5 Dumbest And Most Frustrating Complaints About BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

5 Dumbest And Most Frustrating Complaints About BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

5 Dumbest And Most Frustrating Complaints About BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released, think pieces have been popping up everywhere moaning about perceived plot holes and mistakes. These are the five most infuriating examples.

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It's been more than seven days since the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and what a week it's been! We've had #SadAffleck, compelling box office reports, and arguments aplenty about the future of the DC Films Universe. However, we've also been subjected to a lot of rather annoying complaints about how this movie panned out, many of which are as dumb as they are nonsensical. Now, I'm not denying that Batman v Superman didn't have issues, but these weren't among them!

That's why I've decided to take a closer look at some of the worst Batman v Superman nitpicks from those who either just had it in for the movie or seemingly couldn't understand what director Zack Snyder was going for. A box office hit and critical flop, this is one release which people will be talking about for a long time to come (to call it even more divisive than Man of Steel would be an understatement), but what you'll find here are the biggest complaints which don't need addressing.
 

5. "MAAAAARTHA!"

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One of the most baffling claims about Batman v Superman is that the two heroes only stopped fighting because their mothers share the same name. That's not it at all, especially as Snyder spends the whole movie toying with Bruce's feelings about his parents; with that in mind, why wouldn't he recoil at the mention of someone he's been having nightmares and visions about?

Still, it apparently just doesn't make sense that Clark would say "Martha", even though he's trying to give Batman crucial information about the woman Lex Luthor is holding hostage, something shouting, "Mommy!" wouldn't acheive. Learning that the alien he's about to kill is as human as he is, Batman sees the error of his ways and spares Superman, but this has frustratingly gone over the heads of most.


4. "Superman Is A Murderer...Batman Too!"

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This version of Batman is a killer, but it's fairly obvious that he only takes down those trying to end his or other people's lives, something pretty much every big screen version of the character - including Christopher Nolan's - has done. One of the worst questions being asked is if Batman kills his enemies, why hasn't he murdered The Joker? Who gives a f**k!

More interesting though is Superman. While this isn't the flag waving goody two shoes many would have preferred, Cavill's Man of Steel is a far more interesting character, but also another killer, right? Wrong. While the scene in which he plows a terrorist through a wall is being widely discussed, we never see him do the deed, but if he did, does it matter? His "victim" was a was moments away from adding Lois to his long list of victims. 


3. "It's No Fun!"

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I can' help but think that one of the main reasons Batman v Superman received such poor reviews is that the past few years of Marvel movies have conditioned critics into thinking that those are what a superhero movie should be. Ant-Man, Iron Man 3, and Guardians of the Galaxy are all action comedies with some serious bits thrown in, and while I liked/loved them, there's nothing wrong with sticking to a more serious tone as Batman v Superman does.

For starters, it's something new, but nope, it's apparently joyless and just not fun at all. How anyone could find a movie featuring these two icons fighting not "fun" is beyond me, while it's worth noting that Terrio throws in some great one liners and moments of wit throughout courtesy of characters like Alfred Pennyworth and Perry White. 


2. "Lex Luthor's Plan Makes No Sense!"

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Lex Luthor has been one of Batman v Superman's biggest talking points this week, and while I can appreciate that Jesse Eisenberg's take on the character isn't to everyone's liking, what's so hard to understand about his plan?

I'm not denying that it feels like a tad too much of it ended up on the cutting room floor, but we really didn't need scenes dedicated to showing how he learned Batman and Superman's secret identities, especially when it's obvious in the latter's case and he's had twenty years to work out who the former really is. As for Doomsday, that creation if clearly unleashed as a last resort by Luthor, and while I've seen write ups pointing to it not making any sense that Lex would unleash him on Metropolis, Lex is nuts and just wants Superman dead at this stage, so it mostly works.


1. "Why Didn't Superman Stop The Bomber?"

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It seems like the problem with many critics is that they think they're better storytellers than the people making the movies they're being paid to review. This scene is a perfect example of that as Superman has been widely criticised for just standing there both before and after the explosion in the courtroom he's been called to goes off. Never mind that the movie makes it clear that he didn't see the bomb because he made the mistake of not checking; this apparently makes Cavill's Superman the worst ever!

Also, could someone explain what he was supposed to do after it went off? Carry some charred skeletons out on his back? Batman v Superman's story didn't always quite gel, but highlighting scenes like this appears to show a deliberate lack of understanding and is clearly unnecessary nitpicking!

Do you agree that these complaints about Batman v Superman were uncalled for or did they bother you as much as they p*ssed off the critics? As always, let us know your thoughts in the usual place. 


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