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.
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.
NO SPOILERS but Batman v Superman is hands down the greatest movie I have ever seen. Every second was perfect. 20/10 in my opinion. #IMAXBVS— Joe (@J0eBlues) March 22, 2016
Then again, not every Tweet was positive. Some were downright vicious. Keep reading to see who hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ooof. That’s just mean. The comparison to Phantom Menace can’t be looked at any other way then calling BvS a disappointment. This guy also helped put Batman v Superman in context, weighing the hype and the expectations versus what was delivered:
Is #BatmanvSuperman the best comic book film to date? Nope. But it's a solid start for DC and not the rumored train wreck.— Shawn Madden (@smichaelmadden) March 22, 2016
Finally, two extremely harsh Tweets dropped, both basically calling for a delay to Justice League:
#BatmanvSuperman was an awful movie. Justice League will be delayed and later cancelled.— Prognosis: Shimbo (@NeverDauntedNet) March 22, 2016
And this lady, who wouldn’t call herself a fan:
Batman V Superman was even worse than I thought it could be, which was already so terrible. It could've been good, but it wasn't. It wasn't.— taylor (@taylorcheckers) March 22, 2016
What does it mean? Is Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie in trouble? Let’s see what one Twitter user said about their faith in DC’s far-reaching plans.
So this reaction, from Monday night’s screening, will likely make the studio’s day:
Zack Snyder isn’t directing ALL of the DC films. He’s turning the reigns over to the likes of David Ayer, Patty Jenkins and James Wan, to name just a few. But his fingerprints will be all over the DC Universe, and he’s on tap to direct the first Justice League movie, at the very least. So tell us: Do these early reactions have you more excited for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? It opens everywhere on March 25.