Critics Consensus

Is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Critical Kryptonite?

Plus, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a stale sequel.

by and | March 24, 2016 | Comments

This week at the movies, we’ve got a superhero battle royale (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill) and a family reunion (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett). What do the critics have to say?


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) 28%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promises both an epic throwdown between two of popular culture’s most beloved characters and a world-building introduction to the DC Comics Extended Universe. Unfortunately, critics say this hotly-anticipated superhero flick is a big misfire — a narratively slack, overly self-serious action fest that fails to do justice to the essence of its titular heroes. Following the events of Man of Steel — in which much of Metropolis was reduced to rubble — Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) becomes deeply concerned about Superman’s unchecked power. Meanwhile, Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) has some quibbles with Batman’s vigilante approach to fighting crime in Gotham City. The critics say Batman V Superman benefits from strong performances (particularly Affleck and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman) and moments of striking visual panache, but overall, it’s less gritty than depressing, and less exciting than bombastic.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) 28%

Back in 2002, former Second City member Nia Vardalos earned heaps of praise and a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nod for writing and starring in the surprise hit rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It’s unclear what prompted a sequel 14 years later, but it’s here now, and critics say it’s not likely to win any awards. Vardalos reprises her role as Toula Portokalos, who discovers her parents were never officially married and decides to organize a bigger, fatter, Greeker wedding for them. The pundits say My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is predictably sentimental and harmless enough, but its recycled jokes and aimless narrative do little to justify its existence.


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The Catch: Season 1 (2015) 74%

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Heartbeat: Season 1 (2015) 20%

Heartbeat is a Frankensteined drama made up of hospital genre cliches and unlikable characters, though the cases-of-the-week are sporadically interesting.


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  • C38PO1996

    Dang………………………………………………………

  • James Vincent

    DC chokes when it comes to their films. Either you get The Dark Knight or you end up with Green Lantern. Why in the world would you hire Zack Snyder?

    • Catalyst

      Because he made a Superman movie that made nearly 700 million worldwide. The first non-Batman DC film to make nearly that much.

      • jimmybfresco

        It wound up making nearly as much back as Superman Returns though when you factor in the budget and marketing. Man of Steel was their “hit” to satisfy the lawsuit from Siegel and Shuster’s families from getting the rights back. It wasn’t really an outstanding hit, it just was decent enough to keep going.

        • FrankieB

          What do you mean, what was the lawsuit about ?

          • jimmybfresco

            Back in 1978, after the Richard Donner “Superman” film came out and was a blockbuster success, a news story broke out that led to a lawsuit. Jerry Siegel and Joel Shuster had lost the Superman character rights and weren’t getting anything. The resulting lawsuit led to them being restored creator rights for the character.

            In 2006, after Superman Returns’ mixed reception and decent box office. POTC just dominated in its place, Warner Brothers began stalling on the Singer’s sequel that was also going to be titled “Man of Steel” trending with the Nolan films. There was also early rumors but no story work that the Batman Begins and Superman Returns characters were going to meet up in a Batman vs Superman. After SR but before work got started on TDK, the directions of both worlds seemed further apart than expected. David Goyer for example was trying to work an a Flash film, so you could see there was some vague movement towards a JLA film. Some time after the billion dollar success of The Dark Knight and with the Man of Steel seemingly in development hell; the families of both original creators launched a lawsuit to reclaim the Superman which would include only the original characters that appeared in the work they made. So, their Superman, if the families had taken it anywhere else, could not fly. The deadline was to have a superman film by 2012 or the rights would revert back to the families. The rush was on: WB got pitches from many writer and directors while offering the project to big directors as well. When the results were falling through the WB fell to two I house writer/directors… *h-cks*. David Goyer got the story idea when helping to write TDKR and Zack Snyder was chosen because he was the last resort. Christopher Nolan was offered to stay on as a producer but to what extent beyond credit, I have no idea but those duties seem only to extend to BVS. WB wasn’t totally on board with the story either. There was talk of rewrites due to third act problems but the writer and director chose to stick with the original ending as they intended. BVS was going to happen regardless as to whether Man of Steel became a cultural phenomenon like the Dark Knight, it wasn’t, or reignited interest in he character. The studio could careless about Superman, they fulfilled their obligation. Notice how they didn’t schedule any Superman solo films in the near future? They don’t plan to.

          • FrankieB

            Thanks…..

            I think that you are also dealing with a few other items. First, Marvel sells better globally than DC and the overseas box office is now the icing on the cake — some might say it is the ENTIRE cake ! Second, BATMAN sells overseas better than Superman. So I’m not sure if more Superman solo films were necessarily a priority.

            Marvel caught a huge break when IRONMAN became a huge U.S. and global hit. IRONMAN was never as big a player in the Marvel Universe relative to Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, etc. But the Downey character and box office bonanza segued perfectly into THE AVENGERS.

            But your lawsuit/family history explains why MOS took so long and thus BVS and the eventual JL movies are lagging behind Marvel’s AVENGERS. Why TimeWarner/DC let a family’s lawsuit delay blockbuster movies for years is beyond me.

          • eyezee

            This explains a lot, especially as the “critics” basically panned the film. I think it’s a conspiracy and certain people in power don’t want these films to succeed. So glad the public has a mind of their own and the film became a fair success, especially going against the critical failure meme

    • Nobody

      Well, after this film it’s Suicide Squad by David Ayer. You got Joker, Harley Quinn, and Batfleck again. Plus, Will Smith as Deadshot. So one, you’ve got a better director at the helm and quite frankly a more interesting film that doesn’t appear to be taking itself as seriously as BvS.

      Add that with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman by Patty Jenkins (another good director), who gained a lot of interest from this film. Ben Affleck is directing the Batman films. The guys behind Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street are doing Flash, Justin Lin’s got Aquaman, forgot who’s got Green Lantern Corp. The Rock with Shazam.

      Sure, you’re likely have a dud with Justice League unless WB replaces Snyder or FINDS A WAY TO KEEP HIM IN CHECK. Although he already said a month or so ago that JL wasn’t going to be “dark” like BvS so there’s that.
      What I’m trying to say is, when you look past the Snyder films in this universe, there’s a lot to look forward to.

      Don’t forget Marvel got their universe running after some relatively bad films like Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk and Thor. The only reason those films got better ratings is their *fun* factor but they’re widely considered to be among the worse of the MCU, even by fans.

  • vanderhagast

    Watching Batman v Superman feels like you’re having LASIK a la Final Destination…

    • FrankieB

      You didn’t like it AT ALL ?

      • vanderhagast

        Visually it is good. It has nice special effects. It felt predictable, slow, long, and even Batman’s fights seemed too clumsy (even before donning the armor).

        The fat bat symbol seemed funny to me, not really ‘heroic’, I can’t picture anyone fearing it.

        In addition, Lex Luthor felt like a poor mix of The Joker and the Riddler.

        • FrankieB

          I’ll see it again, something I didn’t do for ULTRON (but did do for TDK, TDKR, and MOS).

          • Ackshun

            I don’t think you will have a problem finding a seat.

          • FrankieB

            If the dropoff next weekend is under 60%, that’s good.

          • Nobody

            I saw it a couple days ago. I had trouble finding a seat.

  • Leesa

    It has it’s flaws just like everything else but I still really enjoyed it. The critics apparently did not and that’s fine too.

    • FrankieB

      What were the biggest flaws in your opinion ? Biggest plusses ?

      • Leesa

        The biggest flaw to me was the editing towards the end. I was like “What in the world is going on right now?” I also just don’t like half of the things that Louis did, made no sense to me. Also, the love stories annoys me, in pretty much every movie I see that is not a romance. I did love the visuals as well as the music. I was very much Anti- Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot and I loved them both by the end. I know some people didn’t like the introduction of the other members of the league but I loved that too. I think they could have done better with the Aquaman bit. Maybe had footage of him fighting a giant squid or something. lol But yea my biggest flaw was the pacing and editing towards the end.

        • FrankieB

          A bit slow developing for me…the dream-like sequences were confusing….the Lex in jail thing at the end confusing….didn’t need to introduce Martha Kent as a hostage to have a showdown between B and S…..liked the stolen photo angle with WW….was Superman going to let DD fall to Earth ? Should have just put him on the Moon or something. LOL

          • Leesa

            I didn’t mind the slow beginning oddly enough. Lex in general confused me but he kept me interested. I know I have to wait now to see if it’s explained but the movie already had enough in it. I am just excited now to see what they do with Wonder Woman and the photo was a nice touch. Yea…He could have taken him there but he didn’t. I don’t know what I would have done if I was in that situation, it’s not like the moon is 50 feet away and he didn’t have this giant monster fighting him the whole time while nukes were coming for them. LOL I didn’t care how they had them fight, I just wanted them to fight but I’m glad they made use of their moms having the same name. haha. The apocalypse deal was random but I feel like it was important, kinda like some odd premonition of what could happen if he hadn’t saved Martha. Some people thought the flash meant Lois but I think it was Martha. There will always be little things that people pick out that can be changed in a movie and this one was no different but hopefully they learn from the fans and make the movies better.

          • eyezee

            My only qualm about the listing of the superheroes is the Flash… don’t like the shaggy kid, especially since TV Flash should be the quintessential version. And this Lex Luthor too, whats up with these shaggy wimps being supervillains… it’s been decades since the image of Luthor being tall, in fair shape and bald has been embedded in our minds, and now this little wimp? Mistake!

      • Crimsonrain

        Biggest Flaw??? The Flash sucks. Hate the costume. Love the TV show…and I would have been fine with the Flash not being the same actor in the movie…but what they showed in the movie…I’m sorry but that is not the Flash in any way, shape or form.

        • FrankieB

          I didn’t even see much of him…was he the long-haired kid at the frozen food section ? I think the store owner got robbed ? Some idiot was moving to get popcorn right at that moment so I was distracted.

          • Crimsonrain

            Yes…..he was also the guy that appeared in Batman’s dream telling him he needed to get them all together. That was the costume.

          • eyezee

            The guy telling Batman in the dream wasnt he the wheelchair bound dude?

          • Crimsonrain

            No…that was Flash

  • Cyber Slammer

    Chris Nolan should have stayed on and done MOS and Batman Vs Superman

  • FrankieB

    I saw the film last night. It was a bit long, a bit slow developing. Did not pack the “I gotta see this baby again” appeal of THE AVENGERS but it was definitely better IMO than ULTRON. Not surprised it is not getting great reviews, but I am surprised it is getting ripped (Rotten Tomatoes, etc).

    The film needs to do $400 MM domestically and match that overseas…if not….the creative team is in trouble if not the entire franchise.

    Interesting how some of the scenes in the trailers did NOT make it into the final footage. Doomsday’s heat blast at WW was against her bracelets; the trailers had the shield getting hit. Also, I saw somewhere what must be a deleted scene where Bruce yells at Clark that he would never betray him (must be talking about Kryptonite ?). That wasn’t in the movie, either.

    I didn’t like Superman ‘dying’ at the end. If he could recover from a nuke hit pretty quickly than a Doomsday impaling shouldn’t have led to a burial. Why don’t they screen some of the plot outlines with a select group of DC/Superman/Batman fans and swear them to secrecy ?

    • smedrano0206

      Rotten Tomatoes goes by what the majority of the Critics are scoring the film. They get alot of negative feedback because it’s on their site but they’re just scoring it based on the Critics that have reviewed it.

      • FrankieB

        Are these legit full-time critics from journals/online sites or anybody who logs in ?

        There’s RT analysis in the BOMJ article talking about how the lower the score, the tougher it is to do well at the box office (at least to date). BVS better break the trend.

        • smedrano0206

          It’s separated by actual Critics and Users of the site. There’s 2 scores. The Critics score and the Audience score.

          • FrankieB

            Any discrepancy between the two as of now ? BOMJ seems concerned with the 30% approval.

          • luy

            Critics 30% rotten, Audience 74% fresh, make your own assumptions.

      • Shannon Rubin

        So far, and I’ve been using Rotten Tomatoes almost since it’s launch, they almost always get it right.

        • smedrano0206

          Yeah, but I’ve noticed if I read the reviews before I see a movie, I have their complaints in my head so I’m looking for them when i see it. It kind of makes it unfair in a way sometimes. I try to not read any reviews before I see a movie I want to really see and it makes a difference.

          • Shannon Rubin

            I’m the same way with Movie trailers. If I know I’m going to see a movie I don’t want to see any trailers.

          • smedrano0206

            They have away too much nowadays. It’s worse when all the best parts are on the trailer. Then they give away key parts. They didn’t have to show Doomsday in the trailer. Nothing was left for a surprise

        • FrankieB

          What do you mean, get it right ? You mean their lousy reviews means BVS will fall short at the box office ? Or the critical reviews themselves may determine the fate of JL ?

          • Shannon Rubin

            I just saw it tonight with my wife. I give it a 3 out of 5 stars (barely), but there were a couple or ridiculous moments, like when Superman says “Martha” and that somehow turns Batman completely around… The movie seemed kind of lifeless as well…

          • eyezee

            Bro, you’re too serious… I found it sort of witty to use that fact that they both have/had mothers with the name Martha and this gave Batman the opportunity to save “Martha” from certain death, a second chance, while Superman showed his humanity by putting his trust in someone to save his mom

        • Yes indeed, its in the critic name “critical”, so I actually do agree with the critics opinions on this site. Especially when some professionally observe a film top to bottom and watch it over and over again to give there verdicts.

        • Miguel Ramirez

          Except for this time.

  • FrankieB

    I trust you all know about BoxOfficeMojo, the Bible for movie data and commentary. If not, here’s the early write-up on the box office for BVS:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4170&p=.htm

  • FrankieB

    I trust everyone here knows it but you can check the early box office data and review for BVS @ BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  • FrankieB

    I trust everyone here knows it but you can check the early box office data and review for BVS @ BoxOfficeMojodotcom.

  • Trent Hylton

    I saw it last night and was very impressed with ben affleck, henry cavil, and zack snyder’s directing/cinematography style. some parts (i.e. the post-apocalyptic dream sequence) kinda hit off mark but was still cool i guess. it followed source material pretty decently (the dark knight returns) and introduced the justice league really good. (I don’t think they were forced or too much) My biggest complaint was the direction of lex luthor portrayed by jesse eisenberg: while still a solid performance and engaging character, lex was reimagined as an obsessive trust fund heir to lexcorp which I have a difficult time connecting with as I identify lex as a sharp and scheming business man, but overall a good movie. Plus no throat cancer bat voice!!!!

    • eyezee

      Also, for the past few decades, Lex Luthor had been embedded in our minds as this tall, fairly in shape bald headed calculating businessman, not this shaggy, wimp socially awkward madman. I had a really big problem with that characterization and casting. So what if that’s how he first appaered in the comics? pfft!

  • Richter Belmont

    WB should have had Bruce Timm or Paul Dini to act as overseers of their DCCU, considering all the great stuff they were able to offer audiences with the DCAU. Oh well, I’m still seeing BvS. Critics don’t dictate to me what I should watch. Why be a sheep?

  • Nicholas Werd

    It was a fantastic movie. It checks off literally every box of a structually sound movie, and then goes lightyears beyond that. I dont get all the hatred. Its like people dont understand Snyders artistic style of action movies, and also dont understand the dc universe, so they just dont like the movie for the sake of not liking it. It makes no sense #ibelieveinsnyder

    • DirkBelig

      You forgot the /s tag.

    • eyezee

      I think those critics were following some pre-issued meme about the film. Someone from high up wants this to fail.

  • Keiran S-C

    critics who are judging BVS so low are showing how poor they are at being critics, no self respecting critic can think they are being fair when they are judging marvel movies at 4-5 stars and a dc movie as 1-2 the only differnce between the styles the 2 franchise have is marvel make more jokey comedy movies with less seriousness and more comical villians so it appeals to all ages and DC make more hardcore darker narratives aimed at a more adult audience. the fight scenes are just as CGI’d just as epic and over the top, these critics are too stuck in their way afraid to jump off the current band wagon and judge a movie for its quality and not for their own bias opinions :/

    • Thiago Rosa

      The difference is very clearly not only about style. Deadpool is waaaaay outside Marvel’s formula and did very well critically, better than most Marvel Studio movies.

      • Keiran S-C

        yea they both have their own identities I mean if you come half way into a marvel movie a minutes later you know it’s marvel same for DC but they are very similar in many ways, they both have the same quality of CGI and the same level of epic fight scenes, the big hero team ups, the heroes fighting each other it’s just how superheroe narratives work.
        Marvel take a more light hearted root and DC a much darker one the problem is critics can’t seem to handle the difference between them, a hell of a lot of critics comments are like, it wasn’t as fun as the avengers….. When DC have no intention of making light hearted films, why are critics going into the movie expecting to see comic relief every 30 seconds when it just wouldn’t work with the atmosphere the movie sets.

        I enjoyed deadpool loved the gore in it and the disgusting jokes but when I go to see a marvel film I know it’s going to have none stop joking from start to finish, I think it works for their stand alone movies like guardians and DP plus iron man, I get sick of it when all their other heroes try to do the same thing, then they are all doing it side by side in the avengers and coming across as clones of tony Starks personality :/ it got old in iron man 2 but damn did they stick with it throu and through

    • Ackshun

      Hey I’m sorry but I gotta to kill ya… wait what did you say? Your Moms is named Martha too? Ok were cool. <<< Why critics (and most other people) may not have thought this was a very good movie.

      • Chad Leach

        I think that is an over simplification of the moment, and since the audience has it at 74% “most people” is a stretch. Most critics would be a better way to say it.

        • Ackshun

          You do realize that 74% is an aggregate score. It doesn’t mean that 74% actually thought this was a good picture.

          • Chad Leach

            Actually, according to the web site itself, the audience score is a straight percentage of flixter and rt users. Granted, it is a limited sample, but the sample size is well over a number required for statistical significance. The critic score is a weighted aggregate.

      • Keiran S-C

        wow thanks for being the perfect example of a shit critic 🙂

        • Ackshun

          The movie sucked man and all the wishing or name calling in the world isn’t going to change that.

          • Keiran S-C

            re read your comment, that just says it all xD the film is raising the standard of superhero films, ppl want to see them taken serious we are tierd of the comedian heros marvel puts out and the record breaking ticket sales for BVS are showing it, 470 million world wide in 3 days nearly double the cost of the film in the first weekend lol its well on its way to topping nearly all the marvel movies

          • Ackshun

            It’s Batman and Superman – of course everyone is going to see it (once). But the movie is weak and WB knows it. That’s why it was release in all major markets worldwide at the same time instead of staggered (domestic, then worldwide) like the movies you are comparing it too.

          • Keiran S-C

            may movies release worldwide on opening day why are you assuming they did it beacue of bad critics when their wasnt any before its release :S its a valid marketing method. and general audience who arnt big time fans of DC are more likly to wait for the crowds to go down before seeing it as well as families with youger kids.
            The fact is its done outstanding beacuse its a great moive and will continue to do so over the next few weeks no one who is a superhero fan can say its a bad movie, some may not like it yes but theirs no need to be cynical little bitches and rate it 1 star whan its clear to anyone whos seen it, that itis no where near such a rating.
            i dont like the avengers movies and their standalones but theyre still decent superhero films even if i dont agree with the jokey scripts and lighthearted style marvel use, that doesnt mean i go rate their movies 1 star beacuse i dont enjoy them. i can still see lots of time and effort has gone into it to make a film which certain types of ppl will like.

          • Ackshun

            Hey looks like your favorite superhero flick set yet another record… http://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2016/03/28/batman-v-superman-sets-record-with-worst-friday-sunday-drop-for-superhero-pics/#7d16cb1e6d72 …. you were saying?

          • Ackshun

            Looks like your favorite Super hero flick just set another record… Biggest 3 day audience drop off in history. Hell even worse than the Fantastic Four and that movie was straight garbage. You were saying?

          • Keiran S-C

            it beat hunger games profits on easter monday ? open weekend has only 3 marvel films earning more out of their 11 releases. has earned nearly half a billion $ in less than a working week xD.
            yes the day everyone goes back to work after a holiday the sales dropped shocker :O

          • Ackshun

            Ooooooo not “Hunger Games” color me impressed (not really). Actually the numbers have been in free fall all weekend. The movie sucks man. Anyone who says different is in denial or on prescription meds. It only made money off the sheer drawing power of Batman and Superman. Hard core DC fans came out in droves. Most of them left pissed. The movie needs 1b to hit the black (cost +marketing) and it’s not going to get anywhere near that number. You love Super Snyder and Bat Snyder so much? You best get to buying those tickets cause sure as hell no one else will be.

          • Keiran S-C

            hunger games is a fantastic serious and is among some of the most succesful franchises in the last decade. srry if you saying you dont like it doesnt change that. die hard fans cannot rack up ticket sales as they have done i know marve and DC fans who liked this film and marvel and dc fans who didnt so its not soley driven by fanboys.

            the moive doesnt need 1 billion $ it needs 800-850 million to be considered a good start to the new DC franchise, it cost 270ish million to make and 450 million with marketing which it has already made back.

            if you like pointing out movies carried by hardcore fans so much just look at 2 of the 3 marvel movies which did better in opening week, iron man 3 and ultron both piss poor films, both are some of the highest grossing of marvels movies

          • Ackshun

            My point exactly. Both of those films were terrible but profitable because fans will try anything…once. I think WB knew this film had problems which is why it was in wide release before the first reviews came out. I am not partial to Marvel or DC, I have always been a huge Batman fan. I was very critical of Ironman 3 as being a poorly conceived money grab and a complete waste of the Mandarin character. In fact that movie was almost as bad as this one. Ultron sucked as well. Once a studio is convinced you will pay for anything they barf up at you, you get shit. And the WB knows people will pony up hard earned dough for any movie that has Batman or Superman in it. It’s Pavlov’s dog. They think you will pay for anything and convince yourself it was good to keep from feeling like a fool. And apparently with you, they are dead right. But you can’t tell me you are cool with Snyder ripping random pages from classic comics, throwing them in a blender and rolling out this crap? We have been waiting decades to see Batman and Superman throw down and this is what we get? And JLA is going to be a straight rip off of the injustice video game (even down to the characters costumes) and that’s cool. I’m supposed to get goose bumps at seeing an omega symbol in a dream sequence? I’m supposed to be impressed at a desiccated Superman ripped straight off the pages of Dark Knight Returns? Not very freaking likely because I have already seen better stories using that imagery. BTW according to WB execs this film needs 1B to be profitable. Star Wars got there in 12 days, let’s see how this does.

          • Keiran S-C

            if that was true i would of loved green lantern and supermn returns i would still be watching supergirl even though its awful, man of steel and BVS are perfectly good films and exactly what a hell of alot of fans wanted to see, they are no where near as bad as critics wouldhave you believe.

            iron man and ultron are shocking worse than greenlantern and superman returns, agents of sheild is not even worth mentioning its that bad, yet they dont get bad criticism ? still ranked over 70% on most sites, ppl judge DC movies with alot more scrutiny than marvel.

    • sweaf

      It amazes me that despite 29% rotten score, 5/10 average rating, 73% and
      falling audience score, an average B cinema score, DC fanboy still find
      a way to defend this movie.
      But their argument are becoming more and
      more like the same argument used to defend Transformers movie. “Its a
      fun popcorn flick” “Dont expect oscar worthy performance” ” Just enjoy
      as it is.”

      • Keiran S-C

        how can ppl defend a site which gives sharknado 86% and BVS 30% then say I don’t have a point as I’m a DC fan xD it sounds like your trying to defend s*** critics by saying as I’m a fan of the comics all my points don’t matter…
        the film was at the very least on par with marvels avengers and I mean the first one not the train wreck which was ultron, yet somehow critics will defend it as if it was cinema gold and not be called fan boys.

        Can you explain how it’s fair to judge the cgi in BVS as poor when marvel has a giant looney tunes styled robot villain walking around, or Spider-Man looking like a super imposed cosplayer in civil war.
        Critics are complaining about the script yet marvel heros can’t go 60 seconds without cramming in another one liner even in freaking deathscenes like quicksilvers, somehow after being shot to death by an aircraft he’s still like “bet you didn’t expect that”… Their solution to bad script writing and poor characters is to throw another snappy line in there, all of them just seem like clones of tony stark at this point trying to one up each other before the film ends and see who’s the biggest comedian while a buffoon of a bad guy stomps around with nothing really threatening about him.

        In the end if your a DC or Marvel fan you have to admit if critics marking BVS so low judged marvel movies with the same scrutiny they would have the exact same scoring, neither have remarkable Oscar worthy performances, as shown by the lack of awards earned by both franchises, and neither have performances worth 30% or 1 star

        • sweaf

          Last time i checked, there were only 17 critics that have reviewed Sharknado. Ofcourse statistically it will gain more score. In the other hand, BvS has been reviewed by 256 critics. Statistically -again- it is more reliable.

          And rottentomatoes is not the only site who says that BvS is terrible. Metacritic, cinemascore, imdb everyone is saying the same thing.

          Look man, its completely okay if you have different opinion from everyone else. Your favorite movie wont be enjoyed by the masses. Its okay. It doesnt mean that youre wrong. It does mean that you have a weird taste tho.

          • Keiran S-C

            Hah well at least I can take comfort in knowing that with only half their main characters and 1 film before it, they can still make more money and break records set by an avengers film with 8 movies worth of fans backing it 🙂

          • sweaf

            Well congratulation 😀
            As marvel fans, these past few days have been really enjoyable for me too.

          • Ackshun

            I count 15 films and 3 live action shows worth of fans feeding this one keep it real

          • Keiran S-C

            if we are counting films out side of the universe i could say the reason marvel waqs able to set up a franchise was based on hulk and blade and whatevere else marvel has made, i would say xmen but you know they dont own the rights to their own characters :/ .

  • Ali

    I’ve seen that movie but it was really great job from Hoolywood. Nearly to the best movie i’m watched in this Year 2016! Suprised also that Turkish Airlines also landed in Gotham city 😊 at last part lease New Acter Batman with Ben Affleck looks also face to face Superman i mean Christian Bale isn’t strong. That movie shows some story more within Women with sword …But Mrs.Luis Lane 😭😭

  • Crimsonrain

    Other than the Flash costume sucking…the movie was fantastic all around and totally set up what’s to come. Looking forward to it.

  • Ernest Nieto

    just saw the movie..you guys need new critics..times a changin..movie was awesome

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  • Pinkk

    The acting was good! The script just needed some work. I think people forget that RT’s score just means that the critics thought it wasn’t the greatest movie. 100 rate it at 2.5 stars (average) it gets a rotten score. :p

    It was far better than FF4 not as good as MoS. The Dream sequences needed to go and the reasoning for the fight needed something better than the greatest detective being played/paranoid.

    • Nobody

      But if there was anyone who could believably lay out a 1 1/2 year plan to trick the Bat? It’s Lex Luthor.

  • Not to change the subject, but the bad reactions have me worried sick about the new Star Wars films.

  • 5 movies smushed into one, different universes (earths) and timelines

  • eyezee

    I guess the “critics” have their own mathematical formula for what makes a movie work and I’m done trying to figure out why they would prefer one movie over another. I like that this movie was more “dark” than other superhero movies, especially the superheroes having no qualms about killing the villains (except that annoying twerp Luthor). As others have said, it isn’t perfect … no movie is perfect … but I was expecting a disappointing mess, according to the critics but when I saw it for myself, I found that, overall, it was a cohesive movie. People should stop placing their faith in critics and subconsciously allow critics to form their opinions about films and go out and watch it for themselves.

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