5 Reasons Why Batman v Superman Doesn’t Suck
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Prepare the vitriol, readers. Because we are getting ready to delve into a discussion that is sure to spark either a healthy debate or a lot of spirit-breaking comments about my skills and opinions as a writer. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice doesn’t suck as much as you think it does. Not only is it not as bad as you think it is – it’s actually pretty good! Yes, there was a myriad of issues both in front of and behind the camera. But there was still enough there to deliver a somewhat enjoyable film.
5) It Was a Natural Progression of Superman’s Story Arc
In Man of Steel, Superman was new to the world. While Clark Kent had been around for a while, Superman was seen as an alien, a god, not one of ‘us.’ At first, he was viewed as a threat. Once those in charge realized he was one of the good guys, they relented a bit but Supes was still far from the Man of Tomorrow that we all knew and loved. During the events of Batman v Superman, people were divided on the idea of a Super Man. Some loved him, while others hated him. Some viewed him as a hero or a savior and others thought he was a menace. They blamed him for things that weren’t quite his fault, but he was still held responsible. In actuality, this was a fascinating take on Superman. For decades, we were used to Superman being the guy that everybody loved. But if he were to exist in real life, there’s no doubt that many of us would at least be a little trepid around him.
4) Ben Affleck Was the Best Batman on Film
We’ve already covered this in long for, but the gist is this — Ben Affleck was the best Batman on film to date. Yes, there were a string of issues with the writing of his character, but taken as a whole, Batfleck was simply the best. His costume was the best we’ve seen on film. His Bruce Wayne was dark and moody and mysterious. He was angry. Most of all, Ben Affleck’s Batman was scary to criminals. He was an urban legend, a myth, a symbol. In summation, Ben Affleck’s Batman was everything Batman needs to be.
3) It Introduced Wonder Woman
It makes us so unbelievably happy to see how big of a hit Wonder Woman has become. The movie and the character herself was a huge step forward for superheroes. Wonder Woman proved, quite literally, that anything the boys can do, she can do better. Wonder Woman is one of DC’s biggest hits and she was a landmark achievement in film. And her first appearance was in Batman v Superman. Don’t forget that, because it’s important. Many of the attributes that audiences loved about Wonder Women first became apparent in BVS.
2) The Two Big Fights
Let’s be honest — Batman v Superman was a two-fight show. The initial fight between Batman and Superman themselves, as well as the ‘Warehouse Scene’ were the best parts of the movie. When Batman donned the armor from The Dark Knight Returns, there can be no denying the goosebumps that appeared on all of our arms. Likewise, the ‘Warehouse Scene’ was the single greatest Batman fight scene ever put to film. It was everything fans loved about Batman and if Batman v Superman didn’t exist, we never would have gotten it.
1) It Was Batman & Superman. On Screen. Together.
And isn’t that all we ever wanted to begin with? Way back in the early ’90s, fans were clamoring for a team-up movie between Michael Keaton’s Batman and Christopher Reeve’s Superman. Sadly, that never came to fruition and fans had to wait almost 30 years to finally see the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader team up on the big screen to take on the bad guys. We finally got it and while there were certainly some issues that the ‘film critic’ in all of us could take unbrace with, if we allow ourselves to simply sit back and enjoy the show, we might surprise ourselves by how much we actually like this movie.
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