posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 04:42 PM
* Minor Spoilers *
They obviously were setting up for Darkseid, Injustice, and then Justice League.
Batman's dream sequence, Joker's "the last joke's on you," possibly suggesting that the Joker character has already been killed off in this "world,"
if you will. This all comes from an alternate timeline in which Joker kills Robin, as well as Batgirl, and Batman kills him - it also would explain
why Batman was so unhinged/dark and killed about 35+ people throughout the film. Lex Luthor's warning at the end of the film, it's all setting up for
Darkseid and Injustice - which is awesome, but if felt way too rushed.
The Flash comes to Batman in a scene and says, "Louis is the key, she is the key... am I too early? Am I too early? Louis is the key... you were right
about him," and in my opinion he is referencing Superman - after all, Louis is killed and Superman falls from grace... and they are setting up for
With that said, the ending was particularly a disaster for me... killing off Superman and then teasing his return was ultimately pointless, and there
are a few parts that really made my shake my head.
The bit in Africa where Superman is framed for killing a group of terrorists, which was absolutely absurd. First off - who gives a # of terrorists are
killed? Secondly - why would Superman use guns? People are truly going to believe the son of Krypton is using guns? Just absurd.
When Superman is meeting with officials, and Lex leaves the "Granny's Peach Tea," for the senator to see and what comes of that was brilliant... and I
did not see it coming.
Overall I enjoyed the film. I like Affleck is Batman and it felt more natural than the obviously scripted Bale - albeit he did quite well. Cavil plays
a fantastic Superman, and if my theory is correct I cannot wait to see him portray a villain character. The main thing that took it away was the
foreshadowing towards future events... Darkseid, Injustice, Justice League, and before any of this happens Brainac also makes an appearance, and Lex
seemed to not play a major role in the film for being Superman's main enemy.
I don't know why with the absurd amount of money that's used in writing/directing these films how they cannot at the very least attempt to write a
single, coherent and canon storyline in which they don't attempt to crossover and involve far too many character/plot devices that end up not having
much of an effect due to being pulled from this plotline to another plotline - it makes the film very confusing, but I've watched it twice now and the
second time I could actually keep up with things and notified a few things I didn't the first time.
The second time watching I realized Batman was shooting people in the head in his dream sequence, and then seeing the creations of Lexcorp it was so
clear what was happening... and it is not mentioned again until the very end, and it's very obscurely put. This film was in my opinion D.C.'s jaded
attempt to compete with the Avengers and eventually Infinity Wars with Injustice and the Justice League.
Source material will be butchered, it will be dumbed down to accommodate the "family scene," the CGI will be 90-95% of the film, it will be chalk full
of predictability and cheesiness - but it's awesome to see comic books played out with the technology of today.