Honest Trailers rips Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to shreds

"The fight ends after eight minutes because their mums have the same name."

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Who's your money on? Ben Affleck v Henry Cavill is going to get brutal. Image Picture Warner Bros

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the latest giant blockbuster to get the Screen Junkies treatment – and let’s just say it’s not pretty.

Honest Trailers have delivered their verdict on the critically-panned Zack Snyder superhero epic, and it’s already poised to be one of the viral specialists’ most popular videos.

With two million views in just 24 hours, their take on Dawn of Justice seems to already be more liked than the film it’s taking to pieces.

Opening with the old quotes from BvS co-writer, who a decade ago said this movie is “where you go when you admit you’ve exhausted all responsibilities”, and Zack Snyder saying he’d make a Batman movie where the Dark Knight got “raped in prison”, it’s a comprehensive takedown of the DC Comics disaster.

Getting the brunt of the fury is Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Henry Cavill’s “silently constipated” Man of Steel and how the big showdown is a bit naff.

You wait two hours for the pair to fight, Honest Trailers argues, only to see the brawl “end after eight minutes because their mums have the same name”.

It’s not all bad news, though. Honest Trailers, like pretty much everyone else, love Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and single out Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight.

“We all assumed would be the best part of this movie, [he’s] the best part of the movie,” they said.

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of how they put that short-lived Batman v Superman battle in loaded’s exclusive video below

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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