Dean Cain as Superman
Dean Cain as Superman
Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

Spoilers ahead for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

One-time Superman Dean Cain has come out with his own review of Warner Bros.'s Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Cain, who currently appears on CBS's Supergirl, played Superman/Clark Kent in the 1990s network television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

"My son hated it because Superman died. It made me very happy that he took it so personally and that he has such a strong connection to the character," Cain told The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh. "The movie obviously was so well made; the effects were incredible. It was too long, though, and I admit, I dozed off a tiny bit, but maybe that's because I was tired after a lot of traveling."

The former Man of Steel called Ben Affleck's Batman performance as "great," while Henry Cavill's Superman was "very good."

"The suit looks fantastic; the suit is amazing! I would call him lucky to get that suit instead of the Lycra that I had. Henry is a big, physical guy, and he looks “super," if you will," laughed the actor. "I've met him before and he has that Superman special something. This is a different incarnation, as I've mentioned. My favorite of all time will always be Christopher Reeve. He'll always be Superman in my eyes."

Cain went on, talking about how Zack Snyder's DC films are "so dark" compared to what's come before.

"This incarnation is so dark compared to the lightness of the Superman I've grown to know and love, as seen in the two versions that I grew up with — Christopher Reeve and myself," the actor related. "That's the only difference to me. [This movie] inhabits a dark world and Superman is such an alien in that world. Wonder Woman is really easy on the eyes, and I love that they introduced the other guys, the Justice League, because those stories are very cool. I loved how they did that. But I don't see how you have a Justice League without Superman."

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