On our way home from the movie theater the sky turned all kinds of there’s-some-shitty-weather-coming-up colors and not long before rain came pouring down. And then, all of a sudden, the sun came out again. And this was the result: one of the most beautiful rainbows I’ve ever seen. Could only take the photo through the wet windshield, but still. What a sight!! Too bad they don’t last long…
Before the rainbow though, we had to endure a movie. It was the much-hyped Batman vs Superman.
OMG what a drag!!! How can you ruin a movie that features two of the most iconic superheroes so thoroughly?
No worries, I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it yet. But let me just say that
a) the story was bullshit! They couldn’t come up with a solid reason why these two would fight against each other. That was too much TRY and it failed.
b) I was skeptical but at least I was open to change my mind. Didn’t happen though. Ben Affleck as Batman didn’t convince me. Why in the world did he look like a f*ing sourpuss all the time? Yes he was pissed off, but please! His facial expression didn’t move an inch for 90% of the time.
c) Superman was as boring as he was in the first (reboot) movie. Also he came across like an idiot more than once, if you ask me.
d) those action scenes… no thanks! Nothing against good action. And superhero movies need some action. But not like this. Dumb!
e) Why so serious? You can make good action superhero movies without taking yourself so seriously. A little bit of humor would have suited them well but was nowhere to be seen. Check ANY Avengers movie. No matter if it’s the two that feature the whole bunch, or the individual movies about e.g. Thor, Iron Man or Captain America: in all of them is action, but also – always – a lot of humor. This is essential.
f) Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Um… what was that??? Since when is Lex Luthor a crazy-ass lunatic? Evil, yes. But not like this. Or is he? To me Lex Luthor looked like a really really bad copy of the Joker. Anyone seen the three Christian Bale Batman movies? Anyone saw The Dark Knight in particular? #2 in that trilogy? THIS is how you do it!!! THIS is what a decent villain looks like. Eisenberg’s portrait of Lex-Luthor-who-wanted-to-be-as-badass-as-The-Joker was only one thing: ANNOYING!
g) what was Lois Lane’s journalist investigator sideline story good for? It didn’t fit in AT ALL and obviously only served to keep the character of Lois Lane in the movie, but they couldn’t come up with a more useful storyline for her.
No wonder the movie failed with the critics. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it also fails with the regular audience.
However… I want to finish this post with some more photos after the rain. As I said, they were taken through the windshield. At least I wasn’t driving this time around 😉