It's sort of hard to believe that it's been less than seven months since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out. It feels like we're so far removed from that movie now since Suicide Squad has already come and gone and Justice League has almost wrapped filming, but in a new interview with Fox, Ben Affleck addressed the divisive response that the film received:
It’s interesting. It was a huge hit movie that so many more people went to see than any movie I’ve made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot of editorial negativity — fans went, and I got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as its tone. People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting because that’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book, which I liked and thought was great. I’m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie and it worked out.
I'm not entirely sure I agree with his statement about the tone of the film. Movies themselves are subjective, not necessarily the tone. The tone of the movie actually seems to be one of the things that most people agree about when it comes to Batman v Superman, but whether or not they enjoyed that particular tone is where the divisive response comes into play.
Look, I don't need to provide any more commentary on this topic. You've already made up your minds about how you feel about the movie, and nothing I say is going to sway anyone at this point. So feel free to jump into the comments and let us know what you think.