The Day Has Arrived…
…and the reviews aren’t great. It’s at 30% on Rotten Tomatoes. Well, I’m a guy who grew up with George Reeves as Superman. In my universe he is at its center with Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, etc. in orbit around him. The recent film, “Man of Steel” drew the ire of many fans, stating their dislike of the movie. Presently, I’m sure there will be even more complaints about “Superman v Batman”.
Having lived in a Superman movie desert most of my life, I’m pretty sure that I will enjoy the new movie regardless of any specific disappointments I might have. The reason? Superman III. Superman IV. When fans declare their dislike for the current movies, I ask, “Did you see those 2 older movies?”
I have waited years for anything Superman. When “Superman Returns” was released, I enjoyed the movie but Bryan Singer’s love of “Superman” (the first movie starring Christopher Reeves) was so strong, he basically remade it. And when it didn’t do great business, sequels were cancelled and no more movies for 7 years.
The one thing I”m sure about, is if this movie does poorly at the box office, it will not derail Warner Bros. future plans. The success of Marvel Studio has backed them into a corner.