Sunday night marked the star-studded U.S. premiere of the Ben Affleck-led Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And while critics are embargoed from releasing reviews of the film until Tuesday at 6 p.m., fan reactions on social media have been overwhelmingly positive.
Positive fan reactions from premieres don’t always translate into critical praise from the media. Just last summer, reactions on social media after an early screening of the Fantastic Four reboot were laudatory, and the film was ultimately a commercial and critical failure.
That being said, the sheer volume of positive reviews from fans who saw Batman v. Superman is impressive.
— Tom Nolan (@ThatsMrTomNolan) March 21, 2016
Still not over the #BVSPremiere. Still so giddy. Im totaaaaallllyy going to be seeing this again
— Mariam Chubinidzhe (@marchubz) March 21, 2016
— ANDREW (@andrewnavs) March 22, 2016
There were also positive reviews from moviegoers who say they weren’t expecting much, based on Batman v. Superman’s trailers.
— Rodrigo Mariano (@Dragonsfoe) March 21, 2016
— Jarrett Schack (@JSchack15) March 21, 2016
And for those who worried that Affleck didn’t have what it took to fill Christian Bale’s shoes as the Caped Crusader, some say Cambridge’s native son did Bale one better.
So Ben Affleck is my favorite Batman now.. #BVSPremiere
— Kendell B. (@kburton23) March 21, 2016
I love Keaton more than anyone, but this is the best live action Batman ever. And it's not even remotely close. #BatmanvSuperman
— Carl Cunningham (@carlcunningham) March 21, 2016
The sample size is small. But the early word on Batman v. Superman is very good.
— Terrance Pryor (@TerrancePryor) March 21, 2016
Just saw #BatmanvSuperman – can't say anything about it until Tues 6pm EST, but I can say something about the tickets: BUY EM!!!! ??????????
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) March 21, 2016