Zack Snyder and BATMAN V SUPERMAN Cast Respond to The Film's Reviews
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not a good movie. It has flashes of things that work here and there (Ben Affleck's Batman isn't bad), but for the most part, it's a mess of a film that drops the ball in a huge way and seems like a massive waste of a concept. (Joey is publishing his thoughts about the movie on the site tomorrow, and I'm interested to see if he agrees with that assessment.) As of this writing, the film currently has a 31% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it seems that a majority of the critics out there share my opinion this time.
But Zack Snyder and the cast of the film aren't worried about the critical response. They know it's a critic-proof movie and the idea of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman sharing the big screen together is too great a hook for fans to ignore. Even if it was sitting at a 0%, fans would still go see it because, well, because it's Batman v Superman, for God's sake! Yahoo UK sat down with the filmmakers and asked them their thoughts about the negative reception:
Well, yeah, Henry Cavill — we do go into a movie with personal opinions and preconceived ideas. That's what criticism is. Cavill seems to have the same mentality that often pops up in online comments about how writers should strive to write "objective" reviews, which — and this is important — is not actually possible. Those "personal opinions" he's so worried about are the actual reason people read film criticism. Devin Faraci at BirthMoviesDeath wrote a great piece about this recently, and I'd recommend checking it out.
I almost guarantee that if the film had received rave reviews thus far, Cavill wouldn't have said that. "The audience's opinion is what really matters" is just a way to deflect some of the sting of all of those bad reviews, and while I don't blame him for getting defensive about it, that quote does make it seem like he has a fundamental misunderstanding of what criticism is.
Via: The Playlist