batman v superman: dawn of justice

So I’m watching BvS again and new thoughts pop into my head (again).

The first time we see the adult Bruce Wayne, he is acting purely heroically, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s not in costume. Because we see his mind begin to warp as the fight goes on overhead. He embraces a child, perhaps symbolism for his final embrace with innocence, and the next time we see Bruce Wayne, he isn’t Bruce, he’s the Batman, not the hero that embraces innocents, but the monster that leaves innocent people caged whilst he enacts his violent will.
Until the third act, when the corruption of his innocence is shown to him, when he takes his eyes off his target for long enough to see himself for what he has become, until this moment, Batman is the villain. He is not risking his life to save children, he is sacrificing his humanity out of fear.

The fact that the story is framed in such a way is magnificent and bold. People often point that the movie starts and ends with a funeral, as these deaths act as both the birth and rebirth of Batman as the hero, the Dark Knight. However, it’s seeing Bruce act purely out the goodness in his heart during the Black Zero event as the start of his character arc, and returning to this goodness in the final scenes that really shows how wonderfully thought out this movie was.

It’s easy to get hung up on Batman losing his way, but it’s so important to not forget that he found it again. And what a complex, exciting journey it was.

Holy crap, I just realized today is officially one year since I saw the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman in theaters. That is still hands down the best movie going experience I ever had next to seeing Wonder Woman for the first time with  my fianceé. That day I knew I was apart of an awesome fandom. So many people there were just as much fans of the movie as I was and it was the first time I could sit and talk about everything I loved about BvS with someone in person. I also met a bunch of awesome people who I still keep in contact with today. This fandom is seriously one of the main reasons I love the DCEU so much. So thank all of you for spreading so much love and positivity to each other!

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“My name is Barry Allen. And I am the fastest man alive.

Ezra Miller as The Flash, BVS (2016) - SS (2016) - Justice League (2017)

Ok but, has anyone noticed that in BvS Diana never truly smiles? She justs smirks sometimes and things like that, she doesn’t form a full face smile of happiness in any of her present day clips like she does many times in her story, when she smiles because of the snowing and when she makes Charlie sing, her happiness showing despite the hardships.
THE FACT THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN ONE HAPPY CLIP FROM PRESENT DIANA, ABSOLUTELY NO HAPPINESS FROM HER AFTER STEVE DIED, THAT’S HOW MUCH SHE LOVED HIM DAMN AFTER ALMOST 100 YEARS DAMN.

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My personal Top 10 Batfleck moments (So far and in no particular order) 

Feel free to add your own. I know i missed a couple. :D