Unpopular Opinion: Batman v Superman Deserves More Credit

Was the hate warranted? One of our writers makes a defense case for Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Unpopular Opinions is our original video series releasing every Wednesday afternoon on the Den of Geek Facebook page. Each week, one of our writers goes against the grain with their pop culture hot takes. 

Hopes were high for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and for good reason: Marvel created the blueprint for macro-level superhero film franchises, and the healthy stable of DC heroes and storylines indicated that a Justice League universe was possible in the modern era of shared cinematic universes. 

The first entry in the DC Extended Universe, Man of Steel, mostly worked, depending on who you ask. But 2016’s Batman v Superman was panned, as anyone with a data plan and a Twitter handle will tell you (and the overwhelming majority of Den of Geek’s editorial staff).

The criticism was fair, but the internet tends to pile on. Batman v Superman may not be as awful as your favorite blogger would tell you. Go in with the right expectations, and it’s a breath of fresh air, featuring three of the most recognizable superheroes ever; more personality than Age of Ultron; and an off-putting, quasi-religious vibe that (probably) accurately reflects how people would actually behave if Superman flew among us.

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We aren’t saying that Batman v Superman is perfect… or even objectively a good movie. But for a few weeks in March 2016, it was open season on Snyder’s movie, with internet brownie points being handed out to whoever had the best insult. Dawn of Justice didn’t deserve that much hate, and is worth a re-watch. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you end up liking it.

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