batman v superman reactions

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held its official world premiere last night and as you’d expect, reactions to the film began to trickle out on social media shortly after the credits rolled. While the film quietly screened for select critics earlier that weekend and will continue to screen over the coming days, official reactions from writers and their outlets are under a strict embargo – what we’re looking at here are reactions from normal folks, fanboys, and fangirls who managed to see director Zack Snyder‘s new movie before most of the world.

So feel free to treat these reactions as you see fit. Are these honest reactions from average people looking to have a good time at the movies or overblown reactions from people who were caught up in the excitement of a premiere? In either case, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. At least on Twitter.

You can scroll through the tweets below, but all of these ladies and gentlemen are very much on the same page. Ben Affleck‘s Batman is great, Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman steals the whole thing, it’s easily the best superhero movie of 2016, and so on and so forth.

However, this wouldn’t be the first time initial response to a geek-friendly film like this has been initially overwhelmingly positive, only for the tide to turn as the film actually hits theaters. Excitement bubbles are a very real thing – getting caught up in the moment and experiencing the thrill of a world premiere can lead to all kinds of overblown reactions. Heck, I’ve been guilty of this in the past and I’m supposed to be a “professional.”

I don’t bring this up to rain on anyone’s parade (I’m very excited to see Batman v Superman and I hope I have a reaction similar to these folks), but word on the film has been mixed for a few weeks now. Those weirdos who measure their self-worth on whether or not a movie they like has a high Rotten Tomatoes score need to batten down their personal hatches. It’s unlikely that this film will receive this kind of unanimous praise from critics and it will certainly receive additional scrutiny when normal people start paying to see it in less than a week.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens this Friday, March 25, 2016. And Warner Bros. certain hopes you enjoy it as much as these people, because Zack Snyder is already preparing to shoot Justice League very, very soon.

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