There’s a shot near the end of the dismal, deplorable God vs man allegory that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice tries so hard to be, in which all three heroes stand side by side, surrounded by flames, looking badass. The moment is unquestionably cool. To add to the coolness of it all, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) stands between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill), making her stand out among the men in tights.
And then a monster out of the Van Helsing playbook steps into the frame and tries to kill them all with its nuclear powers. Destruction ensues. Superman apparently dies, but not really, because there’s a Justice League movie coming out next year. And all the other words that could be employed to describe just how bad this flick is have already been penned by better, wittier writers than I am, so let us leave it at that.