The film Batman v Superman seems to be a failure. It got only 31 percent on 196 professional reviews as per Thursday night, according to Rotten Tomatoes. This is not the first time when DC has encountered such failures. Other movies in the “failure” list include Man of Steel and Green Lantern.
The emotional back and forth in the movie, which is at core of a Superman movie has disheartened many movie followers who rushed to the theaters to watch Batman, Gimizido reports. There are a lesser number of fans for Superman in the audience.”Zack Snyder’s latest film is an inconsistent, comically grim mess,” Christopher Orr of the Atlantic points out.
It was still able to make up few hundred dollars in the first weekend but the second week will only be the deciding factor of the movie.”‘Batman v Superman’ ends almost exactly as its predecessor did, with another dull, city-smashing duel between super-beings,” Atlantic further wrote.
The British Superman actor, Henry Cavil told Yahoo ! Movies UK: “What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says, because they’re the ones who are buying tickets. “The audience’s voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken,” Cavill said.
There were even rumours floating around the net that Synder would be removed from Justice League. Batman v Superman is so dark that is practically joyless, WTOP wrote.
Batman v Superman is intended to be the launching pad for DC’s entire cinematic universe — a web of interconnected characters and stories designed to rival what Marvel has successfully done, New York Post reports.
“I’m a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic,” Snyder said before the movie release. “And so I don’t know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is.”