a lot to praise. The structure of the film is very different from the superhero formula and while there isn’t much context to the characters, the performances are very good. I would never have thought that Ben Affleck would have made a good Batman but he is probably the best Batman to date. The only thing wrong with his Batman is that he kills, but this Batman was based on The Dark Knight Returns in which Batman did kill so I can give it some leeway. Gal Gadot is excellent as Wonder Woman but I think her solo movie did a better job with her than this. And Henry Cavill is once again a really great Superman. There’s also some really good commentary on superheroes as a whole in this movie and how regular people would perceive of an all powerful being like Superman. It’s very thought provoking and makes the film feel more realistic. The action is excellent as well and the visual effects are very impressive.
Warning: the next part of this review contains spoilers for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
For me, the most compelling thing about BvS was the Knightmare sequence, a scene where Batman has a vision of a post apocalyptic world where Superman rules over the Earth. But while this scene appears to solidify Batman’s motivation to kill Superman, there is something more, something darker 😉. The appearance of the parademons and the omega symbol etched into the Earth point towards the involvement of Darkseid. The parademons appear alongside Darkseid and Steppenwolf in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. It seems that this isn’t just a dream but a premonition of events yet to come in the DCEU. The fact that Cyborg has the same vision before using the mother box to resurrect Superman confirms this. This extra context is the reason as to why you should watch the Ultimate Edition and ZSJL together.
Overall, I think that watching this movie alongside it’s sequel is the best way to understand some of the looser elements of BvS.
Please sort it out, the theatrical cut is what made it receive so many bad reviews. Apple USA gives them both options.
The ultimate edition isn’t upgraded and isn’t able to be played on Apple TV app at the time of writing. The standard version seems to be just fine which makes me more confused. I will update this review if these problems are resolved but for now this isn’t a way I’d recommend seeing the film.
The new aspect ratio 4K remaster has not been applied to the ultimate cut editon. Only to the theatrical version. I'm not happy.
The new aspect ratio and 4K remaster is brilliant. Thank you for the upgrade iTunes! Hopefully ZS Justice League will be available to buy in the future! #restorethesnyderverse
This is not a Marvel joke every 5 minutes movie so if that's what you want it to be you will be disappointed. If you want a fantastic portrayal of a comic book on the big screen then this is exactly what you want it to be. The ultimate edition is 100% worth the 3hrs to watch it and the bits that they add in really help the story and the character development that some felt the theatrical version was missing. If you love Batman (The Dark Knight Returns especially) you will love this movie. And there are also a number of bits in the movie that made me laugh.
This movie was a masterpiece. It was so cleverly directed and casted, I don’t understand the hate it gets. People didn’t understand the movie but that is not a reflection on what the actual movie was. The legitimate reviews are drowned out by raging MCU fanboys and morons who didn’t under the movie because the plot wasn’t spoon fed to them. If there’s any superhero movie to watch, it’s this.
This is by far the best CBM ever. Get the iTunes extra watch the ultimate edition ! It’s amazing! It’s a beautifully shot film the Snyder visual are amazing! The cast is so well selected. The 3hours gives time for the plot to breathe. And what a plot a political thriller which was so ahead of its time and is so prescient in today’s political climate! The score is another Hans Zimmer beaut! And Tina Guo Wonder Woman intro just gets the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up! I truly cannot praise the film enough I have watched and re watched it many times ! Definitely worth owning !
What a film Henry Cavill is amazing as Superman Ben Affleck is the best batman by a mile Zack Snyder has produce best CBM of all time
Had Snyder stuck to what he knew and provided a panel by panel reproduction of ‘The Dark Knight’ this movie would have been good if unoriginal. Being original isn’t something Snyder and team can be accused of because they are incapable of telling a story. The movie is an excuse for a stupid centre piece that within the context of the movie holds no logic and that is the stupid, sad, fanboy moment, the fight between S&B. Had they thought about the story as much as how the characters get to the point where they are fighting one another then it would have proven to be effective like Civil War but this excuse for a movie can’t be bothered with the set up. It is just interested in getting the audience to the punch up. This movie is an excellent example of how a studio blows to the whims of short sighted fans, ignores the context of the source material to provide a macho spectacle. The Rocky movies have more story and sense than this and o hate boxing movies. Don’t treat your audience like idiots.
Great film, Ben afflecks batman is violently brilliant...
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I thought the film was called batman vs superman, not batman and superman fight for 2 seconds. Worst 2 hrs and 40 means bs ever
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The Ultimate Edition Is The Best Version Of This Film
It’s Really Really Good 🙂👍🏻👍🏻
I know it polarised critics and audiences, but I really like this film. Yes, it's dark and brooding, but why not? We already have the MCU full of fun and humour so it makes sense DC went in a different direction. Ben Afleck is excellent as Batman/Bruce Wayne and the spirit is true to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns - which is also very dark. The plot is a bit convoluted, but maybe a blockbuster film that requires you to pay attention is a good thing? Like a lot of other films, I think it improves on second watching and the Ultimate Edition makes the character's motives clearer. Find out for yourself and ignore some of the excessive hate. There are some awful superhero films out there, this is not one of them...
First off, when Infirst was this film, I thought it was so bad. The plot made no sense, the pacing was a bit off and it was a bit long winded. I really didn’t expect anything good from this film and I was. SC want to be just as good as Marvel. But Marvel is smarter than DC. They planned out their movies, for years. Developed origin stories and fleshedbthem our. The reason why Cival War worked and BvS didn’t was because the MCU have been at it for years and released about 12 movies before Civial War. That’s why Cival War has a bigger impact. But BvS ha dinky 1 movie before this film. So I felt like they could have waited a bit and then had this film.
But watching it a second time is loads better. I think this is because I watched all the previous older Batman and Superman movies and some were ok, some were awful. But yea, this film is what it is.
This film confused me in how bad the story line was. Manly because there wasn’t one and that happens to be very important. Jesse was alright though but Affleck was poor
Love this movie
Critics don’t need to exist here for this movie
This is a critic zone free movie.
This film takes everything from the original 1966 movie and eats it all up by having a terrible director, The only good part is Hans Zimmer's music.
Adds more to the film and includes key scenes missing from the theatrical release
This film starts off well but understated in that sets the mood for Ben Affleck's Batman; a dark, lonely and cruel portrayal of a superhero worn down and becoming defeated by constant crime fighting and the loss of his parents and of Robin (Jeremy Irons' "the fever…." speech is the most powerful dialogue in the film). Henry Cavill's portrayal of a Superman who is beginning to lose the will to save the world creates a vulnerability within the Man Of Steel. Jeremy Irons is a stunning Alfred, no doubt hiding his fears for Bruce Wayne under gallows humour.
Lex Luther's Portrayal by Jessie encapsulates well the control, callous logic and disorderly acting out that can plague a psychopath who has experienced a horrendous childhood at the hands of a sadistic parent. But the stand-out performance is by Gal Gadot; the scene in the aircraft where Diana Prince is sitting and just allowing her eyes to express her inner conflict is so understated yet powerful and confirms her acting talent.
Superhero Movies are not just Superhero Action flicks; they're about the conflict, good and evil in us all and our constant need and desire to be making a better world, the conflict of how we want to achieve that and how strive to become the best creatures we can be.
Amazing Movie, probably one of my favorites. IGNORE THE MOVIE CRITICS, best thing is Ben Affleck out of this movie, such a great batman, fierce, badass.
Absolutely loved this. I think people shouldn't watch thinking batman is going to be like Bale batman. Have to think of it as a totally separate film. Its more like a Superman 2 with Batman in. Bale is tough to follow and I thought Affleck was awesome.
Great with all the Superman music and cast.
Can't wait for the next.
This is the worst film ever it doesn't make any sense and is a total waste of time
They released the 3 hour extended cut - where is it? I can't take Itunes extras with me to areas with no wifi access, so BRING BACK THE 3 HOUR CUT!!!
Great and awesome!! Give 5 stars !!
This is extrememly weak for both brands.
Batman the actual character is not in this film much and there was a heck of a lot of Ben looking pretty in a suit. Lois is happy to take it from .... Hmm .... support Superman, but isn't a significant character in this film.
Could rant more on this one, but i'm sure there's a limit to how much text you can post at one time ;-)
The runtime is listed as 2hrs 31mins, suggesting the theatrical cut whilst the iTunes Extras preview suggest the Ultimate Cut is available - which one is it, or is it both?
It's not a superman movie neither a batman movie. Very disappointing to me. Ruined superman and batman for me.
Waste of money and time.
Wish I could rate it under one star.
I hated it. It might be the worst film ever made. I dont recomend.
The movie 🎥 is beautiful it's a follow up from man of steel but you can see why batman sees superman as a threat as superman fights Zod and crushes buildings, cars and killing injuring and killing people through the entire city and Bruce Wayne office and building gets demolished after superman and zod fighting.
Batman sees him as a threat, superman sees batman as a threat to people as he uses fear as judgment on criminals. The government and politicians stirring up even more things around metropolis and Gotham city and lex luthour himself plucking strings in this movie plucking strings on superman and the city as he plans something horrid across the city...
The story focuses on superman and batman and people around metropolis and Gotham as things turn for the worst for both of them. Superman is trying to do the right thing so is batman trying to do the right thing but both of them are conflicted of the problems happening to them. Until they meet face to face in a battle of man vs a god.... and more things to discover the truth of who is the real villain pulling the strings...
This is a great movie a lot of people loved it and a lot of people hated it which I don't see why would you hate it maybe it's not your cuppa tea maybe it's not for you maybe it's you may not like superman or batman two of my favs characters in the dc comics and in movies
If you like comics and movies of your fav dc heroes and even for ones who like the dark and gritty movies this is for you this movie was made for the dc fans. You can tell a lot of hope and love and even hard work was put into this film I think The producers and director and script writers did a great job with this film even getting inspired by frank millian comic novels such as his definitive batman origin story of the bob Kane and bill finger story batman and his batman the dark knight returns where batman is fifty years old as he takes and wears his batman suit again and saving Gotham and ridding the enemies through the streets of Gotham city... this movie was a great movie once again I would recommend it to dc fans and for fans who are in love for the darker and gritty tones of movies
Better than expected.
Don't know what the critics were whinging about. It's a superbly conceived and executed super hero movie with teeth. Quite special. The last Avengers & Cap movies have been asinine & dull. Tony Stark creates something which nearly destroys the world, they kiss and make up anyway because hey, 'friends' right? Then they fall out because, 'you're not the boss of me'. Honestly, who gives a crap Cap? Totally unsympathetic. This movie deals with consequences and is so much more relatable for it. I mean it's a superhero movie so it's still daft, but it pulls it off. The action direction is beautiful.
Btw. Leaving low stars because Apple screwed up is idiotic. It changes nothing in their behaviour and only harms the movie and the likelihood of the studios doing something similar again. Lord knows they're already under pressure to go technicolour and 'Marvel'. We need to let them know we like this stuff!
This is truly a great film. I'm not sure why people are only giving it 1 star just because of a glitch. The film itself is great. Ben Affleck is a great choice as he brought a touch of anger to the batman
Great movie and at £1.99 even better
Thanks apple for a lovely Christmas time
LITERALLY the worst film I have ever seen EVER!
This is a truly terrible film. Batman is a xenophobic, facist, psychopath and Superman is a sullen, selfish, sociopath.
These are the worst portrayals of these icons I've ever seen in a story so dark with 'heroes' full of fear and causing terror to innocents and each other.
The ultimate cut is the version to watch as this the film Zach Snyder wanted to release... The theatrical cut is atill awesome and slimmer but its just not as baroque with detail and backstory. All in all great films.
After hearing bad reviews about this movie I put off watching it for a few years. I thought it was great! makes sense, nice plot, great acting, great special effect. All in all really enjoyed the movie!
Was put off this film for months because of the bad reviews, but I have to say I really enjoyed it. OK it's not going down on my top 100 movies ever list, but it is really enjoyable if you are a bit of a fan boy such as myself !
It's simple,m to review this film. I've left during a film at the cinema only once in my life...... This was it.
Great cgi, and if you like DC, it's got hope, but if you like DC, it could have been so much more. If you don't like DC, don't waste your cash
This film is a great film, don't listen to the critics. Ben afleck and Henry carvil are great in this film
Like several other reviews I too have been frustrated by the issues associated with playing the ultimate edition.
I would have preferred to have had the option of buying the Ultimate or Cinema editions. At least then I would be able to download and watch the ultimate version. At present I think my choices are looking at google or buying the Blu-Ray.
Very frustrating given the price
Adding the extended version as an extra isn't really much use. I'll be waiting for the better version to be released properly
Looked a bit rubbish. Casting of Affleck; originally thought terrible. Panned by critics.
Surprised now I've only just rented it to find it actually really good.
Even more surprising was that Affleck as batman was the best bit!
Even more surprising again was how annoying and terrible Lex Luthor was.
It's still a shame they gave the whole film away in the trailers but the action is very good and overall well worth a watch.
I might go and watch Suicide Squad now...
First I just wanna say: Where is the Ultimate Version download?! Come on Itunes!!! :(
Only in a world where the ultimate crap that Jurassic World was that movie receives praise and standing ovation and BvS receive the amount of hate and backlash it got. It makes me sad. I went into BvS with high expectations and a reasonable amount of fear that they going to screw this up and I - an ultimate Batman fan - will hate the guts of the film. Instead, I turned out to be loving it.
I liked Henry Cavill in MOS so I knew what to expect, and I absolutely LOVED Batfleck. And while Michael Keaton will be my favorite Batman probably until the day I die, Affleck comes in a close second. HE IS AMAZING. He is taking this character so seriously and represents it with such passion it just blew me away. The only thing I'm still uncertain about is Eisenberg's Luthor. Even though I have seen the movie twice already I'm still convinced that he is a wrong casting choice for the character. Besides both heroes are in their mid-thirties-forties and then Luthor is a teenage kid? No, that is not okay. At least for me.
In short, I loved this film and this is the superhero movie I wanted to see. It is not perfect, and some stuff remains unexplained I do feel that the truth behind the incredible backlash is that Batman and Superman are just too iconic characters for their own good. Everybody have their own perceptions and know how these characters should be when it comes to creating them. I'm convinced that no matter who directed this movie, or what they managed to achieve plays no part in how people see this film. Besides, we are spoiled now when it comes to superhero films. The hate the movie gets is unreasonable. Anyway, give it a shot and let's see if you like it!
Ben makes a good Batman - Henry and Amy are spot on but there is only one Lex and thats Gene Hackman ;-). All in all great action film.
The side of my local bus says 'ultimate edition, to download now on iTunes' the blurb on iTunes says 'includes the ultimate cut with.. YBlah Dee blah blah' the ultimate edition is to stream only, not what I purchased. Managed to get a refund but I feel I was duped by the advertising and language used in promotion. Otherwise a great movie but I can't let this shady practice pass me by
Like many others I have tried to watch and enjoy the Ultimate Edition. This appears to be streamed which is giving regular lag while trying to watch. I have a quick download speed. I have the same issue on both of my apple tv's (wifi and Ethernet) I had to stop watching the ultimate and watch the regular version instead.
The movie was great but iTunes let me down.
Can't download extended version, can only download the normal version.
Firstly the normal film - excellent. Now the Ultimate Edition iTunes are shipping. I went to go to watch this with my wife. Unwatchable. It rebuffers every 3 minutes.
I was watching on an Apple TV 4 (with the newest TVOS not in beta). I have a 100MB download fiber connection and have never had a buffer ever before! I had closed all other apps on the Apple TV and still it buffers. Frustrating to say the least. Watch the standard edition and you'll be fine. Apple - sort out bugs before adding on the iTunes Extras.
I’d love to give you a review of the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman, but I have yet to see it.
And why have I yet to see it?
Well, because some smart alec decided to make the Ultimate Edition an iTunes extra and not a physical download, you end watching a jerky, patchy movie that is no end of frustration. I’ve tried watching the Ultimate Edition on 4 occasions and I’ve yet to get to the end — after 25 or so pauses and freezes in the first hour alone, you give up, stop the movie and conclude that life is to short for crappy experiences.
Personally, and for the 1st time ever, I’m really angry with myself for shelling out good money on iTunes only to end up disappointed and angry. Generally, I’m a big fan of iTunes and very forgiving, but not in this case. I never thought I’d say this, but on this occasion you really are better off spending your money on the Blu-ray version or other medium.
By the way, my Mac is hardwired to my modem router and I obtain a reliable 8.6 megabytes-per-second download speed, so the problem isn’t at my end.
... I only wanted the Ultimate Cut, not yet more pointless extras you cannot access offline. Another disappointing iTunes movie release, this is getting to be a regular occurrence.
This is a 5 star movie, that I've deducted 2 stars due to how the Ultimate Edition is handled. Be warned, that it is accessed as an Extra, and therefore is online only, as opposed to it's own download ( FWIW, it *is* available as full download from the Play store ). Poor, Warner Bros., very poor.
The not sequel to Man of Steel, introducing Batman, Wonder Woman, and a few others ( just in case there are people that haven't seen it ). It's a big movie in every way, big running time ( and even longer once the Director's Cut gets here ), big effects, and a big impact on DC's equivalent of the MCU. Is it good? Hell, yes. Is it Mavel-like? Nowhere near, and that's a good thing. Is it perfect? Nope, and that's also a good thing. It does exactly what it set out to do, and that's to get everyone excited for Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League.
The way Apple have included the Ultimate Edition in this release is absolutely terrible. It's set up as an iTunes Extra which means it can't be pre-downloaded to your iPhone or iPad. You're stuffed if you have a poor internet connection.
iTunes Extras also don't allow you to use picture-in-picture mode on the iPad and it also doesn't remember your place in the film so closing it loses your place. Even worse, just rotating the iPad causes the film to stop playing and AGAIN you lose your place. Very annoying and frustrating when you're trying to enjoy a film.
Don't bother buying until Apple fix it. Either we should be given a separate download code for the Ultimate Edition or Apple should fix the significant shortcomings of iTunes Extras.
....but for the download from iTunes. I enjoyed this at the cinema and was looking forward to seeing the extended edition. Which. Is.... wait for... it.... unwatchable - not because it is bad, but because the extended edition is an iTunes extra that is not downloaded but has to be watched via internet connection. If you don't have high speed broadband that is capable of handling realtime HD then it is a waste of time. I gave up after watching one hour of the film - which took an hour and a half to watch! To say I'm annoyed is a huge understatement. Buy it on blu-ray.
Ultimate edition can only be watched if attached to the web. Utterly useless for watching on your iPad and portability is why I buy digital - very very disappointed
Why the Ultimate Version is included as an iTunes extra and not as a standalone version, just like Google Play?
I actually love the film. It's the most beautiful-looking, truly cinematic superhero film ever made. Ben Affleck is the best screen Batman I've seen and, more importantly, he gets Bruce Wayne right. I also really cared about Clark and Lois, who, inevitably get short shrift from viewers because Clark is more of a 'good' guy than Affleck's supremely screwed-up Batman.
The theatrical cut is somewhat botched and clearly has material chopped at the distributor's behest, so the longer cut is the better way to go. There was a good deal of hysteria and negative word of mouth before the film was released and the version that made it to cinemas was lacking coherence, so it was a feeding frenzy for the critic vultures, but, ignoring all that, it gave us the kind of epic spectacle we've rarely really been treated to before in the genre by a director who, when he's on fire, has one of the best eyes for a shot out there.
I pre-ordered the iTunes version because the blurb said it 'included' the ultimate cut (NOT mentioned as being an only extra.) So, when it became available, I was extremely disappointed to discover that I could only watch the extended version of the film – the only version I'll ever bother to watch – as an extra via streaming. Where I am right now, my bandwidth is about 2.5mbps, so I have to download my purchases from iTunes in order to watch them. I would rather have bought the iTunes version than the Blu-ray, but, given I know the theatrical cut is... compromised... I have no interest in only having the theatrical cut to hand. I believe other countries have offered the ultimate cut as a separate purchase so I'll sit tight and hope it becomes available on its own in the UK and I've requested a refund on my purchase.
So, in short, fab film, worth four or five stars, especially in the ultimate cut, but a point knocked off for not including the ultimate cut as a download.
I enjoyed the film very much, but I was very disappointed to find that the extended Ultimate Edition is delivered as an iTunes Extra. This means that the film is streamed instead of playing from the downloaded file, which caused it to pause every 2 or 3 minutes for me, and iTunes did not want to buffer the whole thing. Also, the picture quality of the Ultimate Edition was very poor at times. Again, I assume this was because it is delivered as an iTunes Extra.
So an enjoyable film was spoiled by poor delivery.
The Extended cut is only included as an ITunes extra when it should have both versions available to download!!! Google Play has the extended cut to download, why not ITunes?
A great film from a visionary director. One complaint - why are we getting the standard film to download when the Americans get the extended cut? Is it because we're stupid enough to pay twice?
This film is superb! I absolutely adored it... I will write a review at a later point.... but what's with the U.K. digital release date?! I but digital so I can get films early, not later! What's the point of releasing it 3 weeks later? I never have & never will illegally download a movie.... but you can't blame those that do when we I tunes customers in the UK, the people who want to buy your product, are getting shafted! I'll carry on waiting, I've got no choice... but answer me this.... what's the actual point in releasing three weeks later digitally? Release it worldwide digitally on the same day.... that way you are combating piracy. Otherwise, this way you are basically feeding them.
Anyway WB, I hope you listen & learn.... great movie!!!👍👍👍👍
Yet again in the UK iTunes doesn't give us the release the rest of the world is getting.
10 times better than the cinema release ....
I agree...the critics were wrong here. A good action film and Ben Aflect plays a dark sadistic batman very well. I liked the follow on from Man of Steel story.
Was looking forward to this but sadly very disappointed. The effects are brilliant, with great action sequences but these are a bit sparse throughout the film. The problem is that the film has absolutely no structure, nothing flows. It's just a string of scenes poorly edited together and the story is ridiculous, it's very poorly written. Worth a possible purchase but wait till you can pick it up for cheap. Not really missing much by skipping this movie altogether.
I don't know why the is film got so much criticism! It had everything you wanted in a blockbuster: engaging plot and characters, intense action, good acting, seductive heroines and a cold, sinister villain.
The films opening sequence was very powerful. It was disturbing and it was a metaphor of contemporary problems. Without that scene, the film would only be half as good as it was.
The acting surprisingly, was outstanding. Especially from: Ben Aleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons and ofcourse ,Jessey Isenburg. Ben Afleck made a fantastic and realistic Batman. He was an absolute nutcase (which would be realistic seeing as he dresses up as a bat and beats up and kills criminals), he was badass, and he was well drwan. You really got the sense that he was committed to fighting crime and had been doing it for twenty years and that it had broken him( to the extent he was killing criminals). Gal Gadot made a fantastic Wonder Woman. She was sexy and added glamour to the movie. You couldn't take your eyes off her in all her scenes! Jeremy Irons made a brilliant and charming Alfred (Batman's butler). He brought touch of humour and sophistication to the movie. In the end however, the character that made the film was Lex Luthor. Isenburg's portal of the character was exceptional! On the outside, Lex is a trendy, young and clever businessman, although on the outside, he is a psychopath!
The plot may have been predictable, but it was engaging and enjoyable! The action was also great. Especially the fight between Batman and Superman. Every punch meant something, Additional the last 20mins of action was very exciting!
On the other hand, the film had too many unnecessary dream sequences that didn't add to the films plot. Other than that it was a great and enjoyable film!
The movie was dark, sexy, and action packed. That's everything you need in a Batman and a Superman film. It looks like it was a draw in the end!
I've been looking forward to this film for ages and started to worry when the reviews started coming in. I prepared myself to be disappointed when I went to see it and gladly I absolutely loved it!
As a true Superman fan (someone who's read the comics through the 80's, 90's, 00's) I can honestly say that this is a Superman movie made for us. As a result of this I can see why some people won't like it, they simply won't understand some of it and will walk out baffled and disappointed that it's not Christopher Reeve 2.0.
Critics seem to be going to town bashing this film at the moment and I just don't agree at all with their analysis of it. I've seen weaker story telling and plot points in many of the Marvel films without them being so savagely criticised. To some degree I understand, it's the two biggest heroes of all and everyone has an opinion on them, but I'd just say go and see it for yourself and make your own mind up.
It's one of my favourite super hero movies of all time.
Lets face it, no matter what Zack Snyder was going to do he was going to take some flack. Personally I think it was a damn good attempt at introducing the wider DC universe whilst carrying on MOS mood and tone. Ben Affleck is comfortable in the role and feels like he’s been doing it for years. Henry Cavill is Superman and wears the cape with conviction.
Give it a go, ignore the Marvel, Joss Whedon lovers who think age of Ultron was good( it wasn’t!) and think that Marvel are faultless… Errrrrr Thor anyone? boring! Hawkeye… boring, Cmon, Avengers have Iron man and hulk, the rest are coma inducing. Batman Vs Superman isn’t perfect, but you have to admire the scope.
If your a fan of the characters and also a fan of the comics then this is the film you've waited for
Batman vs Superman is a film worth watching. It is well worth the £13.99 Pre-Order. I went to see this movie in the cinema today and I would definitely watch it again. Henry Cavill makes a great Superman and Ben Affleck makes a great Batman. A fantastic movie with a sad ending.
Buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it.
Enjoyed this more than I expected to and think it deserves more credit than the reviews give it. In fact it is making me wonder if I should ever listen to any reviews. It is a bit drawn out in the middle but a good story with a good set up and it's a step in the right direction :) It may be how it is because the DC cinematic universe is being sped along faster than the Marvel films but hey ho. I preferred it to Man of Steel and don't think the story was swamped with CGI at all (especially when compared to that). Go in with an open mind.
This film is a completely different style to the Dark Knight Trilogy, which was a very wise move.
Ben Affleck has taken hold of the character and made an impressive start into the role. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, packed with action and a great story line, also stitching in potential future stories in a thoughtful way!
Thumbs up, I cant wait for a separate Batman offering and the Justice league franchise.
If you like Batman and/or Superman do NOT let critics stop you from seeing this movie. It's awesome.
Is it perfect? No. But what film is? Definitely worth the watch. I can't wait for the extended R Rated version!
This film does exactly what is says on the tin. It's the perfect pop corn movie you would expect from any major blockbuster. Affleck's portrayal of both Batman and Bruce are brilliant. He has now taken the top spot of best batman to date. A must see for everyone.
3 hrs of great comic escapism, visually stunning and leaving you wanting more. If you don't like it you there's a fair chance you probably just don't like the genre. Much more fun t and excitement then Nolans great trilogy of movies. Watch it and enjoy. 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿
This movie somehow surpassed me expectations and the hype. It is a truly remarkable super hero film filled with clever Easter eggs for DC comic fans and continual nods to its sources. I've already seen this movie 3 times with a forth viewing planned. DC have launched their cinematic universe with a bang!
The abuse from the critics regarding this film have been horrendous since release, so it's safe to say I approached the film with an anticipation of being heavily disappointed, with no real expectations for anything great. Within minutes of immersion into the visual, dark, gritty and deeply atmospheric feel of its DC universe, Batman vs. Superman had me sucked in, and my original stigma had lifted.
The film does justice to the actual DC comic books, and definitely does not follow the typical "textbook" methodical approach to superhero films we see being replicated in abundance. This stark change was refreshing to see, and I feel the critics and the attracted reviewer audiences have truly been disconnected from this, in erroneously comparing the film to the typical superhero template. Whilst I agree with several of the snags highlighted by other reviewers, including minor quizzical choices in the storyline, I wholeheartedly believe they have been blown completely out of proportion, and as a result they've failed to see the film for what it really is - a great comic book portrayal and immersive masterpiece.
Another skeptical concern I had towards the film was Ben Affleck's role as Batman, however this was completely and utterly undue after he portrayed the role magnificently. His seasoned mix of a dark, mystifying and complex demeanour helped put Bruce Wayne forward as a stupendous character throughout. I've read many reviews targeting the film out as incoherent and convoluted in its narrative of the story, with incomprehensible events placed throughout. I can understand this in some ways from a very basic viewpoint, since the film definitely packs a vast range of content, characters and events into the single duration of one film, however I resolutely disagree that the film is incoherent. You definitely need a core understanding of the main characters within this film, so if you're watching as a complete newcomer, be warned that the film does not babysit you through every concept that it portrays. There is not enough time to justify this, and in doing so it dilutes the overall enjoyment and flow that viewers and fans of the DC universe gain from simplification of everything within the film to a patronising level. An overview of the events that occurred within Man of Steel and Batman is more than enough to understand all aspects of the events that unfold within Batman vs Superman, so I find it hard to understand how some have justified the events as too intricate and confusing to follow; It is absolutely and thoroughly comprehensible, and the events that unfold do so eloquently throughout.
If you approach with an open mind, broken away from traditional superhero films, coupled with a little background understanding on what happened within the prior films Man of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogies, you're likely to thoroughly enjoy it and get lost in the experience. See it in IMAX, or on as large a screen as possible for maximum immersion, and you'll be plunged into an ethereal and visually gorgeous world for the two and a half hours duration. As someone who approached the film sceptically to begin with, I'd happily watch it again, and shall definitely be getting the HD release when it comes out. My advice is to not be put off by the unfavourable critical reviews, and just give it a watch.
for all of you with the negative views. just watch it for what it is. a comic book film, none of them are going to win oscar's. ok the first hour was a bit slow, but then it took off the action scenes were amazing and entertaining. which is why i go to be entertained . and ben wasn't that bad, thought he gave a solid performance as bruce wayne. and he looks like he can actually fight when he puts the cowl on. so four stars for me all day long
this film is mesmerizing! i felt like walking in a huge museum and ended up feeling exhausted after watching the film. pre order it and watch it over and over again.
The best film I have ever see ever. I can't wait for the justice league it has set the film up amazingly well. It is a must see.
Do not let bad reviews sway you. I went into this knowing full well what it is. This is not Marvel, it's not Christopher Nolan so comparing it to those is pointless. Ben Affleck is the best Batman in years. Bale was never the star of the Dark Knight Trilogy it was always the villain. I enjoyed this film for what it is don't expect anything Oscar worthy.
This film has been squashed by the critics but don't listen to them at all! Went to see this opening night. The editing is a little off and some scenes are not cohesive but damn! All of the actors apart from Jesse Einsenberg killed their role.. Amazing film and would recommend. Only slight issue with Jesse is that he's a little too crazy and not as serious as the Lex Luthor we know.
I would give this film a solid 8.5/10 - It's really for the fans and the fight scenes are majestic
This is stunning... its not a Marvel type film with laughs and nice bits, so stop expecting that... go see Antman if you want a simple story arch with chuckles! This is clever, dark, sad, and true to multiple comic story lines including the Death of superman, injustice league and Darkseid hints, (apart from doomsday, but still OK how he comes to be) Do not listen to the critics... some bloke who's just seen it and now off to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, this film is for the fans, the true fans, who loves the books, the mythology and who have read the links that hold this story together... the ending now sets things up for a multitude of other things, justice league obviously being one of them, however, after Superman died in the comics, it lead to two of the best Superhero books being written... "A world without superman, then the "Return of Superman" Sod the Critics, fanboys... go and see it!!!! NOW!
The storyline somehow felt very disconnected. The characters acting was not good, Cheesy lines, the new batman - not good acting at all and lex luther acting was just annoying! I very nearly walked out of the cinema and i am a big superhero movie fan. If you want to see it, I advise to not waste your money at the cinema like I did, at least. Sorry for the negative review but it just didn't come close to even half of my expectations!
Amazing film ! Even better than I imagined! Ben done an amazing job and Jesse , portraying batman and lex, zach picked the best actors for the job 🙌🏻 amazing ending and climax and how they introduce some of the characters for the future justice league movie 😍 Henry and Amy did an amazing job yet again and loved seeing how they'd become so much closer and their relationship developing ❤️ defos one of the best and most favourite movie I've ever seen ❤️ Everyone go and see it ! 😍