Ben Affleck once again defended his film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” saying many fans criticized the film for its dark tone.
“It was a huge hit movie. More people went to see that than any movie I’ve ever made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career. And then it had a lot editorial negativity,” Affleck said in a recent interview with the local Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C.
“It was judged not necessarily on execution so much as on its tone,” he continued. “People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting because it’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book [‘The Dark Knight Returns’], which I liked and thought was great.”
“Batman v Superman,” in which Affleck plays Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, grossed $873 million worldwide with a $330 million domestic gross. However, the film was blasted by critics and fans, having received a score of 27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes with critics calling it a “a tiresome, ill-tempered film,” as well as a “ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a movie.“
Affleck is set to reprise his role as the caped crusader in next year’s “Justice League,” as well as a standalone Batman film, which he is also directing.
Watch the interview above.