‘Dawn of Justice’ Reels in the Biggest Court Case of All-Time

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Published April 1, 2016
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DISCLAIMER: The following article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.

Actors Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck prepare for their lawsuit after the premiere of ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

Actors Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck prepare for their lawsuit after the premiere of ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

When “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was announced, many fans of DC Comics and comic books alike didn’t quite know what to think of the project. It was obvious DC was looking to try to replicate Marvel’s successes, as their Disney-owned competitor has their “seventh phase” of superhero movies already in the works. What comic fans couldn’t expect, however, was the true meaning behind the extensive title. Little did fans know, “Batman v. Superman” would give the most realistic, true-to-life film representation of a court case in the form of a two-and-a-half-hour spectacle.

The movie begins with a proper recollection of what happened in “Man of Steel”: buildings falling and perfectly good cars being crushed to pieces. Most importantly, Bruce Wayne was there to witness one of his (probable) 6,000 divisions of Wayne Enterprises become nothing but rubble in Superman’s battle with General Zod at the end of the previous film.

As expected, a proficient businessman such as Wayne wasn’t going to let the action go unpunished.

What ensues is a court case that would put any episode of “Law and Order” and “How To Get Away With Murder” to shame and comes just short of reaching the realism of a court case on The CW’s “Arrow.”

As far as the film’s cinematography goes, what else can I say about the famed and revered Zac Snyder? He uses his vast color palette to get his image across to the viewer, and the amount of focus on each scene and each bit of character development was second-to-none.

Ben Affleck’s Batman comes close to surpassing the wonders of George Clooney’s Batman from the instant classic “Batman & Robin,” but doesn’t quite live up to the standard.

All in all, this movie may be a surprising one at first, what with the whole thing being surrounded by a single court case, but it is the perfect setup to the sequel coming out next year, which will bring a whole new meaning to “Justice League.”

DISCLAIMER: The above article is an April Fools’ Day article. Though it may relate to real people or events, it is not factual.

 

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