November 7, 2016: “Batman v Superman: Allegory”

A very interesting video has been put together by a fan known as V Lord, showing comparisons between shots in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to various films, works of art, and even with other scenes from within the same movie and also “Man of Steel”.


Batman v Superman: Allegory from V on Vimeo.

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andramus
Member

I have to say that some of the allegories in there were probably reaching a fair bit. However how any one can call Zack Snyder a hack is beyond me.

DE-EL
Member

People get sensitive when you don’t give them what they want. In his case, portrayal of certain characters despite degrees of accuracy being clearly evident…

Kal-Elvis
Member

Neat-looking video! I liked that a lot better than the movie, frankly.

Thought I must say… “Superman-as-allegory” (as a full-on plot device, at least) wore out it’s welcome for me even before Superman Returns.

pud333
Guest
I mentioned this on Twitter, but I’ll repeat it here and expand on it: I love BvS, but it’s clear the film struggled under the weight of its own gravitas. Every time I watch BvS, I get something new out of it, which is great for me. I think it’s a masterpiece. I’ve always said I will give a movie more credit for swinging for the fences even though it strikes out sometimes, than a safe movie that takes no risks and doesn’t attempt to surprise me. But now that we’re months out, it is clear to me why this… Read more »
sundevil82
Member
I believe one of the problems with the film was that Batman needed to be a supporting character with an ambiguous motive. He being made a co-lead was a mistake in my opinion because if you’re reintroducing him, we as an audience should not know where he’s coming from or how he feels about everything other then he wants to investigate who this Superman is. His motivation in the film should have been given to lex as his motivation was only really hinted at and not fully fleshed out. Also, Superman needs to speak more. Need that to happen in… Read more »
pud333
Guest
I’m not going to get too deep into what was wrong and what was right with the film, since I’m sure we’ve all had enough of debating BvS. But I will say that yes, I found the portrayal of Lex odd at first. It took a while for me to get used to it. I would have preferred a less twitchy Lex. I’m really hoping they do Superman well in Justice League. As much as I’ve liked these movies, I am done with sad bastard Superman. If they’re bringing him back, he needs to come back changed. If he comes… Read more »
Adekis
Member

That was pretty good, but the clearest allusions are to Boorman’s “Excalibur”. Flash’s time travel scene is Perceval’s first attempt at retrieving the Holy Grail. The sword in Boorman’s film glows green. Kal dies Arthur’s exact death, impaling himself on the weapon of an abomination genetically related to himself in order to better attack them with a glowing green weapon. And the first scene of the film, there’s a poster for Excalibur on the theater the Waynes come out of. There’s tons of Excalibur references, so the lack of them in this video is sort of remarkable to me.

Bea1968
Member

@Adekis
You are right the most obvious references to Boorman’s “Excalibur” are missing. There is another video you may like – with “Excalibur” references.

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