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Ali V Batman V Superman: Day 1

Written by Ali Jaffery the Hunk on Friday, March 25 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Ali V Batman V Superman: Day 1

I've made a terrible mistake.

Source: Regal Cinemas

I went into this thinking, a nice change of pace, that I would not have enough to dissect in a 2 and a half hour film to stretch 30 posts. I no longer have fear. This movie is batshit insane and I want to you to take my hand as I take a walk through the same film differently over and over again for 30 days in a row.


Because they offered it and I want to know why.

The following post carries no plot spoilers for the film.

This is Day 1.

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I did not read the reviews, I did not read the spoilers. I went into the film blindly. And so did the cinematographer. Uh, excuse me; I meant cinematographerSSSSSSS. No scene lasts longer than 2 minutes. No scene carries the same color pallete from the last scene. No scene has time to flesh out. It seems each scene was handed to a different team to handle without an editor to give it a pass or two for cohesion. 

Big, bold golds against blacked out sets to washed out greys to all the blues imaginable. And this was just the first 3 minutes! The atmosphere was exclusively tied to a certain scene with no regards to the next one. The camera shakes and pivots through a shot like it was held by the Flash on a sugar rush, to long, arching shots very reminiscent of M. Night. 

It is no surprise that some of the better scenes were the ones with time to breathe, which were few and far between but very appreciated. Scene from scene from scene from scene from scene from scene from so on and so forth. Which all ends with a final fight that goes from set to set to set, dragging.

This film was 20000 vignettes and a Mortal Kombat cut scene worth watching for its baffling artistic directions alone; join me tomorrow to hear about my second viewing of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.   






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