Friday, 1 July 2016

...Dawn of Justice, seen it.

I have to put my hands up, none of my predictions, or almost none, regarding Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were accurate. In truth it's a pretty decent effort, yeah it has got the weird Man of Steel colour thing going on, as if it was processed at the lab yer granddad got his 8mm cine developed. Other than that and maybe slight drag in pace during the second act, it's well worth a gander.

I don't think it's too much of a spoiler to hint that the flick is rather dark in dramatic tone, the script delivers a pretty decent narrative though, one that neatly sidesteps all those horrible over worn themes I was expecting. You know what, even Afleck turns in a decent act, he's taciturn but certainly no plank, so why did the critics give it a hammering? Well I think I've got a handle on that, you see the flick is rather candid about exploring contemporary themes and it's the kind of candour verboten within the narrow confines of mainstream media. So I expect there were a few moments when the were journos choking on their popcorn.

For me it was pretty refreshing, I gotta be honest, the current Marvel Thor/Cap/Iron Man/Avengers continuity gives me the shivers. Ant Man wasn't too bad, as for the rest--ugh, I think I'd rather sit through my aunty's slide show of the WI jam making contest, the one from 1977 when the Elderflower harvest failed. Guardians of the Galaxy however, was rather entertaining and some of it quite Kirbyesque, so I'm looking forward to next one of those.

Batman v Superman does have an ending that's begging a sequel, I'm not quite sure if one is on the way, I hope so because the critics sorely need a kicking on this one.


  1. Haven't seen it yet, will tell you what I think when I do. (Probably when it comes on telly.)

    1. There's a new edit on the way, so I've heard. If I were a cynic I'd say it was motivated by a desire to boost blue ray sales.