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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Batman v Superman was the film that was supposed to kick off the DC Extended Universe with a big bang. With two of the biggest superheroes in the world headlining the damn picture, Warner Bros. was understandably confident that it would bring audiences in droves. And they did, but that didn’t stop audiences from criticizing it either.

Many found the film to be disjointed, overly-dour, and an inaccurate representation of both Superman and Batman (albeit in different ways). Batman himself Ben Affleck, in a recent interview with Empire, commented on the criticism, saying:

“I can understand people saying [Batman v Superman] was too dark, or this was outside the tone of what I’m used to seeing with a Batman story, and I think that’s a fair criticism.”

Of course, Affleck made headlines last year when confronted about the negative reception for the film. This led to the infamous “Sad Affleck” meme that took on a life of its own. With that in mind, it’s nice to see him actually give a reply to the film’s actual reception.

In regards to that criticism, it’s been said repeatedly that the new Justice League film will be a bit of a 180 in terms of its tone, so we’ll see if it ends up being something audiences truly wanted. Let’s hope they fix some of the other issues with that narrative while they’re at it.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

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SOURCE: Empire (via Screen Rant)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.