Watch The Ultimate Fight Sequence From “Batman v Superman”
It’s Monday, which means that this video released by HBO Max really fits the mood. Sure, the new-ish streaming service released this nearly 5-minute sequence from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yesterday, but it really jibes with the way we all feel right now. The clip is of arguably the most brutal fight sequence in DCEU history, in which a souped-up, super angry Batman (Ben Affleck) goes toe-to-toe with Superman (Henry Cavill). This fight pretty much captures director Zack Snyder’s vision for the entire DCEU—dark, brutal, and visually arresting. It also sets the stage for these two polar opposite superheroes to find common ground thanks to a common enemy. This happens both in the last third of Dawn of Justice and, to a much larger extent, in Justice League.
One of the elements of the fairly polarizing Batman v Superman that doesn’t get enough credit is the fact that Snyder and his team actually made the fight between these two supes breathtaking and plausible (as far as superhero films go). There’s no way Batman can beat Superman in a fair fight, which is why he deploys his two—and only two—advantages; technological genius and kryptonite. While the fight starts off badly lopsided, once Batman breaks out some of his clever weapons, he gains the upper hand.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is available on HBO Max, and it sets the stage for the streaming service’s most hotly anticipated title—Snyder’s Justice League cut, which will premiere sometime in 2021. Until then, you can relive the most brutal fight in DC history below (and watch the film, too) to prep.
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Featured image: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Courtesy: Warner Bros. Pictures