Rating Explanation: for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: The film is so big and loud that it can't help but feel bloated, especially since so much of what's on screen feels rather vacuous, but it looks amazing and it's relentlessly exciting.
Ben Affleck ...
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Henry Cavill ...
Clark Kent / Superman
Amy Adams ...
Jesse Eisenberg ...
Diane Lane ...
Laurence Fishburne ...
Jeremy Irons ...
Holly Hunter ...
Gal Gadot ...
Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Scoot McNairy ...
Callan Mulvey ...
Tao Okamoto ...
Brandon Spink ...
Young Bruce Wayne
Lauren Cohan ...
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
Following an opening credits sequence that recounts the
murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce (Ben Affleck) is seen witnessing
the destruction of Metropolis at the hands of Superman (Henry Cavill) and
General Zod (Michael Shannon). He is determined to hold Superman
accountable, while simultaneously, the vigilante activities of “the
Gotham Bat” have piqued the interest of Daily Planet reporter Clark
Meanwhile, a scraggly-haired, wild-eyed young industrialist Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has uncovered a
meteorite made from kryptonite at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. After
his plan to create a weoponized deterrent against Superman is rejected
by Senator Finch (Holly Hunter), the unstable young tycoon orchestrates a
more underhanded plan to arm himself against the Man of Steel.
The final section of the movie brings Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman (Gal
Gadot), into the mix. She slinks about in civilian garb earlier in the
movie, serving as an attractive femme fatale whom Wayne encounters
during his efforts to find out what Luthor is up to (it involves
kryptonite, of course). But in the last half-hour she emerges in full
Amazonian glory, which is something to see even in the muck of director Zach Snyder’s
gloppy special effects.