Ben Affleck Understands Critics Take on Batman V Superman


During a recent interview with FOX 5 DC to promote his new film The Accountant, Ben Affleck opened up about the critics’ reaction to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film was panned by critics and fans, although there are some who like it. Affleck said: “It’s interesting: It was a huge hit movie — more people went to see that than any movie I’ve made in my career. It was the biggest hit of my career and then it had so much editorial negativity. Fans went, and I got a lot of positive response. It was interesting, that movie, because it was judged not necessarily on execution so much as on its tone. People seemed to want to have a lighter tone to the movie, and I thought that was interesting. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some tones resonate with me that might not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the Frank Miller book [The Dark Knight Returns], which I liked and thought was great. I’m glad that so many people went and so many people liked the movie.”