I'm seriously starting to think that 90% of people watching this movie have an entire different movie mapped out in their brains beforehand, and when what they see doesn't match up with what they were expecting, they start crying.
It's a flawed film. But for fuck's sake, almost all of the criticisms I hear of it make no sense.>Lex has no motivation.
He explains his motivation to the senator about how his uncle(can't remember if it was uncle or grandfather or what) had to offer flowers to a 'benevolent' dictator, and he thinks Superman will probably become a GLOBAL 'benevolent' dictator.>Senate scenes are pointless.
They establish how frustrated and powerless Superman feels, how every time he does something good, someone erases it and does something worse. And they establish how people are still split on whether they can trust the alien god protecting them. This feeds into the finale of the film which settles that debate. Superman gave his life for the planet. He proved he's trustworthy, and proved himself as the beacon of hope.>Batman kills.
What the fuck else is new? For every time it's been stated, in comics or movies or cartoons, that "Batman doesn't kill ever!", Batman has killed someone. Batman fucking kills, get over it. At least this movie isn't lying about it. Also, like the post I'm replying to said, this is a desperate, end-of-his-rope Batman, slowly sliding into become a rage-fueled monster. And it's Superman who shows him that.