SONY DADC, Rs 599
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot
Director: Zack Snyder
Batman and Superman fans have something to talk about. For the first time ever we have a clash between two mighty fighters as they take on each other fighting for justice in the world. In simple terms, it’s the jealousy of Batman over the Man of Steel Superman’s supreme godlike powers and inventor Luthor’s intricately facile efforts to manipulate them against one another.
The film opens with a brief introduction of Batman / Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who sees the destruction of buildings, innocents being killed and the damage created by Superman / Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and General Zod’s (Michael Shannon) battle. Our initial battle is going up against Superman, a case of Gotham versus Metropolis. Both heavyweights vie to finish each other in a battle for supremacy. Superman is not the favourite in Metropolis, Batman rules the roost all over.
Eighteen months later, many look up to Superman, but many also consider him a “false god”. Senator Finch (Holly Hunter) leads a campaign against Superman, while Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) tries to persuade the senator to allow him to import kryptonite recovered from the Indian Ocean so he can create a defensive weapon against Superman. Things start getting bad for Superman and more so he is blamed for casualties during a desert raid involving his lover Lois Lane (Amy Adams).
Lex takes sides with Batman and both launch a crusade against the Man of Steel. Luthor has also created a CGI-rendered monster on demand that he sends to kill both heroes. Batman soon realizes his evil ploy, but getting out of Lex’s net is not going to be easy.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman, also stars in DC Comics forthcoming action flick Wonder Woman playing the title role in the film which is to be released in June 2017.
The fiery explosions and the fistfights are well executed with good camera angles capturing the action well. Even on an LCD screen, the images are razor sharp with the special effects impressive. The Might and the Power of a Punch, a bonus feature on the DVD, adds to the fun. Your favourite comic heroes can be singled out on your DVD rack as this DVD comes in a colourful red case, unlike the very stereotyped dark covers.