The Robert Heinlein-like aesthetic serves the narrative completely and the mostly ambiguous expository elements are seemingly imperative to the overall world-building. A culmination of abstract concepts that scratch a very specific and decidedly hard to reach sci-fi itch.
Fox Studio Executive:
"We can take this sequel anywhere we want. We can go to the farthest reaches of space and beyond. We can tell an amazing story and fill the screen with rich otherworldy details. We can finally give fans what they've been clammering for! We're limited only by our imaginations. So, tell me. Where do we go from here?"
"Gonna set the whole thing inside a dimly lit sewer in Bumblefuck, Colorado."
Deviated too much from Morrison's arc to be considered comparable, but made up for its lack of story with some truly memorable action and tons of ninja fodder. The ratio of one-liners to hemorrhaging was astounding and the final battle between Damian Wayne and Slade Wilson was especially brutal.