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Critic comparison for movies playing April 1-7

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Warner Bros. Pictures

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13)

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons

The pitch: Bruce Wayne decides Superman has to be stopped after the Man of Steel’s fight with General Zod leaves Metropolis a disaster area. At the same time, Superman decides Batman’s vigilante ways need to end. Their struggles are complicated by an evil plot hatched by Lex Luther.

The formula: Throw in a few punches of “Man of Steel.” Clobber some moments from “The Dark Knight.” Crush parts of “Watchman.”

Go see it: If you are a fan of DC Comics since this film draws from several big issues.

Don’t go see it: For the first 45 minutes. Arrive late and miss all of the meaningless material.

Can’t wait: The introduction of Wonder Woman is such a saving grace, it’s a good sign that her solo movie will be worth seeing.

Critics’ choices

Numbers indicate stars

Fresno Bee

Ent. Weekly

N.Y. Times

L.A. Times

S.F. Chr.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

2

2 1/2

2

3

1 1/2

Deadpool

3

3

2 1/2

2 1/2

2

The Divergent

Series:

Allegiant

2

2

2

2

2

Star Wars:

The Force

Awakens

4

3 1/2

3 1/2

3 1/2

4

Zootopia

3

3

3

3

3 1/2

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