I remember going to the movie opening night and really enjoying it. I was confused why it was getting so critically bashed. And the funny thing was, audiences didn’t seem to agree. It made a lot of money. Now, does that mean it was a home run because it made a lot of money? No, it had some editing issues, but once you learn it was another case of studio interference, it made more sense.
I think because of what happened with Dawn of Justice, critics had it in for this movie, as well. It was paying for the gripes some people had for that movie. When I talked to people who saw it, they didn’t have many problems with it. They thought it was fun. It was a success and even won an Oscar for make up effects. But, strangely, when you ask people about it now, the narrative’s become “It was a bomb. It didn’t do well. It was an awful movie” and I’m not sure where that came from.