Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ★½

NOTE (05/06/2022): This was my initial reaction back when I saw it in March of 2016. My feelings on this film have changed significantly since then.

With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be another Batman reboot, a Man of Steel sequel, and a Justice League set-up all at once with results that are nothing short of depressing to watch.

And stop right there, you. You, who's about to go all, "Oh, well you just hated it because it was dark and gritty and not fun like that Marvel shit!"


I don't dislike this film because it isn't "fun". I dislike it because it's an incoherent, nonsensical, convoluted, overstuffed, overbloated, rushed Albatross of filmmaking.

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