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    Yeah, I really didn't notice any of the product placement this time around either...

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    I rarely ever notice product placement in films, and I did once for both of these films. Strangely enough, both instances involved Lois Lane. MoS had her climbing the ice cave and then placed the camera in such a perfect close-up. BvS is during the bathtub scene where her shampoo bottle was distractingly blaring its brand right behind her.
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    I didn't think it was as bad as Man of Steel. I was half expecting Bats and Supes to be duking it out inside a Pizza Hut.
    "Did someone order a number two COMBO!"

    BAM! BAM!

    "Sorry, Bats, but we're all out of Hawaiian...PUNCH!"

    POW!

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    HA! Oh man...that music cue is perfect.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    Yeah, I really didn't notice any of the product placement this time around either...
    Opening flashback sequence played like a commercial for whatever 2016 SUV Wayne was driving... the shampoo Peng mentioned... the long zoom into the Aston Martin logo on Wayne's vintage car... I can't remember precisely what the others were, but I remember there being at least two or three more.

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    Quote Quoting [ETM] (view post)
    Opening flashback sequence played like a commercial for whatever 2016 SUV Wayne was driving... the shampoo Peng mentioned... the long zoom into the Aston Martin logo on Wayne's vintage car... I can't remember precisely what the others were, but I remember there being at least two or three more.
    Still, nothing even nearly as in your face gratuitous as Superman vs the Kryptons as brought to you by Sears and your local IHOP. Oof!

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    It was a perfect encapsulation of Zack Snyder's worldview, though, that his interpretation of Smallville, which is supposed to be the quintessential nice folksy American small town, has its Main Street a row of IHOP, Sears, and Wal-Mart.
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    I guess it was the senseless attention the small brands got, which were jarring in the context of the film. I've come to expect branded buildings in Hollywood blockbusters.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    Would it be fair to say there is more drama in this clip than there is in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

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    Just got back, and agree this was bad. I mean, I generally don't care for superhero films anyway (still haven't seen the latest Cpt America or Avengers), but I do like Batman for the most part. The slow motion was too much, the story was too hard to follow, and never really gave me a reason to care. Not only that, but it's already been touched on in this thread about the [
    ]That was so utterly stupid that I stopped caring about anything but when the movie would end, and it was like another 30 minutes of "action" and "excitement" before the conclusion. [
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    Ha. Sad Affleck is amazing. Coming off a string of critical hits, this has to be pretty rough.

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    I just remembered the funniest line in the movie. When Batman just randomly tells Wonder Woman that they're in an evacuated neighborhood, right before fighting Doomsday and blowing the whole place up. I chuckled because that concern is so at odds with how much casualty there were in the first two hours of the movie. I couldn't help imagining a subliminal image of Snyder just dusting off his hands and then waving two middle fingers.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Last edited by Peng; 03-26-2016 at 04:35 AM.
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    still better than The Dark Knight Rises
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    still better than The Dark Knight Returns
    Also better than The Dark Knight Rises.

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    whoops. yeah, what he said!
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    No to both of those posts.

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    It's not better than most films that I can recall right now.

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    This literally felt like I was watching the superhero equivalent of True Detective’s second season. As awesome as the final big action sequence, Jeremy Irons and the score were, and the use of newscasts is a solid homage to The Dark Knight Returns. . .this was an absolute slog. If the movie was trying to make the viewer pick a side in the five-minute fight between our heroes, it would've helped to have made them a little likable and less brooding or hyperviolent. What little “humorous” banter there is doesn’t feel organic to the story, and neither do scenes that only serve the purpose of screaming “THIS WILL MEAN SOMETHING IN ONE OF OUR NEXT FOUR MOVIES”, which stick out like a sore thumb. It tries too hard to add thought-provoking substance with its heavy handed metaphors, the characters' motivations change at the drop of a line, and why is Wonder Woman in this movie again? Ugh.
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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    It tries too hard to add thought-provoking substance with its heavy handed metaphors, the characters' motivations change at the drop of a line, and why is Wonder Woman in this movie again? Ugh.
    I thought about this a bit, as I do think aside from her hilarious theme music she's maybe the most interesting presence in the movie despite her lack of real function. I think honestly the script just needed [
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    In other news, this will make around $170 million this weekend so there's a good chance the filmmakers and the studio will just shirk off its critics as "lolhaters" and learn nothing from its totally valid maligned response! Yaayyy!
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    In case anyone hadn't seen this:

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    Fanboys do not own the franchises of Batman and Superman movies, so director Zack Snyder went against the mob and dared to raise the genre to a level of adult sophistication in 2013’s Man of Steel, the most emotionally powerful superhero movie ever made. (Fanboys hated it.) Snyder’s sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice adds politics, bringing to the fantasy some contemporary, real-world concerns. This is not conventional comic-book allegory; rather, Snyder uses the figures of Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) walloping each other to give visible substance to social and moral issues, much as Greek tragedy does. He takes the wildest, Bizarro World fiction — of two superheroes turned super foes — and uses the premise to explicate our current dilemmas concerning power, principles, and divinity.

    It helps that Snyder is also visionary, inclined to extravagant spectacle and gifted with a signature erotic touch. An early montage equates violence, wealth, loss, and grief through symbolic images of bullets, pearls, blood, and tears. It is witnessed by the young Bruce Wayne, a paranoid orphaned millionaire who misconstrues Superman’s involvement in the previous film’s battle that devastated Metropolis (and traumatized nearby Gotham City), and so he vows a vigilante’s revenge. With its legal-brief title, Batman v Superman reflects the confusion that pits secularists against believers, and the partisanship that inhibits national alliance. This tension is so visually amped up that the opposition of Batman to Superman feels revelatory: Man versus the god in Man.

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    Quote Quoting Milky Joe (view post)
    In case anyone hadn't seen this:
    "It helps that Snyder is also visionary"

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    Well I won't pay to watch this again. Wonder Woman came off very well. Batfleck came off aight. Eisenberg was a big fat no. That trailer gave everything away. Lots of silliness. No big sequences that we didn't see in the trailers, so I came away feeling like I just watched a longer trailer. No really big "wow!" sequences that we hadn't really already seen. Unfortunate.
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