Batman vs. Superman: Biggest potential issue

Batman vs. Superman: Biggest potential issue

Superman's biggest enemy yet.... isn't Batman? Be forewarned: This is going to be a short editorial/glorified comment.


Batman vs. Superman is one of the most anticipated films in history and is going to have Avengers like opening numbers no doubt. People are excited, people are skeptical and ultimately there are reasons to worry. Possibly being over crowded, Justice League Origins? Well, I'm here to tell you that those shouldn't be what you need to worry about. What you need to worry about is if Batman vs. Superman will be Warner Bros. "Iron Man 2" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" yes, I really enjoyed both of those movies but they share a common problem as well as Spidey 2 sharing the same issue as Spidey 3 as well. I'm sure you see where I am getting at but let me explain.

Batman vs. Superman has a big issue and that is too many things happening at the same time, it's got too many hands in the pot. For all we know, this could end up being an excellent film but I have my reasons to be optimistic to begin with.  Batman vs. Superman is going to have to do the following: To be a Superman story, introduce Batman, introduce Wonder Woman, introduce Vic Stone, introduce Lex Luthor, spend time with Man of Steel's supporting cast, spend time with Batman's supporting cast,  set the stage for the rest of the cinematic universe and set up for Justice League. That's a lot of things to do. Iron Man 2 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had similiar issues. They had to: Continue the story of their main hero, spend time with their supporting cast, introduce the villain, set the stage for the cinematic universe and set up for their big event movie. It didn't work for Iron Man 2 because it wasn't what Faverau had wanted, didn't work for Spider-Man because (as we believe) the studio controlled Marc Webb as to what to do, keep and trash, etc which is easy for them to do because it was Webb's third film (which certain things, the climax of the final battle, were still highly effective and an highlight). While we all know Snyder works best with ensemble's (as long as he's given a good script as with Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen) but, he's got a lot to focus on and it's been proven with experienced and inexerperienced directors that this isn't an easy task.

We think that Ben Affleck isn't going to make a mistake again due to his films from a decade ago, just think, Robert Downey Jr had a career comeback and still came out with, Due Date. Keep in mind, this article isn't to discourage anyone. It's to focus on the main possible problem with the film. Which is why I think us, the comic book/comic book movie community need to be more optimistic and cautious with this film than we actually are. Without a doubt, excitment is understandable because the latest pic from Zack Snyder showcasing Batman from the film who, Ben Affleck by the way, looks absolutely fantastic as. My favorite part is the short ears. Love it. Any who, this second movie/universe building movie trend is going to either need to be adjusted or be completely done with and be handled in a different manner. For me, I would go about it in a completely different way. Do a couple scenes that are relevent to the story and to building the cinematic universe but, that's it. The story needs to be centric to the current situation which in this case, is Superman's story and growing as a superhero, his conflicts with Luthor and Batman, morales, etc.

Also, don't need to have so many god damn characters in the film. Especially when you take in account the possibility of, The Joker, featuring in this film as well. Superman's supporting cast should be: Lois, Perry, Jimmy (or Jenny in this case) and Ma Kent. Batman's should be: Alfred. That's it! The rest are the villain(s), government characters, etc. As I said, this movie could be completely epic and excellent as I don't know what the film's story is or anything. But really, that's all I have to say on this subject.

What are your guys' thoughts on this matter, the film in general, etc. Comment below and as always, be respectful.

Posted By:
Nick Salinski
Member Since 8/23/2011
Filed Under "Batman vs. Superman" 5/15/2014
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