Batman Vs Superman Tops Fandango Records, Despite Critics
The critics may not love Zack Snyder’s “Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, but the fans are clamoring for it.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is rising to the top of Fandango’s Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring an almighty 98 out of 100 points. Zack Snyder’s new movie is in a league of its own, topping pre-sales for all superhero movies at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle, beating previous record-holders, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The film currently represents more than 90% of this weekend’s ticket sales on Fandango.
According to a survey of “Batman v Superman” moviegoers on Fandango:
- 88% are looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman on the big screen;
- 82% have seen “Man of Steel” on the big screen;
- 66% are fans of director Zack Snyder;
- 61% are already planning to see the movie more than once;
- 60% are looking forward to seeing Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor;
- 59% are rooting for Batman; 41% are rooting for Superman.
“Off-the-charts fan excitement for the mashup of the two iconic superheroes has resulted in huge advance sales for ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’” says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger.
However, not everyone is crazy about this superhero blockbuster. Critics have been lining up to pan the movie, casting a shadow of doubt as to how high the box office sales might rise. Rottentomatoes.com has accrued a rating of 39% (at time of publish), which may be seen as a disappointment to some. By contrast, Disney’s “Zootopia” hit the highest rating of the year at 99%, “Deadpool” hit 84%, and “Miracles From Heaven” hit a 53% rating.
Critical comments have included:
“It’s a shame that Batman v Superman is also a storytelling disgrace.”
“…this joyless slog isn’t a superhero film so much as it is an excruciating therapy session with huge explosions and guys in capes.”
“Megaton fight scenes are the reason people will put up with bad dialogue or bad logic in a film, so it’s an outright tragedy when Batman v Superman’s showdowns become as boring as the rest of it.”
“I found myself disappointed and actually bored for the vast majority of it.”
However, some aren’t buying what the critics are selling.
“Taking a professional critics word for it that a movie is “good” or “bad” is no different than taking advice from a friend. I love my friends, but I also know i often disagree with them about the quality of movies.” –Benjamin Hart of the Star Wars Underworld.
“Fans want movies made for fans, well the fans have spoken. They love it. Hundreds of thousands compared to 107+ critics. In the end we the general audience decide what we like.” –Luke Alexander from the DC Cinematic Facebook group.
“There’s just about nothing that anyone could day that would prevent my daughter and me going to see this movie. The ones who have waited years to see this type of movie on the big screen probably won’t care (about reviews) in the least. –Brad Grow of the Temple of Nerdom