When it comes to comic book films, no single film’s quality in the last five years or so has resulted in more discussion and debate than Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. The DCEU films have produced both better and worse, but it has become the go to film in arguments between Marvel and DC fanboys far more than any other.
In fact, the discussion has become so repetitive that one filmmaker says he’s had enough – “Guardians of the Galaxy” helmer James Gunn. In a series of tweets posted last night, Gunn calls the back and forth over the film pointless and is still astonished the movie is still so widely discussed to this day. Here’s his full multi-tweet post which calls for a cessation of hostilities:
“Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS. You guys are never going to convince each other – it’s just a bunch of wasted energy. At least when you’re screaming at each other about Trump, it’s something of international importance. But it’s a two year old movie that some people like and some people don’t.
Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you? As Marvel and DC super fans you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world. So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It’s silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way. But at the very least, when you do, untag me. I’ve muted a lot of you guys, but not all. Thanks.”
Panned by critics, though not as much as “Suicide Squad,” ‘Dawn of Justice’ ultimately grossed $873 million worldwide on a $250 million budget. The mixed reaction from audiences has at least kept the film in the conversation, and will no doubt come up in discussion again very soon as reaction to “Justice League” is set to wash over the internet in just under three weeks time.