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‘Batman v Superman’ makes crucial mistakes in casting, filming

Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service – The battle between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) is lifted in large part from the 1986 graphic novel “The Dark Knight Returns.”

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”—starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg

6 out of 10

By Sam Romero ’17

The highly anticipated movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder, hits fans and critics with disappointment.

Box office sales boomed to $500 million in the first few days despite having a 29 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The iconic story of two heroes fighting each other fell apart before the filming even started.

The casting of Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor was Snyder’s first mistake of many.

Lex Luthor has always been portrayed as a broad man with a calm, level-headed attitude towards others, while Eisenberg portrayed the character as the exact opposite.

Simply put, Snyder changed the villain the fans have came to love to almost an unrecognizable version.

However, Snyder does deserve credit for casting Ben Affleck as Batman. Affleck gave the audience the Batman they loved and missed after “The Dark Knight” trilogy.

In the comics, Batman has fought and won against many superhuman beings only by using his own natural skills and intellect which was amazing to see on the big screen.

The fight scene between Batman and Superman, played by Henry Cavill, was very short for a two hour and thirty minute movie.

The whole movie is essentially a set up to a fight that left the audience wanting more battle time between Batman and Superman and less time with Doomsday, a kryptonian monster.

The movie is called “Batman v Superman” not “Batman and Superman v Doomsday.”

The Batman and Superman fight scene ended too abruptly and unrealistically. Spoiler alert: one moment they are at each other’s throats, and the next moment they are best pals.

The plot had no sudden twists and can be described as flimsy at best.

Even though the movie alone did not live up to expectations, it did set up the next “Justice League” movie they are making perfectly.

Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman and Wonder Woman all make a cameo in the movie when Batman steals a file from Lex Luthor.

Wonder Women, played by Gal Gadot, is given more of a role in the movie while the others only have a few seconds on screen.

With the movie in general, I am disappointed with Warner Bros. in making what was suppose to be the best movie of the year into a confusing cat fight.