So what does Snyder think about all of this? Basically, he doesn't give a shit, or at least that's what it sounds like in his comments to Yahoo. He says, “I’m a comic book guy and I made the movie based as much as I could on that aesthetic. And so I don’t know how else to do it 100%, so it is what it is."
What does that mean? Not much, and none of it will matter if the movie crushes it at the box office. And that's the perspective star Henry Cavill is taking, adding “The interesting thing is that we get the critics who have their personal opinions. And the thing about personal opinions is that they always come from a place. And there’s a preconceived idea which you have to get past a critic before you start writing your article or your review, and that affects everything."
He continued, "What is really going to matter, I believe, is what the audience says. Because they’re the ones who are buying tickets, they’re the ones who want to see more of this kind of story or not and so the audience’s voice is loudest and after this weekend the audience, at least partly, will have spoken.”
He's right in a sense, but my experiences tell me that some will always knock DC in favor of Marvel, even when they've taken basically the same approach to certain things. The general idea seems to be that Marvel has done everything right, which couldn't be further from the truth, while DC is doing everything wrong because they went for a darker tone, which also isn't accurate. If the movie's a hit and Warner Bros. is happy, then Snyder will have done his job right.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens tonight and you can check out my review here.