Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has done respectable if not stellar business so far. Photo: AP

Batman v Superman reveals an unmistakable superhero malaise

Tight-lipped men in tights are no longer the box-office draw they were – instead, the recent big hits have been cheeky riffs off the tropes and clichés of the genre

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Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has done respectable if not stellar business so far. Photo: AP
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