"I'm not a lady, I'm a journalist!"
Amy Adams actually says this line, a defensive slam that will be debated in Women's Studies classes for the next decade. We see what screenwriters David Goyer and Chris Terrio were going for. The fact remains: you can be a lady and a journalist. Yes, it's true! An important fact to remind kids in the audience.
Kevin Costner's ghost monologue
Movie Rule No. 113: if you are dead and appear to a loved one in a ghostly vision, you may only communicate in opaque metaphors. After dying in a freak tornado accident in Man of Steel, Kevin Costner returned as Jonathan Kent (yes!) to deliver words of wisdom to his mountain-climbing surrogate son (wait, what?). In a movie where Superman literally takes a battle to the stars, Costner's T.S. Eliot-lite opining had us spacing out.
The demise of Scoot McNairy
Through scene-stealing roles in movies like Killing Them Softly, Black Sea, and Gone Girl, character actor Scoot McNairy became the go-to guy for emotionally raw dirtbags. A small role in Batman v Superman should've been his opportunity to shine -- set photos convinced fans he would play a grizzled Jimmy Olsen -- instead, he… blows up the Capitol Building with a bomb in his wheelchair? Defaces a Superman statue? Sends angry checks to Batman? Scoot deserves better.