FILM REVIEW: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (12A)

Gotham City and the world at large struggle to come to terms with the arrival of Metropolis' modern-day saviour, Superman (Henry Cavill).

Friday, 25th March 2016, 10:56 am
Updated Saturday, 26th March 2016, 12:34 am
Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman. Picture: PA Photo/Warner Bros.

A committee led by Senator Finch (Holly Hunter) asks uncomfortable questions about the god-like superhero and his ability to crush humanity as well as protect it. Martha Kent (Diane Lane) tells her son that he doesn’t owe the human race anything but Clark’s heart belongs to co-worker Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and he is determined to protect the weak and vulnerable.

Unfortunately, Gotham City’s formidable and forceful vigilante Batman (Ben Affleck) fears the actions of Superman and declares war.

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While the two figures are locked in battle, inflamed by the scheming of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), a new threat - diabolical General Zod (Michael Shannon) - arises.

Just when all hope seems lost, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) enters the fray...