It’s not been a great week for DC kicking off their Extended Universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film had its premiere in New York on Sunday and London on Tuesday, but the first reviews that came in were not positive. Fans who saw the film were rather middling with many comparing it to Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and the critics reviews have been dire.
So, it’s kind of heart-breaking to note that – at the time of writing – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s score on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes (33%) is currently lower than the much-maligned The Room (35%), often cited as ‘the worst movie of all-time’.
The Room was written and directed by Tommy Wiseau and has become somewhat of a cult favourite among midnight screenings. His co-star Greg Sestero wrote a tell-all book a couple of years ago (read our review here), which is currently being turned into a film by James and Dave Franco.
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 and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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