Originally Posted by Optimus_Prime_
The plot overall was just flimsy in how it strung together all it's elements.
I think I'd compare a lot of the movie to the BB Mr. Earle subplot. If you think about Mr. Earle, other than providing some Bruce Wayne tension, his character makes no sense. Why is he bad? Because he makes weapons? So do Lucius and Wayne apparently. Because he wants to make money and wants to protect his job when Bruce returns? Why is that bad? Bruce is the one doing all the insider trading anyways. It's also not established that he warrants any of the blame for the weapon being stolen.
Earle is just a slimy businessman who wants to profit off of Thomas Wayne's name while turning the company he built into something he'd never stand for. Sufficiently unsavory, no? His character worked because he was an obstacle for both Bruce and Lucius.
I mean who didn't love that "Didn't you get the memo?" callback?