Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: What the Critics are Getting Wrong

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally arrived in theaters, and it’s been (to put it politely) a bloodbath with the critics harsh criticism of the film. Currently at Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 30% rating (come on, really?) and a 7.6/10 on IMDB (still not great, but I’ll take it). I saw this film last night, and I was pleasantly entertained. Ben Affleck nailed the part of Bruce Wayne/Batman, bringing a sense of grittiness to the role like we’ve never seen from a Batman before. Henry Cavill is once again great at playing Superman. Now a lot of people were outraged when Jesse Eisenberg was announced to play the role of Lex Luthor. Fans and individuals alike were bashing the choice and didn’t seem to be on board with this particular decision. From what I saw, Jesse Eisenberg did a good job. I say “good” because he took the Lex Luthor role, and made it his own. In the comics, Lex Luthor is usually this strapping, bald, egomaniac that is obsessed with killing Superman. In Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, that’s not the case. Instead, Jesse Eisenberg brought a different approach to Lex Luthor, and I believe it worked well in this film. I saved the best for last, and that is Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. Gal crushes it as Wonder Woman. From her hair, her figure, and costume, Gal Gadot successfully breathes life into the character.

 

Moving on to the plot of the film. I’ll admit, storytelling is not DC’s strong suit, and that’s ok because DC makes up for it in the spectacle of the movie. I know that story development is paramount to a film, but DC has a niche, just like Marvel captures their plot a little bit more efficiently, but they fall short of tying it all together, and often there are redundant action sequences in Marvel films. The main thing to remember here is that both DC and Marvel are based on comic books (obviously), so suspending your disbelief is crucial while you watch this films. Plots in both franchises will never make complete sense to anyone.

 

One thing that has always stood out to me in DC’s films is the emotional aspect that is put into their films. From the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, DC has been able to pull you into their world with emotion. There’s no doubt that you’ll sense feeling in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and that’s what sets DC apart from Marvel. While Marvel films are fun to watch, and you laugh (a lot) you never really feel emotionally attached to the characters as you would with DC. Along with the grandeur of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s emotional bits strewn throughout the film as it goes along.

 

And last but not least, how about Batman and Superman sharing the silver screen for the very first time in movie history? The fact that two of the biggest superheroes of all time are in a movie together is incredible. This is the kind of movie that I dreamed about as a kid, and it’s finally here. Instead of picking sides, we should all be thankful that Hollywood is interested in making these comic book films. So ignore the critics and have a blast while you watch Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Thank You!

Thank You

 

Early Sunday morning my blog eclipsed the 100,000 view mark. I’m aware that a lot of blogs get that number every single day, but to me–it’s a big deal. Building this blog has been a long process, and it’s been challenging at times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re reading this, thank you. I’ve always prided myself on not selling out or blog just to get clicks. I’m not that kind of person, and I never will be. I will continue to blog the best way that I know how, and I’ll even get out of my comfort zone with interviewing someone other than a model (I promise!). So, thank you to anyone that has taken time out of their day to view my blog. This is only the beginning, and there’s so much more to come.

Undefeated: Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr.Photo: streetz945.com

 

Quite possibly the most disliked athlete in all of sports, Floyd Mayweather  welcomes the criticism and proves everyone wrong once the final bell rings. Known for his exceptional athleticism and elusiveness in the ring, Mayweather  is a master in the world of boxing. Whatever game plan his opposing opponent uses, he can adapt and adjust in the blink of an eye. Some might say that he just “runs away” during fights and doesn’t go toe-to-toe with his opponent, which is just an uneducated way of looking at boxing, and Mayweather  alike. Every pay-per view comes with the excitement and hopes of a Mayweather  loss, but those feelings and emotions are quickly washed away during the middle of the fight, where even the biggest Mayweather  critic admits defeat.

 

Photo: uptownmagazine.com
Photo: uptownmagazine.com

 

Whenever you strike up a conversation with someone about Mayweather, there is either appreciation or disdain from the person you’re talking to. I’m not gonna lie—I used to be a “hater” towards Mayweather  and his antics, but when I really took the time to study and learn about him, I came away impressed with his hard work ethic, and the his willingness to be the best ever in boxing history. It’s not hard to figure out why he’s 46-0 and keeps defeating top-tier opponents. It all comes to down to hard work, and nobody does it better than Mayweather  on a consist basis. That’s not to say that his opponents don’t work hard, but Mayweather  is obsessed with winning, and he knows what it takes to stay atop the boxing world.

 

46 boxers have taken the challenge, and 46 boxers have been defeated, confused, and puzzled by Mayweather’s  ability to pick them apart and beat them at their own game. His career may be coming to a close, but Mayweather’s  legacy will live on forever, and people will come to appreciate and realize in the years to come—his dominance in the boxing ring was not because of running away from his opponents, but rather his ability to dismantle his opponents and give them a lesson that they will learn from, and be better because of it.

 

 

 

Photo: usatoday.com
Photo: usatoday.com

 

Who knows where boxing will be headed in the future, but one thing is for sure: we’ll miss watching Floyd Mayweather  in the ring, and we’ll miss the anticipated match up with the one opponent that everyone believes will hand him his first loss. There will be new champions rising to the top in the years to come, and there will be exciting fights to look forward to, but there will never be another Floyd Mayweather  to cheer for, root against, praise, and ridicule like there is now. So enjoy the show that Mayweather  puts on, because chances are—you’ll never see another athlete like him in your lifetime.