Look, you don’t understand.
My entire family is obsessed with Batman, so naturally we had to go watch the film together. Two of my cousins had already seen it, but were willing to shell out money to see it again. So I didn’t think it could be that bad.
And it really wasn’t. I’m not an expert on Batman, Superman or DC Comics in general, so I can’t tell you how true the movie is to the comics, but my cousins thought it was fairly accurate.
Ben Affleck, for all the teasing he got, was a pretty good Batman. He really bulked up for this film, which I think only helped him become more convincing in the role.
Henry Cavill also reprised his role of Superman after Man of Steel, and I can’t think of a better actor to play the most iconic superhero. I couldn’t help but sympathize with him and Lois Lane, being a journalist myself. The frustration that comes with not being able to cover what you want or get the answers you want, is real.
But I think the actual star here was Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, who was both intelligent and beautiful. The foreshadowing for her own upcoming movie isn’t subtle, but I’m excited to watch it when it comes out next year. Her costume is sexy, but not distracting, which is a huge plus in my opinion.
In general, the movie was really emotional, with many tear-jerking moments. This is no surprise considering DC Comics tends to have more brooding superheroes.
However, although this movie can in ways be compared to real life, I didn’t find it as profound as others did. It mostly just seemed like the beginning to a series of movies. So, while the deep questions about humanity are there, they aren’t the most compelling.
Emotional scenes. My cousin cried watching this movie; many points in the film tug at your heartstrings.
Real-life parallels. You can compare how Superman was treated by the public in the film to how many people in the United States are consistently treated.
Wonder Woman. She was bad. In a good way.
Too many storylines. This movie foreshadows a lot, hinting to future movie. But some of it was confusing, or out of context.
Choppy action. There’s a lot of action, but it’s not easy to follow along.
Lex Luthor. Although this character isn’t technically the original villain, his personality can nonetheless, be annoying.
Watch it if you love DC Comics, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman or feeling sad and pondering humanity. Otherwise, it might not be worth it.