Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a joyless movie that had none of the fun that comes with being a superhero flick (I mean, even Batman can have fun between grunts). But that wasn’t the main reason it sucked. Nerdwriter explains that its the movie’s over-reliance on moments versus scenes that makes the whole thing feel awkward, staged, and inauthentic. The film tried to awe us with slow motion shots, montage sequences, dream scenes, close up shots, and absolute destruction...but as a result, it forgot to build a world or tell a story we would care about.
h/t Lein Shory
Steve: I haven't seen Batman v. Superman (and haven't wanted to), but this is really fascinating. I'm actually thinking of using this in my fiction classes at some point (and thinking of it as well in terms of my own fiction too).
Scenes are everything to me, as a reader and a writer--this is very cool.
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