Friday, March 25, 2016, had been highlighted in calendars of comic book and DC fans for many months now. After teasing viewers with spectacular trailers and intriguing posters, DC is bringing the showdown between two of its greatest superheroes to the silver screen with "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Most hardcore fans have already watched film, having pre-booked tickets, and as always the press got to watch it way before the actual release. However, a heartfelt plea from director Zack Snyder asking viewers to not tweet or write blogs containing spoilers seems to have been very effective.
Respecting this unprecedented request, we have compiled a few review excerpts from fans and critics who have watched "Dawn of Justice." The general trend seen following the release of "Batman v Superman" is while critics seem to be totally unimpressed, fans are overwhelmed.
See the reviews here:
Hindustan Times (Rated 2 out of 5): "Batman v Superman is not so much a superhero movie as it is a story about two mamma's boys measuring the length of their capes, finding that they disagree, and proceeding to poke each other with threats of 'you wanna go first?' for a solid two-and-a-half hours."
Vox: You cannot convince me that Batman v Superman is anything more than a stupidly beautiful, hollow movie. Its characters are miscalculated — Batman isn't analytical, Superman is too grim and joyless, and Lex Luthor is just junk. Meanwhile, Snyder doesn't explore the heavy-handed themes he presents. All in all, the film is an unstoppable bullet train to disappointment with Snyder at the helm.
Forbes: The best moments of Dawn of Justice resemble nothing less than a feature length adaptation of a series of Alex Ross paintings in all their naturalistic glory. But amid the visual treats is an utter mess of thinly sketched characters, haphazard plotting, surprisingly jumbled action, and "cut your nose to spite your face" world building. It's not a success either as a stand-alone Man of Steel sequel or a would-be kick-off to the DC Extended Universe, and attempts to insert Batman and his Super Friends do real damage to the story and thus the film. And, my word, this movie is almost a self-parody on "grimdark."
Falling in Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke tweeted: "Batman v superman was a great movie, don't listen to to the critics! Oh the irony!"
Batman v Superman was so amazing.
— batman (@MerrifieldSammy) March 25, 2016
I give Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a 5 out of 10, which I believe is higher thn most people i saw sleeping n snoring during the show — Andhika Panduwinata (@makananenak) March 25, 2016
Batman v Superman was absolute trash. How does @ZackSnyder mess up such a hyped movie up so badly. It was terrible - trust the reviews!
— Puneet Singh (@KatarHero) March 25, 2016
I'm watching 'BATMAN V SUPERMAN' again tomorrow and I'm excited even though I already know what happens? — Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) March 25, 2016
I honestly thought Batman v. Superman wasnt that bad. It had its flaws, but the critics made it out to be way worse than it actually is imo.
— LeBrown James (@TheAlvareezy_21) March 25, 2016