Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Release Date: March 24, 2016
Review Date: March 24, 2016
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Action & Adventure

I'm lost.

It's a convoluted, cacophonic mess.

Bring your earplugs and decoder ring, cuz you're gonna need 'em.

Lots of identity crises here; the film could use an editor.

Is it Bond?

A nuclear-infused King Kong/Godzilla movie?

A dystopian warning?

An Aquaman, Wonder Woman set-up?

Batman as Spiderman, swinging through the city?

A Jeep/Dodge commercial?

Batman as Bibendum?

Did Batman decide guns are cool, and killing is okay, but not quite have the stomach to better plan a potential Superman takedown?

At 67 to Bruce Wayne's 43, Alfred looks and acts more like Bruce Wayne's grease monkey than his familial mentor.

There's just way too much going on here, very little of which makes sense. TONS of FX.

Zod? Seriously? Again? Wow.

Depending on how you count, I see 5-9 potential storylines. One would have been awesome, maybe 3, but 5-9?

Christian Bale dodged a bullet.

Fortunately, in spite of all the above, Lauren and I had a wonderful night out, and lots of lively conversation before and after.

Anticipation was very high; the theater was electrified. It was a great evening.

I only wish the film had been a l'il simpler.

I think I'm getting old, judging movies now like the elder in Up.