With superheroes taking over everything from our hearts to the big screens, the public thinking and their reviews impact people. It would seem though that bad reviews may affect the actors more than you originally review.
In its opening weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has started its universe with a whopping $245m internationally and $170 million in the US alone, coming in the top 10 openings of all time in North America at number 6. The film has been received quite mixed, though, with initial “you must see this!” and “it’s amazing” comments being shadowed by the publics “overhyped” comments that have come out since its release.
One thing people don’t think about when writing a review is the feeling of the actors and the people who put their effort into creating the final project, and it would seem that Ben Affleck during an interview with Yahoo was unable to hide his emotions and upset at the reviews as well as others. In the below video someone had made sure that we notice the upset that Affleck seems to have regarding the reviews that were part of a “mixed response”.
If you were interested in what Henry Carville was saying during the emotional music, you can find a full snippet of this interview below.
With DC’s hopes that this will start off their Justice League franchise, have they done enough to win over the audience or are the negative reviews showing that our expectations for superhero films are a little higher than they had hoped? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, but please no spoilers!