TL;DR – Warning: Movie Spoilers ahead!
Despite reading many, many critical reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Batman fan in me couldn’t resist catching the film at the movies. While I don’t care much for Ben Affleck’s Batman (Remember that time he was Daredevil? Yea neither do I), Henry Cavill is THE BEST, THE HOTTEST Superman ever. Enough reason for me to want to see for myself how bad the film really was. To my pleasant surprise, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Which brings me to the first point…
1. Lower your expectations… and standards
If you lower your expectations, the movie isn’t really all that bad. Sure it’s not the best, but it’s not as bad as 2015’s Fantastic 4 (which received a whooping 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) or that famously filmed in Singapore flop, Hitman: Agent 47 (urgh). So for those of you who are uncertain about movie, I’ll say, go catch it if you have time to spare, but go in with an open mind and lowered expectations.
2. Affleck’s Batman was very unstealthy
We know Batman as a master of disguise, expert in espionage and a master of stealth but yet, while trying to retrieve data from Lex Luthor’s mansion, he tries to to sneak away from the hall and is spotted by at least 3 people. First there’s Clark Kent – ok I know, he’s Superman, he’s got sharp ears – then he is spotted by Luthor’s assistant Mercy Graves, and finally, Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. So much for being a master of stealth.
3. Wonder Woman, ah Wonder Woman!
She makes a funny little face every time she shows off her moves during the fight scene. Watch out for that.
4. Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luther was The Joker in disguise
The weirdass facial twitches, maniacal glares and that annoying motor-mouth. It was the weirdest Lex Luther ever. It was like watching Lex Luther slowly becoming crazy and morphing into the Joker. I was half expecting Jesse Eisenberg to start applying makeup after Batman walked away from his cell while he screamed about a new villain coming to town.
5. Here, let me do the Doomsday honour
Realised they made no formal introductions so in case you’re wondering, the monster in the film is called Doomsday.
6. There are no after credits but the later part of the movie kinda hint at things to come
If you watch the last few scenes carefully, especially when Wonder Woman watches those clips Batman mailed, you’ll see the rest of the Justice League.
7. Who that?
If you’re wondering who the halfman in one of the clips Wonder Woman is watching, it’s Cyborg, the urm, Cyborg. He’s part of the Justice league.
That clip also gave a glimpse of Aquaman, who is Drogo from Game of Thrones and NOT BLONDE, what’s up with that?
9. Funniest line in the movie went to Diane Lane (MAJOR SPOILER DO NOT READ IF YOU’RE EASILY OFFENDED)
Let’s now end off this list with the funniest line in the movie, delivered by the wonderful Diane Lane who plays Clark Kent/Superman’s mother. After Batman rescues her from a certain barbequey death at the hands of Lex Luthor’s hired thugs, he tries to reassure her that he’s not yet another crazyass person bent on kidnapping women that Superman loves. It went something like this…
Batman: It’s okay, I’m a friend of your son.
Martha Kent: [With a knowing nod] I figured. The cape.
BEST. LINE. EVER.