Here, I’m going to explain why you should go and watch BvS if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s likely many people have been put off by critical response, which I’ll get on to, but what happened to thinking for yourself?
I’m getting a little fed up of some of the abuse BvS is facing after disappointing critical response and a dramatic drop off at the box-office. Everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon to kick Zack Snyder and co while they’re down. I’m jumping to their defence however, so here’s 5 reasons you should go and see BvS if you haven’t already.
1. Make your own mind up
Don’t take what the reviews say as gospel (unless it’s me, obviously), go and see it and come up with your own ideas. What have you got to lose? You might like it, even. Believe it or not, it is possible to like a film that’s not perfect. Whilst I found it frustrating, I still enjoyed it. I feel like this film has been harshly criticised based on things that other films get away with without mention. But it’s getting a lot of press because it’s such a big deal. Still, make your bloody own mind up! You might not like it, but hey, at least you know that now.
2. Anyway, the reviews really weren’t that bad
While it’s been widely reported that BvS has been slated by the critics, guess what? It really hasn’t. The guardian gave it 3/5, IGN gave it 6.8/10, Empire and Total Film also awarded it 3/5. Now while these aren’t necessarily the reviews this highly anticipated film had hoped for, they’re by no means a disaster. It’s misleading when people keep saying the film has been slated. It really hasn’t. Again, go see it yourself. Don’t knock it before you try it!
3. Cinematic history is being made
We’ve had a number of Batmans and Supermans entertain us (or not) over the past 50 or so years from Adam West to Ben Affleck and Christopher Reeve to Henry Cavill. While these two have regularly teamed up in the comics over 75 years of history, it’s really amazing we haven’t seen them come together in cinema until now. It’s honestly worth watching just to see this bit of history being made. It’s great to see probably the two most iconic superheroes share the screen (No offence, Marvel).
4. It’s the beginning of the DC Extended Universe
It’s the beginning of a huge new universe similar to the one that Marvel has spent the last 10 years carefully planning and that seems to be doing pretty well, wouldn’t you say? We’re getting Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman, Justice League and Suicide Squad films planned until the end of time. If you plan to see any of these, I suggest BvS is a good place to start. A lot of BvS seemed to be a set-up for these films. It’s not the start some were hoping for, as you might have heard, but it’s the beginning of this huge new cinematic universe that’s about to explode into life.
Ben Affleck was a revolution for me as Batman. He’s the standout of this film, it looks like he really gets the character. He’s got one incredible fight scene were he brutally and mercilessly takes out a room of armed guards and it’s mind-blowing. It’s also just been announced, after months of speculation, that’s he’s set to direct and star in a solo Batman film and we know how good he is behind the camera (go and watch Argo). We had a little theory on what the film may involve here. We’re very excited for that.
So there you go, if you’re wondering whether to see it or not, or if you’re slagging it off without even seeing it, just bloody go and watch it. What’s the worst that can happen? You might not like it, so what? At least you know. And who knows, you might even enjoy yourself a little.