Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill Respond To ‘Batman v Superman’ Reviews

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While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released nationwide today and tomorrow, early screenings and critical reviews have already been surfacing for the D.C. film.

Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill (Superman) opened up about why they believe the film is so decisive.  Cavill noted that all opinions come from a place and what matters in his opinion, is how audiences will respond all around the world.

“The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions. And the thing about personal opinions is that they always come from a place. And there’s a preconceived idea which you have to get past a critic before you start writing your article or your review, and that affects everything. What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says. Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience’s voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken.”

Zack Snyder, who is no stranger to criticism and polarizing reviews, weighed in on the early reactions to Batman v Superman.

“I’m a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic. And so I don’t know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is.”

The movie is already projected to be a hit with fans at the box office. Deadline is reporting that online chatter is boosting this projected opening to 160+ domestically.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars 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.

Are you planning on seeing Batman v Superman this weekend? Comment below and join in the conversation!



Chelsea Lewis

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  • Chin The Destroyer

    I’m definitely in to see this. Reviews don’t sway me one way or another about seeing a movie I’m interested in. I find it weird that some folks are “out” on this movie without witnessing it themselves. Baffling.

  • Baby Face Nelson

    I’m even more curious to see this movie now

  • I saw it, I loved it, it wasn’t perfect, but I think many critics are definitely being rough with it simply because they expect certain things from it.

    I saw a top critic literally say the movie fails a superhero movie due to not being like Marvel movies…
    Too many people expect DCeU to be MCU — and need to stop going in expecting to see a badguy be stopped by dancing, and for someone to say “watch your language”

    That works for those movies (except for that dancing, in my opinion) but that’s not what the DCeU is going for, so stop expecting a bloody Rabbit to be a bloody turtle lol.

    • SuperBuckeye30

      When you’re trying to start your own interconnected universe, comparisons to the already established, massively successful one is inevitable. So a handful of reviews compared some elements of it to Marvel, big deal. The majority of the critics were turned off by the sloppy editing, convoluted story and the rushed nature of the third act and Justice League connections. This movie was a giant shortcut to Justice League, and it really suffered because of it.

      • Chris W

        Perhaps the 3 hour version is the definitive one.

      • Valid aspects – and those are critics that I consider to be reputable. However , the “many critics” that I’m referencing are that of the critics who aren’t using those points – but rather the aforementioned statements in my post.

        I’m no way saying the movie was perfect, nor am I saying all negative reviews are invalid. I am simply saying that there are a lot of reviews that came out nitpicking at how it wasn’t a family film with banters of laughter with upbeat moments and how superheroes shouldn’t be that brutal.

    • Inkaten

      They even called it “humorless”. A bunch of liars I say. Just saw the movie an hour ago and there was some humor, no one liner jokes, but actual humor. Especially some scenes with Alfred.
      Some of the editing was a bit weird indeed, but it felt a bit familiar to the way you read comics. Especially when you change panels, that way you switch places and timelines quickly. I guess some didn’t like that on movie format.
      I didn’t mind it, but that editing felt weird for the first time I saw it.

    • solargeknowles

      Don’t you dare compare what DC/WB is doing to the MCU. I saw the film as well and why should people mince their words or lie, just so that DC fans can feel secure. The MCU gets criticized just as much and rightfully so.

      The fact of the matter is BvS is divisive, and after watching it I can definitely see why. I didn’t walk out of the theater happy to see the next installment in the story. The movie is pretentious and thinks it’s way more important than it actually is. Batman and Superman never clash philosophically. I’d tell people to watch DD season 2 if they want something to talk about thematic elements. But BvS has none of that, the movie felt like set up and not the good kind.