Henry Cavill thinks that the audience reaction to ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is more important than the critical response after the superhero movie was met with lukewarm reviews this week.
Talking to Yahoo Movies in our video above, Cavill explained that a critic’s point of view could potentially cloud their judgement of the film that hits cinemas on Good Friday, but ultimately it’s what the fans think that matters.
“The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions,” the Superman actor told us, “And the thing about personal opinions is that they always come from a place. And there’s a preconceived idea which you have to get past a critic before you start writing your article or your review, and that affects everything.”
Recent reports estimate ‘BvS’ could take over $160m (£113m) this weekend in the US alone. Opening weekend results are just a part of a film’s overall success though and it’s often word of mouth that take films to the next level financially speaking. Cavill is confident the fans will spread the word.
“What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says,” the Brit explains, “Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience’s voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken.”
Amy Adams agrees. The actress who plays Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane says these films aren’t made with the critical opinion in mind.
“I know that Zack [Snyder] doesn’t make the movies - or none of us - are making the movies for the critics,” Adams told us, “you can’t go into it with that perspective. I know we really hope the fans like it and so far the reaction has been really positive on that front.”
“If you’re interested in a film you should see it and form your own opinion rather than just going on the word of somebody [else]”.
The film’s director is currently gearing up to start shooting ‘Justice League’ here in the UK on 11 April, and he’s happy with the finished product regardless of what the critics think.
“I’m a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic,” Snyder told us, “And so I don’t know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is.”
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ hits cinemas on Good Friday. Watch a trailer below.
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