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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review

The Court of The NUSSU Ridge will be hearing the case of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, beginning in the 25th of March of the year 2016.

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The events are thus: eighteen months following the events of MAN OF STEEL (2013), the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Fearing the actions of Superman (Henry Cavill) are left unchecked, Batman (Ben Affleck) comes out of retirement to take on the Man of Steel, having unknowingly been egged on by Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Luthor is also investigating into the ‘Metahuman Thesis’, the concept of humans with special powers livings amongst humankind, and amongst his cases stands out one Diana Prince (Gal Gadot). BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman, as well as the first theatrical film to feature live-action portrayals of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash in a prelude to opening the DC Extended Universe.

At the heart of this movie lies the tragedy, which spills over from one individual to another. It is a fridge-horror story that depicts the ‘return’ of an older Batman, worldly enough to use weapons and set out to kill Superman under justified reasons, and cynical enough to proclaim himself as a criminal in word and deed. Indeed, it may not be too far-fetched to comment that the plaintiff has taken the judge, jury and executioner aspect of his job too far in the protection of his city over the years of his long career. He is cynical, he is bitter, and he clashes directly with Superman over their ideals. Despite the presence of Superman and Wonder Woman, one gets the feeling that Batman, not Luthor or any other character, is the protagonist to be concerned with here.

 

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Regina Koh
Entertainment Desk Writer (Veteran). Loves movies, deep discourses on the representation of society in media, and entertainment media as a mode of storytelling.