Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Published August 28, 2021

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Film info

  • Title Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Director Zack Snyder
  • Year 2016
  • Run time 2hrs 32m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Fantasy
  • Tagline Justice or revenge

From director Zack Snyder comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Live blog

Time Comment
6:06 Can’t believe that guy Jack needed to be told to evacuate when aliens are blowing up the streets.
11:53 “I’m not a lady, I’m a journalist.”
18:05 Oh my god, he got into the bath with clothes AND shoes on. This is the worst scene ever.
22:13 What is a phantasm?
31:23 Since WHEN does the Daily Planet report on Gotham???
41:52 We literally both cheered upon seeing Gal.
43:28 I really need a map of how Gotham and Metropolis relate to each other. Hop the harbour, Lex says. So they’re next to each other?
47:32 “What are we talking about here?” he asks, and I answer: “The Sokovia Accords.”
52:50 I’m just realising that Marvel don’t really do secret identities whereas that’s all DC seems to do. It’s quite frustrating when the main players don’t know who each other is.
1:03:07 Ugh, why aren’t the Batmobiles attractive cars anymore?
1:15:44 I like calling him but he’s just sat on the balcony already.
1:21:21 Chrysalis and metamorphosis doesn’t sound good.
1:22:10 KEVIN!
1:39:40 I don’t believe Perry would sanction the helicopter like that. But it’s not the least believable thing I’ve seen so far.
1:54:23 “I figured. The cape.”
2:03:04 It is preposterous that they’re saying it’s unkillable having only tried firepower.
2:08:16 At this point, you’re just like FFS Lois.
2:15:48 Oh no, Clark Kent died the same day as Superman. Talk about being overshadowed in the newspapers.
2:19:33 Ben Affleck is basically Nick Fury then.


At first, I thought this movie might be okay, it wasn’t really making a heap of sense but it was really well shot and good to look at, and there seemed to be some proper moral debates at work.

But it soon descended into nonsense and there is no better way of describing it than The Guardian’s review: “Batman v Superman is 153 minutes of a grown man whacking two dolls together.”

Rating: 1 / 5

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