Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is still very divisive among fans and critics. Almost to a shocking degree. As some still proclaim how great it is, and others still note how bad it is.
For many of the detractors, one of the main reasons its bad is because of the portrayal of Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. This version was portrayed as a younger, more psychotic version, rather than the calm, collected version fans are used to in some aspects.
Also though, they’re not entirely sure why Lex created Doomsday, the “real” villain of the film. At the London premiere, IGN asked Eisenberg about what Lex was thinking about when making Doomsday:
“I think Lex becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the movie” he explained. “I also think he’s a guy who has 40 back-up plans and so when one thing doesn’t work out he has another and if that doesn’t work out he has another, which is why I think he never feels that threatened by Superman and Batman because he knows he always has the leverage and his final act, in my opinion; and this is now thinking back a year-and-a-half – was this kind of like last-ditch effort to leave it all on the table.”
And that he did. What do you think of this explanation? Did you like Batman V Superman? Let us know!