I saw it today, and didn’t like it.
Not really a surprise, as I had the same problems I had with MoS, only amplified by 100.
So, some comments, with lots of SPOILERS:
- The plot is quite awful, and the movie’ structure is a mess. There is a decent movie somewhere, but it is lost among scenes that go nowhere, subplotes, teasers for other movies, dream sequences, imaginary chats, etc.
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred was really fun, and he inserted some life in the movie. His dynamic with Bruce was good.
- Same for Wonder Woman, when she appeared she changed the movie dynamic quite a bit. Although her personal mini musical theme whenever something WW related was shown was getting a little annoying/ridiculous by the movie’s end.
- Lex Luthor was horrible. His plan, his character, everything.
- Doomsday… no comments.
- Affleck is good as Batman, but he doesn’t really have a lot of material to do. He is “Bruce Wayne” for one scene basically, and in the rest he is Sad Angry Batman.
- And yes, he killed quite a few people in this, but as Snyder puts it, “indirectly, not murder but manslaughter”
- Superman… nothing. Cavill doesn’t have much to do, and he looks quite… subdued? most of the time.
- Perry White is the worst newspaper editor ever. Journalist too.
- Batman receiving prophetic dreams because… well, another movie will explain it, I guess. The time travel bit inside a dream was weird.
- Most of the time Lois doesn’t have anything to do. At all. The kryptonite spear thing was absurd.
- No more Ghost Dads please.
- At one point (I am going to exagerate a little), the movie actually stops so Wonder Woman can open an email and watch teasers for The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg movies.
- The ending goes on and on and on.
- We also get an scene of Luthor getting his head shaven in prison: #SECRETORIGIN! Seriously?
- Another little exageration, but really: in the latest Civil War trailer Cap & Iron Man speak with each other more than the total conversation between Batman and Superman in the movie.
- There were some funny lines.
- The score tries to keep reminding us that this is EPIC all the time.
- Everyone can basically teleport to the location the plot needs them too.
To summarise it a little, it is a flawed movie? Hell yes. Is it a good movie? For me, it wasn’t.
It throws a lot at you without going deeply into anything. It tries to sound deep, but the themes it attempts to tackle are only barely scratched (I said something similar about MoS, about trying to be deep and ending up as really shallow).
Edit: To add something, it has a tendency to SCREAM at you and point at something that should be the subtext of the scene/movie.
Edit 2: The White Portuguese…