Can Batman v Superman be a Good Film?

Since the revelation of a new film in DCU that was going to feature Batman and Superman I originally thought ‘All right this looks like that it could be a good film’. Then I got a few months later and they started to reveal more and more actors that are going to be in it and when I found out that Ben Affleck was going to be playing Batman my mind went into complete shut-down. The guy who played Daredevil is now playing Batman.

I still feel weird saying that he was going to be Batman but then the more weird casting new came along when it was revealed that Jessie Eisenberg and Jason Momoa were going to be playing Lex Luthor and Aquaman. Again this is another casting decision that I think was rather strange and worse than Bat-Fleck. For the main reason I am not the biggest fan of Eisenberg since I think that his acting id pretty terrible and I’m glad the last film that I watched him in, which was Zombieland, had better actors in the film like Woody Harrelson and even a Bill Murray cameo was better than his acting in that film. But when the full trailer dropped at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con I instantly hated the Luthor design for the film. It looks really stupid and the acting doesn’t even seem that good compared to the previous versions.

Also this film marks the first film version, I think, of Wonder Woman as well. This is something that I am looking forward to even though that people have had mixed feelings about Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman but again from the trailer I think she looks rather good in the trailer. It did show a lot of footage but still enough footage for us to be spoiled on what she is going to be like in the film or what her stance is in the film.

Now on to the actual story elements to see if there are going to be any good. Batman has been retired for a few years, not knowing if it follows the events of The Dark Knight Rises, and starts a vendetta against Superman since in the battle in Metropolis against Zod during Man of Steel since it also destroyed a Wayne Industries. So Bruce decides to take up against Superman by returning to the mantle of Batman in a rather similar costume to the Dark Knight Returns series where Batman returned to action after being away for decades. I am looking rather much for those scenes since it looks really awesome and nice to see on the big screen. On the Superman side of the tale Superman is sanctioned by the government and attends a hearing since there are people that want him on Earth who see him in the sort of Jesus savoir view, especially the scene in the trailer when people are holding out their hands looking for help and it panned over to Superman. But there are something that I did hate was that Luthor had a some sort of control over Superman that didn’t make that much of sense during the trailer unless off screen or before that part Luthor had a upper hand. Probably either the use of Kryptonite or Lois Lane being held captive, both seems plausible.

Another two things that bug me about the trailer is the Superman Army that was shown. I have no idea what this is about since I have never seen anything like this before and I think that they were added to extend the plot. But if they were featured in the comic books please somebody mention it in the comments segment. The other is news that Michael Shannon would be returning to the film, though Superman killed him off in Man of Steel, since his body was shown in a body bag. It was rumoured that for this film they were going to be bringing Doomsday into the film by altering Zod and turning him into Doomsday. This I thought was a really stupid idea at first and seems rather reminiscent of what Stanley Tucci was doing in Transformers 4 trying to create a Transformer based off Optimus Prime but ended up turning it into Megatron. This was then later confirmed (but more heavily hinted at) when Shannon said in a interview that he couldn’t open doors because of his ‘giant flippers’. But I got to say having Doomsday being a third act villain that unites the team does sound rather interesting.

In all this film is going to bug me more each day when I hear more and more news about it and now it is all about a waiting game to see if it is going to be any good next year.

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Have Superhero Films Let Me Down?

Ever since last year I have been slowly been disappointed with superhero films. To start off with The Dark Knight Rises.

After watching TDKR as few times I really have started to unlike the film. To start I really didn’t like the design for Bane, the main fact that he didn’t have venom, the substance that makes Bane, Bane. But I did like Tom Hardy as Bane though and it does remind me sort of how Bane looks like in Arkham Origins. The next thing that I hated about the film was Marion Coutier as Miranda Tate/ Talia Al Ghul. I really think that they could have cast somebody better for the role but I think that she only got the role since she is a part of Chris Nolan’s Acting Troupe. For instance I think that there are a few actresses that would be better for the role like Kirsten Kreuk who played Lana Lang in Smallville and Catherine Chandler in Beauty and the Beast. Another suitable actress would be Stana Katic who plays Kate Becket in Castle and also voiced Talia in Batman: Arkham City. The next thing that bothered me was Joseph Gordon Levitt as John Blake who then gets a slight nod at the end of the film where Batman has stored his stuff and for him to be the next Batman, I would have possibly liked this better if Batman had actually died/ transported through time and if his name was Dock Grayson.

The next film that disappointed me was this years hit Marvel film Iron Man 3. There were four things that bothered me about the film. First was revealed in the trailers, why was Iron Patriot there? One Iron Patriot was created by Norman Osborne where he took over HAMMER. I still don’t know why the he got the redesign but I may have to re-watch the film to find out. The second problem was when the attack on Tony’s house happened why didn’t he activate the ‘Party House Protocol’ and save his house and making the film shorter without the pointless scenes. Third, why the hell did he blow up all of his suits! What’s gonna happen with the Avengers now since he has his suits blown up. Finally Ben Kingsly not being the actual Mandarin, I was really pissed off that he wasn’t the Mandarin but it was a great set up for Sean Penn as the ‘Mandarin’ but that really sucked.

The third film that disappointed me was Man of Steel. The first disappointment for me was way too many fight scenes. Even though that it was the first film in the series there was way too much senseless fighting. The second reason I hated the film was when they killed off General Zod, I think that they could have re-banished him to the Phantom Zone instead of killing him.

Finally The Wolverine. There was only a few thing that I disliked about the film. One, not having the actual Silver Samurai in the film. Two, Silver Samurai being a large Iron Man like suit. Three Viper could have been casted better. Finally How did Wolverine get the bone claws back after having them broken by Sabertooth in Origins and then a adamantium attached to his skeleton.

With more superhero films on the horizon should I be looking for the hope that there can be a film that doesn’t disappoint me?