Kevin Smith Says That BATMAN V SUPERMAN Didn't Have A Heart
As much as I enjoyed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the movie was still lacking in both story and character development. It looked extremely cool, but there's more to making a movie than awesome visuals. While talking about the film with Ralph Garman on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Kevin Smith shared his thoughts on the film saying that it didn't have a heart. He explains:
"Remember before when we were talking about Flash, and that it has heart, humor, and spectacle. The movie I felt like didn't really have a heart. It was certainly fucking humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever, but it had lots of spectacle. Like you can't take that away from Snyder. Boy, he knows how to like compose a frame and how to setup a shot. Beautiful visual stylist but you need more than just the pictures, you need like characterization and these characters seemed off character, particularly Superman."
I don't always share the same opinion as Smith, but I completely agree with him on this. Those were the films biggest issues. Smith is a HUGE Batman fan, and he was so excited for this movie. I remember how much he gushed about how awesome Batman's suit was, but he and Garman didn't seem to care for how the character was portrayed. Here's their conversation regarding that:
Garman: He just wasn't that bright.
Smith: Certainly not the world's greatest detective! More like Bat-Trump.
Garman: He was Bat-Trump. A rich guy with a bad attitude. Who really hated immigrants.
Smith: He hates immigrants in a big bad way!
Garman: I'm gonna build a wall around Krypton, and I'm gonna make them pay for it. I'm going to build a wall around the Hall of Justice, it's what I do. I build walls and they're huge."
They were obviously having some fun here comparing Batman to Donald Trump, but hopefully we do get to see Batman use some of his detective skills in the future. He'll have to put them to use when he's gathering together the Justice League members in the next film.
What do you think about Smith's thoughts on the movie? Do you agree with what he had to say here, or do you think he's completely wrong?