Unless you’ve spent the past year holed up in the Fortress of Solitude, you know that the awkwardly-titled, yet highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally hit theaters last night.
The film’s marketing campaign is about the only thing that’s been going on longer than the current race for the White House. Unfortunately, according to the critics, the clash between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel isn’t nearly as entertaining.
BvS currently holds a paltry 30% score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Some of the most memorable slams include:
"Everything is shrouded in a kind of black sludge, and frankly, it’s depressing." – Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"I wouldn’t mind if these guys were dour depressives or psychopathic murderers as long as they didn’t spend ten minutes talking about it first." – Vince Mancini, Film Drunk
"There’s no joy here, no wonder or spectacle, just a relentlessly grim and intense grind that can’t stop reminding you how grim and intense it is." – Jules Boyle, Daily Record
"The sandbox they are given to romp around in is stupid, stupid, stupid." – Phil Villarreal, OK! magazine
Bad news if you’re a fan of comic book movies; great news if you love hilarious Internet videos making fun of Ben Affleck.
But hey don’t feel too bad for the dour Batfleck. The guy got to play one of the coolest roles in movie history and cuddle superhero puppies when he was done.
Oh, plus he’s a famous millionaire. But more importantly – superhero. Puppies.