Monday, March 28, 2016

DC's Big Fight

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you’re an avid comic book fan – more so, Marvel and DC comics – then Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a must-see!
 
It doesn’t matter if most critics didn’t like the movie because you’ll still go to the cinema and catch it. You couldn’t care less if the Rotten Tomatoes score was just 30% – you’ll still fork out the money and purchase the movie ticket.
 
And so it is not surprising that Batman v Superman has taken $424 million (£300 million) at the box office worldwide in its first five days despite the overwhelming negative reviews.
 
The global total – the fourth-highest ever – included $170.1 million in the United States alone and which is a record for a March debut and the sixth-highest US opening weekend.
 
In case you didn’t know, this DC Comics adaptation, costing more than $250 million to make, was Warner Bros' second-highest international opening after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
 
The film that brings the two superheroes together for the first time, is indeed, a welcome success for Warner Bros.
 
The BBC's Mark Kermode described it as a "crushing disappointment", while Kate Muir wrote in The Times: "This superhero-smorgasbord melts into an electric soup of CGI."
 
They may not like the movie but Jeff Goldstein, head of distribution for Warner Bros, correctly said: "There was a disconnect there between what critics wrote and the fan interest and the fan response.''
 
That is so true! No comic book fan can afford to give it a miss – not when it features Batman and Superman. And the icing on the cake is Wonder Woman.
 
And another thing that draws us in! The fact that Batman will exchange blows with Superman. Two of the most famous good guys in pop culture can’t really be enemies – can they? If I want to get cynical, I would believe that it is all a cash grab engineered by DC and Warner Brothers.

Believe me, the movie will continue to do well!
 
World No. 2 Nicol David's hunt for a sixth British Open title (March 21-27, 2016) met a dead end as she was shown the exit by Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini. Sadly, she played well only in patches as world No. 5 Nour extended her dominance with an 11-6, 2-11, 11-9, 11-6 win on Saturday.
 
David had made the semi-finals after a convincing 11-4, 12-14, 12-10, 11-2 win over long-time rival world No. 6 Omneya Abdel Kawy in the quarter-finals on Friday.
 
Never mind, David – try again! You can be champion. And you will be champion. 
 
I believe in you, Nicol David!

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