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Jeremy Irons Criticizes Batman v Superman and Promises Justice League Will Be Simpler

Jeremy Irons who plays Alfred Pennyworth in the DC Extended Universe, recently spoke to Daily Mail, on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and has expressed his opinion on how the film was presented.

TALKS ABOUT THE CRITICS OPINION AND HOW THEY REACTED TO THE FILM

‘Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…’

TALKING ABOUT BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART ONE 

‘It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.’

Jeremy Irons is a well-respected actor and he has every right to put out his opinion, whether or not others feel the same way. It is nice though to hear him describe Justice League: Part One as more linear as this type of story telling may appeal to a broader audience. It also backs up what writer Chris Terrio said a few months ago about the next film being a bit lighter in tone.

Source: Daily Mail

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Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • Mikel

    Then Mr. Irons should hate the Avengers movies and CA:Civil War, those movies have more characters, specially CW, shoehorning Spiderman and Ant-Man just for the action and comedy. But critics didn’t care because they seem to like dumb juvenile humour and stupid jokes in the middle of the action, that’s how sad is the state of movie critics nowadays. The main criticism against BvS was that it’s “too serious”, “not fun”… critics could’ve said the same thing about the Nolan Batman movies, but back then, Marvel was starting their universe, so they were more open to a darker tone. But is not an excuse, the average moviegoer preferring fun over substance is expected, but critics should have higher standards, they should know that stupid jokes is not great storytelling, weak villains either, etc. These movies can have different tones, some can be darker than others, repeating the same formula over and over is not good for the genre, but if studios get afraid of how critics are going to react, then they’re going to play it safe, everyone loses in the end.

    And last but not least, critics can be a very fickle bunch, many great movies got bad reviews when they were released, even The Empire Strikes Back got mixed reviews:

    10 Classic Movies That Critics Hated: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/10-classic-movies-that-critics-hated-dbell.php

    12 Great Movies The Critics Got Dead Wrong: http://flavorwire.com/272219/12-great-movies-the-critics-got-dead-wrong?all=1

    15 Movies the Critics Got Wrong: http://www.metacritic.com/feature/15-movies-the-critics-got-wrong

    Great Movies that Got Rotten Reviews: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/great-movies-that-got-rotten-reviews/

    The Empire Strikes Back initially received mixed reviews, many had problems with the story, but at the same time said the film was a technical achievement.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_V:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back