“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters this weekend, but reviews for the film have already started rolling in and the response has been grim. With only a 32% on RottenTomatoes at the time of publication, the critical reception has been less-than-stellar. During an interview with Yahoo!, stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg as well as director Zack Snyder addressed the critics’ response and explained why they believe the fan response is more important.
“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,” Cavill explained. “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.”
“I know that Zack [Snyder] doesn’t make the movies — or none of us — are making the movies for the critics,” Adams said. “You can’t go into it with that perspective. I know we really hope the fans like it and so far the reaction has been really positive on that front.”
“If you’re interested in a film you should see it and form your own opinion rather than just going on the word of somebody [else],” she added.
“I’m a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic,” Snyder shared. “I don’t know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is.”