Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the first people got a look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the professional reviewers are required to hold their reviews until Tuesday, the room also had its share of fans who were there to be the first to get their eyes on the highly anticipated film. If you’ve been nervous about how good this one will actually be, you may be able to relax a little, as the response thus far is overwhelmingly positive.
For the most part, this is about the level of praise that the film is receiving on Twitter. While we can expect that the event of the premiere itself can unintentionally sway some people, the fact is that even if people viewed the film as better than it was because of their surroundings, it still looks like the movie is good.
As the launch of DC’s cinematic universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a lot of work to do. It introduces a number of new characters. Most important among them are that of Batman and Wonder Woman. From all channels, it appears they have had success in that regard. The biggest female superhero ever was cheered by the audience in attendance.
Ben Affleck, for his part, had to fill a pair of boots that have been filled many times before. It’s possible he did it better than anybody before and has made the role his own.
Maybe the best test of any film is, after seeing it once, for free, would you then be willing to pay money to see it again? More than one person has already said yes.
For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to make it to the New York City premiere, we’re all very excited that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may be as good as we want it to be. We’ll take as many great comic book movies as we can get, and hopefully we’re now in store for an entire additional series of them.