Silent Bob and popular nerd actor/film-maker Kevin Smith has some choice words about Warner Brothers’ latest blockbuster hit, and we’re afraid that we might actually agree with him.
While talking about the story and its lack of coherent direction, he made a few condemning comments regarding the portrayal of Ben Affleck’s Batman. “That didn’t seem like Batman”, he argued, “certainly not the world’s greatest detective. More like Bat-Trump… Batman’s never like, ‘If there’s a 1% chance shit could go wrong, let’s f**kking stab people'”. His statement certainly reflects upon the menacing features within the portrayal of Bruce Wayne, whose moral corruption has seemingly broken him down to a nut with military grade equipment.
He also took a jab at the difference between Zack Snyder’s adaptation and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stating “The Marvel movies have a lot of joy in them and I realize as I was watching [Batman v Superman] and here’s the weirdest way to sum it up: I thought it was really dark, I don’t know that I would take a kid to this, it’s kinda bleak”.
“It’s been 72 hours since I’ve seen it and I don’t know what the moral of the Batman v Superman movie is other than, maybe, maybe, if you stretch it real thin, ‘Hey kids, don’t judge a book by its cover'”, he continued.
Despite the film receiving negative reception from both critics and fans, even to the point of being compared to 2011’s Green Lantern, it has still managed to break through a blockbuster record for the month of March. Warner Brothers has also recently released footage that was removed from the final film, which featured the apparent appearance of Steppenwolf, which would lead to the development of the Justice League story arc.