In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman kills people. He cuts them to pieces with the Batplane’s machine guns. He blows them up with rockets. He rams their cars with the Batmobile causing them to crash and burn. He beats a few so badly you have to think they couldn’t survive. He fries someone with a flame thrower. And, of course, he tries to kill Superman.
This is not Batman behaving like the Batman most of us know and admire, no matter where we know him from, previous movies, the comic books, the television cartoon shows, and one other venue.
As Adam Zucker-Scharff reminded his followers on Twitter, “Let’s remember a version of Batman exists where he would rather blow himself up than hurt some ducks.”