Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)
Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 181 Minutes
Tagline: "Who will win?"
Despite my undeniable appreciation of the masses of superhero films we've had in recent years (or most of them), I've put off watching this one for a while now. This is mainly on account of the DC fanboys who I've learned are among the whiniest, most immature group of fans I've encountered. Okay, I guess not all of them, but many of them are apparently unable to tolerate the consistently poor reviews and feedback received by this highly-anticipated meeting of their two most treasured characters. Many blamed Rotten Tomatoes for their supposed 'Marvel bias' (despite the fact that they're merely a review aggregator and don't actually review films themselves), and these and their many other tantrums on social media soon became so overwhelming that they overshadowed the film itself for me.
Man of Steel to a close (and the carnage seems even more unprecedented in scale now, if that's even possible), events move forward 18 months where we find that Metropolis and Gotham's chief vigilantes have grown distrustful of each other. Batman views Superman as a potential threat while Supes questions the increasingly severe methods employed by the Caped Crusader.
RKS Score: 7/10