In celebration of Batman Day, an online channel joined forces with a stuntman to analyze and praise Batman v Superman's warehouse fight scene. The film marked the second installment of the DCEU. Following Man of Steel, Zack Snyder returned to direct and set up such future outings as Wonder Woman and the franchise's first official team-up movie, Justice League. With Ben Affleck taking on the Cape and Cowl, the film took inspiration from Frank Miller's acclaimed Dark Knight Returns comic and depicted an ideological (and briefly physical) clash between Batman and Superman.
The DCEU has taken a sharp turn in recent years, following the underwhelming reception of Justice League. Instead of following through on Snyder's original five-movie plan, Warner Bros. changed course and poured their focus into more standalone projects. While upcoming sequels Wonder Woman 1984 and Aquaman 2 will exist within the established DCEU universe, their connection to outside characters is expected to remain minimal. Such other upcoming outings as Joker, meanwhile, will exist outside of the DCEU continuity altogether. Equally, the collective franchise has seen a significant shift in tone, moving from gritty to more light-hearted fare demonstrated by Shazam! Despite that, there remains a passionate section of the fanbase eager to see the movies return to Snyder's original vision.
A Youtube channel by the name of Corridor Crew partnered with stuntman Eric Linden to assess a whole range of stunt scenes. Across the video's runtime, they delve into a whole host of Hollywood movies - including the vehicular stunts of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver and even the classic fall suffered by Andy Samberg's Rod Kimble in Hot Rod. Most notably, however, they analyze the warehouse fight scene of Batman v Superman, in which Batman attempts to save Martha Kent - offering a whole host of praise along the way. Calling it a "beefy fight scene", Linden praises (and gives insight to) not only the technique of the stuntmen but also the storytelling of the fight's choreography. He especially touches on the clever way Batman utilizes his gadgets to disarm his opponents, how it details the perils of wearing a cape for vigilantism, and how it isn't afraid of having Batman overrun by multiple enemies at once - even having to overcome a bullet to the head. The full video can be seen below, with the Batman v Superman segment starting at the 3:30 mark.
Linden has worked in a number of productions across the years. As teased in the video, he doubled for The Punisher in Daredevil season 2. He would later reprise that role and serve as the stunt coordinator on The Punisher solo show. He also worked on the big screen in such mainline MCU outings as Avengers: Endgame. His upcoming projects include the highly anticipated horror-comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap. Linden will also once more double for The Punisher star Jon Bernthal in the Tylor Sheridan-directed Those Who Wish Me Dead. That particular film will also star Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult.
Batman v Superman experienced a mixed response upon release, ultimately becoming one of the most divisive films of the decade. A lot of the debate regarding the film centered mostly on the infamous, oft-parodied "Martha Moment" that occurred towards the end of the film. No matter what side of the fence fans sit, however, Affleck's performance was widely applauded. Equally, it's easy to see why this scene, in particular, was singled out for praise. When asked, most fans would probably list the warehouse scene as the best moment in Batman v Superman - if not one of the best Batman sequences of all time.
Source: Corridor Crew
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