An early review of Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has surfaced on Reddit today, coming to us from someone who apparently screened the film last night in Los Angeles. How authentic this may be is up for you to decide, but it’s certainly interesting to see what he/she thought of the highly-anticipated superhero flick.
Be warned, spoilers will follow. If you’d prefer to go into the film with a clean slate, we’d advise turning back now. You’ve been warned….
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Hey DC_Cinematic, i’m using a throwaway account for obvious reasons, but I saw the movie last night! I use a website for advance screenings and I got tickets for a mystery film and it turned out to be BvS.
The movie was very long, as long as TFA if I were to make a comparison. It didn’t drag though; every minute of the film was used effectively.
Performances were all great. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex is way more complex than what the trailers show. By the end of the film, you will HATE him, but at the same time, you can’t help admire how capable this guy is.
Ben Affleck as Bruce/Batman is definitely the standout performance. I was surprised/scared how different he became when he put the mask on. This Batman will come across as a villain to some viewers; he enjoys inflicting pain on criminals. There was a scene where he was branding a criminal, and he had the biggest smile on his face. I don’t know how fans will react to that, but I felt it worked with this version of the character.
Everyone else was great too, even the new supporting characters played by Jena Malone and Scoot McNairy. Jena Malone plays a crippled Barbara Gordon. She doesn’t have much screentime, but she does make a Killing Joke reference about an amusement park incident involving her now retired father. Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen who was injured during the events of Man of Steel. He does not blame Superman like the others, but supports him and views him as a hero. He has a popular blog about Superman.
The third act was mindblowing. The Doomsday reveal in the trailer is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot of action, and I loved every moment of it. The first and second acts are the “Batman v Superman” parts of the movie, while the third act is entirely “Dawn of Justice.” You will see a fully assembled Justice League by the end of the film.
All in all, BvS is the greatest comic book movie since The Dark Knight, and I can’t wait to see it again come March.
If anyone has questions, i’ll be glad to answer.
Once again, it’s impossible to know whether this is real or not, but the Reddit user did post a screenshot confirming their attendance at the screening, so it certainly seems like they’re telling the truth.
Regardless, the review is certainly encouraging and it’s great to see that it’s full of praise. There’s no reason to doubt that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will turn out just as good as this person claims it is, and after reading their review several times now, it’s only got us that much more excited for what will no doubt be one of 2016’s biggest films.