No justice for superheroes


Superheroes Batman and Superman have always been a fascination for many of us. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice brings these two superheroes together for the first time. And the result is fun — the tussle between these two characters is worthy to watch. But the visual effects of the film steal the show. It is praiseworthy and this is what glues you to the seat till the end. Had a little extra effort been put into narration and acting, the film would have been a better watch.

Superman (Henry Cavill), who once was a saviour, becomes a controversial figure after the destruction of Metropolis. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), a vigilante also blames Superman for the mass casualties. LexCorp’s entrepreneur Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) feels the same and considers Superman as a threat, and starts conspiring against him. What conspiracies does he make? What are his plans? And will these superheroes go beyond their issues to defeat the villain?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just another superhero film with similar pattern of plot. Nothing new and unique!

When two biggies of the Superhero world meet, you expect something big to take place. But this doesn’t happen in the film. Nonetheless, it is intriguing to see these two fight against each other on screen.

In the film with mediocre direction, the visual effects is the only impressive factor. One must have a courageous heart to watch the fights scenes which are enhanced by background score and the 3D effects.

Superman flying around tall buildings and Batman shooting his villains are some of the scenes that are fun to watch. The cinematography is appealing — fire, snow and rain shot in different angles is pleasant to the eyes. In addition, the close up shots showcasing the change in Cavill’s facial features — from wrinkles to younger and a healthier look — stand out well. Be it dew drops, fireflies, pearls or the falling leaves, they appeal to the eyes and make one feel, it is indeed a brilliant visual effect.

When it comes to the acting department, Affleck is ordinary in his role. One expects Batman to be extraordinary and show his tactics really well. Here, his silent and innocent appearance can’t give a real feel of his character — he doesn’t make any impression. Cavill on the other hand has acted well enough for the audience to sympathise with him. Jesse Eisenberg too fails to make an impact in a negative role — he is neither cunning nor cruel. And regrettably, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman is a waste of a superhero.

Batman v Superman:

Dawn of Justice (3D)

Genre: Action

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence

Fishburne Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot et cetera

Being screened at QFX cinemas