‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Exceeds Projections Yet Again; Beats ‘The Hunger Games’ Record

Batman v Superman WWWarner Bros. is likely very happy at the moment following a number of blockbuster box office failures last year. Despite the film being critically ripped to shreds, audiences are filling theaters for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film is continually exceeding projections at the box office and is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day with $81.3M, which puts it well ahead of the previous record holder Furious 7 ($67.4M). The film is also set to break another record and take the biggest pre-summer opening weekend away from The Hunger Games ($152.2M) with a very nice $171M.

Just earlier today it was projected that the film could hit $160M, so there’s definitely a chance we might see that number rise again. The box office results are very interesting considering the film was thrashed by critics. However, despite these reviews, the film landed a B Cinemascore and has held a steady 74% with audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. With no competition at the box office next week, the film will likely take the top spot but how big of a drop remains to be seen. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.


 

UPDATE: While not a much higher number than initially reported, it looks like Batman v Superman is set to hit $172 million through Easter Sunday. This is the fourth highest opening for a comic book film and the best of any Batman film to date. That title was previously held by The Dark Knight Rises which debuted to $160.9M. Should the film hit that $180M mark, it could also become the fifth highest domestic opening to date. There’s a chance the film could tick a bit higher, so stay tuned for further updates.

Source: THR


UPDATE 2: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice brought in an estimated $82 million at the North American box office on Friday. Overseas, the movie took an additional $67.2 million for a current international total of $115 million. As of right now, the movie is nearing the $200 million mark worldwide. What do you guys think?  Expect more updates soon.

Source: EW

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  • Presidente Camacho

    I saw this in your Tweeter

    I really love that

    I really want a JL movie directed by Snyder

    • SAMURAI36

      What site is this from? I’d love to post this around the net as well.

      • Presidente Camacho

        dEADLINE

    • Harley Alderson

      i bet it dont even decline 15% lol

  • Presidente Camacho

    To make profits, a movie needs to double his costs and cover the marketing

    250+250+150

    650 million (no is not 800, movie dont need double the costs of marketing)

    Well, Man of Steel got 170 million in mershandising

    Batman v Superman with the adition of Batman and Wonder Woman, probably made at least 250 million in mershandising

    Well 650 – 250 = 400

    Movie needs make 400 million to be paid

    Therefore, will be paid in one weekend in the Global box office.

    • LupeX

      WRONG! It actually needs to make LESS than Man of Steel to make profit. Go do your research.

      • Presidente Camacho

        Man.. i said that needs 400 million to make profits (if really got 250 million in merchandising)

        • Peter James

          Also, your figures are completely wrong.

          Yes, (even excluding Marketing budget) most movies typically need to make at least double their production budget to get close to getting in the black (breaking even, or paying off their initial cost).
          But that’s not the whole story since the Studio is typically not going to keep ALL the (in this case) $250 Million it makes at the box office.

          The Theaters and Screeners have to be paid for their services too, and over the lifetime of a movie’s run in the theaters, the Studios and Theaters/Screeners typically split the gross revenues at a roughly 50-50 rate or more closer to 60-40 in the Studios favor (in the case of big budget tentpoles, and with really big Studios like the Disneys of the world).

          So really, of that $250 Million, WB is going to only get back $125 Million (you didn’t think that those IMAX and 3D Screens were free, did you?)
          The cut is even smaller for International screenings thanks to things like taxes, and complicated International trade Agreements that in some cases means the Government (like in places like China and Russia) gets a cut too.

          So in reality a movie really and actually has to make at least THREE times it’s production budget to really make a profit (or to begin to).

          As for your merchandising figure, at this point we don’t really know how much business WB did from the merchandising of products from the movie since Studios don’t release those figures – so that figure you quoted above is nothing but a guess.
          And even if it were accurate, Merchandising and product tie-ins go to paying off the Marketing budget (the one I talked about before), since,…that’s what you’re doing when you’re selling merchandise.
          You’re marketing the movie.
          Duh!

          • Presidente Camacho

            I have said that the movie needs 500 mi to be paid

            And merchandising already have paid the marketing

          • Peter James

            Yes, and I said you were wrong.

            Movies have to make typically nearly THREE times their productions budget to be considered truly profitable.
            Not two.

            So a movie with a $250 Million budget has to make at least $750 to be profitable.

            The Studio doesn’t keep 100% of the Box Office gross.

            It’s closer to 50%.

            So if it makes $500 at the Box Office, all they’ve done is made back the Production budget.

          • Hinscher

            This movie is not typical. Batman and superman merchandise make like a billion a year when it’s a dull year. The merchant will be huge this year before the movie even released. I wouldn’t be surprised if they already covered movies cost in merch alone

      • Presidente Camacho

        Movie cost was 250 million
        So, needs to make 500 million
        But Warner spent 150 million in marketing
        But the movie has merchandising
        If MoS got 170 million in merchandising, BvS probably got 250 because of Batman and Wonder Woman

        • Peter James

          Studios don’t pay for the marketing budget the same way they pay for the Production costs.

          Why do you think you keep seeing those Jeep commercials and those Turkish Airline commercials and tie-ins in the movie?

          There’s a reason why Studios never include the marketing budget when they talk about how much it cost to make the movie (the Production budget).

          Only one of those things typically has to be covered for the movie to make a profit.

          (Hint : The marketing budgets has already been paid off)

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely. Plus, the Forbes article already broke down how WB is already in the clear with the marketing, because of all the money they make from licensing.

  • LupeX

    Amazing film! 9/10. I’m going to see it again and again.
    After watching Batman V Superman for myself I lost ALL RESPECT for critics.

    • unpaidpundit

      Newsrooms all across America have been overrun by anti-superhero hysteria, and most media film critics have succumbed.

      • Presidente Camacho

        No
        Newssrooms all across America have benn overrun by anti-SNYDER hysteria, and most media filme critics have succumbed

        • unpaidpundit

          True, Snyder could have directed an opus on a par with “Citizen Kane,” and today’s critics would have savaged it. But I also think there is an anti-superhero bias that was just waiting to reemerge. This bias was bound to show its head with a superhero film that tried to be serious, and wasn’t light hearted and jokey.

        • xxjinzaxx

          It does appear that some reviews have succumb to a mob mentality. A very ugly thing.

        • It’s not hysteria to recognize and call attention to sloppy filmmaking and shoddy storytelling. The guy has a visual style that some love, but he cannot seal the deal when it comes to telling a story on film. It’s happened time and again. BvS is no exception. And critics aren’t the only folks leaving the theatre with a bad taste in their mouths. You don’t NEED to be a film critic to see the problems with this movie.

          • Presidente Camacho

            ComScore made a track and…..

            What you have to say???

          • I say that many people have poor taste. Many people keep paying to see Transformers movies. Many people listen to Justin Beiber. Many people are voting for Donald Trump. I don’t mistake popularity for quality. Throwing a statistic like that at me doesn’t prove the movie is good. I would never throw a RT critics score at you to prove it sucks. Zack did a fine job of that himself.

          • Presidente Camacho

            Who do you think you are to say what is good and what is not?

            Avengers is good?

            1 hour in a fuc**** aircraft saying bullshit and then 1 hour of jokes and explosions??

            Please…

          • The Avengers isn’t my favorite movie dude. When and where did I bring up the Avengers? That movie has plenty of flaws but it and most of the marvel films succeed in one way that DC has so far let me down in that the characters feel very true to the comics. I can poke holes in many of the marvel movies but I am almost always satisfied that Yeah, that seems like what Cap would say, that seems like something Thor would do. Etc. Snyder’s films feel like an alternate universe where everything and everyone sucks. Heroes straight up murder. Nobody seems in character.
            That being said, stop trying to make this into a Marvel vs DC debate. I was only bringing up the big problems with this movie, not in deference to marvel studios or Xmen or whatever. Discussion of this movie’s flaws could and should stand on its own.

          • Harley Alderson

            oh piss off stupid marvel fan boy. you hate dc fine but dont go pushing your agenda in these comics. stick with marvel you love it so much. as for me and millions of others we love the movie whether you like it or not and we also like marvel movies we like the differences.

          • Your line of thinking is so reductive and silly. I don’t like this movie or Zack Snyder therefore I am a marvel fanboy. I’ve probably read and invested more time, money, and care in DC comics than you. I love these characters. I want what is best for them when it comes to a cinematic interpretation. Zack Snyder is not what is best for anybody. If he was butchering the marvel characters I’d be criticizing just as hard. You are free to love this piss poor version of the DC pantheon. I pray that Warner execs drop a crisis on it and reboot.

          • Presidente Camacho

            73% OF PEOPLE LOVED THE MOVIE

    • Presidente Camacho

      I think that this is very good

      • SAMURAI36

        Quite the fair critique. Good too see that fans are not succumbing to the BS.

        • w0undedmagic

          Samurai-we may have argued in the past, glad we can agree that BvS was great..right?

          • SAMURAI36

            Heck yeah!! 😀

          • JMMagwood

            I’m in on that, too!

            Where’s your review Samurai?

          • SAMURAI36

            Alas, still waiting for it to post. :-(

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay, so it’s still not posted yet, but here it is in its entirety:

            It’s been a long 3 years. Most of it has been spent scouring the ‘net for the slightest bit of DC Extended Universe-related news, as well as rewatching Man of Steel (as well as defending it–more on that in a moment). And now the wait is finally over, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally arrived. The wait itself has been both exhausting and exhilarating, but nowhere near as much as the final product itself.

            Being a DC enthusiast is not easy. It bears the burden of oftentimes not sitting at the ‘cool kids” table, and even more so, having to defend DC’s products, characters, and subject matter. Such is the position I’d found myself in for the past 3 years, when Man of Steel, which I personally feel is the greatest Comic Book related movie of all time (the Dark Knight Trilogy being a close runner-up), garnered a multitude of detractors. I felt as though I had the ‘S’ on my chest, as I’ve had to battle the critics of the film (a fight, which unfortunately is still being fought),by rebutting all sorts of accusations about the film, ranging from “Superman didn’t save people” (he actually did; numerous soldiers and townsfolk, to the entire planet), to “Superman didn’t try to take the fight elsewhere” (he actually did, several times in the film) to “Superman doesn’t kill” (he’s done so on several occasions throughout his history, and in various multimedia incarnations).

            But all of that was quickly, easily, and completely erased from my mind, when I sat down in the theaters to watch BvS for the first time. And so without adieu, here are my thoughts on the film:

            The Great

            The Cast:

            *Batman = I was one of the precious few that cautiously optimistic in his casting for the role from the very beginning. And that faith definitely paid off. Affleck stepped seamlessly into the role, and literally became Batman. So much so, that he made Christian Bale (whom I tremendously LOVED in TDK trilogy) look like a guy doing cosplay by comparison. His Bruce Wayne was just as compelling as his Batman, and every moment that he was on the screen in either persona, felt as if it were ripped from the pages of a comic.

            *Alfred = Jeremy Irons offers a fresh take on Bruce Wayne’s butler, that is easily the best ever. Unlike Affleck, who puts other Batman portrayals to shame, Irons honors what came before him, by offering an amalgam of all renditions of the character.

            *Superman = Cavill continues to grow more and more into this role, showing the right amount of growth for the Man of Steel. He’s still a Superman that’s trying his best to get it right, and often does. Everytime he was on the screen, I always had the feeling that “it’s about to go down!”, and it often did. This was clearly the balance of the Man of Steel persona that I loved, and more charming, vulnerable Superman that general audiences perhaps were more inclined to see.

            *Wonder Woman = Easily the star of the show. It’s amazing, how someone can have so little screen time, but garner the largest presence. Gal Gadot captured every bit of the grace, charm, passion and power of the world’s first Superheroine. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out, that DC with this one film was able to rise their A-list female superhero to prominence, when other studios/franchises have yet to do, in nearly a decade of comic book related movies.

            *Lex Luthor = Another choice that I was cautiously optimistic about, and it completely paid off in my book. In all previous incarnations of the character, Lex has been portrayed as the burly, strapping, shrewd business tycoon, of a Trump-esque variety. DC opted for a different, more updated take, and upon viewing, it makes the most sense. BvS’s Luthor is reminiscent of the quirky tech business mogul, which again, makes sense for the times we currently live in. I’d suspect that, since this new Lex is clearly a “Jr” (as he always was in the comics), then perhaps his deceased father (who was unseen, and only hinted at in the film) was perhaps more of the business tycoon type. Still, Jesse Eisenberg slaughters all previous incarnations of the character (especially the movie ones). He is THE consummate villain. So much so, that it begs stating that this is yet another example of how DC in this, the second film of their shared universe, was able to showcase a far more compelling villain, than most other comic films have been able to pull off in a decade or more, for the second time (the first being General Zod) in their shared universe. It’s the third time, if you count Ledger’s Joker.

            *Supporting Cast = Everyone from Henry Lennix (Gen. Swanwick), to Lawrence Fishburne (Perry), to Holly Hunter (Sen. Finch) to Diane Lane (Martha Kent) offering varying degrees of great performances. Even the minor roles had weight to them.

            Production:

            *Fight Scenes = Yet another category in which BvS dominates all comic book related films, and in no small margin. With the exception of Man Of Steel, no other film comes close. Zack Snyder is a cinematic genius, when it comes to making these characters do what they do best, which is engage in combat. The 3 main fights (4 if you count the Batmobile sequence) are worth the price of admission alone. It’s a spectacle that you’d have to see in order to believe. For those familiar with DC’s multimedia content, you’ll easily recognize the moves from various animated movies and video games in the movie.

            *The Story = The film is dense, both with story content as well as easter eggs (more on those shortly). Unlike most other comic book related films, BvS deals with several philosophical, religious, political and social concepts. The viewer is sure to walk away from the film, needing to take some time to reflect on each. That said, and as many of us were forewarned, this film may not be for the faint of heart in this regard. Also, many complaints have been logged about the story’s flow, saying that it feels a bit choppy. For my personal taste, as someone who is quite familiar (and pleased) with Snyder’s body of work, I felt that not only was this to be expected, but it was also intentional on the director’s part. Snyder rarely tells stories in any sort of linear fashion, and this film is no different. Though I’d likely credit some (if not most) of the story to writer Chris Terrio, for the spectacular script.

            *Easter Eggs = The ‘Dawn of Justice’ aspect of the film was just as incredibly enticing as the “BvS” aspect was. Though I was admittedly disappointed about the lack of any mentioning of some (Robin, Shazam, Green Lantern?), and I have my suspicions about others (Martian Manhunter?), the introduction of the characters that we did receive were nothing short of phenomenal. Flash’s introduction teetered between the mundane and the ominous. Aquaman’s, though quite short, depicted him as nothing less than a powerhouse. Cyborg left us with a portent of things to come. However, there were 2 of the biggest couple of easter eggs of all, (one of which hints towards one–possibly more–major that will have fans debating for the next few years. These are more mysteries than easter eggs, meant to be unraveled and solved over the course of the next several films. And again, in terms of setting up the DC Extended Universe, BvS managed to pull it off in one film, whereas it’s taken other franchises several years (and “phases”) to accomplish.

            The “Bad”:

            While I don’t really have anything terribly bad to report, I guess the following things are worth mentioning.

            *Not Long Enough = I personally wouldn’t have minded a 3-hour film, especially since Snyder reported that there are extra scenes cut from the film for various reasons. The film left me wanting more, right then and there. But I’m glad that the DCEU will be giving us 2 films a year (if not more), so the wait for the next installment won’t seem so long.

            *Lois Lane = I need to clarify a couple of things: 1) I’m not talking about actress Amy Adams, whose performance was solid. She and Henry Cavill have a lot of chemistry that was depicted quite well in the film. However, admittedly, my bias prevents me from liking Lois Lane as a character. I’ve always felt that Lois is one of the precious few DC characters that brings very little to DC lore, and to the Superman story in particular. Granted, Lois’ legacy was honored quite well in the film, and she serviced the story quite well. However, if Lois were written out of the story completely, I personally wouldn’t miss her.

            *Not Enough Wonder Woman = As satisfied as I was with WW’s performance and presence in the film, I can’t help but wish for more of her. Even though it’s a blessing that her solo film will appear on the front end of the DCEU rather than the back end, I still could have gone for at least another 10 minutes of her (in either identity) in the film.

            The Verdict:

            Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is the comic book film that I’ve waited my entire life for, and I’ve finally gotten it. It struck every single emotional chord within me, and served as a brilliant precursor to the burgeoning DC Extended Universe. That said, I’m truly hoping that the film is a commercial success, but even if it’s not, it still stands both on its own as well as alone, as the single greatest comic book film to date.

            5 STARS *****

          • JMMagwood

            Bravo! I pretty much am in full agreement with you. This movie exceeded expectations in every way.

            The performances across the board were great, especially Cavill’s. He doesn’t get nearly enough credit for what he does with the character. You can feel him carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, but his Superman is up to the job. He’s easy to root for, but he has real human depth in a way we’ve never seen in Superman before.

            I never had any doubts about Affleck, and he knocked it out of the park. Gadot is a revelation, but Snyder has had perfect casting so far, so I was confident she could do the job.

            The real head turner is Eisenberg’s Luthor. Brilliant, mad and evil all at once. What a great performance the man turned in. These two movies have given us some of the best villains in comic movie history. Other companies have certainly lacked what DCE is giving us there without question.

            The script is tight, the plot worthy of lots of consideration as it explores themes of significance, and the visuals are the best we’ve seen anywhere.

            We’re definitely on the same page, except for Lois Lane. I’m big on Amy Adams’ portrayal, and wish they’d give her more to do. This is my favorite Lois outside of the Post Crisis- pre Flashpoint Lois of the comics. She’s smart, she’s confident, she’s a little crazy, and she’s sexy as she can be.

            I’m really hoping we get another Superman solo film in the next couple years so they can really flesh out Lois and the Daily Planet staff. I definitely want more of her, Fishburne’s Perry White, and Jenny, too!

            Quite a good review, and one I find easy accord with. Good work.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, I almost hate even mentioning Lois in the review, since I felt like she actually moved the story along quite well.

            But I’m just kinda partial to Superman and WW being in a relationship.

          • JMMagwood

            Oh, got ya. I’ve kinda always like the Batman Wonder Woman thing. I’m hoping that’s where it’s going in the Justice League movie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, it seems like that was being set up in BVS, so we’ll see. I wouldn’t be mad at that, if it swings that way.

          • LupeX

            I’m hoping that Batman and Wonder Woman have a flirtatious but professional relationship. I think it will undercut both of them to have them romantically involved.
            Wonder Woman doesn’t need a man emotionally and I suspect that she will never get over Steve Trevor.
            Batman needs to keep up that dark brooding aloof mystique. It will be cool for him to stay as the outsider of the Justice League

          • LupeX

            I 97% agree with this.
            Lex Luther doesn’t work for me. But I have the sense to identify the difference between my preference and an objective flaw.
            I think that BvS and MoS are the best superhero movies ever made.
            *I don’t consider TDK Trilogy as anything more than a comic book movie in the same vein as Kingsman, 300, Superbad etc.

          • SAMURAI36

            I agree, BVS and MOS are the CBM GOAT’s, respectively.

            And while TDK Trilogy was fantastic for its time, the opening salvo for the DCEU has trumped it, by leaps and bounds.

          • Presidente Camacho

            BvS is loved by 73% people
            SPREAD

      • This looks like it was written by somebody who hasn’t the faintest idea about how to actually make a comic book.

    • marcelo

      i saw the movie and i lost repect for critics , i think that them are a group o unbrainless people , or had recibed pay from a little mouse.

  • valentin ilie

    If you are familiar with the DC universe you realize this is the perfect set up for Justice League,indeed i felt the story had shortcomings but I am sure I wont feel much of those when the dvd will come out. It is a movie thar made me feel giddy and it fits with the comicbook depictions of the super heroes. My wife is not a DC geek but kept talking about how well she got to care for their fate and smiled all the way back home. The critics say its overstuffed, something else i never noticed. I get the feeling that the critics have something against Snyder and they take it out on bvs … All in all, bring me a 3 hours Justice League ! Until then I’ll take bvs for another spin.

    • unpaidpundit

      I think you hit the nail on the head. A lot of movie critics who don’t know what they are doing review on the basis of the filmmakers’ reputation. Snyder’s movies always look terrific, but the narratives sometimes don’t work (“Suckerpunch”). Furthermore, pseudointellectual film critics don’t WANT to like superhero films.

    • xxjinzaxx

      Right from the start, this movie was designed as a set up for the Justice League, but it was also used as a set up to expose critics who are too full of themselves to care about what fans and audiences want.

  • Guy

    Then when audiences prove to overthrow the critics, those same critics will start taking shots at the audience saying that we know nothing about film or how we have bad taste; all the while BvS continuing to be a box office juggernaut.

    Not all comicbook movies have to be a “Marvel” simple minded & family-friendly popcorn flick, nor do they have to be a Nolan-ified film with “proper” storytelling etiquette.

    • xxjinzaxx

      They say that now, already. Did you know that many don’t take their job seriously? They watch about 10-15 minutes of the movie, take the press kit they are issued home with them, then phone in their review based on the details in the press kit. That is why many reviewers echo the same points and details.

      • Guy

        There should totally be a RottenTomatoes for the critics themselves, where we can formally criticize critics. Critiception.

        • SDE456

          i always said the said thing… they need judges them selves, their reviews should pend while someone higher up reviews it and decides if is biased, blaspheme or poorly reviewed.

        • LOGOS

          If that’s the case, Devin Faraci would definitely be rotten. That fool is obsessed with BvS and wants to single handedly ruin the whole franchise.

          • JMMagwood

            Then he’s sure having a bad weekend.

          • LOGOS

            Too bad for him. I used to like reading his reviews and tweets. I had to stop. Too negative and one sided for my taste.

    • unpaidpundit

      I think “BvS” has a more elegantly constructed plot than any of the Nolan Batman films. Lex Luthor manipulates all of the characters into place, and then has a backup plan in case his main scheme doesn’t work. The way Batman is made to feel sympathy for Superman is brilliant.

    • MK

      Publications like /slashfilm have already written articles about Snyder’s comments that BvS wasn’t made for critics: http://www.slashfilm.com/batman-v-superman-critics/#more-345833

    • SAMURAI36

      Not all comicbook movies have to be a “Marvel” simple minded & family-friendly popcorn flick, nor do they have to be a Nolan-ified film with “proper” storytelling etiquette.

      Precisely. Snyder falls somewhere in the middle, with a closer inclination towards Nolan (obviously) than Marvel.

      That said, Snyder has never been a conventional, linear storyteller. And for that, he may not be the most popular. But people are still talking about his works.

      When’s the last time you heard anyone having an at-length conversation about The first Cap film? Or either of the Thor films? Or Hulk? Or Any of the IM films?

      At this point, people are only talking about GOTG, TWS and the Avengers1 films. People have already forgotten about AOU and Ant-Man.

  • xxjinzaxx

    Bravo, BvS. You earned every berry I spent on two tickets. I will visit you again before your tour comes to a close.

    I hope many of us learned that our opinions are just as valuable as others who may feel they are above it all. It’s OK to have differing opinions. Life would be boring otherwise.

    • JMMagwood

      While I agree with you, the clowns on here blathering about flaws and plotholes are idiotic. They’re not above anything. They’re dim. “BvS” has a tight script, good characterization, and a smart plot. It’s not our fault that some can’t follow it without a cute quip and senseless violence every ten minutes.

  • Pol

    All the Michael Bay Transformers filcks were massive blockbusters. None of those films were very good. People try to divide the audience between “critics” and “fans”. The truth is all of these critics were once little boys and girls, and many of them have a childhood affection for Superman and Batman. How many reviews have you read where the critic said “I went in wanting to like the film, but..”?

    So this division between “critics” and “audience” is bogus. They do not come from different planets. They all grew up with Batman and Superman in popular culture. Many of the people who say they like the film also have the same complaints about the film that the “critics” had. The film was too long, the storytelling was unfocused and confusing, the editing was sloppy, the film is not nearly as deep as it likes to think it is, it is boring for long stretches, the titular fight is CGI-meh, the motivations are unclear, the film did not do right by their titular characters, etc, etc, etc.

    The only difference is that distinguishes the so-called “critics” from the self-proclaimed “audience” is that this “audience” was willing to overlook the 20 things they disliked about the film just to see DC superheroes on screen. The “critics” are snobbish enough to believe they deserve a film that is coherent, competently made, enjoyable and entertaining.

    • Peter James

      Cool story, bro.

      • Pol

        Summary: Even the people who liked BvS have the same complaints about the film the “critics” had. Difference is, they are willing to settle for garbage.

        • Peter James

          Even cooler story, bro.

          Saying that other people are “Dumb” or accepted garbage just because they don’t agree with you or your opinion, doesn’t make you look any smarter than you think you are.

          Just the opposite.

          • Pol

            That is not what I said. I said that even those who like the film see the same problems the much maligned critics did, they just decided to overlook those flaws. Which means they settled for something they know stinks a little and could use a nice waste bin.

          • Pol

            That doesn´t mean they are dumb, but it might mean their desire to see DC superheroes on an IMAX screen is overriding their critical faculties just a tiny little bit. No need to take it personal, “bro”

          • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

            It’s true. I didn’t like the film because of a few of those issues (even I was willing to overlook some of them), but a freidn of mine went in, liked the film, and specifically said he accepted “all the stupid crap and flaws” because he was excited to see a good batman, a superman, and wonder woman on the screen together.

          • Pol

            Bat fleck was good in the film. Don’t know if I dig Batman gunning people down, but Ben did a pretty good job.

          • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

            Yeah,aside form his comfort with killing, I did as well.

          • Peter James

            >>>”That doesn´t mean they are dumb, but it might mean their desire to see DC superheroes on an IMAX screen is overriding their critical faculties just a tiny little bit. No need to take it personal, “bro”

            LOLz.

            You need to work on your self-awareness “faculties”, buddy.

            That whole sentence is a doozy, by someone who is either the dumbest person alive, or someone so utterly clueless and oblivious as to what they’re saying as to make you wonder how they’ve made it this far in life without dying some horrible death.

            Why would anyone take anything personally from someone who insults a whole bunch of people he knows absolutely nothing about, other than that for some reason he desperately needs to feel superior to them?

            Wow.

          • Pol

            Whatever would make you think people feel themselves superior to you? Charming and eloquent as you are, it just doesn’t seem possible.

          • Peter James

            I don’t think you’re superior to me in any way shape or form.

            I think you feel you’re superior to a lot of people who hold a different opinion from you.

            That much is evident from everything you say and how you phrase yourself.

            You’re also condescending and patronizing as all get out.

            And the lack of self-awareness (for the most part) that you are these things and feel this way, makes it all the more funny (or sad) since most people can see right through you – including those people you think you’re superior to.

          • JMMagwood

            Believe it or not, this troll actually had the termerity to send me a reply about respecting other people’s opinions. He must have read some of his own comments, because I think he changed it to something less laughable.

            These trolls crack me up. They show up the weekend an awaited movie releases, and try to ruin the enjoyment of those who liked it. There’s a lot of words for those types.

            I waited weeks before posting anything negative about “The Force Awakens” and “Age of Ultron” because I know fans want a period of enjoyment before someone tries to rain on the enthusiasm of the moment.

          • SDE456

            really?lol the majority of those people wen to see it twice so what are you talking about… a film doesn’t have to be flawless to be good

          • Pol

            That’s true, a film absolutely does not need to be flawless in order to be enjoyable. I don’t think there’s any film without flaws.

          • Pol

            But I was talking about fans of BvS who, in their own positive reviews, mention anywhere between ten and twenty of the same flaws that people who disliked or hated the film mentioned in their reviews. Including the film being boring and having most of it should by the trailers. So, yes I conclude those guys overlook all of the crap because Snyder stroked their inner child with nice images of Batman and Superman. How did one guy describe BvS? Oh yes, “less like watching a film and more like watching two screensavers awkwardly f__k each other”. Hehe. But seriously, I’m glad there’s people out here who really loved the film and thought it was damn near perfect. If I had known what film I was going to have to sit through, I would’ve gladly given one of you guys my ticket.

          • A Realist

            …that’s exactly what you just said, then repeated for further emphasis.

            Or…maybe some didn’t see or find these supposed “faults”.

          • Pol

            If you saw no flaws and enjoyed the film for what it is, good for you. That’s a perfectly fair opinion. I was talking about those who admit numerous minor and mayor problems with the film who still think it was good. That doesn’t seem to be very consistent.

          • Peter James

            World famous Astrophycisist and Cosmologist Neill DeGrasse Tyson enjoyed Interstellar despite acknowledging numerous major and minor problems with the film.

            Would you say that that was a problem where he was concerned as well?
            Or do you just reserve that for people you seem to think you’re smarter and more intelligent than?

            You just don’t know when to stop, do you?

          • Peter James

            How do you know that for a fact?

            How do you know that people who are seeing the film and enjoying it are doing it because (in your mind anyway) they’ve seen the same flaws the critics have seen, but have somehow decided to ignore them and enjoy it anyway,….

            ….as opposed to the other (more likely) possibility that they simply enjoyed it on its own merits and didn’t see the flaws that you or the critics claim exist (quite possibly because they don’t exist)?

            Do you even hear the arrogance in your own claim and assertions when you claim to know what someone else’s motivations are for enjoying something you didn’t like, simply because you can’t face the reality that they might enjoy it for legitimate reasons that didn’t appeal to you?

            On a comment below you’re now claiming that their “critical faculties” have been hampered by their need to enjoy the movie.
            In other words, in their desperation for enjoyment, they opted for stupidity.

            And then you glibly, (and without the slightest hint of self-awareness or irony) wonder why anyone would take what you’re saying personally.

            You’re amazing
            And not even in the most remotely complimentary way.

            You’re God’s special creature, you.

          • A Realist

            *slow clap*

          • Pol

            How do I know? Because I read their reviews! Because I was talking about a specific group of people who saw the film and gave it a positive review, yet who mentioned numerous flaws of the film, including bad editing, bad characterisation, unfocused storytelling and boring parts. It’s true that no film is without flaws, but those seem like a problematic mix of flaws. If you enjoyed the film and saw no flaws that bothered you, good for you.

    • Chris Johnson

      2 questions for you:

      Does it matter and why do you care?

      If people have an interest in a film, they will see it, period!

      I loved the movie, and others did not. The rest is irrelevant.

      • Pol

        I only care in so much as I grew up loving DC and Marvel, and I feel that Snyder’s films, as well as Green Lantern and Superman Returns, were missed opportunities. (As were AOU, Iron Man 2, the Thor movies and the last three Spider-Man films). If you loved Snyder’s stuff, good for you.
        I don’t need you to agree with me when I say BvS was a CGI sphincter spewing disappointment. What I don’t understand are those who agree the film was too long, boring for stretches of time, confusing, unfocused, lacking in characterisation, etc, etc, who still say it was good. That’s all.

        • SAMURAI36

          So what you’re saying, is you can’t understand how your opinion is the minority?

        • leonardo leoleo

          You didnt like??
          Well move on

    • JMMagwood

      With the Lois Lane quote, you instantly show what you are. And as for defending critics, the movie does have national media critics who liked it. If you care about that. Critics universally praise atrocities like “The Force Awakens.” Those that complain about plot holes in “Batman v Superman” either didn’t watch it, aren’t real bright, or just go to movies wanting them all to be “Fast and Furious.” This is clearly a bit above that. Sorry you weren’t able to get that.

      • unpaidpundit

        The last Fast and Furious movie was universally praised, even though it was nothing but well filmed action sequences. It had no characterization, no plot. The same is true of all of the Mission Impossible movies. “BvS” is far more ambitious, and accomplishes more, but the critics pan it.

        • JMMagwood

          Exactly. The critical reaction in aggregate doesn’t really make sense, or matter, but again, just look at the many positive reviews from sources like Rolling Stone, Variety, Chicago Tribune, LA Times and other places.

          There are also many national media who panned it, but the bulk on the aggregate sites are pulling in reviews from sites I’ve never heard of. I don’t know when it became normal practice to use those sites as a measure of quality. If I listened to critics over the years, I would have missed out on quite a few great movies, that’s for sure. Critics have never existed to decide whether or not a person goes to a movie, just filler for the entertainment section back in the day. They had real clout in the ’70’s and ’80’s, but their power is long gone from the media universe, unless you’re a clown who’s using them to ruin someone else’s enjoyment of a particular film.

      • Pol

        With the Lois Lane quote, I show myself as being what, exactly? Her main role in the film was “save me, superman!” It’s true that’s how Lois Lane has been used a lot of times throughout Superman lore, but it’s 2016. Can we tone down the damsel in distress bit a little?

    • John Doe

      I read some reviews before the movie, read more after seeing it once. I’ve seen it twice now and went in trying to see what critics say is wrong about the movie both times. I’ve concluded much of the criticism of this movie is just nitpicking or hating it because it’s done in a way they’re not used to. Sloppy editing? Looked for that flaw didn’t find it. 1st half was too slow & boring? I wasn’t bored at all & not every movie has to have the same type of pacing. Batman doesn’t have magical premonitions? It was the Flash coming from the future to warn him, he can do that. CGI? Looked amazing. Lois is just a damsel in distress? Well in MoS she helped save the world & now we have WonderWoman to be a badass female hero. So what’s the big deal? Lois was a damsel in distress many times in the comics also. Not funny? I found myself laughing at many points in the movie. I have an exact opposite view on much of the what critics said. So no, not all the fans are overlooking tons of “flaws” cause they want the movie to be good.

      • JMMagwood

        Ignore the troll. He wants you to believe no one likes the movie, but audiences are rating it highly. A good number of national media critics like it. These trolls are out in force, but they’ve been exposed. Their critiques have little merit, and often show they haven’t seen the film yet. We live in times with a lot sick people. This crowd, their intent is to ruin the enjoyment of fans of DC product. They’re mostly Marvel partisans, but many are simply creeps. There are a few that legitimately don’t like “BvS,” but most of the roamers out there should probably just be ignored.

        • IamTheOneWhoKnocks

          Very true!

        • Pol

          Thank you for showing everybody how to respect other people’s opinions.

          • Peter James

            Unlike YOU, you mean?

            Mr. “They’re accepting garbage because they want to enjoy it so badly”?

            Unlike you?

      • Pol

        Fine, you saw none of the flaws, so of course you liked the film. Good for you. I wish I had the same experience you had at the cinema. But I was talking about those who reviewed the film mentioning all those flaws you didn’t see but who still like the film….How many times have I had to repeat that now? Comic book readers and reading comprehension skills don’t always go hand in hand, it seems.

  • UnBoxingJon

    People want a Justice League movie more than they want a good Justice League movie.

    • Chris Johnson

      Why do some people feel they are the voice of many?

      Speak for yourself!

      I can decide what type of JL film I hope to see without anyone attempting to think for me. I hope it’s a great film. If someone doesn’t like something that I do, it’s just a difference of opinion.

      Nothing more.

      • UnBoxingJon

        I apologize. I forgot that all sweeping generalizations are meant to apply to only you, Chris Johnson.

        • Chris Johnson

          My opinion is my point of view and I have no trouble accepting that others see things differently. People like you however, become very upset when YOUR opinion, which you believe to be FACT, is NOT accepted as gospel by people who can think for themselves.

          • UnBoxingJon

            I’m not upset. Just sarcastic and observant.

          • Chris Johnson

            ….and a bit arrogant, I might add.

          • UnBoxingJon

            I’m sorry, I realize now that’s it’s not kind to make jokes at the expense of the mourning.

          • JMMagwood

            Yeah, you’re real observant if you think fans are “mourning” a movie on it’s way to at least $171 million domestic weekend.

            The trolls here are sooooo weak.

          • UnBoxingJon

            Yeah, I would give this trolling a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. But my trolling can find solace in being compared to the Transformers movies.

          • JMMagwood

            LOL As if RT is the final word on anything. Look at the, pardon the pun, rotten films highly rated there. It’s an aggregation site, silly person. No one cares about the many hacks that don’t like the film for whatever their weak and unthinking reasons. Critics didn’t like the first “Star Wars,” but raved over the awful “Force Awakens.”

            The final word is how much money a film makes because quality is a matter of opinion, and in the face of record breaking box office, your opinion… Doesn’t matter. Sowwy.

          • UnBoxingJon

            Your apology is hollow, because if the box office numbers cause Warner Brothers to think they should make another film like this one, then we all lose.

          • JMMagwood

            LOL I love this! The trolls are burning in the sun like salt on SLUGS! I think this one might actually be crying on his keyboard! Terrific!!

          • UnBoxingJon

            The only thing about this that makes me want to weep is the thought of sitting through this boring movie again. No, thank you.

          • JMMagwood

            Wah. You’ll be okay, kid.

          • Peter James

            Then everyone wins.

            Since we won’t have to sit through another one of your whine-fests and complaining over the next movie, which, you won’t watch, right?

          • UnBoxingJon

            Its win-win if DC redirects. That way, DC can make good movies and DC fans can stop feeling obligated to defend and apologize for them.

          • Peter James

            No it’s not.

            The whole time this movie was being produced all we kept hearing is how they should go a different direction than Snyder went with Man of Steel.

            Well, they didn’t.

            And they still made a lot of money and a very successful movie.

            So they (the haters) were wrong, essentially.

            You don’t have to apologize for it.
            In fact you don’t have to watch it or any of them. No one is forcing you to.

            You even don’t have to be heard from.

            At all.

          • UnBoxingJon

            I’m not apologizing for this movie or Man of Steel. Both of these movies stink and made way more money than they deserved based on name recognition.

            I hate theses movies not because I’m a hater, Inhate them because they are meh movies adapted from great stories.

          • Peter James

            If they made a lot of money then it’s probably because they deserved to.
            Whether you think it’s because of name-recognition or not (which is a nonsensical argument, given the fact that Superman Returns didn’t make a lot of money based on name recognition) that’s really your business and your delusions.

            That’s the reality you’re having a hard time coming to terms with.

            But it’s okay,…

            Reality is hard for people who prefer to live with their delusions.

          • SAMURAI36

            Call the Waaaah-mbulance.

          • Chris Johnson

            Why do people like you claim to strongly dislike this film, yet post dozens of comments in multiple articles related to this film?

            I will never understand people who revel in misery and negativity for some sort of perverse sense of pleasure.

          • SAMURAI36

            Win-win for who? Besides you, that is? I love what they are doing so far, and so do most of the fans.

          • SAMURAI36

            Good for you. Now, beat it, please.

          • Alistair North

            Don’t worry – I am perfectly happy to sit through the Movie again on your behalf.

          • SAMURAI36

            No, YOU lose. Most of us are quite happy with the film.

            If you pull your head out of Marvel’s arse-cheeks for a hot second, and look around you, you’d know that.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yep, the same old nonsense. The same RT that has a nearly 80% approval rating? That same RT?

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean, at the expense of the rejoicing? Cuz most of us are doing the happy dance. Our film was great, and it’s doing well.

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean bitter and miserable? Got it.

        • SAMURAI36

          Except they should never be made in the first place. You make yourself sound silly when you do.

    • SAMURAI36

      Except we got both. So what’s your point?

  • unpaidpundit

    Here are some of the aspects of “BvS” that I LOVE:

    1) Jesse Eisenberg is the best cinematic Lex Luthor, ever. As Luthor, Eisenberg is a brilliantly conniving, manipulative, homicidal, criminal mastermind. Luthor’s theological ravings are far more intelligent than anything in the same vein ever written by the sainted (by media film critics) Quentin Tarantino. I suspect that the part of Luthor was tailored by the screenwriters to accommodate Eisenberg’s patented, high speed delivery. The speed in which Eisenberg delivers his lines probably caused a lot of media film critics to lose track of what he was saying. The script for “BvS” was co-written by Oscar winner Chris Terrio.

    2) The script is full of clever lines that ooze dramatic irony. For instance, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is a Lothario who leers at Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, and tells her that he has known women like her before. She smiles, and says that she doesn’t think he has ever known a woman quite like her. This scene is in the trailers, but it’s still great.

    3) The use of music is clever. Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” is played several times. Batman is night, Superman is day, get it? The line,”Everytime you say goodbye, I die a little,” (which is repeated several times in the flim) adumbrates the ending of the movie where

    Spoiler Alert!

    a character dies. But we get hints that this character isn’t really dead in the last scene. Wonder Woman’s musical theme is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” and that fits, for more reasons than one.

    4) The end of hostilities between Batman and Superman is brought about by something that they have in common, but which most fans have never thought about. Their connection is so obvious, I can’t believe no one has ever used it in a story, before.

    • unpaidpundit

      Oops, “Night and Day” and “Everytime You Say Goodbye” are separate songs, but I think my points still stand.

  • Boogie

    Good job. Keep pounding on em!

  • Balu

    Soldier on BvS, we are behind you!!!

  • SuperBuckeye30

    Man, a lot of you are letting this film off the hook so easily. Maybe once the euphoria from finally being able to see it wears off, you’ll start to realize how big of a letdown this movie actually was, especially the latter half of the film.

    • Hinscher

      You know my initial thoughts leaving the theater? Bout the same as the one guy on Popcorn DC Movie News. He was like “hmm, okay, okay, okay” or something to that effect. I wasn’t completely sure how I felt. It didn’t blow my socks off like I wanted.
      Then on my car ride home, 20 minutes alone. I sat and thought about the movie. I sat and thought about some of the parts I was confused about, didn’t care for, ect. I thought about the whole movie as a whole ect. By the time I was home I was happy.
      I mean take the first scene of the movie (after batman) We have Lois somewhere asking a terrorist some questions and Superman saves day, you know the scene.
      At the movie theater, I was like whats going on. Where is she, why is she reporting here, who’s shooting who. What is that lady saying in court. How is Superman guilty? Ect.
      Now answering those questions, I came up with.
      1. Why is she there, whats story? It don’t matter. The point of that scene is it shows the first frame up/scheme of Lex Luthor. He has these mercenaries he hired do a mass killing where Lois was cause he knew superman would come. He could have done this anywhere in the world at any of her interviews. Where and who she was interviewing was irrelivent. Doing it in an unstable part of the world just makes sense for the expected outcome.
      2. We obviously find out who is shooting who and why later, again all tied back to Lex. And plays out the rest of the movie as Lois investigates this.
      3. Superman frame job. It still don’t make sense to a reasonable person that superman would be guilty for all these deaths by mercs/terrorists killed by BULLETS. But a reasonable person also knows of cause and effect. As Snyder said in interview. Superman saves a cat and people complain that cat then has 100 babies. Superman kills one warlord and the entire region goes up in civil war. Small things can have big consequences. Though it wasn’t superman who did the cause, it was Lex. Still superman being as in the spotlight he is and his sonic boom entrances, the average person just knows everything went bad after he showed up.

      Just that one scene which in itself was small and could be boring had so much to it. All of a sudden a throw away scene at first is a super crucial one. Lex was such a great villain with his plot. This feels like a movie like The Usual Suspects or something. Kind of like when Superman says Martha and Bruce realizes he’s been played. As soon as I realized what all Lex had done it brought every scene previously in the movie in a new light.

      Now then this movie doesn’t end when he realize Lex’s brilliance, it hten had like 25 minutes more of action.

      • Fenix

        The thing is it doesn’t make sense, why would he give his mercenaries experimental bullets?

        • SAMURAI36

          FFS, it’s in the freakin’ story!! Some of you are either too lazy to figure things out, or you didn’t actually watch the film.

          Lex is testing weapons against metahumans. He’s stockpiling against the metahuman war that he thinks is impending.

          • JMMagwood

            They didn’t watch it! lol It’s hilarious!

          • SAMURAI36

            I mean, it’s the same BS from MOS…. “He didn’t save anybody” (yes he did)… “He didn’t try to move the fight” (yes he did)…..

            It’s amazing how people who claimed to watch these films, don’t know anything about them whatsoever. it’s like they watched them with blinders on.

      • SAMURAI36

        I’m good with this POV. It shows that you put alot of thought into the film, which was precisely the intent of the film makers.

        We were warned months/years ago, that this wasn’t gonna be the typical bubble gum (“flavor of the month”, as they put it) film that Marvel put out.

    • SDE456

      naw i think thats how you felt, and thats your thoughts and not every one else’s… over 60 percent of these people who so called letting the film off the hook have seen the film at least twice. I admit it wasn’t the best but it was really good, films don’t have to be perfect to be good… Only super hero film i thought was perfect was TDK and i love the whole nolan series. Most people who don’t like the film is the people who let the bad out way the good which is cool, so you gotta understand the people who like it but don’t love it feels the good out way the bad, while other just outright hate it or think its amazing!

    • Marquis de Sade

      Yeah, I’m still trying to figure out how did Lois know about Kryptonite when she ran back to find the spear she tossed into the water? How did she intuitively know it would hurt Doomsday, when she didn’t know about Doomsday origins or weaknesses? – The plot points sans the motivations was downright amateurish in regards to scriptwriting 101.

      • SAMURAI36

        How’s about movie watching 101? She saw Batman about to use it on Supes, so anything that would hurt him to that degree, must hurt DD as well.

        It’s not that hard to figure out. Perhaps you should watch the movie again, since you clearly missed it the first time. Maybe one of us can hold your hand thru the entire film as well.

        • JMMagwood

          I didn’t want to be the only one answering loony claims all day. I figured you or someone who actually watched the movie would show up at some point and help him with his problem.

          Still, some things just don’t need to be explained, or so it would seem.

          • SAMURAI36

            Oh trust, I’m here!! These trolls won’t slip by, not on my watch.

        • Marquis de Sade

          https://youtu.be/zwcJjE_61XE
          This one is for you!

      • Hinscher

        Simple reasoning superman was hurt by it. there was this weird lightning going on at the crashed kryptonian ship for hour. good chance this monster that came out of nowhere was from that ship

        • SAMURAI36

          Yeah, it’s really not that difficult to comprehend. This was the same woman that stood on Zod’s ship, when Supes was being poisoned by the atmosphere. Shes’ seen him at his best and worst.

  • JMMagwood

    I know many of you are invested in this film not doing well, but it’s evident it’s a success. HH is a site that seems to welcome even tempered thinking fans, fans who understand and appreciate what a success “Batman V Superman” is. Sorry for those of you who aren’t that, but the discussion is over. Facts are facts. This film is a major hit, and more from Synder and Co is on the way. You’ve lost. Perhaps you should go comfort yourselves in one of your sweaty Marvel partisan holes.

    • Carl

      Sounds like you’re saying HH placates the fanboys. lol

      Yes it is doing very well on opening but now the long run will determine how much of a success it is. I’m not sure why you’d be so happy over a extremely divisive film?

      • SAMURAI36

        Because it’s fun to piss of the haters like yourself, that’s why.

        • JMMagwood

          Yep.

      • JMMagwood

        I wasn’t going to entertain you, troll, but I wonder… Who said it’s divisive? It sure isn’t to me. It’s a great movie.

        • Carl

          Hope this entertains you, fool. 70% of critics say it’s not a good movie.

          All these youtube reviewer fans and many more have major problems with BvS.

          https://youtu.be/ZVDkQQ_4da0

          https://youtu.be/8jyQY_IR9u0

          https://youtu.be/Ge1wwUTnSwE

          https://youtu.be/AlR7lgazzHc

          • JMMagwood

            Sorry, Carl the Sad Troll. 75% of ticket buyers like it, and 30% of critics that say the same. Since you so desperately need people to agree with you to form an opinion, go talk to them. And, oh yeah, a bigger than $170 million haul for the weekend might say a lot, too.

            You’re just like a handful of others here. Crying and wailing against something you have zero control over. Posting nonsense from youtube, like that means anything. At least you’re not like that freak that keeps posting Hitler stuff, so there’s hope for you.

            Go change your underwear, maybe take a shower, get off the net for awhile and go walk on some grass. There’s girls and guys and a whole world out there for you. Come out from under the bridge. Try to find a real life. Really, find some meaning besides being an internet troll. This is my last correspondence with you, as you have nothing of interest to convey, and I don’t want to keep making you look worse and worse on here.

            Good luck, Carl. I wish you the best.

          • Carl

            73% audience rating on 160,696 ratings. I didn’t realize that was all the ticket buyers. lol

            Damn man you’ve got serious problems if you react so strongly over me not liking a movie that got destroyed by critics and is not loved by even big time DC fans.

            Please do go away, you’re a completely unreasonable person. There is no point in trying to have a conversation with someone like you.

          • SAMURAI36

            LOL at you using the critics as a security blanket. Grow up, Linus.

  • Carl

    So BvS was bulletproof to the poor reviews so far. That is certainly a win for it but it has to take a hit in the long run, I’d imagine. Time will tell, it has a long way to go. Congrats to all you super fans, you go what you wanted.

    • SAMURAI36

      Wow, I can’t believe how unbelievably bitter and miserable you sound.

  • WarrenWII

    X-Men Dofp wasted many iconic characters and felt slow and a bit repetitive to many viewers but critics praised it a lot.
    So you never know with the critics. Its like they apply different rules depending on the movie/studio. Weird to say the least

    • JMMagwood

      It’s been well known for longer than any of these superhero movies have been coming out that critics know certain studios (cough cough mouse house) reward good reviews and then on the flip side, there’s some creators who have obtained the enmity of the critic body, so no matter what they do, they’ll be panned. I believe Snyder’s one of those people, but have no idea why.

      Check some of those that hated “BvS” and look at the positive reviews they gave some truly awful, awful films, and you might find it eye opening.

      • SAMURAI36

        I’m glad you said this. There’s definitely alot of payola going on with this. It’s so painfully obvious, that it’s not even funny.

        • JMMagwood

          Every Disney movie, except “Lone Ranger” (talk about hubris) are consistently sky high rated. No matter the quality, which for most of their product is questionable, to say the least. Gimme a break.

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely. When The Force Rehashed came out, there were people getting death threats for posting negative reviews, and then those reviews disappeared.

            I continue to say, that Disney/Marvel has a stranglehold on this genre, and it sickens me.

          • JMMagwood

            Seriously, the sheep need to wake up. After the chunk of crap that was “The Force Awakens,” I’m not giving Disney another dime. They don’t care about the product. They churn feces out, get great reviews, and make billions for that garbage. I actually do wonder if it goes even further than that, though.

            Then, DCE releases a masterpiece, yes, MASTERPIECE, and the fix seems to be in. Yeah, I said that, too. Someone really wants this project to fail, and for those who don’t get it, don’t worry about it. You’re not smart enough to get what I’m saying.

            The half wits just eat it up, and don’t see the f’ing bs that’s happening. I’m done. “Civil War” boycott for me. I’m not going to any more of their stuff til the foot comes off WB’s throat.

          • SAMURAI36

            Man, I haven’t given Marvel/Disney a dime of my money, since IM2. I have no interest in their product whatsoever. We’ve talked before, about how I don’t like how they do business, on a plethora of levels.

            People like to say “there’s no competition between these two franchises”, but nothing could be further from the truth.

            Anyways, back to BVS!!

            To say that this film is a masterpiece, is an understatement. This is literally a love letter to all the greatest aspects of DC Comics: Death of Superman, DKR, Crisis, Flashpoint, Darkseid War, etc.

            This movie is destined to make a $billion, based on the fact that it takes multiple viewings just to absorb the enormity of it.

          • JMMagwood

            Well said on both subjects.

            For me, simply put, “Batman v Superman” is one of the most enjoyable movie going experiences I’ve ever had. I don’t say that lightly, and I’m not a kid.

            I couldn’t believe how quickly the film finished. I was enveloped in every moment. I’m going again on Monday, and I can’t wait.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, that’s the film’s only real weakness for me, was that it ended. LOL

          • Fenix

            You have terrible taste and don’t understand the concept of movie editing, this movie does not flow for the first 2/3’s of its runtime.

          • SAMURAI36

            Your mother has terrible taste in your father, and clearly she didn’t understand that swallowing was a far more preferable contraceptive.

          • Marquis de Sade

            “Your mommy is named Martha?”
            “Yes. Is your mommy named Martha too?”
            “Yes.”
            “I’m sorry I tried to kill you. Now we are BESTEST SUPER FRIENDS!”

            Masterpiece, huh? LOL!

          • Marquis de Sade

            IT’S A CONSPIRACY, MAN!
            CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, MAN!
            IT’S A CONSPIRACY!

            Yo, Samurai136, does an aluminum hat comes with all that DC fanboy paranoia? LOL!

        • Fenix

          What’s painful is hearing you do mental gymnastics trying to defend this turd.

          • SAMURAI36

            What’s even more painful, is hearing you p!ss and moan about this movie.

            But I guess haters gonna hate, and b!tches gonna b!tch.

      • Marquis de Sade
    • Fenix

      Yeah but this is not a well put together movie, it doesn’t flow. Also the ending is a beyond stupid choice.

      • valentin ilie

        I guess you dont have time to read some comic books but check out Superman/Doomsday 2007 and then let us know if you still think the same about the ending.

        • Fenix

          Yeah except they didn’t do death and return of superman at the end of the second issue of Action Comics. Also that story was terrible, it was a cheap ploy to sell lots of comics and as a result they broke the concept of death in comics. The bad guy of death and return of superman turns out to be a spoof of Mr. Fantastic…what a joke of an “epic” event story arc.

  • Presidente Camacho

    BvS is loved by 73% of audience

  • Marc Hill

    suck it haters

  • Danilo Raul

    Well this is the living proff that, again, the masses have no taste

    • Alistair North

      And also the living ‘proff’ that at least the Masses know how to spell…

      • Danilo Raul

        So my point is wrong because I misspelled… right?