The reviews are coming in for Batman V. Superman, and well, they’re not all that enthusiastic about DC’s first attempt to open up a cinematic universe of its own. We’ll have our own review of the film from Ian coming your way just as soon as he sinks his teeth into it, but the actors in the film are already aware of the incoming critics.
Despite the lack of over-the-top joy being printed by the critics, those involved with the film simply hope the fans coming out to see Batman V. Superman enjoy what they see. If the fans are happy, damn what the critics say.
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in the film, said just said just as much to Yahoo.
“The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions,” the Superman actor told us, “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.”
That is fair. As someone who will be seeing the movie later tonight, I have made an effort to steer clear of the movie reviews I typically pay attention to because I want to go in an open mind and a clean slate to paint my own reaction. Still, the headlines focusing on the down reviews is impossible to ignore entirely so I simply hope that I find my own level of enjoyment with the film. The fan reaction is what Cavill is more concerned with, as he should be.
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“What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says,” the Brit explains, “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.”
So far, overseas, the initial rush has been encouraging. Peter Sciretta of Slash Film says ticket sales have been outpacing Deadpool and The Avengers. Outpacing Deadpool should be expected though, as Deadpool was an R-rated film, limiting the audience by default. The Avengers, though, may be a bit more of an early victory for DC than expected considering the success of The Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic universe to date.
The question will be whether or not the fans continue to file through to the ticket window to purchase tickets for Batman v Superman or if this film will ultimately be the krypton to DC’s vision for its cinematic universe.