Things aren’t looking good for the Ben Affleck – Henry Cavill superhero flick Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – at least review-wise based on Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics giving Zack Snyder’s film an average of 5.4/10 ratings with 42 reviews as of press time.
New York Post Lou Lumenick wasn’t that impressed with Ben Affleck donning the Batman suit deeming his portrayal as someone who tries hard to project weary gravitas like his immediate successor Christian Bale as an older Batman, but too often comes off like a self-loathing Oscar-winning writer-director cashing a big paycheck
Rafael Guzman from Newsday meanwhile thought it was overlong, underdeveloped and almost entirely humorless.
From the reviews so far, Gal Gadot seems to be getting all the praises along with a solid return of Henry Cavill as the man of steel.
The question now: will I still be checking this one out?
Okay, I know I shouldn’t even ask that question because duh, THAT is Superman and Batman and Zac Snyder! I mean, I don’t think people will give much shit about the negative reviews if we’re to be honest. I know I will still be watching it!
So there, there – be sure to catch it on March 25th!
Slated for release this coming August 14th, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s second official trailer was streamed at the San Diego Comic-Con International over the weekend. And it’s just marvelous!
I wonder if this will be some kind of test whether Henry Cavill truly deserves to be Daniel Craig’s predecessor as James Bond. As much as I’d loved for him to tackle that role eventually, I’ve a feeling that it’d be given to another actor once Craig retired from the role. Henry Cavill after all (I mean just after Man Of Steel) became the most iconic actor to play superman in this century thus far. Anyways, going back to the film – let’s just try to see all those explosions and a lot of Hugh Grant in this second official trailer. Enjoy!
Henry Cavill and Army Hammer
via Entertainment Weekly
Who isn’t excited about this film? Finally, after Man of Steel we’ll see something from Henry that will show his versatility as an actor. I mean cmon’ he’s great and all but post- Superman-blitz, I was thinking that he’d be stuck as just the Superman which isn’t such a bad thing at all to be honest. And it’s fun to see him getting all down and (dirty?! – nah) and suave for his role as Napoleon Solo and ofcourse, he’s co-starring here with the charming Armie Hammer ^_^
So let me cut this short now and check out the trailer of the film that was released yesterday 🙂
Here are some of the movie stills released by Warner Bros. Pictures
The film is slated for release August 14 of 2015!
I’ve actually been dying to watch this film since its trailer’s release and I got just what I’ve expected it to be. The film’s another look at Clark Kent’s more emotional past and mysterious history. For a chance to salvage at least a part of his dying planet Krypton, Kal-el was transported to Earth by his parents where he was adopted by his human parents and was raised as Clark Kent. Trying to be as normal as possible, Clark still struggled to find his place in life especially after discovering his super powers. Here, there was enough emotional sub-plots that would make you succumb in your room and listen to Five For Fighting “Superman” song humming “it’s not easy to be me…” Henry Cavill was perfect as Clark Kent. His seriousness somehow is all too depressing but that face is a Superman face made in heaven. The heaviness of his demeanor all throughout the film was successful enough in trying to maneuver the audience into the more intimate side of this most famous super hero.
The film can also boast of an incredible supporting cast from Amy Adams to Diane Lane and Michael Shannon to Kevin Costner. It was an ensemble that made it all possible for this film to fully realize its potentials and avoid being cliché at least 80% of its entirety.
My only problem is its 3D effects which I didn’t appreciate that much. I would’ve watch it on regular cinema and still feel the same about it – there was somehow lacking in this aspect but overall, it’s still to be consider as one of the best this year – by far. The elements of it being a franchise are all there – people just need to watch it and I’m sure they will!
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
@SM North Edsa – The Block Cinema 1 June 13, 201
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Tagged Amy Adams, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Diane Lane, Film Review, Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Man Of Steel, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Superman, Zack Snyder