Kevin Smith and Dean Cain Share Their Reviews of BATMAN V SUPERMAN
I've seen Batman v Superman three times already. The last time was because my daughter was begging me to see it. I have to say, though, every time that I see this movie, the more I just let go and enjoy it. Since the movie was released, it's been bombarded with hatred and praise. The movie isn't without its problems, but it's still fun to watch.
A couple reviews have surfaced from people that you might be interested in knowing what they thought about the movie. Those people include Kevin Smith and Dean Cain.
If you like to listening to writer and director Kevin Smith talk about movies, he has released and hour-long review for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Turns out he’s not as big as a fan as I thought he would be.
He already briefly talked about how he felt the movie didn’t have any heart. He also praised Ben Affleck's performance but wasn’t a fan of how Batman was portrayed. One of the things he points out in this review is that he felt the film had no moral center and how every superhero film needs to have a moral center. He explains:
"There was enough stuff in there, and again, I'll call it the parademon theory. Which is like that was enough. It didn't fucking matter what happened from there in on out. It didn't matter if the movie made sense, it didn't matter if it was well made as a Marvel movie or a fucking whatever, didn't matter that you know, it didn't have a moral. That's the thing man, Deadpool has a moral. Doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, its what's on the inside. I don't think Batman V Superman has a moral. I've been trying to think about it since I've seen it twice, or once and a 3 quarter times. Not quite sure, I guess the moral might be don't judge a book by its cover. Maybe? I don't know man, but I like my superhero stories to have morality."
After listening to this statement I thought about it for myself, and he’s right. What is the moral center of the film? Maybe the heroes were trying to find their moral center? Batman wanted to kill Superman for the greater good, but I’m not so sure that’s moral.
When talking about what he thought of the film after seeing it for the second time, he said:
"So in any event, if you like it way more than me, fucking awesome. Keep that enthusiasm up. Maybe I'll fucking join you on the next round. Believe me by the fucking second viewing of this movie I was like "yeah yeah man, alright."
I’ll admit, I did enjoy the movie a lot more the second time around because I was just enjoying it for what it was. Sounds to me like he enjoyed it a bit more the second time as well. So maybe this is a film worth a second viewing. Below the video, you'll find the review that Cain wrote up.
Cain's review is a bit more simple. He says he fell asleep during it and that it was a lot darker than what he was used to. There are aspects that he like about it, though. Here's what he said:
"My son hated it because Superman died. It made me very happy that he took it so personally and that he has such a strong connection to the character (laughs). The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that's because I was tired after a lot of traveling. Ben was great as Batman and Henry is a very good Superman. This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I've grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself. That's the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world. Wonder Woman is really easy on the eyes, and I love that they introduced the other guys, the Justice League, because those stories are very cool. I loved how they did that. But I don't see how you have a Justice League without Superman."
So there you have it.