There’s a moment during the titular dust-up many minutes in to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice where Bruce Wayne, having flung everything else at Superman, throws an actual kitchen sink at Clark Kent’s head. If only Zack Snyder’s film had the intelligence to recognise the sublime irony in this. Smart BvS certainly is not; gloriously failed and magnificently messy it certainly is.
The same movie critics who cooed over BvS to get their movie preview articles and Affleck/Cavill magazine covers queued up to turn their backs on BvS last week, and while there was much to criticise the few good points were thrown out with the bad. It stands that if BvS had been released before X2 (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), and Avengers Assemble (2012) it would have been received as the dawn of a new era in comic m
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