Yeah, me too. At first I was appaled by Affleck donning the batsuit, but when I saw that picture I thought: “hey, maybe this won’t be so bad after all.”
I eagerly awaited the movie’s release. I ate up every little tidbit of information that leaked from that set. I read reviews. Bad ones. People calling this a crapfest. People calling for Zack Snyder’s head, or at the very least, his removal from any and all DC licenses, ever. So I went in fearing the worst…
Turns out people on the internet like to make a big deal out of their favourite things. Who knew? I actually enjoyed the movie. Sure, it took a while to get where it was going, and sure, there are some minor gripes, but a crapfest? Surely sir, you have watched a different movie than I just did.
For this one was filled with spectacular fights, cool effects, and general awesomeness. I just watched a moving comic book and by golly, I sat wide-eyed in front of the TVscreen. How cool was Affleck as Batman? That voice modulation, that batmobile, that suit, those moves! Wow! And Cavill as Superman? I was never a huge fan of the redcape, but I might just have to adjust my view of the man of Krypton after this. And all those cameo’s! Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, Wonder Woman… I love how their snippets set up the stage for the future Justice League movie.
And let’s not forget Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. What a performance! Eisenberg plays the part brilliantly. Never have I seen such a believeable comic book villain. Never over the top, with just the right amount of camp.
I get why people were angry, I really do. Batman using guns? Luthor with long hair? Snyder dared change their rusted-shut view of their heroes, and he deserved to pay. I get that sentiment. But these are new times, and new times need a new Batman. Remember the nineties? Batfans back then were miffed about Burton’s Batman blowing up a clown too. And look were those movies are now: classics.
After three hours of absolute geek-heaven (I watched the extended cut), I’m already planning to watch the theatrical version next. See what got cut and amp myself up for the Suicide Squad flick. Times have never been more exciting for Batfans!