I watched Batman v. Superman because I was on a plane, and I was bored, and I had heard Wonder Woman was in it. (She was.)
Unfortunately, much like the Man of Steel film to which this was a sequel, it was overly dark and gritty. I was basically watching for Wonder Woman and (for most of the film) Lex Luthor.
I mostly watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies because it looked funny. As a general rule, I’m not interested in romance drama stuff, so I still haven’t read the original (and don’t particularly plan to). Even so, I expected the basics — Elizabeth ends up with Darcy, and so on.
So, here are a few thoughts on the story.
It was… not great. Not as terrible as I think many of the critics said it was, but not great.
And I think they missed a big opportunity to make the movie much more interesting than a standard “we should destroy Skynet first!” plot.
So, let’s have at it.
Also, it looks like some of my speculation last time didn’t quite hit the mark, based on the reveals in book two.
Naturally — spoilers follow.
The Fifth Season just won the Hugo Award for best novel, and it’s well deserved.
It’s good enough and unique enough that I’m going to throw in some literary commentary along with the science nitpicking — at no additional cost!
Also, I strongly advice against reading this review until you’ve read the book. The novel is worth reading fresh.
I’m also writing this without having yet read the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, so if you’ve read the first book but not the second, everything below is all either in the first book or my own speculation.