More ‘Batman v Superman’ Reactions Emerge

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Plenty of lucky fans across the United States got to see Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in numerous IMAX screenings last night ahead of its release date later this week. To the surprise of no one, most of them have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the movie, and thankfully for us, they’re overwhelmingly positive.

However, reviews remain embargoed, but expect them (including ours) at 6 PM ET. It remains to be seen whether or not critics liked the movie as much as fans did, but for now, we’ve compiled a few more reactions from the IMAX screenings below. Plus, if you’ve already seen it, be sure to let us know if you liked it in the comment section.


 


 


Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016. Are you excited?

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • SonOfKrpton

    Wow. More positive reactions. They must be paid too!

    That was heavy sarcasm, for anyone who didn’t get that.

    • Whatsupdoc

      It’s the most ballsy CBM ever made. imo

      • Carl

        I don’t know Catwoman was pretty ballsy… terrible too. lol

        • Whatsupdoc

          “Catwoman was pretty ballsy”, what kind of women do you date.

          • Carl

            ha ha, great joke… smh

    • You kinda sound paid, actually.

  • breakerbaker

    There are some negative reviews, of course. I think paying too close attention to any of the initial fan reactions is usually a bad idea. Fans will get caught up in the experience of being at a premier or advanced screening in an audience of nothing but fans. In 1999, I saw an early screening of Phantom Menace, and I thought it was pretty great for about a week–except for Jake Lloyd, I never liked Jake Lloyd.

    Don’t put too much stock in this early response, and don’t get too upset if, when the embargo is lifted in a few hours, the critical reaction is a bit more mixed (it would be difficult not to be more mixed than what we’ve seen thusfar).

    I finally bought tickets for my kids and I for Thursday evening.

    • unpaidpundit

      “Phantom Menace” is a much better film than the derivative “Force Awakens.”

      • breakerbaker

        I’m not a big fan of Force Awakens, but no it’s not. I’m happy for you that you can get happiness out of Phantom Menace, though. Still, I don’t want to have that conversation, if it’s all the same to you.

  • SuperBuckeye30

    I’ve learned to still try and keep my expectations in check when reading “fan reviews” because of course they’re going to love it, they’re hardcore Batman and/or Superman fans. I fell for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Man of Steel pre-release hype, and then once I saw the movies, I didn’t have quite the same reaction as they did. I hope I enjoy this though, Superman is my guy, but from everything I’m hearing about how he’s portrayed in this movie, I don’t think I’m going to be too happy with that. We’ll see though, trying to remain optimistic!

  • Johnny Risko

    Lets keep perspective. Fury Road, Force Awakens, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Furious 7 – these ALL got very positive early fan reaction as well.

  • Carl

    1st review on RT is a rotten 6/10. It is in Spanish and despite the score pretty damning.

    http://www.garuyo.com/cine/batman-vs-superman-critica-resena-estreno

    • Johnny Risko

      Funny, its not 6pm yet.

      • Carl

        Guess they didn’t care. I thought it was 3pm? What time zone?

        • Johnny Risko

          3pm Pacific, 6pm Eastern.
          I agree with you, it says something when the guy is rushing to get his hack review up first. Some of these bloggers just want to drive a negative narrative!

          • Carl

            Sorry, I don’t agree with that. I don’t know anything about the reviewer or his motivation.

          • Johnny Risko

            Exactly! All signs point to this being VERY WELL received and a huge success for DC / WB!

          • Carl

            No, they don’t. All we have is twitter reactions to a premiere and advanced screening. I’m waiting to see the critical reaction. This was the first.

          • Johnny Risko

            Agreed. The twitter reactions have been PHENOMENAL! I also can’t wait to see the critical reaction!! This is certainly the beginning of something great!

    • breakerbaker

      There goes the no-hitter, I guess.

    • breakerbaker

      I’m a pretty reasonable guy, and I fully anticipate that there will be things people will dislike about the movie for valid reasons, but I just read a (poorly) translated version of the review. It’s a bit of a hack job that dwells too much on the DC vs. Marvel dynamic and even throws in a shot about whether or not Gadot has the physique to be Wonder Woman. There are a few too many petty jabs to make the whole feel particularly convincing. Add to that that this is a review that broke the embargo by half a day, and there’s the impression of opportunism.

      • Carl

        Yeah the translation is garbage. Yes it does mention the DC vs Marvel stuff and WW physique, I thought that was strange. It doesn’t say much positive at all considering the 6/10 score. I did check on RT and the reviewer has 32 other reviews. He is relatively new. Hard to say if he has an agenda but he clearly didn’t like it.

      • Carl
        • breakerbaker

          The Spanish language sites apparently like to break embargo. That one’s funny. It calls it better than Man of Steel, but says the things that have rumored to test best with audiences (i.e., Batman and Lex Luthor) don’t work. I think I’ll hold off on being too concerned about things until after the embargo is lifted. And either way, I think I’ll still be going to see it on Thursday for myself.

          • Carl

            Well yeah reviews won’t stop me from seeing a CBM in theaters unless they are Fant4stic bad. lol

            I’m working Thursday night so I’ll see it when I can.

    • Oscar

      that dude gave Zoolander 2 8.5/10. lol what a joke.

  • Johnny Risko

    Seen an early review for BvS. Not sure if its legit, but seems very positive!!
    http://www.garuyo.com/cine/batman-vs-superman-critica-resena-estreno

    • Carl

      Dude, what? Go read it, it is very negative.

      • Johnny Risko

        It’s in Spanish, so there will be difficulties with the translation. I understand how you might get that impression.

        • Carl

          Yeah the translation is bad but there is no way to take any of that as positive.

          • Johnny Risko

            I’m starting to agree with you that this is just BS. The review does seem to be just rehashing trailer info and fan theories.

    • Oscar

      that dude give Zoolander 2 8.5/10. lol what a joke.

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    • Carl

      Both are negative. What’s Marvel got to do with it?

      • Johnny Risko

        That’s an excellent point. What does Marvel have to do with it? Why are they being heavily referenced in both reviews? I think you’re right that this is suspicious.

        • Carl

          Ha ha that cinemamovil one is no longer up. I didn’t see any Marvel reference in that one though.

          The other one did but you really can’t deny that BvS Dawn of Justice is a reaction to Marvel. It’s fair to say that DC is trying to play catch up here.

          • Johnny Risko

            I certainly agree that CW was a reaction to BvS. This is the first time we’ve seen Marvel have to react to another film company competing directly against them, and it seems they have taken the bait and maybe rushed their product to market.
            From all accounts, it will be hard for CW to avoid being cast as an imitation of BvS.

          • Carl

            CW is based on an actual comic and makes sense in the MCU timeline…

          • Marquis de Sade

            Only in your wetdreams. Marvel had their story arcs plotted thru 2024.

          • Johnny Risko

            Which makes their decision to change horses for CA3 so strange. Bringing in RDJ to help the film and restructuring it to include him AND Spiderman at the last minute, without pushing back the release date may prove the whole release schedule to be flawed. I know they’ve hit their targets so far, but now that they are reacting to WB/DC’s slate, they may trend into trouble.

          • Carl

            None of that is actually a known truth.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Dude, you’re misinformed. While negotiating with RDJ to extend his contract, he suggested doing CW instead and then finish his contract with Infinity War 2. The only tweaking was to add Spiderman. RDJ negotiations was signed way before they announced CW…And why would Marvel have to react to DC??? – Outside of MOS, they have no track record to be of any real concern to Marvel. You’re wishcrafting.

          • Johnny Risko

            You’re right. RDJ was signed 2 days before Marvel announced CA3 = CW. Makes you wonder what their original plan was without him?

          • Carl

            Possibly the same thing, they just hadn’t signed him for it yet. lol

          • Marquis de Sade

            They would’ve threw more money at him…Trust, they had all the confidence in the world to get that deal done…Now they’re negotiating to extend his contract beyond phase 3.

          • breakerbaker

            I’m not really sure what that means. “Reaction,” I mean. Prior to the MCU being a thing (while Iron Man was still in production), there was a JLA movie in development that made it pretty close to production.

            Movies in which all these characters show up has been a dream of both publishers for a long time. Marvel was the first to make it work, but you could just as easily say that if Nolan had not painted WB and DC into a corner with his (incredibly successful but ultimately worthless in terms of world building) trilogy, that DC may have been the first movie where multiple heroes showed up in the same movie.

            I think it’s easier to argue that Green Lantern was a reaction to Marvel–it basically apes the style of the MCU and brings in a character like Amanda Waller who could have spanned multiple standalones (in the way that Fury and Coulson did in Phase I), and it even includes a mid-credits sequence.

            I think it would be silly to suggest that BvS has nothing to do with Marvel’s success, but I also don’t think it’s a reaction to Marvel.

          • Carl

            It’s a reaction in that BvS was originally MoS 2, then added Batman and Wonder Woman. They fast tracked their Universe because they wanted Avengers money.

            It’s not necessarily a bad thing but it could be if the characters fail to resonate with fans.

          • Johnny Risko

            Well, at least we don’t have that to worry about.
            How about WB’s uncanny decision to move this to Easter Weekend? Portents for Superman! The Mythos is strong.

          • Carl

            Superman doesn’t need any more Jesus allusions.

          • breakerbaker

            I think that’s a lot of interpretation that overlooks the fact that a Justice League movie that skipped over all of the origins of all of the characters was already in development just prior to the MCU. Saying that this movie is a direct reaction to Avengers would imply that the moment the plans for the other JLA were scrapped, the desire to make a JLA movie (or expanded universe) went away.

            I’m not saying this movie gets made in precisely this way without Avengers. But the idea that it’s a direct reaction, is constructing a narrative where one probably doesn’t exist.

      • Whatsupdoc

        Wow you are obsessed with this movie. Good to see.

        • Carl

          Call it curious. It’s a big deal if it is good.

    • Oscar

      that dude on garuyo site gave Zoolander 2 8.5/10. lol what a joke.

  • Jerry W

    I seen it last night. Wasn’t a big fan of Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, but after seeing him in the role he absolutely nails it. He fits the character perfect. Best on screen Batman period.

  • Raul Elizondo

    I saw it yesterday and was blown away at how amazing Ben Affleck was as The Batman. He is the best Batman we have ever had he makes Christian Bale’s batman look like a complete hack. I love how dark and bruting he played it. Jesse Eisenberg is great as Lex Luthor. He is very creepy yet terrifying in his portrayal of luthor. The whole time I was blown away at how much they were showing us on screen. It was 2 hours and 30 minutes and that time flies by faster than you think. Honestly it should have been 3 hours because of everything that they put into this movie. Some stuff is rushed over but others are very well developed. I could keep going but I would still conclude that you go as fast as you can to watch this movie so some one doesn’t spoil it for you. I’m watching it again Today with my brother and sisters.

  • Carl

    What is the reaction to this? I can’t wait!
    https://youtu.be/Cdr8_IQqT-E

  • Johnny Risko

    Is it a crazy coincidence, or are WB more clever than all of us?
    BvS officially opens on Easter Friday… just sayin.

  • Marquis de Sade

    …and the news just keeps gettin’ better: BVS is now tracking at 39% ROTTEN on Rotten Tomatoes.