Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a bonafide box office smash! But it certainly wasn't helped along by the reviews. Since opening last Thursday in previews, the epic DC Comics superhero adventure has taken in $193.3 million domestic and over $500 million worldwide. At the same time, it suffers from a 29% rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes. The cast certainly knows where its bread is buttered. Two of the stars from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have used their social media accounts to personally reach out to fans.
First up is Gal Gadot, the first actress to ever play Wonder Woman on the big screen. She sent out a hand written thank you note on her personal FaceBook page. It was accompanied by this special message to fans worldwide, dissing critics in the process.
"You are all that matters... Thank you for being so supportive of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Your love is not being taken for granted! And I'm already on my way to the Wonder Woman set!"
Henry Cavill also reached out to fans via his personal FaceBook page. Some feel the actor has been shortchanged when it comes to starring in a sequel to his own movie, the 2013 reboot Man of Steel. While a lot of critics feel his Kal-El character has been gravely mishandled by director Zack Snyder. But in terms of turning a profit, none of that apparently matters. Here's what the actor had to say to his admires.
"Thank you to you, the fans, for speaking so loudly. Hope lives on #BatmanvSuperman"
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most divisive movies in history. And it's because the two characters that headline this epic adventure are two of the most popular characters on the planet. There has been somewhat of a 'Phantom Menace' effect on certain fans. While they loved the initial rush of seeing the movie for the first time, some are starting to see the movie's many flaws upon repeat viewing. No matter how good or bad you might think the film is, there is no stopping Zack Snyder as he sets out to start shooting Justice League Part 1 in the weeks ahead.
Perhaps the upcoming R-rated cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which runs over three hours, will bring the movie into sharper focus and win over some of the naysayers. In the meantime, keep your heads held high, Batman and Superman fans, there is always time for this ship to course correct itself. And if not, we always have the reboots to look forward to going into the next decade!