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Monday, March 28, 2016

Batman, Superman and all that -- no spoilers

So our "civilized" IMAX experience involved Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Just as a background note, we saw Man of Steel three years ago, but I had no recollection of that movie when we saw Dawn of Justice the other night.   I caught Man of Steel on TV last night, and now things in the new movie make sense.

Movies based on DC comics tend to be darker, more brooding  than those based on Marvel comics, and this movie is no exception. 

The movie opens with the battle scenes from Man of Steel, where Superman takes on and defeats General Zod.  But the battle is seen from Bruce Wayne/Batman's perspective, in the street and trying to rescue his employees as the world collapses around them.  From there we see how Bruce Wayne considers Superman to be a dangerous and unpredictable alien force, and how Clark Kent views Batman as a "loose cannon" vigilante. 

the real villain, of course, is Lex Luthor, played by one of my favorite actors, Jesse Eisenberg.  Let's just put it this way:  Jesse does "crazy' very well.

And yes, Wonder Woman shows up...

Makes for an interesting combination. 

The "coming attractions" included previews of the next Captain America/Avengers movie and a new X-Men movie.  Can't wait.

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