Batman v Superman: It’s Not About Justice. It’s About Control.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

I have a confession. I think the first 20–30 minutes of Batman v Superman are very nearly a masterpiece. The rest of the film is a mess, have no doubt about it. But the way that the film sets up Batman’s fall from — well, not grace, but heroism — is, I think, rather brilliant.

When it comes to the naysayers of DC’s current line of films, there are two types…