Written by Dave Navarro, April 8, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately: Batman V Superman was already covered by William Chandler Jr., fellow Slickster writer, here. I don’t mean to disagree with William, I think he has a fair point; that BvS was lacking, but not bad. It was a comic book blockbuster, not the new Wes Anderson flick. I think there’s something there, to the notion that a popcorn movie and an art-house film don’t have to be made the same way, or designed similarly, or be written by the same style of writer, or have any comparable pieces. Things like Age of Ultron or BvS don’t have to be award winning masterpieces of film to be considered good. They just have to keep our attention and wow us enough to make it into water-cooler discussions.
That being said, BvS was awful, and I can explain why by describing two shots in the opening credit sequence. For those who haven’t seen it: BvS opens with a montage detailing the Batman origin story. These two shots take place during the murder of his parents, specifically his mother.