Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been the victim of some of the stinkingest reviews of a blockbuster in recent memory.
They are enough to make a video of star Ben Affleck looking sad after being politely reminded about them become an immediate viral monster.
Don’t look now – Sad Ben!
Here are some of the most damning write-ups from its opening weekend.
‘The director is Zack Snyder who was responsible for 300 – Watchmen – Man of Steel and other Chekhovian chamber pieces and whom I suspect of having worked for NutriBullet before he joined the movie business.
When in doubt he simply slings another ingredient into the mix – be it an irradiated monster an explosion on government premises or the sharp smack of masonry on skull’.
Michael Bonner, Uncut
‘The substance of Snyder’s film is crude and unambiguous – lacking any ideological or emotional nuance.
Hans Zimmer’s score is made of lead.
Characters intone expository dialogue in a manner that suggests they are heavily constipated’.
(ed:..but wait..!..there’s more..!..)