The epic rivalry between Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Captain America: Civil War appears to have a winner, with the latter movie being much better received critically and commercially. The long-awaited smackdown between Cap and Iron Man – and a fair chunk of the other heroes in the MCU – had a better story, characterisation and pacing too, but that’s not to say Dawn Of Justice was a total bust either.
Love him or hate him Zach Snyder refused to play it safe with his movie and made some gutsy decisions that he must have known would land him an earful from comic fans. Now the dust has cleared a little it’s easier to reflect on the positives of Batman V Superman, and admit that it actually did a few things better than its closest competitor.
So in the interest of fairness let’s give Dawn Of Justice a second chance, and focus on what it did right, as opposed to the many, many things it did wrong. Who knows, by the end of this article you might even feel hopeful about the Justice League movies again.