Months ago, DC Comics fans curious to see the first footage from Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice paid to see a trailer presentation in IMAX. The director recorded an introduction, showed the trailer twice, and ended the clip with a brief shot of the two heroes, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill), charging at each other, ready for battle. It wasn’t much, but the true reward arrived Monday night. Those same fans were invited to an early screening of Batman v Superman, and reactions are all over the map.
Celebrating the fact that they were able to see it first, fans took to Twitter using the hashtag #IMAXBVS, and filed their extreme reactions to Zack Snyder’s newest blockbuster. Seeing as how the audiences from coast to coast were largely people who paid money to see a trailer for Batman v Superman on the big screen, it’s not too surprising that positive tweets were in abundance. However, the level of praise was surprisingly high… even for fanboy nation.
The PositiveThings started off well for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Hard to get better than this:
Wow! "The greatest superhero film ever" is about the highest praise you can muster. But that Tweet wasn’t alone:
Warner Bros. is hoping for a game changer. Dawn of Justice is positioned as the kick off to a much larger DC Cinematic Universe, setting up solo movies from Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash, as well as two Justice League films. If WB execs are reading Tweets like this, they must be feeling pretty good.
Then again, not every Tweet was positive. Some were downright vicious. Keep reading to see who hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.