“Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” is unarguably one of the most anticipated movies of the year 2016, and it’s set to hit Nigeria cinemas this Friday, March 25, 2016.
Is one of the most anticipated films of the year worth your time and money? Here’s what critics are saying about the movie which features a fight between Batman and Superman.
“Superhero movies are now like websites with too many pop-up ads, clogging the running time with teases for future films that won’t be fun either.” – Metro
“As superhero spectacles go, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a grand one, with a mondo-operatic climax and a final shot infused with quivering, exhilarating molecules of grace. It’s also not much fun.” – Time Magazine.
“Snyder, juiced up by Hans Zimmer’s caffeinated score, throws everything at the screen until resistance is futile.” – Rolling Stone.
“If Justice, with its sluggish script, isn’t quite the jaw-dropping eye-popper it should be, that’s okay. The cast is unimpeachable.” – People Magazine.
“It just wears you down and wears you out, making you wonder if there was ever such a thing as a hero anyway. Let them pummel each other if they must; just leave us out of it.” – GQ Magazine UK.
“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.” – Associated Press.
“Constantly threatening to collapse from self-seriousness, this epic has way too much of everything, including CGI and Oscar winners up the wazoo.” – New York Post.
“[T]he follow-up to The Dark Knight that many viewers and fans wanted or hoped for… [V]isually stunning, with powerful emotional storytelling and awe-inspiring action spectacle.” – Forbes.
“And what of the title’s promised skirmish? That face-off between two comics legends becomes but one in a series of big things bashing into other big things, which is what Snyder and writers Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer mistake for storytelling.” – The Wrap.
“BvS will please those either waiting for the two main players to lock horns on a movie screen, or those who’ve just been pining for Wonder Woman forever.” –USA Today.”
“As a pure visual spectacle, however, Batman V Superman ably blows the hinges off the multiplex doors, and editor David Brenner does excellent work to comprehensibly streamline the chaos, capably captured by d.p. Larry Fong.” Variety.
“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?” – Entertainment Weekly.
“As its title implies, “Batman v Superman” plays like a mashup of things we’ve seen before.” – Indiwire.
“The film may be imposing, but it’s not fun.” – Hollywood Reporter.
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