After all the positive fan reviews we reported to you yesterday right after the New York premier of Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice, the legitimate critic reviews are trickling in and for some odd reason do not agree with the Twitter reviews.
All sites and critics were not allowed to post anything until today and Rotten Tomatoes seems to be the first to the punch, however, at currently 40% with an average score of 5.4 out of 10 it is not looking good for the film.
Top Critic Rafer Guzman with Newsweek says: “Overlong, underdeveloped and almost entirely humorless, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may please die-hard fans by pitting two DC icons against each other. Everyone else may want to wait for the next Marvel movie.”
Top Critic Lou Lumenick with The New York Post says: “Constantly threatening to collapse from self-seriousness, this epic has way too much of everything, including CGI and Oscar winners up the wazoo.”
Top Critic Jake Coyle with The Associated Press says: It hurtles not with the kinetic momentum of Mad Max: Fury Road nor the comparatively spry skip of a Marvel movie, but with an operatic grandeur it sometimes earns and often doesn’t.
So this leaves a big question, just what the hell do we have here? Fans seemed to like the film after Twitter blew up with positive reviews (could they have been fake?), but the movie pros out there are finding it hard to give any type of positive review. Who the hell is right?
The one thing that seemed to be the consensus is the movie featured just way too much material and at times seemed like the writing was grasping at straws to fill in time, which some might expect, especially from a movie that runs just over two and a half hours.
With all this said, the movie is still projected to rake in somewhere around the $140 million and the $150 million mark for its opening weekend. However, these numbers may be off as many may read all the negative reviews and decide to wait a bit. Box office experts say that the film management was very smart to not try to compete with the new Captain America: Civil War as they would have been crushed. We tend to agree from what we are seeing.
If you have seen the movie let us know what you think in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you!