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The early fan reviews for Batman v. Superman are in, and they’re very good

Anticipation is mounting for the new superhero film starring Ben Affleck.

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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.

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There were also positive reviews from moviegoers who say they weren’t expecting much, based on Batman v. Superman’s trailers.

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.

The sample size is small. But the early word on Batman v. Superman is very good.

 

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