Or: Lex Luthor is Not a Sniveling, Half-Baked Psychopath
There was lots I didn't like about "Batman Vs. Superman." It ranged from disjointed to completely incoherent. There were three dream sequences. There were flying dinosaurs. (I know, I KNOW.) It played off as a child plays with his toys:
"HEY SUPES LES FIGHT" "NO BATS YUR MOM IS SAME NAME AS MY MOMS." "OK LES NOT FIGHT." "HERE COMES WUNNERWUMMAN!!!" //kid grabs melted HULK toy "RAWR DIS DA BAD GUY."
You have to imagine Snyder on set yelling at Jesse Eisenberg: "NO! NO!!! LEX LUWFOR IS A CWAZY GUY! HE A BAD GUY! YOU PLAY HIM CWAZY!"
From the Lex Wiki:
"Alexander "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Lex Luthor first appeared in Action Comics #23 (April 1940) and has since endured as the archenemy of Superman.
The character is a power-mad American billionaire, business magnate, gifted scientist, inventor, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world."
"...one of the most intelligent people in the world."
At what point, at any point, in "BvS" did you think Lex Luthor was smart? He's played (and, by no fault of his own, Jesse would have been entirely capable of playing a bad-ass-cold-as-f$#@-smooth-as f$#@ Lex Luthor.) as a nebbish, angry dweeb. He has no charm. He has no grace.
Lex Luthor has style. He's smarter than you. He's calm. He's a BAMF, and he doesn't even need to tell you so, even if he occasionally does. His plans are not half-baked. his methods are not the lashing out of a person "testing a theory." He's a sociopath to be sure, but he's cooooool like Elvis.
Do you know who these gents are?
Every one of them has voiced Lex, and every one of them would have done an amazing job playing the world's greatest (human) supervillian. Well. They could have. And so could have Mr. Eisenberg, if Zach Snyder didn't hate us...and the Superman/Batman/DC/Actual Universe. I mean seriously, who pissed in his Cheerios? You GOT TO DIRECT BvS, YOU DON'T GET TO BE MAD AT THE WORLD ANYMORE.
//throws hands up