Batman and Superman get really mad and sad at each other in this battle of heroes. There are wars going in the world, Gotham is riddled with crime, Lex Luthor is building a monster and rogue superheroes are all over the place. But forget all that because Batman has to punch Superman really hard with a robot suit.
Zack Snyder who directed Man of Steel returns to direct this versus picture based on popular DC Comics. Snyder has an impressive ability to make every scene really exciting with lots of explosions and brutal, hardcore fighting. There’s a scene where Superman has to go to court and I thought it was going to be a boring hearing, but Snyder makes the courtroom explode in mere seconds! THAT is a courtroom battle.
I didn’t like how Batman kills people in this movie. Batman never killed people ever because he doesn’t use guns. Well, yeah, he does have guns on his Batmobile. And I guess he does have guns on his Batjet. His Batsub doesn’t have guns though; that one has torpedoes. So, yes, he does have guns, but he never uses them to kill. He only fires those at empty buildings and vehicles where either the criminals escape just before it blows up or the driver is a robot. He doesn’t fire those guns to kill which is why he’d never use a pistol. And if he did use a pistol, he’d only fire it at empty buildings and vehicles where either the criminals escape just before it blows up or the driver is a robot. That’s the Batman I know best.
There were a lot of complaints about how Superman unintentionally murdered half the population of Metropolis. You crybabies can rest easy this time as Zack Snyder acknowledged that all the death Superman caused was tragic and a serious issue. And Snyder even makes sure the city-destroying battles are staged after 5pm when everybody who works downtown is safe in their suburban homes. I’m pretty sure the evil Doomsday only attacked the financial district and stayed away from the clubs, hotels and apartments of the area. Now you can enjoy Doomsday blowing up an entire city block without worry about innocent citizens caught in the carnage. But I wanted to see people die at the expense of a few angry heroes and villains so I was very disappointed.
The movie has a great way of being unpredictable and catering to my random thoughts. Just as the fight was about to begin of Superman and Batman versus Doomsday, I was starting to get bored and thought about what the Wonder Woman would be like with an annoying wailing guitar. And, poof, there it was on screen! I also wanted to see a whole bunch of DC hero cameos wedged into this chunky plot. Poof! I wanted to see a jar of Lex Luthor’s piss. Poofity poof poof!
Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough time to focus on these more important elements of commercials for future DC Comics movies and Lex Luthor’s urine obsession. Given the random nature of the movie, I was hoping Lex Luthor would start lobbing flaming jars of piss and Kryptonite at Superman. Maybe next time.