A “Dawn of Justice” Early Screening Review?

A Reddit user has claimed to have attended a test screening for Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” last night and has offered a brief breakdown of what they saw in a posting.

The source, named ‘Mr. ViolatingNDA’, has provided proof that he was indeed invited to a secret screening of a Warner Bros. movie and says reaction to the film was overwhelmingly positive. Heroic Hollywood followed up on it and confirmed that a test screening of the film did take place last night.

The review has two parts – a non-spoiler one, and a spoiler one. First the non-spoilers which says the film runs long (at last report it clocks in at 151mins):

“The movie was very long, as long as TFA if I were to make a comparison. It didn’t drag though; every minute of the film was used effectively.

Performances were all great. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex is way more complex than what the trailers show. By the end of the film, you will HATE him, but at the same time, you can’t help admire how capable this guy is.

Ben Affleck as Bruce/Batman is definitely the standout performance. I was surprised/scared how different he became when he put the mask on. This Batman will come across as a villain to some viewers; he enjoys inflicting pain on criminals.

There was a scene [seen in the trailers] where he was branding a criminal, and he had the biggest smile on his face. I don’t know how fans will react to that, but I felt it worked with this version of the character.

All good, now onto the SPOILERS including seeming confirmations of two old rumors and affirmation of comments by those involved:

“Everyone else was great too, even the new supporting characters played by Jena Malone and Scoot McNairy. Jena Malone plays a crippled Barbara Gordon. She doesn’t have much screentime, but she does make a Killing Joke reference about an amusement park incident involving her now retired father.

Scoot is playing Jimmy Olsen who was injured during the events of Man of Steel. He does not blame Superman like the others, but supports him and views him as a hero. He has a popular blog about Superman.

The third act was mindblowing. The Doomsday reveal in the trailer is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot of action, and I loved every moment of it. The first and second acts are the ‘Batman v Superman’ parts of the movie, while the third act is entirely ‘Dawn of Justice.’ You will see a fully assembled Justice League by the end of the film.

All in all, BvS is the greatest comic book movie since The Dark Knight, and I can’t wait to see it again come March.”

Of course, this is Reddit where anyone can post. Even though there’s seemingly proof both the screening and this person’s attendance, it’s still very much rumor.

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