Batman v. Superman: Seems Like a Quick Fight


Matthew Okrent

The movie, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, comes out on May 25th 2016.  The film is meant to be the beginning of a series of Justice League movies that will be released soon in order to rival Marvel’s Avengers movie series.  Marvel has been extremely successful in its attempts to recreate its old comics as live action films, but will D.C. Nation (the company that owns the Justice League comics) be up to challenge Marvel’s dominance over actions films?  It seems, with the plot of the new movie coming out, they will not harm Marvel’s reign over action movie production.

As far as the public knows, the plot is about the fear that encompasses Batman (now played by Ben Affleck) when he witnesses the immense power possessed by Superman (played by Henry Cavill).  With this, the world questions whether Superman is a savior or a horrible villain about to emerge.  This causes both of the “heroes” to somewhat lose their way, causing an inevitable encounter between the two.  In the process of their fighting, other heroes, such as Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) and ferocious villains, such as Lex Luthor (played by Jessie Einsenberg) will be introduced.

The plot seems a bit flawed.  A true fight between Superman and Batman would probably last less than a minute in which Batman loses to Superman.  This movie already displays that most of the battle scenes will be about Batman running away from or being beaten by Superman.  But, time will only tell.  Maybe this movie will be well crafted, or perhaps beat some of Marvel’s successes and put an end to their dominance over popular action films.  However, until then, the plot looks rather strained and illogical, making the movie seem like pointless destruction with a small amount of introduction to a larger picture involving the Justice League.  This does not make for a successful movie, especially with Marvel movies coming out around the same time.  Like Batman will quickly fall in this battle with Superman, it seems that D.C. Nation will also fall to Marvel in May.