Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Scoot McNairy
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Follow-up to Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. T.
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Verdict: This definitely a mixed bag of a movie and it’s being noted that the reason the story feels so choppy and full of plot holes is because it had to be edited down for the theatrical version, but even with that in mind I still felt there were some really great scenes, it’s just the choppy editing really lets it down. As far as the acting goes, Ben Affleck did a great job as Batman, his is a more angrier darker version of Batman and it fits in with the tone of the movie. Henry Cavill was as always great as Superman but he wasn’t used to his full potential here which was a real shame. Jesse Eisenberg is always great playing the socially awkward nerdy genius, but in this film his Lex Luthor was a weak point, it just didn’t fit in with the story as well it should have. This may not be as epic as everyone was hoping it to be, but it’s certainly not a bad movie.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 41)
Metropolis Citizen: Men with power obey neither policy nor principle, no one is different, no one is neutral.
Homeless Man: [to Clark] There’s new kind of mean in him. He is angry and he’s hunting.
Metropolis Citizen: [to Clark] Men like that, words don’t stop him. You know what stops him? A fist.
Clark Kent: [to Lois] I didn’t kill those men if that’s what they think.
Reporter: If Superman were here what would you want to say to him?
Kahina Ziri: That my family too had dreams. To look him in his eye and ask him how he decides which lives count and which ones do not.
Barbara Gordon: [to Lois] This is what makes you such a good reporter. Stuff like this still shocks you.
[whilst in the bathtub Lois hears Clark knock on the bathroom door, he opens the door carrying a grocery bag]
Clark Kent: Hey.
Lois Lane: Hey.
Clark Kent: I was going to cook. Surprise you.
[Lois smiles a little]
Lois Lane: They held hearings about what happened.They’re saying that…
Clark Kent: I don’t care. I don’t care what they’re saying. The woman I love could have been blown up or shot. Think of what could have happened.
Lois Lane: Well, think about what did happen.
Clark Kent: I didn’t kill those men, if that’s what they think. If that’s what you’re saying.
Lois Lane: No, I’m saying I want to understand what happened. I’m saying thank you for saving my life. I’m saying there’s a cost.
[Clark puts the grocery bag down, sits on the edge of the bath next to Lois and puts one hand on the back of her neck]
Lois Lane: I just don’t know if it’s possible.
Clark Kent: Don’t know if what’s possible?
Lois Lane: For you to love me and be you.
[Clark gives a one rose from the flowers he’s bought her, he then climbs into the bathtub fully clothed making Lois laugh]
Lois Lane: Clark!
[Clark starts getting undressed]
Lois Lane: Clark, you’re going to flood the apartment.
Clark Kent: Mm-hmm.
[Clark then kneels down, as he leans over to kiss Lois the water in the tub flows out of the tub, he then continues to kiss Lois and we see his glasses drop to the floor]
[as he sees Bruce Wayne arriving at a party]
Clark Kent: Who’s that?
Reporter: You must be new. That is Bruce Wayne.
[as Bruce enters the building]
Clark Kent: Mr. Wayne, Clark Kent, Daily Planet. What’s your position on the Bat vigilante in Gotham.
[Bruce looks at him and gives him a small smile]
Clark Kent: Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city; good people living in fear.
Bruce Wayne: Don’t believe everything you hear, son.
Clark Kent: I’ve seen it, Mr. Wayne. He thinks he’s above the law.
Bruce Wayne: The Daily Planet criticizing those who think they’re above the laws feel hypocritical, wouldn’t you say? Considering every time your hero saves a cat out of a tree you write a puffed piece editorial about an alien that could burn the whole place down.
Clark Kent: Most of the world doesn’t share your opinion, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Maybe it’s the Gotham City in me, I mean it’s had a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.
[as they stare at each other tensely when they are suddenly interrupted by Lex Luthor]
Lex Luthor: Boys! Mm. Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent. I love it! I love bringing people together. How are we?
[he shakes Bruce’s hand]
Bruce Wayne: Lex.
[he then shakes Clark’s hand]
Lex Luthor: Hi. Hello. Lex, it is a pleasure… Ow! Wow! That is a good grip you should not pick a fight with this person.
Clark Kent: Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city, people living in fear. He thinks he’s above the law.
Bruce Wayne: Don’t believe everything that you hear, son.
Senator Finch: Today is a day for truth. The world needs to know what happened and to know what he stands for. That kind of power is very dangerous.
Senator Finch: Let the record show that this committee holds him responsible.
Alfred: [to Bruce] Master Wayne, thermal imaging is showing me two dozen hostiles on the third floor. What if I drop you off on the second?
[Batman gets onto the second floor, as the hostiles are ready and pointing their weapons at the door suddenly Batman crashes up from the floor and proceeds to take down all the men]
Alfred: I’m getting slow in my old age, Alfred.
Bruce Wayne: Even you got too old to die young. Not for lack of trying.
Bruce Wayne: We’re criminals, Alfred. We’ve always been criminals. Nothing’s changed.
Alfred: Oh, yes it has, sir. Everything’s changed. Men fall from the sky, the gods hurl thunderbolts, innocents die. That’s how it starts, sir. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men cruel.
Alfred: You know you can’t win this. It’s suicide.
Bruce Wayne: I’m older now than my father ever was. This may be the only thing I do that matters.
Alfred: Twenty years of fighting criminals amounts to nothing?
Bruce Wayne: Criminals are like weeds, Alfred; pull one up, another grows in its place. This is about the future of the world. This is my legacy.
Alfred: So falls the house of Wayne.
Clark Kent: This bat vigilante, it’s like a one man reign of terror.
Perry White: You don’t get to decide what the right thing is. Nobody cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.
[to Clark as she touches Superman’s S shield]
Lois Lane: This means something. It’s all some people have, it’s all that gives them hope.
Martha Kent: People hate what they don’t understand. Be their hero, Clark, be their angel, be their monument, be anything they need you to be, or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing, you never did.
Lex Luthor: Do you know the oldest lie in America, Senator? Devils don’t come from hell beneath us. They come from the sky.
Lex Luthor: Do you know the oldest lie in America, Senator? It’s that power can be innocent.
Clark Kent: All this time I’ve been living my life the way my father saw it. Righting wrongs for a ghost, thinking I’m here to do good. Superman was never real. Just the dream of a farmer from Kansas.
Lois Lane: That farmer’s dream is all some people have. It’s all that gives them hope.
[she touches the S shield on his suit]
Lois Lane: This means something.
Clark Kent: It did on my world. My world doesn’t exist anymore.
Clark Kent: [to Lois] No one stays good in this world.
Bruce Wayne: I’ve known a few women like you.
Diana Prince: Well, I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me.
Bruce Wayne: Twenty years in Gotham. How many good guys are left? How many stay that way? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race, and we have to destroy him.
Alfred: You’re gonna go to war. He is not our enemy!
Bruce Wayne: That son of a bitch brought the war to us. Count the dead, there’s thousands of people. What’s next, billions? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race and if we believe that there’s even a one percent chance that he is our enemy we have to take it as an absolute certainty, and we have to destroy him.
Alfred: You know you can’t win this. It’s suicide.
Lex Luthor: I figured out way back if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He is all good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be.
Lex Luthor: Black and blue. God versus man. Day versus night.
Lex Luthor: The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. The son of Krypton versus the Bat of Gotham.
Lois Lane: You’re psychotic.
Lex Luthor: That is a three syllable word too big for little minds.
Lex Luthor: The Red Capes are coming. The Red Capes are coming.
Bruce Wayne: I bet your parents taught you that you mean something, that you’re here for a reason. My parents taught me a different lesson, dying in the gutter for no reason at all. They taught me the world only makes sense if you force it to.
[Superman takes the roof off of Batman’s Batmobile and throws it aside]
Superman: Next time they shine your light in the sky, don’t go to it. The Bat is dead, bury it. Consider this mercy.
[he turns to leave]
Batman: Tell me…
[Superman stops and looks back at him]
Batman: Do you bleed?
[Superman just looks at him before flying off as Batman watches him]
Batman: You will.
[suffocating Superman with his foot on his throat]
Batman: You were never a god. You were never even a man.
Bruce Wayne: He’s finally learned what it means to be a man.
Clark Kent: Stay down! If I wanted it you’d be dead already!
Lex Luthor: If man won’t kill God, the Devil will do it!
Clark Kent: What have you done?
Lex Luthor: Now God is good as dead.
[on seeing Wonder Woman for the first time]
Clark Kent: Is she with you?
Bruce Wayne: I thought she was with you.
Diana Prince: A hundred years ago I walked away from mankind; from a century of horrors. Men made a world where standing together is impossible.
Bruce Wayne: Men are still good. We fight, we kill, we betray one another, but we can rebuild. We can do better. We will. We have to.
Total Quotes: 41