Well, I waited a long time for this. I usually enjoy most of the Batman films, so in case you're looking for an objective critique, you're not going to find one here. I'm just going to comment on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which I saw yesterday.
Just to be clear, I don't have any comic book knowledge and I don't care if the characters stay true to them.
Let's start by saying I had set the bar quite low. I had no idea of its atmosphere and story. I only new (from the trailer mostly) that it was not going to be a realistic Nolan-like movie (which is totally fine).
I'm a person that cannot forgive that Superman exists without a mask. Having said that, I'm going to let that slide and not comment on any unrealistic aspects of the plot, since that's not the point.
The film lacks one major thing, which I find unforgivable; character development.
Each character's mission is really childish. Especially Lex Luthor's.
I didn't mind the serious atmosphere of the film. What I did mind was the unrealistic dialogue and the supposedly important punch lines of every character, resembling kids that face the audience and speak their line in a school play.
He was a real drama queen during the whole movie. I know that Snyder tries to present him as a kind of Messiah that has to suffer for mankind etc, but it was annoying as hell (personal opinion).
At least Jesus didn't go cry to his girlfriend begging for attention like a 14 year-old. #BURN
Let's come to my favourite part. I'm probably going to regret saying that, but putting the whole movie aside, Ben Affleck is my favourite Batman so far.
I grew up with the Batman animated features and series and was never satisfied with any of the Batman actors in any of the feature films. I didn't mind any of the casting choices (except George Clooney. I draw the line on that one), but I needed time to accept all of them as THE Batman.
The moment I saw Ben Affleck, I thought "Bruce Wayne".
Excellent casting choice.
He's one of the major reasons I didn't take the movie seriously. Lex was unnecessarily super evil. His plan was quite silly and Jesse Eisenberg's performance and lines were over the top from the fucking beginning!
Character development = 0
Really nothing to say here. I haven't got a clue about her comic book origins. It seemed a bit unnecessary to be there, except the obvious Justice League thing.
Again, ZERO character development.
To be fair, which woman ever had proper character development in superhero movies?
I didn't find the film that entertaining. Quite boring most of the time.
Luckily Ben Affleck was there to keep me interested.
I also have a ton of things to say about the plot and how most of the stuff in the film don't make sense, but I don't want to spoil it ;-)