Last night a few sites ran the image of Henry Cavill as Superman with the classic curl. They all claimed it was from Justice League.
Superman may not be the most popular DC character right now but Superman is still the most important character in the DC Universe and getting him right seems to be so hard for the writers. They say he is too powerful, he is unrelatable, it’s hard to find a real challenge for him. But ask the fans and they’ll tell you how Superman is relatable and how despite him being an alien, he is the most human DC Superhero there is. And that’s how you write Superman. That’s where he shines to a mature audience, not in all the cool things he can do but in his character.
It’s been another banner year for comic book movies. Aside from Suicide Squad, which has been out only a week, each movie has grossed over $500 million. That kind of box office success is no longer a surprise, but an expectation. Deadpool is arguably the best of the bunch, but only Captain America: Civil War has managed to receive critical acclaim and cross the hallowed $1 billion barrier.
When it comes to Superheroes, there are none as iconic and better known than Batman and Superman. While in his time, Superman has seen popularity that perhaps no other comic book character ever will, Batman is the more popular in the modern era. If Superman defined the modern day Superhero, Batman showed Superhero stories aren’t to be taken lightly. Batman v Superman may have pleased batman fans all over just for the fact that Batman wins, and many may ignore the reason why.
Are DC Entertainment’s top two heroes friends, partners or rivals? The answer is all of the above, and then some. One is “the most important icon” as DC puts it, and the other is the most popular.
Lets take a look back at the history first and keep this history in mind when we get to the conclusion. Here are the 16 times DC’s Dark Knight has gone up against the Man of Steel, and who won each tussle :
Movie critics have a difficult job. Remaining objective and viewing a film through the target audience’s eyes is no easy task, because we all inherently have biases when it comes to matters of opinion. In the case of big-budget blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, critics by and large seem to have failed pretty miserably. The movie was panned by pros, earning it an abysmal 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While their terrible reviews may very well have impacted audience sentiment, they did precious little to actually dissuade anyone from seeing the movie — it racked up nearly $873 million globally at the box office, making it the 46th highest grossing film in history.