“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been ripped apart by critics. The movie had sunk to a 31 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, joining other critically disparaged superhero films like the “Fantastic Four” reboot of 2015 (9 percent) and “Green Lantern,” from 2011 (26 percent).
One critic said moviegoers would leave feeling “drained and depressed.” Another called it the “least compelling franchise come-on since ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’” The Times critic A.O. Scott wrote that the film was “about as diverting as having a porcelain sink broken over your head.”
It remains to be seen whether fans will be convinced that the clash between DC Comics’ mightiest heroes is a spectacle worth skipping. Critics who have panned the film have been met with fury online, with angry fans sneering at their reviews, their writing and even their motives. Read more