"Narratively, this is a film that plays out quite smoothly. As many have said, it follows a “Law & Order” format, moving from a police procedural into a courtroom drama. The presence of many right-wing pundits, writers, and actors in the cast brings with it the temptation to classify this somewhere along with many faith-based films of late – though it is definitely not a faith based film...."
I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.
The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…
Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…