The cast of the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” isn’t letting the movie’s negative reviews get to them.
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg voiced their opinions on the reviews that have so far accumulated a Rotten Tomatoes score of 32 percent, and say that ultimately the movie was made for the fans, and those are the opinions that matter.
“The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions,” Superman actor Cavill said. “And the thing about personal opinions is that they always come from a place. And there’s a preconceived idea which you have to get past a critic before you start writing your article or your review, and that affects everything.”
Adding, “What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says. Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience’s voice is loudest, and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken.”
Amy Adams, who plays Lois Lane in the film, agreed.
“I know that [director Zack Snyder] doesn’t make movies and none of us are making the movies for the critics, so to speak. You can’t go into that with that perspective,” she said. “We hope that the fans like it and so far the reaction has been really positive on that front, so we just hope that continues and that they are feeling we are making the film for them.”
Snyder, who will direct “Justice League,” slated for a 2017 release, said that he doesn’t “know how else to do it 100 percent, so it is what it is.”
Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman and will reprise that role in the upcoming standalone film, “Wonder Woman,” said that she loves the film.
“I think the movie is great. I think this movie is huge, it’s massive, and I think that Zack did fantastic work bringing Superman’s world and Batman’s world into one movie and setting the ground for so many more characters to come in the future in such an interesting way,” she said. “There’s a lot into this movie, but I think that he nailed it and I enjoyed it.”
Critics went to town on “Batman v Superman,” calling it “dull,” and accusing it of trying to do too much at once, “frantically introducing characters and concepts while never clearly establishing the rules of the DC Comics universe.”
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