BAT­MAN V SU­PER­MAN: DAWN OF JUS­TICE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

Di­rected by Zack Sny­der. Star­ring Ben Af­fleck, Henry Cav­ill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisen­berg, Diane Lane, Lau­rence Fish­burne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot Largely dis­as­trous (and dis­as­trously large) su­per­hero mash-up pro­pelling a glum Bat­man (Af­fleck, teak) to­wards an even glum­mer Su­per­man (Cav­ill, ma­hogany). Won­der Woman (Gadot) also makes a baf­fling ap­pear­ance. The plot is in­co­her­ent. The tone strives to­wards “dark­ness”, but man­ages only a class of ado­les­cent sulk­i­ness. The su­per-char­ac­ters are now all vir­tu­ally in­dis­tin­guish­able: mis­er­able, smug, wit­less. If Su­per­man and Bat­man are now both Ni­et­zschean de­pres­sives, then what’s the point? 12A cert, gen re­lease, 151 min

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