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* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]] due to how relentless it is, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it.]]

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* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]] due to how relentless it is, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it.]]Batman]].



* EightDeadlyWords: With a film featuring heroes that have [[ClassicalAntiHero little]] [[KnightInSourArmor to]] [[FallenHero no]] genuine heroic virtues, it becomes almost a chore to build any kind of emotional connection with them.

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** Despite being his mother, Martha Kent seems infinitely more adjusted about [[spoiler:Clarkís death]] compared to Lois. Is she just better at compartmentalization, or has she been mentally preparing for this to happen all this time?


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* EightDeadlyWords: With a film featuring heroes that have [[ClassicalAntiHero little]] [[KnightInSourArmor to]] [[FallenHero no]] genuine heroic virtues, it becomes almost a chore to build any kind of emotional connection with them.


* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]] due to how relentless it is, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it.

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* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]] due to how relentless it is, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it.]]


* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Henry Cavill is clearly sidelined in focus by both Ben Affleck, but it's clear he does his best with what he's given. Affleck, Gadot, and Creator/JeremyIrons all received heavy amounts of praise for their performances. Jesse Eisenberg, however, was not so fortunate.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Henry Cavill Creator/HenryCavill is clearly sidelined in focus by both Ben Affleck, Creator/BenAffleck, but it's clear he does his best with what he's given. Affleck, Gadot, Creator/GalGadot, and Creator/JeremyIrons all received heavy amounts of praise for their performances. Jesse Eisenberg, Creator/JesseEisenberg, however, was not so fortunate.


* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Henry Cavill is clearly sidelined in focus by both Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, but it's clear he does his best with what little he's given.
** Despite the movie's dubious quality, Affleck, Gadot, and Creator/JeremyIrons all recieved heavy amounts of praise for their performances. Jesse Eisenberg, however, was not so fortunate.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Henry Cavill is clearly sidelined in focus by both Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, Affleck, but it's clear he does his best with what little he's given.
** Despite the movie's dubious quality,
given. Affleck, Gadot, and Creator/JeremyIrons all recieved received heavy amounts of praise for their performances. Jesse Eisenberg, however, was not so fortunate.


* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]], [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it.

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* AngstAversion: By far one of the most common criticisms of the film is that its DarkerAndEdgier depiction of Superman, Batman and the world they live in is so absurdly [[CrapsackWorld depressing and bleak]] that it either [[{{Narm}} makes the whole thing feel ridiculous and stupid]], stupid]] due to how relentless it is, [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic undermines the sympathetic qualities of Batman]] or simply ruins the audience's ability to care about anything happening in it. it.



* {{Anvilicious}}: Much like [[Film/ManOfSteel its predecessor]], the film makes comparisons between Superman and Jesus, even to the point where [[spoiler: his death scene pulled imagery from Jesus' death: he's shown dead in a CrucifiedHeroShot and is wrapped up in his '''{{r|uleOfSymbolism}}ed''' cape and handed down to Lois, akin to how Mary received her Son's body]]. Perhaps these undertones would have been better-received if the audience themselves were able to find them, but the film is so preachy and unsubtle with this religious ideology that it comes off more annoying than ingenious.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Much like [[Film/ManOfSteel its predecessor]], the film makes many unsubtle comparisons between Superman and Jesus, even to the point where [[spoiler: his death scene pulled imagery from Jesus' death: he's shown dead in a CrucifiedHeroShot and is wrapped up in his '''{{r|uleOfSymbolism}}ed''' cape and handed down to Lois, akin to how Mary received her Son's body]]. Perhaps these undertones would have been better-received if the audience themselves were able to find them, but the film is so preachy and unsubtle with this religious ideology that it comes off more annoying than ingenious.

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** Senator Finch will not be the only [[WesternAnimation/WonderPark "Junebug"]] around.

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** Gal Gadotís debut as Wonder Woman was greeted with near universal positivity.

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** While many previous Batman films had been well-received, Batmanís detective skills were often put on the back burner in favor of fighting skill and gadgets. In this movie, Bruce spends a great deal of his screen time investigating who [[spoiler: or what]] the White Portuguese is.


** Luthor, played by Creator/JesseEisenberg, is called to publicly testify before Congress (but doesn't, of course). In 2018 Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Website/{{Facebook}}, had to come before Congress to answer questions. Eisenberg played Zuckerberg in the 2010 film ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''.

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** Luthor, played by Creator/JesseEisenberg, is called to publicly testify before Congress (but doesn't, of course). In 2018 Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Website/{{Facebook}}, had to come before Congress to answer questions. (Zuckerberg also refused to testify before the UK and Canadian Parliaments.) Eisenberg played Zuckerberg in the 2010 film ''Film/TheSocialNetwork''.


* NeverLiveItDown: [[NeverLiveItDown/DCExtendedUniverse Has its own page with the rest of DCEU]]

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* NeverLiveItDown: [[NeverLiveItDown/DCExtendedUniverse Has its own page with the rest of DCEU]]See here.]]


* ToughActToFollow: Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot averted it because they acquitted themselves well enough. However, Creator/JesseEisenberg had this hurdle since Creator/GeneHackman's, Creator/MichaelRosenbaum's, and even Creator/KevinSpacey's wildly different versions of Lex Luthor are highly regarded by their respective fans, while Eisenberg's performance was one of the most negatively received aspects of the movie.
** For the film itself, it faced this not from ''Film/ManOfSteel'', but rather, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the animated adaptation]] of ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', which was the main influence for Batman's portrayal in this film. While there is a BrokenBase regarding an edit in the first part of the animated movie, and the quality of the second part overall, the movie was still very well-received in comparison to ''BvS''.

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Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot averted it because they acquitted themselves well enough. However, Creator/JesseEisenberg had this hurdle since Creator/GeneHackman's, Creator/MichaelRosenbaum's, and even Creator/KevinSpacey's wildly different versions of Lex Luthor are highly regarded by their respective fans, while Eisenberg's performance was one of the most negatively received aspects of the movie.
** For the film itself, it faced this not from ''Film/ManOfSteel'', but rather, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the animated adaptation]] of ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', which was the main influence for Batman's portrayal in this film. While there is a BrokenBase regarding an edit in the first part of the animated movie, and the quality of the second part overall, the movie was still very well-received in comparison to ''BvS''.''[=BvS=]''.

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** For the film itself, it faced this not from ''Film/ManOfSteel'', but rather, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns the animated adaptation]] of ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', which was the main influence for Batman's portrayal in this film. While there is a BrokenBase regarding an edit in the first part of the animated movie, and the quality of the second part overall, the movie was still very well-received in comparison to ''BvS''.


** [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/what-everyone-said-when-affleck-played-superman.html Ben Affleck played Superman]] - or rather, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the actor that played Superman]] - in the film ''Film/{{Hollywoodland}}''. And now he's playing Batman. And it's was pointed out on Creator/ConanOBrien that Creator/DianeLane was also in that film... and had a bedroom scene with Affleck. Perhaps that explains why Batman and Superman are fighting...
*** Plus, his public statement after the flop of ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' that there was no way he'd ever play a superhero again. Made even better by Creator/KevinSmith saying that Affleck took on the role because it was the closest he'd ever get to playing Batman.

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** [[http://www.vulture.com/2013/08/what-everyone-said-when-affleck-played-superman.html Ben Affleck played Superman]] - or rather, [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman the actor that played Superman]] - in the film ''Film/{{Hollywoodland}}''. And now he's playing Batman. And it's was pointed out on Creator/ConanOBrien that Creator/DianeLane was also in that film... and had a bedroom scene with Affleck. Perhaps that explains why Batman and Superman are fighting...
*** Plus,
fighting. As well, his public statement after the flop of ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' that there was no way he'd ever play a superhero again. Made even better by Creator/KevinSmith saying that Affleck took on the role because it was the closest he'd ever get to playing Batman.

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