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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

**The following review doesn’t reveal any Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers except a brief synopsis and some details revealed in the trailers **

Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, the world has been waiting to see the battle of a lifetime. Nearly three years later, people can now see the Dark Knight go one on one with the Man of Steel on the silver screen for the first time, thanks to director Zack Snyder. Snyder, in a way, has been chosen to lead Warner Bros. with their DC Comics film series. He directed this movie’s predecessor Man of Steel (2013), and will direct the upcoming Justice League films as well as produce Suicide Squad, The Flash, and Aquaman. It’s an interesting choice based on the fact that Snyder is quite the polarizing filmmaker; many critics and fans haven’t approved his work in some time. In fact, Man of Steel was met with a lot of criticism, hence why they didn’t make another solo Superman movie. Instead, they had to add Batman because he is a box office draw. Regardless, this is the beginning of what is to come from DC and Warner Bros., and the tone will be set by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Ben Affleck (Batman) goes face to face with Henry Cavill (Superman) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck (Batman) goes face to face with Henry Cavill (Superman) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

The movie follows the final events from Man of Steel when Superman (Henry Cavill) battle with General Zod (Michael Shannon) nearly destroyed everything in sight in the city of Metropolis. However, the audience is given a different perspective in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We see the events through the eyes of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who sees his building destroyed, in which some of his employees perish during the brawl. Wayne (who is secretly the Batman) now believes Superman is a force that has to be dealt with, because though he is seemingly doing good, he could “burn this whole place down” and the world would have to watch.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Movie Review

When I think of spy films, a few words that come to mind are action, guns, cars and fun. Some words that don’t come to mind are empty and boring, but those are keywords to describe watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. The movie has no point; it has no reason to exist. The characters are flat, and the action is bland. There isn’t one memorable moment in it. Even the villain—the key component in any spy film—was what the cool kids call white bread.

Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

As I leaned back in my chair forty minutes into the picture, I realized I forgot my watch. This is very rare since I wear it every day. The reason I noticed it was because I wanted to see how much longer I had to sit there—I was ready for it to be over. Don’t worry, it will get better, I thought to myself, but once again I was wrong. If anything, it got worse as time went on. Thank God for Coca-Cola, it was the only enjoyable thing during the near two-hour movie.

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