Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the culmination of nearly ten years’ worth of hype, excitement, and anticipation. And, quite frankly, it’s one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year. When the dust settles, will audiences have voted Batman the winner or will Superman still hold the mantle of victory?
The Biggest Question: Who Will Win?
It’s a testament to the enduring popularity of these two cinematic icons that even now, eight weeks out from the big movie release, people are still asking who will emerge victorious from this epic superhero showdown. The short answer is: we don’t know yet. But it’s a question that has lingered since the dawn of time.
One of the major upsides of a Batman v Superman movie is that it forces us to examine the question of which of the iconic heroes will emerge victorious. If you want someone to portray your ideal self-image as a superhero, then Batman is the superhero to beat. But if you place your hope in Superman’s ability to change the world for the better, then there’s still a chance that your hero may walk away with the victory. And that, my friends, is what makes a Batman v Superman movie so special. It allows us to see these two characters in a way that is different from what we’ve actually seen before. It feels like a movie made just for us.
What Is The Purpose Of This Film?
Another major reason why people are so pumped for Batman v Superman is because the movie finally gives us some semblance of an answer to the age-old question of: what is the purpose of Batman v Superman?
The simple answer is: to show why these two characters are considered to be among the greatest superheroes of all time. The world-class special effects and cinematic marvels that are on full display in this film will do nothing to hide its true intentions and it will certainly not mask the significance of this movie in the grand scheme of things. But beyond that, it provides an opportunity to relive some of the most fascinating developments in comic book history. And what I mean by that is that it allows us to go back in time and experience these pivotal moments first-hand. In other words, this is a chance to witness history in the making.
Who Is The Smartest Of The Two?
Speaking of history in the making, we can’t talk about Batman v Superman without talking about the question of who is the smarter of the two heroes; Batman or Superman?
If the answer is Batman, then we have to ask ourselves: what makes him so smart? Is it that he’s got an amazing intellect that enables him to solve complex puzzles or is it that he’s got an instinct for detective work and being stealthy? Or perhaps it’s a little of both. Nevertheless, the point is that Batman is an expert in solving puzzles and sneaking around so that he can navigate his way through elaborate contraptions and secret passageways. He may also come up with brilliant strategies and back them up with actionable plans. Basically, if you want somebody to keep the secret identities of your enemies (and maybe even yours as well) and figure out which of your friends are really your friends then give the nod to Batman.
If, however, you believe that Superman is the superior being then you have to ask yourself: what makes him so great? Is it his sheer strength that enables him to lift and carry objects that are several times his own weight, or is it his ability to see into the future that enables him to anticipate his enemies’ every move? The answer is simple: it’s a combination of both. Not only is he incredibly strong but he’s also incredibly fast and, as we’ve established, he has an incredible sense of intuition and prevision.
You could make an argument that, as a whole, Batman is the more sophisticated of the two superheroes. Not only does he live and operate in a more urban environment than Superman but he also shows greater versatility in his crimes and his methods of operation. While Superman can be effective at stopping major crimes and putting an end to world hunger, Batman can cause harm, subdue, and interrogate suspects. He’s certainly not restricted by the laws of physics as Superman is. It also helps that Batman has had more time to study and learn from his mistakes whereas Superman is still a relatively new hero. For all these reasons, I’d say that Batman is the smarter of the two.
Will Gal Gadot Be The Ultimate Bond Girl?
One of the things that has long set Batman apart from other superheroes is that he doesn’t always play by the rules. In this case, being different means that he will most likely team up with the only woman who can match him mentally and physically; the beautiful and ferocious warrior princess: Gal Gadot. Gadot is best known for her role as Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie, Justice League, but she has also showcased her acting prowess in blockbusters like X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Divergent series. She also happens to be Donald Trump’s daughter, which might explain his affinity for strong women.
Gadot is an outstanding actress who brings a much-needed freshness and charm to the already distinguished line-up of DC Extended Universe. If you’ve never heard of or seen Gadot, then you’re in for a real treat. Not only will Batman v Superman spotlight her amazing skills but it will also give us an insight into the kind of woman she is. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s hard to resist the charms of a gorgeous woman who wields a sword.
Which One Is More Than The Sum Of Its Parts?
If I had to pick one word to describe Batman v Superman it would be ‘sophisticated’. Just like The Dark Knight and Man of Steel before it, Batman v Superman is a cinematic masterpiece that combines multiple genres including; action, adventure, crime, and epic battles. But beyond that it is also a work of art that is deeply connected to its time and place. While the special effects might not seem like they’re from 2017 but the story and dialogue are certainly indicative of a film made in the 21st century. It is, in fact, one of the most sophisticated superhero films yet made.
Anything Else To Watch Out For?
There are just a few things that you need to be aware of if you decide to watch Batman v Superman. First off, like I mentioned earlier, it is an incredibly high-stakes movie with major dramatic and criminal overtones. If you’re not prepared to handle some very adult situations then this probably isn’t the movie for you. The trailers for this movie don’t do it much justice because they don’t show you the darker side of this story. Second, make sure to watch out for the 3-D. While the movie itself doesn’t make full use of the 3-D technology, it is still presented in 3-D, which will give it a nice added touch of depth. Lastly, the movie is rated PG-13. Parents, be aware that your kids might be exposed to some adult content which isn’t exactly suitable for them. There is also violence and, at times, some disturbing images. If you’re looking for a family movie then this probably isn’t the one for you either.
Batman v Superman is a landmark for many reasons. It is finally going to conclude the saga of these two great characters. More importantly, it will bring an end to an era and help establish a new one. What happens next is anyone’s guess but, at least, we know it will be something special. And maybe, just maybe, it will answer the question of who will triumph in the end.