It’s fair to say that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn’t got off to the best of starts when it comes to reviews. Scott Davis gave it two stars in his review here at Flickering Myth (Oli Davis hated it) and on Rotten Tomatoes its currently got a worse score than The Room. So, what do the cast make of the critical response to Warner’s big DC ensemble?
“What is going to really matter, I believe, is what the audience says,” Henry Cavill tells Yahoo. “Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story, or not. So the audience’s voice is loudest, and after this weekend, the audience will at least partly have spoken.”
Ben Affleck agreed with Cavill, while Amy Adams said the film wasn’t made “for the critics”, Jesse Eisenberg said he doesn’t even watch the movies he’s in never mind read the reviews, Gal Gadot praised Zack Snyder’s “fantastic work”, and Snyder himself said that he made the film based upon the comics he loves, “and I don’t know how else to do it, so it is what it is.”
In just a few short hours, we’ll see how the fans respond…
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 is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Martha Wayne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Thomas Wayne, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Wallace Keefe and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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