It feels like they’ve been threatening to release BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE on us forever, and ready or not, it’s finally here. Fans of Marvel and DC have been more divided than ever over this first-time cinematic showdown between two of the biggest icons of comic book history. Marvel fans have been enjoying a nice 8-year stint of popular, ground-breaking motion pictures featuring their favorite characters, most of which hadn’t seen the silver screen until now. Batman and Superman, on the other hand, have been around movie theaters for decades, and even their most devoted fans are left wondering if they can expect something new and fresh.
The reviews are in, and while they are not kind to the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel, the fans have voted with their wallets and brought in record-breaking box office numbers. This blogger has been left in the in-between, struggling to reconcile love for the characters and desire for fun and exciting cinema.
You may have argued as a kid about which hero would win in a fight, but director Zack Snyder’s vision is much more complicated than that — giving us a star-studded lineup of actors each delving into a new role with one purpose: setting up sequels. Will each individual franchise stand on its own? Could a Wonder Woman origin movie be as successful as Captain America? Would Aquaman perform as swimmingly as Thor?
Let’s give it some time and see if Batman V Superman hasn’t planted the seeds for some great movies in the future. What are your thoughts?