Social Media Amplifies ‘Batman v Superman’ Box Office Predictions To 160M+

Ben Affleck Batman Smile

“The Red Capes are coming, The Red Capes are coming.”

Batman v Superman hits theaters tomorrow and analysts are assuming that this will open up huge at the box office. Deadline is repoting that online chatter is boosting this projected opening to 160+ domestically.  Batman v Superman is in the spotlight and online fans are curious to know a few things. A few things like, how is Benfleck as Batman? Why does Lex Luthor have hair in the movie?

Gal Gadot is apparently killing the other stars on Social Media with fans following her in excitement for her portray of Wonder Woman. Aflleck is second in command followed by Henry Cavill. Talk about this film is insane with I’ve 727M impressions. Trailers are killing it on iTvspot with over 1. 64 billion impressions. They are on trailing behind Furious 7, Minion, Age of Ultron and Star Wars. So whether you like it or not this film is going to be huge due to fan excitement.

Although reviews have been mixed(40% on Rotten Tomatoes), are you still excited to see the greates Gladiator Match in the history of the World? Sound off in the comments section.

Remember to check out our positive review of the film here

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 is Directed by Zack Snyder and wil Star Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, March 25th 2016!!!

SOURCE: Deadline

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  • Mike Weaver

    Bad word of mouth will kill that. I’m predicting ~$125M opening. It will not even beat Deadpool. Some people need to be fired at WB (starting with Snyder)

    • Carl

      If it’s only $125 million you bet people will get fired.

    • Axxell

      I’m thinking it’ll still open at $150. DC fans will do everything to pour as much money into it as possible right off the gate. Besides, WB set the embargo too close to release date for reviews to have any significant impact on opening weekend.

    • Joseph Chaisson

      I am 100% biased DEADPOOL is the best Comic Book movie i have ever seen I am sad I have only seen it once.
      DC fans have the right for one of those movies. The biggest issue is this movie has reported of cost 400 million (including marketing). Making the most expensive movie and only making it for the fans is stupid. I would say do 100 million with the movie be based purely on Batman v Superman.

      • Mike Weaver

        Make it only for fans? How about SPLITTING even the fans themselves??

  • Mozts

    It doesn’t help if it is chatter about the bad reception…

    • Mike Weaver

      Exactly. Which is why it will open relatively weak

  • DarkoCool

    I’ve been waiting for this since I was a kid! Bring on the Trinity!!!

  • Carl

    Why do you care if the movie does well when it is getting bad reviews? After the critical shellacking it’s getting that number is gonna drop right back to $140 million, maybe less.

    • SAMURAI36

      Wow, you’re really an idiot, aren’t you? It amazes me how much you really want this film to fail.

      Whether you like it or not, word of mouth has been great for this film.

      • Carl

        Whether you like it or not the word of mouth is about to be very negative.

        • SAMURAI36

          Because of a website that the majority of the public doesn’t even know about, let alone visit? Sure.

          • Carl

            Now that is an ignorant comment. How about the 110 websites that they got the reviews from, do people not know those? How about all the youtube channels with poor reviews? What about all the people who know people that have seen or read these reviews?

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, “ignorant” indeed.

            So let’s look at some of those sites, shall we?

            Minneapolis Star Tribune

            Yeah, there’s a top site right there.

            Newcity

            Yeah, that site is brimming with credibility.

            PopMatters

            Wow, I’d shutter to run into that site’s followers on a dark street. All 2 of them.

            Oh, so now you wanna use Youtube? Does RT pull those reviews too? Because before you only wanted the reviews that RT counted.

            You can’t even make up your mind, which way you wanna troll.

          • Carl

            Just stop, you’re embarrassing yourself.

            You can’t decide if BvS is a great movie or the greatest movie ever, yet you haven’t even seen it. lol

          • SAMURAI36

            Are you really trying to throw my words back at me, as if I wasn’t the one that said them in the first place?

            I haven’t said a single thing about the quality of this film yet. But unlike you, I’m looking forward to seeing it, because I want it to do well.

          • Carl

            ha ha ha ha 😉

          • SAMURAI36

            That’s your response? A dumb laugh? I’ll gladly accept your concession of defeat.

          • Carl

            If that’s what you think it meant then you are a bigger fool than I thought. :)

        • SAMURAI36

          Based on what? Because social media continues to blow up with positivity. Oh that’s right though, you don’t think social media counts.

          My bad.

          • Carl

            Your bad is right. Social media is already starting to change it’s tune.

    • breakerbaker

      I don’t even understand this comment. It’s getting poorly reviewed, but a lot of people still want to see it and judge for themselves, right? Those people want to not only like it, they want it to do well assuming they like it. Your comment implies that the people who are hoping to like the movie should abandon all hope because some people (a lot of whom clearly didn’t have any expectation of liking it if you read the reviews) didn’t.

      I mean, for a long while, it’s been clearly apparent that you didn’t want the movie to do well. The better question is why is that the case.

      • Carl

        There is no way that the movie is great with these kinds of reviews. It’s probably not even very good. I don’t see the point in pushing articles about the possible huge success of a disappointing movie.

        The reason I don’t want it do well is that, if indeed it is bad, which the reviews suggest, then I want it to take a hit so that WB takes action to right the ship.

        • SAMURAI36

          “it’s probably not even very good”.

          It’s sad that you don’t see the circle jerk of your POV.

          The reason I don’t want it do well….

          So you’ve finally admitted what we’ve already known. You’re hoping for this film to be bad, without even having seen it, so that your desire for it to be bad can be justified.

          What a sad dude you are.

        • breakerbaker

          But if you’re going to lecture people on topics of credibility or rationality, then you do them a disservice if you’re not willing to confront the reality that you’re taking a bit too much glee in this.

          You decided whether the movie was going to be good months ago. You decided that you wanted it to be bad. And that you wanted it to fail. That’s a silly point of view, but it’s your right to take it. The fact remains that because of these previously established positions, you have no standing in this conversation. And lecturing people who haven’t seen the movie on what they should want is small. You’re only role is to be a troll. Which is, again, your right. But don’t confuse being a jerk for being reasonable.

          • Carl

            You have no idea what I’ve decided and if you paid any attention you’d know that I have low expectations but haven’t made any decision yet.

            Like I’ve said many times I’m going to see the movie and decide for myself. Based on what I’ve read and heard in reviews, I don’t think I’ll like it but you never know.

            I liked Gods of Egypt, Terminator: Genysis, and Chappie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, we do know what you’ve decided, because you’ve flat-out told us. You have no wins here.

            Why don’t you run on over to Bleeding Fool, or IGN, where anti-DC geese come home to roost? Perhaps you’ll feel right at home at one of those sites.

          • Carl

            There are lots of people just like you on IGN. lol

          • breakerbaker

            If you feel that I have unfairly characterized your position, then I apologize. This is the impression I have gotten from you over the last several weeks or more. I’m sure I’m not alone, but if I am in error, then I’m sorry.

            You do seem to be deriving plenty of satisfaction over the potential failure of a movie you know a lot of people here want to see and enjoy.

          • Carl

            The only reason I’m getting any pleasure from this is due to the satisfaction of probably being right about my suspicions for this movie. I’d rather be wrong and the movie be great so I can enjoy it.

          • breakerbaker

            I’m not going to tell you how to behave. I’m just going to tell you that badgering people with this self-satisfied air despite (or even because of) the fact that you know they have something of an emotional investment in this, is not a very flattering look on anybody.

            If it’s true that you’d rather be wrong and that you’d rather enjoy the movie, then it might behoove you to behave as though that’s the case. I’ve had doubts about this movie since it’s inception, there are some people who misread those doubts as something other than what they are–in the same way that people misread my doubts about, for example, Ant-Man or The Force Awakens, but I don’t think my insistence that I genuinely hoped for the best ever rang quite as false as I am telling you that yours does. Mind you, I’m not questioning whether or not you’re telling the truth. I’m saying that even if it is the truth, your self-satisfaction in the idea that you may be “right” makes the statement that you want to enjoy the movie seem unconvincing.

            It’s important to know how others perceive us.

          • Carl

            Cool, listen to what I’m telling you and not what your perception is telling you. This is an internet comment board a place where you can’t perceive someone’s tone or body language.

          • breakerbaker

            I understand that it’s more difficult to perceive accurate intention on the internet. But that goes both ways, is what I’m saying. And it’s our responsibility to ensure that we are understood, at least to the best of our abilities. I’m perfectly happy to take you at face value, but you come off another way.

          • Carl

            Well, you can believe what I’m telling you or not. You seem pretty reasonable though. I can’t help having a negative impression on a movie that is getting poor reviews, is a sequel to a movie I didn’t like and had trailers that I thought weren’t very good.

            If you think I’m some Marvel fanboy and DC hater, you are dead wrong. I prefer Marvel now because I love the movies they are making and their comics now. I still like DC. I watch The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. I grew up loving Batman TAS, Superman TAS and Justice League. I also loved Batman Beyond, Green Lantern TAS, and several of the animated movies DC has released.

          • breakerbaker

            Personally, I’m basically the last guy to care about whether somebody prefers one publisher over the other. I tend to prefer DC characters, but I understand the appeal of Marvel and have been entertained by most of MCU movies. I’m a conscientious objector in the stupid publisher wars of fandom.

            And I’m not telling you that you should be optimistic or particularly hopeful about the movie. I’m not saying you should have faith in Zack Snyder or the current vision for DC in movies. I’m just saying that you must understand how seriously a lot of the people who frequent this site (in particular) take this movie. It may be silly to invest so much of yourself emotionally into any movie, but you know that people have. There’s nothing really to be gained in gloating to people who still want to have a chance to like it over the fact that a lot of people who have seen it don’t like it, especially when you haven’t even seen the movie.

          • Carl

            That’s thing thing though, I’m doing this because I enjoy it. I like talking about CBMs. In this case my opinion is negative but that’s just my opinion and as long as Heroic Hollywood continues to pimp BvS then I’ll be here to give my opinion.

        • LSB

          If they right the ship like you say, it will take years for them to even attempt a shared universe again. To right their wrong means to cancel all the plan films moving forward except wonder woman cause that’s basically finished. All they need to do is focus on story telling moving forward. Zack Is not a bad director, I think if WB sit down with him and say we want you to collaborate with Ben to tell the story better. Let him handle the character development and you handle the action, it will be much better in my opinion. With that said, I’m seeing it tomorrow and I will form my own opinion.

          • Carl

            I don’t think they should reboot or cancel anything. Just delay Justice League and get someone else to direct. Remove Zack from all projects.

  • SJR

    40% isn’t mixed. It’s getting bad reviews, even the fresh reviews are quite negative. 125 million, 100 million If I were crazy.

    • Carl

      Yeah the only great review I’ve read was here on Heroic Hollywood. I wonder why? lol

      If it makes that little on opening weekend expect a big shake up.

      • SAMURAI36

        Still haven’t figured out how to use Google, huh? There are dozens of positive reviews all over the net.

        Not sure why your computer screen is only stuck on RT.

        • Carl

          Because they pool together just about every review out there. Are you saying that 110 reviews isn’t a large enough sample size? The movie isn’t great, that’s for sure. Any review that gushes over it as much as the one here does is suspect.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, because 110 is somehow more significant than the 100’s, possibly 1000’s, that say otherwise?

            BTW, only 60-something people feel the way you do, out of that 110.

            Not to mention, you haven’t even seen the movie yet, and you’re sitting here telling people how terrible it is.

            You’re so FOS.

          • Carl

            I’ve never once said the movie is terrible. I’ve said many times that based on the reviews it’s probably not good.

            Show me the 100s to 1000s of reviews that RT doesn’t track. Twitter comments don’t count.

            Yes 69 reviews are rotten and if you read the positive ones many of them aren’t great.

          • SAMURAI36

            I’ve never once said the movie is terrible. I’ve said many times that based on the reviews it’s probably not good.

            You’re such a liar. You said:

            The movie isn’t great, that’s for sure.

            You don’t know what the movie is, because you haven’t seen it. You’re not even willing to curb your bias until you actually see the film for yourself.

            Show me the 100s to 1000s of reviews that RT doesn’t track. Twitter comments don’t count.

            You want me to move the goal posts for you, and I’m not doing it. Social media has been driving this film from the very start, and now you want people to ignore that?

            Good luck with that. I’ve gotten several people to go see the film opening weekend, just by water cooler conversations on the job alone, without social media.

            All the spam-bots, fake/biased/payola reviews in the world won’t stop this film from doing well. And you and your DC hating ilk will just be sitting there stewing because DC was a success.

          • Carl

            “All the spam-bots, fake/biased/payola reviews in the world won’t stop this film from doing well.”

            That’s your problem there. You think that other people are more biased against the movie than you are for it. lol

            Saying the movie isn’t great is not the same as saying it is terrible. smh

          • SAMURAI36

            When the majority of the reviews that are negative start or end with “it needs more jokes”, or “Marvel’s movies are better”, then there’s no reason to take these reviews seriously.

          • Carl

            That isn’t true but look these people are trying to write something that is worth reading so making comparisons to other films like it is fair game.

          • SAMURAI36

            Wow, you are sooo ridiculous. All these reviews are much ado of nothing. As I told you previously, they are long-winded, pedantic, and droning.

          • JMMagwood

            That’s absolutely a freaking fact. Anyone who reads these reviews has to see that. “It’s too dark.” or “They could use more jokes” are all over the place. These are the same hacks that messed themselves over the execrable “Force Awakens.” If you don’t believe there’s an agenda against this film for WHATEVER reason, you’re kidding yourselves.

    • breakerbaker

      Even with poor reviews, it will open big. There’s enough of an established interest and the competition is so weak that it will overcome the initial reviews. The question will be how front loaded the box office is, or what the multiplier will be. I expect the movie to come close to or over 170M, but if the fan reaction is as tepid as the critical response, it may drop to 40 or 50M next week, which is obviously a major drop off that would basically throw the movie’s ability to break $300M domestic into serious doubt. If the word of mouth is stronger than the reviews, then the movie has a legit shot at making $1B worldwide on the strength of having Batman in the title. The Transformers movies, for instance, are critic proof. As are the Fast and Furious movies.

    • Triple M

      It will open big… but 40% RT reviews, is terrible.

  • Larry

    I believe it will have a huge Thursday night and Friday but I’m interested in how it does as the weekend continues. I’m also wondering what its drop-off is going to be in the second week. That’s when we’ll know if this film has legs.

  • BObiWan77

    Kudos to HH for some of its scoops, and you have to admire the passion of its contributors – even if they are subjective DC fanboys. Heck, maybe that group represents the demographic majority of its traffic and that’s the site’s allure. But if you guys are going to be taken as seriously as you deserve to be, you’ve got to get some folks on here that can string a couple of sentences together using rules that loosely resemble English grammar.

    • Carl

      Yeah and write a serious review that doesn’t sound like a gushing fanboy.

      • SAvram

        You sound like a gushing fanboy. You obviously don’t like this movie for some stupid reason and you know for a fact this movie is bad, it’s not great as you said it because a handful of gushing fanboys on RT said it was bad. Yeah sure, 150 people – that’s a huge number.

        • Carl

          I’m sorry but you’re a fool if you think critics are gushing fanboys. That’s conspiracy theory territory. As for me I didn’t like MoS or the BvS trailers so yeah I don’t have high expectations.

          • SAvram

            So you don’t like Superman/Batman/Justice League movies? So why do you have to trash talk all the time? If you don’t like them that, don’t watch them. It’s that simple. And if you don’t like the movies that doesn’t mean they are bad movies. Just because you and couple of critics say film is bad is that mean we all have to agree and take that as a fact? Because you are trying to convince us that movie is going to suck for everyone. You are willing to trust critics instead of your own eyes? You’ve read couple of reviews and you take them for granted? That’s your logic.

          • Carl

            I liked all the Nolan Batman films, Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Justice League TAS, Green Lantern TAS, Batman Beyond and several of the DC animated movies. I watch The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. I like DC. I don’t like Man of Steel. The BvS trailers looked bad to me and the reviews make it sound bad.

            If Heroic Hollywood wants to keep pimping this movie then I’ll keep giving my personal opinion.

  • Carl

    Another problem with this prediction is that many reviewers are saying that it has nothing for kids. They’ve said it will bore them and might even be inappropriate for some ages.

    • SAMURAI36

      And yet, they didn’t make that claim for Deadpool, which there were numerous kids being brought to see that film.

      Bias much?

      • Carl

        Not at all, fool. This movie is PG-13 with Batman and Superman being characters that are often market towards kids. Deadpool is rated R and has never been for kids.

  • DaLordzPrince

    So I’ve seen the movie twice and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I posted my review on RT but I have very few qualms with the film and brought tickets for 3 showings and so did my friends. The crowds I saw it with were standing and cheering, including people who weren’t fans of MOS or comic books. I’m not going into a detailed review, and I don’t discount the value of Critics, as my favorite critics liked it, such as Mark Hughes (Fortune), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Richard Roper (Chicago Sun Times) as well as the top movie magazine globally (Empire ) and also Total Film. Also some movie pundits I follow, like John Campea, also liked it. Some of the complaints varied from non familiarity with the DC Comics mythology and world (those I found hilarious) to people complaining about the bombastic fights and scores (ok? go watch Birdman or something else) to the Theological symbolism (that’s been inherent in the characters since the beginning). Some of the problems people had with it, are the things I enjoyed. I go to about 60 screenings a year, I have a moviepass so I watch movies at least 5/6 times a month on top of that. So while I consider myself a studied film veteran at 34, my opinion, like theirs… is just an opinion! I think some of the critique is misplaced. In the end I highly suggest watching it and forming your own opinion.

    • SAMURAI36

      Awesome. Thanx for sharing this.

    • Ausmaan Raja

      This was so well written. You got a blog or anything I can follow? if not you should start one.

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  • Splinter76

    I’ll be seeing it tomorrow. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  • stlang

    I’m a bit scared, i’m sitting here debating whether or not i should cancel my tickets.

    • SAMURAI36

      Dude, are you serious?? You can’t see what these people are trying to do??

      • Carl

        What people? What are you trying to do?

        • SAMURAI36

          Remain open minded about the film. Unlike you.

          • Carl

            By defending it blindly? That’s not open minded at all.

          • Chris Johnson

            You accuse him of defending the film blindly, yet you are doing the exact same thing in reverse. Have YOU even seen the film yourself? Let people make up their own minds, which is what most will do anyway.

          • Carl

            The difference is that I’m saying it is probably not very good.

    • breakerbaker

      Don’t be scared. Go or don’t go. But don’t be scared. Being scared is silly. If you wanted to see it yesterday, if you wanted to see it enough to get advanced tickets, if you like MoS or had high hopes before, then you should go. I’m going. I’m trying to remain cautously optimistic. A lot about a lot of the reviews I have read tells me a lot of those people may have been primed not to like it, which makes sense given the amount of click bait that has been posted over the last couple of months casting this movie in a questionable light. That’s the kind of thing that creates bias that can be difficult to overcome. Or that’s what I’m telling myself. I’ll have a good idea of whether that still rings true to me in about 24 hours time.

      • stlang

        I’m bringing my brothers, who are not fans or anything, so it’s hard to make that decision for my brothers whose hype levels are ”sure i’ll go”.

        • breakerbaker

          Like I say, go or don’t go. I’m sure your brothers will forgive you if they don’t like it. It’s an event movie. Even if you’re not a comics fan, it’s an event movie, and it’s hard to regret going to event movies unless they’re so profoundly bad as to make you angry. And it’s difficult to get angry over something you’re not invested in.

    • Carl

      36% on RT says it’s probably not great. I’d say at the very least cancel them if they are IMAX and get cheaper tickets. lol

      • SAMURAI36

        Something tells me you’re voting for Trump, aren’t you?

        • Carl

          Never! That guy is a fool, I thought you’d be voting for him. lol

      • DaLordzPrince

        36% says 7 out of 10 critics didn’t enjoy it. But 3 of them did enjoy it. Let the real audience, which is the fans, be the judge of that. I loved it. So did the 300 plus people in the theater with me the last 2 nights who cheered, clapped and even cried their way through the film, across a wide variety of demographics. Young and old, from all races, cultures and religion across the sexes. And most of them brought tickets to see it again on the spot. You know, the funny thing is outside of the usual internet geek (in an endearing way) crowd that worries about critics, most of the general audience doesn’t give a hoot about them. All for people going and forming their own opinion.

        • SAMURAI36

          Precisely what I’ve been trying to say. The audience will have the final say. And audiences have been loving it so far.

      • Ausmaan Raja

        Dude can you stop being that guy! Like every post your just going and spreading negativity. Let people make up their own minds about things and stop trying to get self worth from brining others down. This is the exact reason I didn’t want BvS to get a critically low score because for the past 3 years people like you have done nothing but bring down fans of DC (and comic books in general) because its an easy pop culture target at the moment. Dude get a life and stop using the RT as your only negativity tool. Stop spreading the negativity.

        • SAMURAI36

          Tell him again, he’s not hearing it.

          • Ausmaan Raja

            If Carl can type as much as he can, I hope to dear god he can read also.

          • SAMURAI36

            I wouldn’t take that for granted. If you notice, nearly all of his responses are only a couple of lines long.

          • Ausmaan Raja

            SAMURAI36 I know this is hypocritical of me but try not to fuel it. That was 3 years of pent up love for DC being released there. Just stay away and don’t concern yourself too much. Ultimately the general audience will decide the success of BvS and the DCEU. With that I’ve said my piece, I wish you a wonderful viewing of BvS and that it lives up to all your hopes and dreams. :)

        • Carl

          Sorry but that’s just not true. I have every right to be skeptical of BvS from the way MoS was handled and the trailers I saw. I didn’t want it to get a poor critical reception either but that’s because I hoped it would be good. There are just as many people trying to bring down fans of Marvel, PS4 or the Xbox. Get over it and stop trying to label everyone that questions your precious poorly received movies.

      • Chris Johnson

        Do you have the ability to make up your own mind or do you need someone else to do that for you? That’s the question. There are countless films I have seen and own that critics hated. In the end, the only critical opinion that holds weight is your own.

        • Carl

          Of course I do but you wouldn’t know because you’re jumping into a debate that’s been going for awhile.

          Here are movies I liked that were critical failures; John Carter, Chappie, Terminator: Salvation and Gods of Egypt.

    • DaLordzPrince

      I am a DC Comic and Marvel fan and thoroughly enjoyed it. I believe in respecting the opinion of others, regardless if you agree or not, and I was entertained, awed and fulfilled by the film. Let’s let the audience go out and watch it and see for themselves. As a screening and premiere veteran, I often find myself at odds with the critics, and i’m not minimizing their roles, however, at the end of the day, it’s just an individual in a privileged position to cast their opinion to a wide array of people, and most who don’t share a love for comic book mythology…for the most part. I don’t generalize either. So in the end, since movies are subjective, I always encourage people to go out and watch it…regardless of what the collective voices might say. I do have 5/6 critics that share my sentiments to most movies and gauge the temperature by them, but I always go out and form my own opinion. I liked it and gave it an 8 out of 10. Not perfect, but a great movie in my eyes, like what Zack Snyder did and where the DCEU is going.

    • Joseph Chaisson

      If you have tickets already you’re a fan you’ll be fine with the movie. Do not cancel it.

    • JMMagwood

      Um… Seriously? It’s a movie.

  • SAMURAI36
    • Carl

      “Of course, the real proof will be in the pudding this weekend when the actual numbers come in; if moviegoers don’t respond well to the Zack Snyder helmed release on Thursday and Friday, we could see a significant drop over the weekend ”

      The article itself is saying that this isn’t necessarily true. Honestly I don’t see how the reviews have had enough time out there to impact this prediction.

      • Marquis de Sade

        The second weekend take will tell the real tale. If bad word of mouth knocks it off its perch and it drops by 65 to 70%, then expect JLA to be postponed, and be replaced a Batman solo film while they re-tool their directions and personnel.

    • Joseph Chaisson

      You have to be kidding me. You use the site that is ran by people who can only get info from other site (like this one) or their “journalists” make stuff up. using CBM as a source is a step lower then wikipedia.

    • Chris Johnson

      LOL I used to visit that site frequently, but after awhile, I had to let it go. Never have I seen a site filled with such divisiveness and immaturity. To make matters worst, all that negativity is fueled by the very editors themselves! Creating click bait articles and fueling flame wars, just so they can make a buck. I had to clean myself off and let that site go.

      Feel much better now.

  • Blac Pickron

    I saw it Monday night…. And it’s not a typical superhero movie that we have come to expect… It’s a darker grittier and dare say a more mature comic book movie… I can see how with that type of tone is doesn’t come off that well… It’s action packed, but the story and characters needed to be introduced and built upon… But what we have in front us was a great movie… And all questions on the casting get put to rest!

    • Carl

      Dare I say that it’s an immature movie base on reviews I’ve read. It seems to be filled with a childish conflict that could be solved with one discussion and lots of CGI punch fests.

      Also plenty of reviews put the cast into question. Ben Affleck seems to be liked by most but I read mixed things on Gal Gadot, with negative opinions of Jesse Eisenberg and Henry Cavil.

      • SAMURAI36

        Why do you keep offering “what you’ve read” as evidence of anything, especially against people who have seen the movie? It only makes you look/sound more stupid and biased.

        • Carl

          Because if I don’t you’ll accuse me of making sh*t up because I haven’t seen the movie. I’m sorry multiple reviews have given me that impression and that I don’t believe the fan boy opinions on twitter.

          • Chris Johnson

            Maybe you should use your OWN judgement instead? If you aren’t interested in the film, don’t see it. Simple. Hanging out here offering nothing except negative counterpoints to every point? No POINT in that, See he film and decide for yourself..or don’t.

          • Carl

            I’ve already said I’m going to use my own judgment when I see it myself.

  • LSB

    I’m still excited because it’s Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman. I mean come on people whether the movie is a master piece or not, they are on film for the first time. Go check it out and form your own opinion instead of critics swaying you to miss it. I’m sure it will look and sound much better in the theater instead of waiting to see it at home when it hits red box.

  • Manny Bothans

    For me, how much a movie makes is irrelevant since I don’t have stock in WB/DC. I would rather have a good movie that does enough to warrant a follow up than an empty bombast that makes billions.

    Transformers = $709 m
    Batman Begins = $374 m

    I know which movie I have revisited. BB didn’t need to break any records to have sequels.
    Hopefully, this is a good movie, but if it is not I will be disappointed if WB takes the box office success, which it will have due to the hype, as the type of movies they should be making in their series. They should be proud of the work they make, not just how much money they make.

    • Axxell

      It definitely needs to make more than $374m…the production budget alone exceeds that amount.

      • SAMURAI36

        No it doesn’t.

  • sintheticreality2

    I see it on Friday. I gotta admit that I’m nervous, guys.

    If I get Phantom Menace’d on my most anticipated movie of all time I’m going to be pi$$ed. I think, regardless of the final revenue tally, WB will replace both Snyders on Justice League 1 and 2 with George Miller. I think their influence with future DCEU movies will be diminished.

    I’m a DC fan and don’t want to see future movies getting 50s and 60s on Rotten Tomatoes. They have to be more warmly received by the critics than that. I don’t want the DC movies to be like Transformers, where the movies get progressively worse but still make bank. I want high quality storytelling along with all the accouterments of being nerd fan service for people like me.

    • Math

      Well, I don’t know about you personally, but I myself love a lot of movies that had bad Rotten Tomatoes scores. I don’t care that much about what other people, especially critics think of a movie. I trust the opinion of some more then others, but to me there’s a really big difference between a movie being good and a movie being warmly received. I must say though that with franchises, having a warm reception influences a lot how the sequels are going to be made, so I do hope they are well received and make enough money to justify the sequel(s), but other then that, what others think of the movie has very little effect on my own enjoyment.

      • sintheticreality2

        I agree with you on not personally caring so much about critical reception of movies I love, HOWEVER, in this instance, negative critical reception could hamper the development of future DCEU movies and that’s something I care very much about.

        Now, if Suicide Squad/Wonder Woman/Justice League 1 come out and knock it out of the park with RT scores in the 80s and 90s then all is well. If the DCEU continues pumping out movies that don’t resonate well with critics and casual movie-goers then the DCEU will be shortlived. I absolutely love DC and want to see dozens of movies with their characters, but the movies have to be largely considered good by fans, casuals and critics for this to happen.

      • sintheticreality2

        Just got back from seeing BvS. Absolutely loved it. It really is a movie made for fans of DC Comics. I realize now how much of a fan of the source material Snyder is. I followed every beat, every reference, every Easter Egg. It was practically 2.5 hours of glorious fan service. Seeing it again on Sunday.

  • FHS Nerf 2016

    Everyone just stop arguing over it. Truth is the general audience doesn’t use critics reviews to decide what movie to see or not see they use word of mouth of fans. I have seen probably 1% of fans who saw early screenings of the movie say the movie was bad… Words gonna get out that fans love it no matter what critics say. Let marvel fan boys just have their hearts ripped out when BvS kills it in theaters. Movies gonna be sick

    • Carl

      What? Where do you get that ridiculous idea? Ok course the general public uses critic reviews to decide what to see. I’ve been doing it since I was a child, I got the idea from my parents.

      • SAMURAI36

        Yeah, those are not the best examples. There are multitudes of people who have never read a critic’s review.

        • Carl

          Your ignorance is exhausting. As I said elsewhere, you don’t have to have read any reviews yourself, just glance at a number, read a tweet, see a post on facebook or hear about it from someone else. Word is going to get out.

          • Hinscher

            Yes but this time its kind of an exception imo.
            1. The reviews came out too late to have an effect this weekend.
            2. Review news hidden in the news. Too much other stuff going on right now, between Brussels, primaries, to even Easter.
            3. Social Media: Social Media is positive for this movie. There are a 100 positive tweets to every 1 negative tweet. Facebook and other sites are flooded with exciting trailers and ads. I have seen nothing in my feeds yet even mentioning a review. I have seen in my feed articles talking about tweets loving the movie
            4. Pre-sales. They are record breaking, only behind Star Wars. So movie gauranteed to get crowd into theater. Then word of mouth trumps reviews. All it takes is someone at the office to say the movie was good to trump whatever someoen saw on RT.

          • Carl

            1. They aren’t too late, word travels fast now and Fant4stic was affected with a 1 day before embargo.
            2. Movies don’t make the news unless they are Star Wars.
            3. I’m seeing the positive buzz slow down and the negative growing.
            4. Pre-sales are good but those are people who are going no matter what. Word of mouth will likely be in line with reviews when the general public starts seeing it.

          • Hinscher

            1. Word of mouth and twitter are saying opposite reviews.
            2. Go to google and scroll down news. The articles highlighted talk about how awesome Wonder Woman is and how everyone is excited to see the movie because of her.
            3-4. Again word of mouth is not bad. The worst i’ve heard (besides RT reviews is ). It’s not a bad movie, its just a big sloppy. This is not F4.

          • Carl

            1. It’s day 1 after the bad reviews, things are changing.
            2. I see articles about the poor critical reaction all over my news feeds. They even had the actors and director react to the poor reviews.
            3-4. Again word of mouth likely will be bad when the general public sees it. The worst I’ve heard is terrible things on RT. No it’s not going to be Fant4stic bad.

          • Math

            It’s Batman and Superman… of course it’s going to open big, but how big? A lot of people are going to want to watch this movie, but how many will want to go to repeat viewings and how many people who were on the fence about it are going to cancel their plans to catch the movie due to bad word of mouth? I think that’s the difference between a $150M opening vs a $200M opening and a global gross of $700M vs $1.5B.

            Now just to be clear, I hope it’s good and I hope it does well so WB don’t panic and change up all their plans. I’ve always like Snyder’s movies, so I’m pretty sure I’ll dig this one too. I’m just stating facts about how bad reviews and bad word of mouth can affect the gross of a movie.

          • Hinscher

            Yes I know bad word of mouth. But what I’m saying is, this movie seems to not have bad word of mouth. Just bad reviews.
            And from comic book fans, it seems many recommend watching twice because its almost too much to take in one viewing.

          • Math

            That’s true. I’m still baffled how RT critics are at 33% while audience are at 78%. It’s a bit weird that they are so divergent. What baffles me is how 125,000 people already saw the movie and rated it on RT? Did they do that many screenings already?

      • FHS Nerf 2016

        That’s why all of the box office numbers have only gone up since the critics reviews came out… Lol so yet again marvel fanboys getting on here not having a clue what they are talking about.

        • Carl

          They are all just predictions that haven’t taken into account the affect of the bad reviews and likely bad word of mouth.

  • TheSTN

    Tell me again why some of you take stock in movie critics? Read this…

    Here are a few examples why critics can’t really be taken seriously and some of you BvS haters need to chill. I’m sure glad I didn’t base my movie watching habits on critics.

    Don’t be a sheep and make up your own mind:

    Star Wars (1977)

    Joy Gould Boyum, The Wall Street Journal: “There’s something depressing about seeing all these impressive cinematic gifts and all this extraordinary technological skills lavished on such puerile materials. Perhaps more important is what this seems to accomplish: the canonization of comic book culture which in turn becomes the triumph of the standardized, the simplistic, mass-produced commercial artifacts of our time. It’s the triumph of camp — that sentiment which takes delight in the awful simply because it’s awful. We enjoyed such stuff as children, but one would think there would come a time when we might put away childish things.”

    Derek Malcolm, The Guardian: “Viewed dispassionately — and of course that’s desperately difficult at this point in time — Star Wars is not an improvement on Mr Lucas’ previous work, except in box-office terms. It isn’t the best film of the year, it isn’t the best science fiction ever to be translated to the screen, it isn’t a number of other things either that sweating critics have tried to turn it into when faced with finding some plausible explanation for its huge and slightly sinister success considering a contracting market. But it is, on the other hand, enormous and exhilarating fun for those who are prepared to settle down in their seats and let it all wash over them.”

    New York Magazine film reviewer John Simon — “I sincerely hope that science and scientists differ from science fiction and its practitioners. Heaven help us if they don’t: We may be headed for a very boring world indeed. Strip Star Wars of its often striking images and its high-falutin scientific jargon, and you get a story, characters, and dialogue of overwhelming banality, without even a “future” cast to them. Human beings, anthropoids, or robots, you could probably find them all, more or less like, that, in downtown Los Angeles today…

    “O dull new world! We are treated to a galactic civil war, assorted heroes and villains, a princely maiden in distress, a splendid old man surviving from an extinct order of knights who possessed a mysterious power called “the Force,” and it is all as exciting as last year’s weather reports…. Why, even the most exciting fight is an old-fashioned duel, for all that the swords have laser beams for blades….

    “Here it is all trite characterization and paltry verbiage… The one exception is Alec Guinness as the grand old man Ben Kenobi (Ben for the Hebrew ben, to make him sound Biblical and good; Kenobi probably from cannibis, i.e., hashish, for reasons you can probably guess.)…

    “Still, Star Wars will do very nicely for those lucky enough to be children or unlucky enough never to have grown up.”

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