EVERYONE! Agrees with this statement. No argument. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out back in March and left a huge mark on the superhero movie industry. Months later I only now decide to look into what it gave us! Everyone stick in on a ride because fun is about to begin!
This movie managed to give us the most definitive Batman of all time who will be forever remembered as the Dark Knight that kills. This movie also brought us a darker and more depressing (meaning more realistic and therefore better) Superman that has barely any lines, but I don’t see this as a negative, rather a positive. Henry Cavil showed us his acting skills by only having 43 lines in the entire 2 hour run of the movie. This film also brought as the debut of Wonder Woman who only shows up at the end, but that’s okay because she appears throughout the movie as a mysterious figure. In fact so mysterious that she also forgot how to speak (again brilliant symbolism by Snyder). She also has an amazing theme that seems to fit Spider-Man more (C’mon it gives me Spectacular Spider-Man vibes).
The movie brought so much to the table. It managed to fit Batman vs. Superman, introduce Wonder Woman, set-up Justice League, introduce Darkseid, pay fan service to Death(-ish) of Superman and still be successful in balancing all this content. Speaking of fan service Zack Snyder managed to put it perfectly into the movie without confusing any casual audience member. He even hinted at the love and relation between Batman and Superman with this photo.
The fans loved the film so much that Warner Bros. decided to release a version with 30 more minutes that they originally cut out. They released a so called ‘Ultimate Cut’ because it didn’t come out as a whole film (that you pretended to be a huge improvement from the theatrical edition). It’s like the equivalent of DLC in video games but for movies and everyone loves that so why not utilize the idea. Another genius move. We got a fair share amount of trailers, yet we didn’t expect a thing when sitting in that theatre.
The movie became a huge hit for everyone. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an amazing 27% which means their films only sucks 27% of the time while many Marvel movies like Civil War according to Rotten Tomatoes is rotten 90% of the time (ouch, Marvel needs to catch up). The movie is so good it is DCEU’s 2nd best film of all time. The movie also became a monstrous hit by earning over $800 million. It definitely made the money Warner Bros. wanted it to make. This movie just doesn’t know how to disappoint. What other kind of number would you expect from having 2 greatest icons and the introduction of the biggest female character in one showing? The actors were asked about the amazing score that it got on RT and it gave us an amazing meme showing Ben Affleck tearing up the tears of joy.
The director Zack Snyder also received a lot of great and positive feedback after the movie came out. He was hailed as one of the best things to ever happen to DC Comics. He was so successful that he became involved with every DC property since like, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. IN SNYDER WE TRUST!
So it was a box office hit and a critical one at that, but let’s go further in the opinions fans and critics have voiced. Every fan I spoke to said the movie is purely amazing so that means everyone thinks that. Then there are the actors themselves who have spoken out about how amazing this film is! The first actor is Michael SHANON.
The actor who played Zod said:
“I watched it once and I fell asleep…”
I agree! The movie is so good it can put anyone into sweet dreams. Next up we have the man himself, Jeremy Irons.
Alfred told us how BvS deserves all the amazing reviews.
“Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.”
Now that we’re on the topic of critic reviews there were some strong ones like a review by SONNY BUNCH (Washington Free Beacon) who complemented the movie’s amazing and perfect use of characters.
“Wildly overstuffed and oddly slapdash, filled with characters and sequences that serve little purpose other than to set up a ‘cinematic universe.”
“Snyder’s gone all drab and dire, determined to lay siege to our senses (and plot). There’s so much glowering, gloominess and good-ness talk that it’s hard to imagine the sun, or justice, ever dawning for this disastrous cavalcade of dreary characters.”
Up next is WILL LEICH (New Republic) who was so pleased he did not want to leave the theatre:
“A movie that beats you into submission and makes you wonder if the sun will ever come out again.”
DAVID KEYES(Cinemaphiles.org) challenged the every day opinion and said that despite being dark it did have plenty of comedy:
“The most expensive prank ever committed to film.”
SAM WATERMEIER(NUVO Newsweekly) used highly warm words like “hot”.
“Batman v Superman is a hot, steaming heap of trash.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a movie EVERYONE loves. Yes there is that 27% of critics on RT who didn’t like it, but that’s a very good score given that the other 73% loved it. Like shown above most of the critics adored BvS. Plus don’t worry about some mean reviews. They’re critics and they’re paid to critique everything. Some people like the negative reviewers just hear and see what they wanna hear and see. What can you do with people like that?
Hopefully you loved this look back at the one of the biggest surprises of 2016.