‘Batman v Superman’ Puts The Smackdown On Thursday Night Box Office; Tops ‘The Dark Knight’ & ‘Age Of Ultron’

Batman v Superman

Update:

Following an impressive debut in a number of markets, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with $21.2 million in China for a current worldwide total of $65 million. Meanwhile, the movie is now on course to earn somewhere between $165 million and $180 million at the North American box office on its first weekend, which is definitely a win for the studio, despite the movie’s critical response. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.


 

While the studio might have been a bit worried when those reviews started hitting, Warner Bros. might be breathing a sigh of relief at the moment as Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice just smacked the hell out of the Thursday night box office. The film brought in big numbers for the studio with $27.7M last night, making it the seventh  biggest Thursday night preview. This numbers puts it just above Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($27.6M) as well as topping Avengers ($18.7M), Iron Man 3 ($15.6M) & The Dark Knight ($18.5M).This number also takes a record away from Furious 7 and makes Batman v Superman the best pre-Easter preview.

Regardless of bad reviews from critics, projections continue to keep the film around $160M+ domestically for the weekend. Additionally, the film opened in 38 additional smaller markets on Thursday, bringing in $33.1 million from approximately 19,700 screens. This number combined with the $7M we originally reported brings it’s two day international cume to $44M. We’ll have to wait and see if fans continue to head out to the theater to check out the superhero smackdown and if it will have legs. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline

  • Jose Gabriel Marmol

    suck it goooood.

  • Dayman

    Y E A H

  • JMMagwood

    WB could easily run commercials touting the positive reviews from quite a few national media sources. Screw the haters, this movie is great!

  • Chris W

    I say 180. It’s a long weekend(in Canada anyway).

    • marcelo

      remeber this batman v superman will surpases this weekend 350 million around the world ,and i say again ,remember this number.

      • Chris W

        Domestic dude.

  • Jack Cole

    i’ll watch this no matter what the critics say…

    • xxjinzaxx

      Same. T-minus 2:00:00

  • Tim

    The movie is worth it just for batman.. Its better to me then the dark knight rises but isn’t close to the dark knight.. joker makes that movie and this ome needed more of a conflict between them.. fight scenes were epic

    • Hinscher

      I’m slightly torn on Batman.
      Ben Affleck did an amazing job acting. No complaints from him.
      Bruce Wayne was perfect. Alfred and Batman interactions were beyond perfect. Batman’s fighting scenes were amazing. Outfits amazing. His escaping the police scene was scary and amazing as heck. So how does all perfects basically not equal perfect grade?
      Only knock is the killing. I don’t mind a death her or there from him, but damn it seems he killed a ton, and brutal.
      Slight spoilers?
      I mean he rips a knife out of his shoulder and then shoves it into the chest of the attacker. He flips a car with guys in it, probably killing them, but if not he then attaches a grappling hook from his car to that car dragging it around and smashing it into another car of bad guys. They for sure dead now.
      But I have no qualms about him shooting people dead in his batwing that manned a turret on the ground or something. But some of the deaths were a bit much, imo. Now I’m not a whole no killing guy, but the amount and verosity he kills, it baffles me how the suicide squad remains. Seems like he would have killed a few of them.

      • Jake Bucsko

        Batman: “Superman is dangerous! His power needs to be kept in check!”
        /goes on criminal murder spree

        • Hinscher

          Ha yea, basically.

          Spoiler:
          My favorite part of the movie might be when Clark tells Lois that he needs to convince him or kill him, and when he shows up he first says Bruce we need to talk or whatever the line was.

          I loved that he didn’t start fighting and he knew his identity (did he figure it out at party on first hearing the ear?)

          I was so afraid they were going to have superman just go straight to I need to kill to save. SO in character to try to talk. He basically kept that up until Kryptonite was used on him. Then he realized there was no talking to him.

          • Jake Bucsko

            It’s a good thing Clark’s mom is also named Martha, otherwise he’d be dead (well, dead earlier, anyway). I almost laughed because I was thinking of The Waterboy. “My mom’s name is Martha too! Aren’t our mommas the same?”

            As far as figuring out Bruce’s identity, I suppose he guessed because of the party? He could easily have used his X ray vision when he first met Batman in costume, but it would have been nice to have that established. Maybe in the 3 hour version.

          • Hinscher

            Well that is one thing I like about this and Man of Steel.
            No hand holding. I was watching a re-review someone did of Man of Steel this week in prep for the movie, and they brought up a few times how they wish Snyder would have pounded something into our heads better.

            I’m sitting there thinking, why would you want to remove a movies subtlety and make it captain obvious. Also the few things they wanted pointed out more obvious, where subtle brought about 2-3 times in the film, so it was in a way hammered in, just not in the stupidly blatent obvious way TV shows do it.

            Take Supergirl the other day on tv. (I like the show btw) I dont’ recall the scene exactly, but it was something to this extent. We see someone do something on screen, then it cuts to a different character and that character then state “oh, that character did this” It’s like duh, we just saw that. No need to tell us what we saw 2 seconds ago.

            As for Martha, it could have easily been replaced by mom. I think that would have snapped Bruce out of it too. But I was surprised when they said Martha. Somehow in all these years I’ve never connected that both their moms have the same name. Also while Mom would have paused him long enough imo to do what was needed, the Martha word has a much grander effect on Bruce.

          • SAMURAI36

            As for Martha, it could have easily been replaced by mom. I think that would have snapped Bruce out of it too. But I was surprised when they said Martha.

            He would have had to say “Martha” at some point, anyway. Especially if Bruce asked him “What’s your mother’s name?”

            I thought that revelation was pretty genius, especially since….

            Somehow in all these years I’ve never connected that both their moms have the same name. Also while Mom would have paused him long enough imo to do what was needed, the Martha word has a much grander effect on Bruce.

            PRECISELY. I remember thinking the same thing as well. I’m pretty well versed in DC lore, and I can’t think of a single moment where that ever came up in the comics. Not even in the Batman/Superman duo comics, which have been around for close to 20 years now.

          • SAMURAI36

            He figured it out, after listening to Alfred talking to Bruce.

        • Joe

          Yes CRIMINAL murder spree, not innocents murder spree.

      • Joe

        I thought he shoved it into his shoulder, but I didn’t really care. I feel like this was a Batman that did go over the edge, but the events of the film brought him back full circle by the end of it. I will not spoil anything.

        • SAMURAI36

          Agreed.

        • SAMURAI36

          Actually, he didn’t stab the guy in the chest, it was in his shoulder. You see the guy a few seconds later flailing around, trying to get the knife out of his shoulder.
          There were quite a few “kill shots” (more like manslaughter) in the film, but this wasn’t one of them.

  • Doug Verby

    Totally agree that it is on par with Dark Kinight Rises. I really enjoyed it. Everything critics didn’t like about BvS was praised in TDKR- a lot going on, really dark and grim, takes too long to get to 3rd act, etc.

  • xxjinzaxx

    Why not just leave the movie to those that like it? If you do not appreciate it, then move on to the next thing. Stop dwelling on it, because all you are doing is promoting that which you so vehemently claim shouldn’t have existed.

    Why feel the need to climb on a soapbox to spread your negative take on it, but go beyond that? One’s opinion is as valuable as another. What is good for one may not be good for the other. Let people have their fun.

    • Boogie

      Exactly. People like the “b:tching bandwagon”.

  • Boogie

    Cool fun movie. Alfred was awesome.

  • Monto Gawe

    If one expects to see in a DC movie what one likes in a Marvel movie then that’s one way of not enjoying anything that DC has to offer including Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice (BVS) as it is akin to judging a product with standards meant for another product.

    With that in mind:

    As a comic book fan: ecstatic 11/10

    As a film cineaste: strong 7/10

    I’d re-watch it again in the next few weeks this time without going 3D to focus on its structural narrative and filmmaking aspects. And, yes, to scour for other Easter eggs I’d missed the first time.

    I think this movie will get even better with time especially when the other DCEU movies come in.

    • Hinscher

      Just watched Collider spoiler review. One thing I found amusing was that they all seemed to love the dream sequence and thought basically the best part of movie.

      Personally I thought it was possibly the worst part of the movie. It was such a strange stark jump into WTF land. Never gets explained. It’s like one huge easter egg ride for CB fans. Not good for movie.

      Now those dream sequences may become the most important sequences ever once future movies come out, but in the short term i think they were super bad for this movie.

      I mean just imagine for a sec your watching the movie with a friend who doesn’t know anythign about comics really. After you leave the theater he asks you what that scene was about. Explain it to him in lamens terms. That is a long discussion. Explaining Flash and all his powers, explaining darkseid and his legions and the planet and on and on and on. And then the kicker, when you get done explaining it all, what point did it have in the movie?

      • SAMURAI36

        Personally I thought it was possibly the worst part of the movie. It was such a strange stark jump into WTF land. Never gets explained. It’s like one huge easter egg ride for CB fans. Not good for movie.

        It’s not supposed to get explained. It’s a set up for more movies. Everyone should know by now, going in, that this is a staging platform for a larger movie universe.

        I mean just imagine for a sec your watching the movie with a friend who doesn’t know anythign about comics really. After you leave the theater he asks you what that scene was about. Explain it to him in lamens terms. That is a long discussion. Explaining Flash and all his powers, explaining darkseid and his legions and the planet and on and on and on. And then the kicker, when you get done explaining it all, what point did it have in the movie?

        Wrong again. I explained it to several people, in just under 30 seconds. They understood completely.

        • Hinscher

          I read on another forum someone told someone it was the Flash showing the future if Bruce didn’t save Clarks mom this movie. Thus him saving his mom this movie meant that future is no longer a thing.

          • KryptonianWarrior

            I’m pretty sure that creature that came out of Martha’s grave was Manbat and was strictly for the Argham gamers and/or comicbook readers. There’s no way the casual moviegoer would have known who or what that was. Btw, I absolutely LOVED the movie and can’t wait for Wonder Woman and Justice League next year.

          • SAMURAI36

            I’m not opposed to this idea either. Not quite ready to give up on my theory yet though, LOL.

          • SAMURAI36

            I read on another forum someone told someone it was the Flash showing the future if Bruce didn’t save Clarks mom this movie. Thus him saving his mom this movie meant that future is no longer a thing.

            Except the “future” is two-fold here. DS is coming, regardless of whether Superman lost control or not. That’s what the Knightmare scene was about.

            2 Dreams. First one some bad creature comes out of his parents grave. Would have been cooler if it was an owl person, imo. Anyway, was that just a random nightmare? Nothign special?

            I’m doubting it. I think that was still related to DS in some way.

            Second Dream. Dreams of apacolypse and parademons and evil superman. Wakes up inside dream to another dream where flash warns him. So was the apacolypse dream something flash showed him? How did he dream that.

            Okay, so I have a theory about alot of this. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m thinking Martian Manhunter is somehow involved. I think A) we’ve seen him already in the DCEU (both MOS and BVS), and B) he’s been watching Batman, along with all the other meta’s this entire time.

            I won’t say who I think it is, unless people really wanna know.

          • KryptonianWarrior

            Oh the idea that General Swanwick (I’m pretty sure that’s who you are talking about lol) is the Martian Manhunter has been floating around since before Man of Steel came out. So that’s definitely not a new idea and one that I am not opposed to at all! I think he would make a perfect MM.

          • SAMURAI36

            Huh. And here I thought I was onto something, LOL. And until Hinscher pointed it out, I never realized the correlation between Swanwick in the DCEU, & Henshaw on Supergirl. So awesome.
            BTW, I love discussions like this!! So cool to be able to talk DC with other knowledgeable fans, without having to defend DC all the time.

          • Hinscher

            The obvious is as Warrior said, Gen Swanwick. Feels like Supergirl, black person in charge of military, lol.
            But I’m open to all ideas and I LIKE the dream sequences. I imagine they will be AMAZING in teh future. Something to look back on when JL1 & 2 come out and be like wow they hinted this amazing back then.
            BUT as for a stand alone movie, i think they hurt this movie. I feel dropping them would raise RT store 10 points easy. They just added a confusing layer to a already complex movie.
            Seeing articles about how htis is doing amazing still ins ales, and seems average movie goer is loving it, I coudl care less about RT score now. But I was worried the score would hurt he DCEU, and admit i still am a tinge worried.
            I loved the movie and what DCEU is doing, I so hope they don’t do some drastic change based on some critics score. Stick to their guns. Screw the critics.

          • SAMURAI36

            BTW, see my reply to K-warrior as well.

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay, so after seeing the film for the 3rd time(!!!), my focus has really been on the dream sequences. There’s a lot there, & I dare say thst they are the most dense part of the film.
            I think the key here, is why Batman is the focal point, rather than any other member of the League.
            Also, I think Flash’s identity was deliberately obtuse in the dream sequence. I tried to consider the possibility that it might have been someone other than Flash (like say, Booster Gold? There’s been a lot of talk of him lately), but the colors are wrong.
            The other thing I’m trying to decipher, is what exactly Flash says in the sequence. Ironically, it gets harder & harder to make out with each viewing.
            Any thoughts?

        • Josh Burrell

          The scene didn’t need to be explained because it’s Bruce having a nightmare that has Superman as a bad guy. It pushes him even further towards fighting Superman. I thought that was obvious. I don’t see how it’s not good for the movie. People questioning the scene are seemingly dense, or didn’t pay attention.

          • SAMURAI36

            Agreed, 100%

      • SAMURAI36

        Also, if people are watching the Flash TV show, then they already know what Flash’s powers are. Even though the universes are separate, the powers are the same.

        • Hinscher

          Not everyone watches flash, but even if they did its not exactly the most clear who or what is happening.
          I assumed it was flash, cause it fit his color, the powers, ect. But it wasn’t any iconic shot of him where the world over recognizes its flash.
          It looked like some Iron Man person more than flash.

          • SAMURAI36

            Fair points, one & all.

            I just think that the viewer has to be intellectually inclined enough to realize that it’s meant to be a mystery that was not going to be solved over the course of this film, even though it does wrap around at the end of the movie, via Bruce & Diana’s convo.

            It’s deliberately something that you’re supposed to think about, ask questions about, & discuss, just as we’re doing now. If the viewer gives up on it, & just says they don’t like it, then that speaks more about the person, more than it does the subject matter.

            That said, the dreams & Easter eggs in the film set up the next 4 films quite well. I also applaud DC for not going the end credit scene route. As both Snyder & Nolan said, its a very lazy way to tell the story, without actually telling it.

            The way DC is doing it now, is something I hope they continue to do thru out the DCEU.

    • Carl

      “If one expects to see in a DC movie what one likes in a Marvel movie then that’s one way of not enjoying anything that DC has to offer”

      This makes little sense. DC movies are different from Marvel movies but that’s only due to poor adaptation in Zack Snyder’s case and one specific character / tone in Nolan’s case. In the comics they both have the same range of tones and one should expect that reflected in the movies.

      • SAMURAI36

        This is just personal taste. Your opinion, nothing more. The franchises are different, because the focus is different for each. DC highlights their strongest villains, Marvel doesn’t. DC puts diversity first, Marvel doesn’t. DC has higher stakes in their films, Marvel doesn’t. DC deals with more philosophical issues in their films, Marvel doesn’t.

        • JMMagwood

          For the most part, you forget Marvel movies two hours after you’ve seen them, whether they’re good or not. Not all of them, but most of them. The two films of DCE have certainly gone for more depth and resonance. One company is largely bubblegum, the other, prime rib. Sometimes, gum is refreshing. We all like a real meal, though. Well, some of us do.

          • SAMURAI36

            Excellent post. I’m beginning to think that the people who downvote BVS and MOS, simply couldn’t keep up with the films.

          • JMMagwood

            Well, we both know there’s a large and dedicated group of partisans who have no goal but to castigate any DC project to elevate Marvel.

            Second, and this is the sad group, but there’s a group of fanboys who either aren’t very bright and can’t follow moderately complex plots, or they’re so insular and stringent in their thinking that if a particular project isn’t exactly as they envision it, they react like it’s poison. There are some oddballs out there.

            I intend to spend very little time arguing with hacks about the merits of “Batman v Superman.” Their arguments are largely either without merit, or it’s simply irritated opinion.

            And hey Sam, let’s face it. We’ve won. This movies is and will be a hit, just like MoS. MoS begat BvS, and Snyder and Johns and Co aren’t going anywhere, and we WILL GET JUSTICE LEAGUE so these clowns that either didn’t really watch the movie or just hate it for whatever reason can just go cry in their soup and blow it out their… You know.

          • SAMURAI36

            I sooo can’t wait for JL.

            Oh, and BTW, my review will be up as soon as my editor for the site that I write for posts it. I will link it here shortly thereafter.

          • JMMagwood

            Cool. Looking forward to it.

        • Carl

          That’s just your personal opinion. Facts say you’re dead wrong. I get it you love DC and think everything it does is the greatest. You think Marvel is trash and can do nothing right. I pity you.

          • SAMURAI36

            What “facts”? 100+ people on a site that the majority of the population doesn’t even visit? You haven’t stated a single “fact” since you came here.

            Oh, and the pity’s mutual, the way you’re bashing a movie you haven’t even seen yet. So there’s that. At least I make it my business to see the Marvel films, before I bash them. What’s the excuse for your bias?

          • Carl

            I drop facts all over here and you just deny them.

            I’m not bashing the movie I’m questioning it.

            I’m not biased, I just don’t like the one DCEU movie I’ve seen like nearly half the population.

            You said;
            “DC highlights their strongest villains, Marvel doesn’t. DC puts diversity first, Marvel doesn’t. DC has higher stakes in their films, Marvel doesn’t. DC deals with more philosophical issues in their films, Marvel doesn’t.”

            All of this is false because you can find examples of them all over Marvel’s work.

          • SAMURAI36

            I drop facts all over here and you just deny them.

            I don’t deny them, I rebut them. There’s a difference. It’s not my fault you can’t come up with a solid counter argument.

            I’m not bashing the movie I’m questioning it.

            Here’s the point you keep missing: YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT HOW THE MOVIE IS, UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN IT YOURSELF. At least have the common decency to have an informed opinion about it, rather than going off the equally biased opinions of others.

            Not sure what’s so difficult about that to comprehend.

            I’m not biased, I just don’t like the one DCEU movie I’ve seen like nearly half the population.

            There you go again, speaking untruths. There is no evidence whatsoever that “half the population” disliked MOS. You can’t provide a single “Fact” to support that claim.

            You said;

            “DC highlights their strongest villains, Marvel doesn’t. DC puts diversity first, Marvel doesn’t. DC has higher stakes in their films, Marvel doesn’t. DC deals with more philosophical issues in their films, Marvel doesn’t.”

            All of this is false because you can find examples of them all over Marvel’s work.

            And…… I’m waiting? Where’s your proof? Where’s your rebuttal? You don’t get to say it’s false, just because you don’t like the way it sounds. Show and prove, or STFU.

          • Carl

            You really need serious help. Therapists are nothing to be afraid of. Don’t just go to them for medication though, it’s good to talk to someone about your issues.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yep, just like I thought; you have no wins here. And in typical fashion of someone on the losing side of an argument, you resort to shifting the focus from the actual subject, to ad hominems.
            I’ve exposed you in just about every way here. Now run along, before the wolves get you.

          • Carl

            Just saw BvS, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment. Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams. The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman. Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die. Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether. Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about. That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer. Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust. Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie. Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t. The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on. Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

            If I had to put a score on it, I’d give it a 4/10, slightly below Man of Steel at 5/10.

            P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay, so now we can talk about it, without you sounding ignorant (even though you still sound kinda ignorant, albeit willfully so). So here goes….

            Just saw BvS, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment.

            You know, the more I hear this as a “complaint”, the more I’m realizing that it comes from a place of bias. I happened to watch the first Avengers film at work recently (I was bored, and it happened to be on TV), and whenever the entire team wasn’t in the same scene, it did precisely the same thing. It’s just that the viewer doesn’t realize it, because they are already invested in the characters. All the jokes and trite, juvenile scenarios make you forget about all the film’s flaws.

            Don’t believe me? Then I challenge you go back and watch alot of those Marvel films, with a different eye.

            That said, if you’re looking for some sort of cue, as to when the scene is gonna end, then you really should stick to Marvel’s Fisher-Price brand of storytelling.

            Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams.

            Granted, I’m not the biggest Lois Lane fan. I think in Superman’s overall mythology, she does more to decrease his story, rather than enhance it. However in this film, I don’t think she hurt the story, at all. In fact, she serviced it quite well; she gave Superman someone to care about and save, which is true to form for their story. But she also did her job as an investigative journalist, looking into Lex’s dealings. Who was supposed to do that, if she didn’t?

            But, you’re out of your d&mn mind, to call those other scenes “extraneous”. Gal as WW was beyond phenomenal (which is a unanimous review all over the net, so your statement comes off as nothing but bias), and the dreams were quite thought provoking.

            And your calling the JL cameos “extraneous” reeks of bias. They were nothing short of amazing

            <blockquote.The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman.

            “Mid Credits”… Translated: “it’s not Marvel”.

            I’m realizing more and more, that the issue alot of people (especially Marvel fans) have, is that they have no investment in these characters. They don’t appeal to your inner child, the way RDJ as IM does, and the reality is, there’s nothing WB/DC could ever do to change that.

            All of which is totally understandable; I rolled my eyes, when I first saw Thanos in that end credit scene of Avengers. I don’t like/care about those characters, so watching those films (and that film in particular) was just me going thru the motions.

            But the difference between me and you, is that I can be honest and admit this. The sooner you (and others) can admit this, the sooner your “reviews” would seem less disingenuous, and can be taken seriously.

            But the problem with this for me, is that I hate how Marvel has such a stranglehold on the media right now, to the point that anything DC does will be d&mned; if they copy the Marvel formula (which they tried already, and it failed) then they’ll be accused of being copycats. If they try something different, then people will not like it, cuz “it’s not like Marvel”.

            Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die.

            You mean, the same motivation that both of them have had for the past 75 years? So, they should somehow, have a different motivation, because….. Why, exactly?

            Batman has NEVER fully trusted Superman, even when they are the closest of allies. In fact, he doesn’t trust any of the meta’s. But again, you don’t know that, because you are not invested in these characters.

            Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether.

            You mean, the way Superman tried to do, at the very beginning of the encounter? More than once? This sounds like the same nonsense from MOS, when people said “Superman didn’t save anyone”, when he clearly did. More than once. With both examples, I say the same thing: you didn’t really watch the film, did you?

            Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about.

            On the contrary; it was just the biggest, bestselling comic book story OF ALL TIME, being played out on the big screen for the first time. There was plenty to care about, but YOU just didn’t care about it. These are not synonymous.

            That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer.

            So in other words, he was Batman?

            And the whole “murderous” thing was a bit of a stretch. But most people are able set that aside, especially as Batman has killed before, in practically all iterations, to some extent or another. Same as with Superman.

            But it continues to be weird to me, how people complain about this, yet have no problem with the Avengers blowing people up/away left and right in their movies. They endanger people all the time in those films, but it’s okay, because…. Jokes, right?

            Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust.

            LOL, you’re the only one that thinks “Cavill is a bust”. Even if people don’t care for the story surrounding him, I’ve yet to hear anyone that thinks Cavill didn’t fully embody the role.

            Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie.

            This is the weirdest critique from you thus far. How does she “stand out in all the darkness”, but “not convince you”?

            Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t.

            Another statement from you that doesn’t really make sense. Was he fine, or was he “over the top”?

            It just sounds like you really don’t know how to feel about this film, and thus, your default answer is to just say that you didn’t like it.

            The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on.

            Kinda like your review of the film here?

            LOL, the DD fight dragged. This is yet another disingenuous critique. NOBODY else is saying that, even the people who don’t like the film. In fact, people are saying the exact opposite; that the film dragged in the beginning of the film, and then picked up after the first confrontation.

            Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

            So, it’s not a Marvel movie, full of jokes, pink hearts, yellow moons, green clovers, blue diamonds, purple horseshoes and such?

            This isn’t a real complain to me. Especially considering the source material that the film comes from; Death of Superman, Dark Knight Returns, The New 52 Justice League. All these stories are dark, intentionally so, so how is anything else to be expected?

            P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

            When was that, exactly? Because it only happened once in THIS film. I think you made that last point up.

            But again, if you are the slightest bit informed about that story in the comics, then you’d have known how that turns out.

    • Joe

      Exactly how I feel. As a fan of the characters it was a dream come true. Great movie. If you are rating it as a film, sure 7 out of 10, maybe 8, but definitely doesn’t deserve no 31%. I can name at least 20 comic movies, including several precious Marvel Studios movies with higher ratings that were not as good.

  • SAMURAI36

    I’m loving the fact that this film is getting good reviews amongst the audience. I’ve seen the film twice already, and I love it immensely.

    I’ll post my review for it shortly.

    • Carl

      Most people haven’t seen it yet. The people running out to see it and praise it already are mostly huge DC fans. Let’s wait and see how the general audience feels.

      It’s worth noting that the audience score on RT has dropped from as high as 86% to 74% now. IMDB has it at 7.7 on half the amount of ratings and metacritic has it at 7.1 but that is only 570 ratings.

      • SAMURAI36

        All of which is still great. Not sure what the panic is about. Perhaps you should see it, before talking about it any further.

      • marcelo

        the fans dont need rotten toamtoes or imbd, the fans need to go to the cinema , for to have their own opinions.

        • KryptonianWarrior

          That’s the problem with many of today’s people. They need to have someone hold their hand and point them in the “right” direction. For some reason, they can’t seem to make up their own minds and feel like they need to have someone tell them what is good or bad. It’s kind of pathetic if you think about it.

          • SAMURAI36

            What’s worse, is that they are depending on the opinions of 100-something people, vs the opinions of 1000’s.

          • KryptonianWarrior

            Exactly! I always tend to go by what my friends/family or other casual moviegoers have to say about a movie that I’m interested in. Even if they don’t like it, I will still go see it because I’m still interested nonetheless.

        • Carl

          No one needs RT but it’s a helpful tool. I can do better things with my time than potential watch a bad movie. Sure I’ll see some movies no matter what but if I’m on the fence and reviews are bad yeah I’ll save my money and time. I can watch at home.

          Also the numbers I was referring to were fan ratings.

          Another thing you fail to realize is that the critics aggregated opinions are most often in line with the fans and general public.

          • SAMURAI36

            No one needs RT but it’s a helpful tool.

            No it’s not, especially when you are taking these “critics” at their word, for no reason at all. The only reason you allow these people to sway your perspective in one direction or another, is because you’ve Jedi Mind Tricked yourself into thinking their opinions matter.

            Another thing you fail to realize is that the critics aggregated opinions are most often in line with the fans and general public.

            People keep parroting “the critics aggregated opinions”, but I don’t think they really understand what that means.

            First off, there are hundreds of reviews that don’t make it to that site. Second, if you look at some of the reviews, they are from people you wouldn’t even talk to, let alone trust to give you a review on anything. Some of them write for some of the most janky websites ever to apply for an IP address.

            I know you don’t believe me, so I dare you to go to RT, especially under the BVS reviews, and look at some of the website contributors.

  • I hope it does well enough to not put future DC movies in jeopardy. I thought it was wonderful.

    • SAMURAI36

      Sam here. The film was close to being a masterpiece. Can’t wait for the director’s cut as well.

  • Pol

    The comment section sounds like group therapy. But hey, good to see someone really loved the film.

  • Pol

    Quite a lot of the people who posted positive reviews actually complain about the same things the critics did… plot, editing, characterisation, boring stretches of film….no minor quibbles. I wonder how much of this praise is a defensive reaction from fanboys.