I was just going to say that the few reviews i've read this afternoon seem to have wanted a Marvel-esque movie. It's not fair to expect that. Part of me wonders if critics are just piling on what the first few had written.
From the moment they announced Ben was Batman the movie seemed to receive a lot of negative buzz. I've never really understood why some seem to hate the guy so much. He's been in some great movies over the years.
Agree on people wanting it to be "Marvel" in tone. Saying that, i'm not really sure yet if the "dark/brooding" tone they are taking the DC Cinematic Universe will work in the long term. MoS was a great example of this and it didn't at all fit the character and what he represents.
I really have no issue with it, I just think days are different now that the character has to evolve and it Batmans case, it does make sense. I'll just compare it to old WWF wrestling theme, back then Bret Hart was the face, the hero but the viewers were changing and he was being booed. Why? Because people preferred the badass heel StoneCold and the fans cheered for him to beat down the good guy. It's also why Superman can be a double sided sword to make to the big screen these days, many now thinks "kill the villains now so they do not kill more later", for Batman I could see it work especially after the events that a Robin dies, that can push him over the edge, for Superman it makes less sense because he is that light, that hope and it is just so much easier for a super powered being to just kill, kill, kill. More on Supes and MoS issues behind the scenes in a bit.
Back to Bats and killing, people forget that Batman has killed and killed a lot in other films.
But to be fair, Nolan has instilled and reinforced the "hero doesn't kill" mantra and really dug it deep into the stories, hell it's actually the centerpiece of the best CBM ever made, TDK. And most remember these than the crappy Schumacher films so I can see why people aren't as open to this change.
Again though I'll go back to the change happening, just based on other forums and talking to people who has seen Daredevil season 2, they made Punisher a badass who kills while Daredevil doesn't and many audience sided with the Punisher and got annoyed that Daredevil just punches his enemies until they are unconscious than actually killing. So there is that shift but there will always be the comic book purist who still believe heroes do not kill.
And that brings me back to Superman and MoS and the difficulty it went through, here's an an interesting story about it. The thing with Snyder and this new DCEU is, apparently no one wanted to do it.
It was offered to Nolan and he turned it down because he wanted to move on from CBMs at the moment. So he was asked who he can vouch for and no one wanted to take on the project. Nolan supposedly asked/wanted Gullimero Del Toro, Robert Zemeckis, Ben Affleck, Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, and Tony Scott before Zack Snyder for MOS. Yes even Ben Affleck before Snyder.
Snyder, the ever comic book fan and risk taker (took on Watchmen, a movie most deemed unfilmable) was almost the last resort and even his wife supposedly warned him because he was still recovering from that owl cgi film and Sucker Punch.
But for all intents and purposes, Snyder was endorsed by Nolan (though not the first choice) and sold the idea to WB with Goyers story. WB obviously loves Nolan and what he has done (Bat-trilogy and Inception) and trusts his judgement and wanted to make him happy at the same time. So in the end, Snyder got the reigns to the DCEU.
This of course doesn't excuse what Snyder has done, I personally do not mind his directing but really he is just better at doing big action films, I don't want to say he is on the same level as Michael Bay but I think the simpler the story he has to tell the better the audience would accept his work?
With that said, if no one wanted to tackle this universe before, I could imagine how much difficult it is now to get someone on board to take over Snyder.
The screening I saw it on was in IMAX, it was cool but I think only a few shots were shot with an IMAX camera so I am not sure but for the most part these types of movies are almost always better in IMAX.
I'm seeing it again tomorrow but in 70mm, not really sure what the difference is.