One of the panels we attended was ‘Batman v Superman: Threat or Menace?’ with Superman’s Dan Jurgens and Spider-Man’s Danny Fingeroth.
Both Jurgens and Fingeroth did not love, but they also did not hate the film. Fingeroth compared the film with the recent Captain America: Civil War, saying that he simply answered ‘Yes’ he loved the Cap film, but with BvS, he would say ‘Yes.. but.’
I didn’t expect either one to trash the film, but Jurgens would later confessed to me that he was surprised to see the backlash to BvS, stating that he only saw massive, positive responses at two film premieres.
When the Q&A was opened, some fans expressed that they felt the film was too ‘dark’ and they had problem bringing their children to ‘enjoy’ the film with the family. They bring up a good point, for a popcorn summer blockbuster film, BvS was not.
I’ve made it publically clear, that while I was a fan of Zack Snyder’s adaptions of Watchmen and 300 ... I really hated his Man of Steel or Sucker Punch films. After watching Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I’m convinced that Snyder really need a good editor (that can say no to him).
I’ll list what didn’t work for me:
The executives at Warner Bros have heard the outcry and complaints about BvS and the Hollywood Reporter said that “Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will co-run the newly created DC Films in an attempt to course-correct Warners' comic book movies...” and also Seth Grahame-Smith was let go on The Flash film.
Dan Jurgens v Danny Fingeroth at Wizard World Minneapolis (08 May 2016)