“Batman v Superman” @ FLMNH (July 27)
The Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Creative B” summer film series features entertaining science fiction films and roundtable discussions by scholars, scientists, writers, and artists.
The second film of the DC Comics Extended Universe and the sequel to Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel, Batman v Superman is the first live-action film pairing of Batman and Superman, and the first live-action film portrayal of Wonder Woman.
Eighteen months after the titanic battle between Superman and General Zod that destroyed much of Metropolis and killed thousands of its citizens, Superman’s ambiguous position in human society – godlike savior or invading alien – provokes growing unease. Bruce Wayne, who has for two decades operated as the vigilante Batman of nearby Gotham City, concludes that Superman is too powerful and careless to be trusted to protect humanity, and must be destroyed. He determines to learn Superman’s secret identity and to develop weapons using kryptonite to kill him. Meanwhile, supercriminal Lex Luthor works in the background to pit The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel against each another and to rid Metropolis and Gotham City of all protectors. Mysterious antiquities dealer Diana Prince observes the unfolding crisis from a distance, ready to intervene at a decisive moment…
Batman v Superman stars Ben Affleck (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), Henry Cavill (as Clark Kent/Superman), Amy Adams (as Lois Lane), Diane Lane (as Martha Kent), Jesse Eisenberg (as Lex Luthor), and Gal Gadot (in her breakthrough, first appearance as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman).
The evening’s events begin at 7 PM. The screening will be preceded and followed by a roundtable discussion featuring:
- Ian Breheny – Museum Operations Specialist at the FLMNH and co-founder of the film series
- Alex Kepley – Animal Health Records Coordinator for the Lubee Bat Conservancy
- Mark Law – Professor of Engineering, Director of the UF Honors Program
- Tim Lawrence – Special effects artist and concept sculptor
Batman v Superman is rated PG-13 for frequent episodes of intense violence, menace, and some sensuality. Some scenes may be unsuitable for pre-teen viewers.
All “Creative B” events are free and open to the public.