Nolan Batman trilogy twice, as if that was what made the Batman who he is! It didn't! It was one directors interpretation of a character - a shitty and depressing and filled with holes interpretations nonetheless. And although I liked that Superman was struggling with ... something. What was that exactly? It must be hard that people hate you when you are trying to be good but.. There is one scene where he imagines talking to his father (oh hey Kevin Costner, you fit into the budget?), where he asks "Do the nightmares ever stop?"... I'M SORRY, NOW YOU HAVE NIGHTMARES?! We had three different scenes devoted to showing us how Bruce can't even sleep, when did Clark start getting nightmares? What did you do exactly? You killed one singular man and that is it. What nightmares do you have? That people won't love you? Oh my, first world problems Clark!
Mr Snyder manage to cut that scene from the movie?! A whole graphic novel has been written to analyze the depth of this fight! How two men, best friends through good and bad have ended up having to face each other and you managed to delete the one singular scene where Superman peaks under Batman's mask?! Did you even watch your own f*cking movie Mr Snyder?! Or were you too busy cashing the checks for the next DC movies? Because wow, you really earned them! Great job your are doing here!
Superman II and referenced with Superman Returns. Superman does die indeed and he disappears for quite some time to regenerate. In the comics he goes to the Fortress of Solitude which... I don't even know if the movie has one to be honest, I thought it did in the first one, but now I just have no clue anymore (remember that scene where he drags a ship or something behind him in the Arctic? Was that supposed to be it?). While the rebooth movie made it seem like he left the planet all together. Whichever was the original, Superman returns in a black suit, something that even stupid Smallville got right, and I am sure that the Justice League movie won't. Killing him here now simply meant that somebody watched Spiderman 3 and thought that was a good movie. They thought that forcing together three hundred different elements will somehow not be too much and work in the end. It didn't. The moment Perry White reaches for the newspaper I was expecting a headline like "SUPERMAN -- DEAD!" or from the comic the actual obituary from the Daily Planet, "Man of Steel Dies Defending the City!", instead... "Superman is dead" and then he turns the page to reveal that Clark also died, featured on the same page as Luthor's arrest... convenient. The-- ar-- yo-- F*CK YOU!! F*CK YOU MOVIE!!! HOW HARD WOULD IT BE TO ACTUALLY REFERENCE THE COMIC IF YOU TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE A WHOLE SCENE DEVOTED TO THAT STUPID PAPER?!
The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (when Superman discovers who the Bat is, and vice-versa - YOU KNOW THE SCENE I HOPE IS AMONG THE DELETED ONES), Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (the fight among Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman against Doomsday), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (Batman fights his long friend Superman, now in the pocket of the American government) and finally Superman/Doomsday (as in the main fight and the death of Superman). However, by piecing together some of the most famous comic books in the 75 year arc of these heroes without logically thinking them through isn't being attentive to the fans: it's spitting in their face. I absolutely love these stories and it enrages me that they were mushed together into what could've been a good movie and it turned out to be shit. And while writing this review I came to realize why: People are already torn about Superman. Some love him and some don't really care, because him being all powerful, he is also a bit boring. The best way to make us care is to show depth to his character. Introduce us to him, make us believe that he struggles, that he isn't this god people make him out to be! By having him on his knees in front of Luthor you did portray how he too is only a man. Then you make him fight Batman... No.
Justice League: War where Superman confronts Batman and Green Lantern), which resulted in them becoming friends, with the most epic fight in DC history: friendship over moral code. And this was especially stupid because you dared to put the story in the future, assuming a lot of shit already happened, and then decided that it didn't and jumping back and forth you didn't actually give us anything. If only you would've made them friends to begin with and then say Superman no longer approves of Batman's methods, then a lot more things would've made sense. But no, go ahead and believe this is all normal for two men who spoke once their entire life.
No, I am not even going to say anything about the Flash cameo - because Bruce does NOT need warning, as I just mentioned above -, or the post-apocalyptic Batman vision where he fights off Superman's soldiers, because I am enraged by the lack of interest they have shown in the main character. You did absolutely nothing to draw from the 75 years of Superman and that is what ruined your movie. NOT the actors, NOT the acting, but the script and the direction you gave and for that this movie is shit. Hinting the biggest stories in their comic book history will not make me a fan. I never mind adaptations as long as they make sense in their new medium and it didn't.
Don't watch it. Because there comes a moment when you realize that you are grateful that the DC cinematic universe has nothing to do with the TV shows and you start wishing that they assemble the Justice League sooner, just to show them how it is really done.
Until the next item on my list!
PS: I'm pretty sure that Jeffrey Dean Morgan (playing Thomas Wayne) wants to beat Sean Bean's record as most deaths on screen and I'm fairly certain he is not far behind!