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As Anthony Mackie once said, "Punks step up to get beat down!"
I don't think this comes as much of a shock to most of the entertainment community, but it nonetheless warrants a bit of discussion.
Yesterday it was announced that DC and Warner Bros.'s upcoming "Avengers" attempt, "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" has moved its release date to March 25, 2016. This film was originally slated to hit cinemas on May 6, 2016, but it would directly be clashing with the third installment of "Captain America".
Back in April it was announced that the two films would be competing in a game of chicken for the weekend spot of May 6, 2016, which would be a blunder to both studios. However, with the critical and box office success of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", this garnered more popularity for Cap's third solo cinematic adventure and would directly butt-heads with DC's second attempt at establishing a cinematic universe.
Marvel Studios, which has a total of nine successful hits under its belt, could afford to take the hit financially if "Batman v. Superman" didn't budge from the shared date. However, DC could not afford to take a hit financially with only their second film in a cinematic continuity, because I'm certain more would flock to "Captain America 3". (Strictly because of the quality of the film).
With all of the announcements DC has made for their film, my faith in it has been nearly broken and the hype generated for it last year has already died out. Sure, a glimpse of footage at Comic Con may hold over some people, but it still doesn't diminish the fact that this film will be overstuffed, overstimulating, and pretentious.
Why do I feel so negatively towards this movie?
Because "Man of Steel" gave us too much senseless action, dark undertones, pretentious messages, and too many forced comparisons between Superman and Jesus. That was just the first movie, and I'm sure director Zack Snyder will not be changing his forced messages anytime soon.
But the big question is: "Why have they changed the release date so many times?"
The proper answer is: Because this film is a bipolar mess with the attention span of a squirrel. The title should actually be "Batman v. Superman v. Wonder Woman and Everyone Else".
But in all honesty, the reason for so many changed release dates for "Batman v. Superman" is because the studio lacks confidence in its properties.
Going up against the dominating Marvel superhero films has caused DC to tremble in their own territory, even though they have three of the most popular superheroes of all time in their roster. Additionally, Warner Bros. and DC feel the need to hire talentless directors to give audiences gritty, uninspiring stories when they should be trying to just have fun with a superhero.
Shows what we have to look forward to.
"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens in cinemas on March 25, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg.
By: Matthew Romeo
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