Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was many things. But to call it boring would be dead wrong. Sure it bounced off of many people’s heads. It polarized the DC fanbase and has created a rift that will probably never be filled. But it had its moments. The movie had some extremely graphic and violent action scenes the likes of which Superhero movies had never seen. BVS showed how Batman could be a God of Combat even though he was just a mortal. With his sheer skills and expertise, he rained hell on his enemies with his punches and kicks. The warehouse fight scene was the very zenith of superhero action. A recent analysis by a renowned medical practitioner of the warehouse fight scene in BVS proves what many ardent fans already knew – Ben Affleck’s Batman is a Combat “Monster”!!
Dr. Ed Hope sat down and analyzed the fight sequence of BVS. He came to a verdict that that would shock many. Batman‘s punches and kicks are no longer human. The sheer ferociousness and veracity of his jabs and strikes are so lethal they lead to prolonged injury for whoever is unlucky enough to be at the receiving end. The analysis stated that Batman’s attacks left his opponents with injuries like median nerve injuries, deadly concussions, penetrating chest trauma, cardiac tamponade, and brain contusions.
The entire video was uploaded on Dr. Ed Hopes’ YouTube Channel. Here’s the video:
One weapon of particular interest to Dr. Hope was the grappling gun. He states that the way in which the gun was used to capture and strangle enemies by their femoral artery was deadlier than Batman throwing a batarang at their legs. The attack, according to Hope, would lead to internal bleeding and intense pain. The femoral artery would be permanently severed with at least multiple hairline fractures all over the femur bone.
The rapid kicks and punches Batman uses to level the playing ground once he lands inside the Warehouse are also taken into consideration. The attacks would be a major contributor to Batman’s kill count in the Snyderverse movies. Hope claims the rapid action attacks would have left four dead, at least six in critical condition, and four in serious condition. Only two would have survived the attacks with a stable condition but long term injuries that would have scarred them for life.
Many fans who have grown accustomed to the family friendly ‘wholesome’ action sequences that Marvel throws their ways absolutely hated how BVS interpreted superhero action. There was a lot of blood and a lot of broken bones left in the wake of a climactic fight. While Marvel tried to use a formulaic approach, Snyder went the more realistic route. If an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, there is bound to be a lot of collateral damage. Batman was trying to save Martha Kent at all costs. He was more than willing to sacrifice a few criminal degenerates who had spent most of their life hurting others.
Zack Snyder’s Batman didn’t attack to kill, he attacked to maim. Dr. Ed Hope’s Analysis of the fight scene proves Ben Affleck’s Batman was the most ruthless, and brutal version of the Dark Knight we have ever seen. Affleck returns to reprise his role as the Batman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the upcoming Flash movie. Maybe we will catch another glimpse of his brutalities on screen then as well.