Good news! If you’re nervous about whether “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is going to be any good, you can stop worrying. The first reactions to Zack Snyder’s movie are “very positive,” “really positive,” even “overwhelmingly positive.” Check ’em out:
Batman v. Superman was amazing, better than Man of Steel bring on the DCEU! #BVSPremiere
— Rodrigo Mariano (@Dragonsfoe) March 21, 2016
Also, naysayers… Zack Snyder + Chris Terrio = WIN. You want a race, well DC may have just caught up with one movie. #BatmanvSuperman
— Carl Cunningham (@carlcunningham) March 21, 2016
— cory montelus (@cmontelus) March 21, 2016
That was fucking AWESOME ����������������������������������������
— Nathaniel Brail (@NateBrail) March 21, 2016
— Terrance Pryor (@TerrancePryor) March 21, 2016
Of course, it may occur to you to wonder as you scan those glowing testimonials just who these people are, and clicking through to their Twitter profiles provides little in the way of enlightenment: There’s one who describes himself as “Marvel, DC, Star Wars,Tolkien, GOT, and overall movie fan,” one “freelance writer and PR gun for hire,” one with fewer than 200 followers and no bio at all. But if Jesse Eisenberg’s this cozy with someone who says “#Affleck nails it,” aren’t you inclined to take his word for it?
— Brad Meltzer (@bradmeltzer) March 21, 2016
Although some critics saw “Batman v. Superman” weeks ago, Warner Bros. has their reviews under embargo until tomorrow evening, which might lead the cynical-minded to conclude that letting a few fans and handpicked shills in early is a good way to generate some positive social media buzz before the let’s-just-assume more critical responses start coming down the pike.
To be fair, this three-star review by Letterboxd user preston is both fairly positive and generally coherent, and is not attached to a selfie of him posing with one of the movie’s clearly uncomfortable stars. And “Legends of Tomorrow’s” Caity Lotz says it’s “goooooood,” and she’s all kinds of all right, although appearing on a TV show with “DC’s” in its name might be assumed to precondition her response just a tad. But for now, the buzz is great, and for 24 hours, it will stay that way.