GENRE: Action/Fantasy

WHO’S IN IT: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Jason Momoa

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Mankind faces a whole new threat when Batman, played by Affleck, sets out on a personal vendetta against Superman, played by Cavill.

WHAT IT’S RATED: PG-13

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 31 minutes

HERE’S WHAT THE ACTORS HAD TO SAY:

Ben Afflecksays Batman has a duality that interested him in playing: [“Zack often said that he thought Bruce Wayne was sort of a mask for a character that he put on you know as much as Batman was and you know just putting on the suit and getting ready was a way of putting on a mask for the world and presenting this alter ego Bruce Wayne person to the world and I thought that was interesting and I liked the idea that both Bruce Wayne and Batman were really sort of unhealthy people who are engaging in unhealthy behavior at night and I thought that reality was something really interesting to support.”] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . interesting to support.)

Henry Cavill says the fight between the superheroes is about their different methods: [“When it comes down to Batman crossing Superman, he doesn’t agree with the way he carries out justice, he understands that Batman is doing — he’s trying to do this justice thing but Clark’s view is entirely different — his view is go about it in an ethical manner where Batman at any cost inflicts justice and so that’s essentially where they come to blows, because they’re trying to achieve the same things but through entirely different methods.”] SOUNDCUE(:29 OC: . . . entirely different methods.)

CHECK OUT THESE CLIPS FROM THE FILM:

Lex Luthor gives Superman a piece of his mind: [(Lex Luthor) “You won’t lie to him and you won’t battle him — to the death — black and blue — fight night — the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world — God vs. man — day vs. night — son of Krypton vs. bat of Gotham.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . bat of Gotham.)

Clark tries to interview Bruce: [(Clark) “What’s your position on (unintelligible) in Gotham?” (Bruce) Daily Planet. Wait, do I own this one? Or is that the other guy?” (Clark) “Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city, good people living in fear.” (Bruce) “Don’t believe everything you hear, son.” (Clark) “I’ve seen it Mr. Wayne. He thinks he’s above the law.” (Bruce) The Daily Planet criticizes us, they think they’re above the law, a little hypocritical wouldn’t you say? Considering every time your hero saves a cat out of a tree you write a puff piece editorial about an alien who if he wanted to, could burn the whole place down.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . whole place down.)

Bruce wants to fight Superman: [(Bruce) “He has the power to wipe out the entire human race and if we believe there’s even a 1% chance that he is our enemy then we have to take it as an absolute certainty. We have to destroy him.” (Albert) “But he is not our enemy.” (Bruce) “Not today. 20 years in Gotham nothing, we’ve seen what promises are worth, how many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?”] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . stayed that way?)