Batman V Superman: Premiere Receives Overwhelming Praise


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to be released this week. And trust me, I am counting down the clock by the seconds! However, a very lucky select crowd was able to see the amazing match-up between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel at tonight’s New York City premiere event. Though the press and critics have been put on embargo until the film’s release, other attendees were free to share their opinions. Thanks to our modern-day luxury of always-on social media, Twitter has all the first reactions under #BVSPremiere.

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The overall consensus has been that the movie hits all the marks and is probably the best comic book film since The Dark Knight (2008). If that isn’t high praise, I don’t know what is. Other comments have lauded Gal Gadot’s performance as Wonder Woman, and Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman. For those worried about the trailers giving too much away, there’s something for you also. Supposedly, the third act is a spectacle to behold. And for the Zack Snyder naysayers, one comment pointed to Snyder learning from his mistakes from Man of Steel (2013). Here is a sampling of those reactions:

I also forgot to mention that when I say “counting down the clock by the seconds,” I meant from 24 hours. Trust me, even that is torture at this point. However, I still feel very lucky to be able to get a free screening on Monday, March 21 at 10:00PM PST. And yes, Bam Smack Pow readers, you will get a full review and reaction from me.

So I guess the articles slamming the movie as a big flop and also Warner Bros. scared of it failing was all baloney. Hey, it’s the new age of hating everything and doing whatever can cause some controversy and fire. Like what Alfred said to Bruce in The Dark Knight, “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Let those people say what they want to say. We fans will be seeing it regardless … and we’ll be cheering on our DC heroes together on premiere night! Yes, even though I’m seeing it early, I already know that I’m seeing it again!

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016. It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.