Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (World’s Finest Mess)

“Eisenberg’s Lex is too much of a schemer for such random machinations. It doesn’t feel mysterious; it comes off like the writers didn’t have a clue or couldn’t make up their mind.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

When the best thing you can say is it’s not as bad as they say, what does that really say?

When Superman (Henry Cavill) made the conscious decision to kill General Zod (Michael Shannon) to stop Earth from being made-over into New Krypton, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is in Metropolis to witness firsthand the collateral damage of the super-brawl. It reminds him, of course, of when his own parents were killed — the first of many events leading up to him becoming Batman of Gotham City. Eighteen months later, Superman continues doing his hero thing, giving many hope that his powers make him a true god among men — an actual savior — but his status is called into question when African villagers are murdered during his rescue of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) on assignment. With American leaders genuinely concerned that Superman has gone or could go rogue, Lex Luthor…

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