Batman v Superman Review: Is It Worth Watching?
In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” two of comics’ most famous heroes finally face their most formidable foes.
Or have they?
With Rotten Tomatoes splatting “Batman v Superman” with a weak 40 percent rating, reviews generally found the Zack Snyder-directed film too long, too loud, too serious and too boring. One headline labeled it “Yawn of Justice.” A sampling:
“A near-total drag, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ plays like a loose, unofficial quarter-billion-dollar remake of ‘The Odd Couple,’ in which Oscar and Felix are literally trying to kill each other” — Michael Phillips, ‘Batman v Superman’ review – Chicago Tribune.
“It’s another numbing smash-and-bash orgy of CGI mayhem with an ending that leaves the door open wide enough to justify the next 10 installments. Is it too late to demand a rematch?” — Chris Nashawaty, Batman v Superman review – Entertainment Weekly.
“A popcorn film — and this is a popcorn film — should never feel like Sunday night homework” — Mara Reinstein, Batman v Superman review – Us Magazine.
Some critics say at least it’s better than the previous Superman films.
“This movie, despite being very bad, is nonetheless way better than the last one. You could do worse, but only because you already did” — Bob Harvilla, Batman v Superman review Deadspin.
And others did marvel at the spectacle of it all.
“That this very long, very brooding, often exhilarating and sometimes scattered epic succeeds as often it does therefore has to be seen as an achievement. … But amidst all the grueling work of saving the world and shouldering a franchise toward the heights, it would be nice to see these heroes, and this series, take a few more breathers to enjoy the view.” — Andrew Barker, Batman v Superman review – Variety.
And one critic was impressed with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
“In the battle between Batman and Superman, I pick Wonder Woman for the win. … Gal Gadot’s wowza of a Wonder Woman is the kick-ass revelation at this party.” — Peter Travers, Batman v Superman review – Rolling Stone.
Batman v Superman Review – After the Credits
With Affleck, Cavill and Gadot attached to appear in the superhero mashup flicks “The Justice League Part One” (2017) and “Justice League Part Two” (2019), many fans are expecting a teaser of the action to come after the credits roll in “Batman v Superman.” Unfortunately, many critics and moviegoers who screened the film ahead of its Friday release waited for naught. Much to their disappointment, they advise fans to not waste their time in the theater after the credits because there are no extra scenes, bonuses or cliffhangers.