I finally got around to watching 2015's winner of Most Complexly Idiotic Film Title. Honestly though, despite the immensely scathing reviews, I kinda enjoyed BvS. Sure, those same reviews had lowered my expectations to around the level of a hypothetical Nintendogs movie, but honestly I would say this is one of the more competent non-Marvel superhero outings for some time. Go figure.
Yes, the film is too black and moody and, sure, I'm also not 100% on board with the idea of a Batman that has so clearly gone over the moral divide (I mean, bat brands...). Nor was Lux Luthor a particularly fine addition to Eisenberg's repertoire, though it grated a lot less than I had anticipated. But on the other hand, the action is well managed and the characters are, largely, neatly woven together in a way that feels at least a little organic.
In no way is BvS a brilliant film, but it's also a lot better than the reviews give it credit for. At the end of the day, I enjoyed myself watching it and it definitely got me excited for Wonder Woman and even a little intrigued for Justice League, so perhaps in the grander scheme of the DC:EU it will begin to feel a little less raw.