Now the movie has taken a lot of hits* the least stupid of these being that it seemed like there were multiple films going on here (Man of Steel sequel, a Batman movie, the setup for Justice League, Batman v Superman beat down) that supposedly didn’t connect…the problem with this critique is that they did connect. Not only did all of the points fit into one single narrative—granted a narrative more consistent with a well written novel than the simple A and B story plot lines in a dimwitted sitcom that non-professional critics clearly prefer—but each of these parts mirrored each other in terms of their themes. And while more complex this movie was not mere pretentiousness as its themes were issues at the core of humanity—not the banality presented as depth that professional critics oh so love—these were truly deep themes.
Now as one of the authors of this article previously pointed out, these are in part tied to the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and just as Man of Steel tore apart the idealistic tyranny of Plato’s Republic; Dawn of Justice shreds Nietzsche into the trash that his philosophy really is. But it does more then that, it attacks the lack of humanity at the core of Nietzsche, and turn on it’s head the question “Must there be a Superman?” from Nietzsche’s answer of Yes, so that man can be overcome by the ubermensch, to yes because the last son of Krypton is the light to follow which makes us human.