VIDEO REVIEW: Batman Vs Superman is a 'super knockout', say fans at Cineworld Sheffield

Holy super fights! Forget the mixed reviews...Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is a knockout, according to many of the 2,000 fans who sold out 10 screens for a midnight launch at Cineworld Sheffield.

Friday, 25th March 2016, 10:45 am
Updated Saturday, 26th March 2016, 2:05 am
Batman Vs Superman icons on display at Cineworld Sheffield

And by the time they left - over two and a half hours later - it really was dawn of justice, with most fans saying the big fight blockbuster packs a solid punch.

VIDEO: Press the play button above to watch our exclusive video report and fan verdicts.

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the must see Easter film, has had mixed critical reviews.

It is dark and broody, with sometimes complex sub plots which are incoherently structured, lacking clarity and purpose.

There's little of the humour that Marvel packs a punch with in the likes of its Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America and Spiderman films.

The Superheroes, a cosplay team based in Chesterfield - left to right Penguin man Carl Whitaker, Armoured Batman Paul Brady, Batman '89 John Hall, Desert Batman Chris Hall, Wonderwoman Rebecca Lane-Williams and Harlequin Willow Gunn.

This certainly isn't a kids friendly outing.

But hey, it is Batman Vs Superman - though in itself a tough one for us mere mortals to get our heads around, when we've always championed both corners as world saving good guys on our side.

What director Zack Snyder's film does well - without any spoilers here - is to make sense of the feud. Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern day saviour, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.

Mixed in spectacular special effects, stunning photography and quite incredible new Batman outfits - including Armoured Batman and Desert Batman. Toys Are Us will be rubbing their hands together.

Andy Meakin, Cineworld Sheffield Operations Manager

Then of course there is the showdown itself between our two icons, in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. If you thought John Wayne and Victor Mclaglen's dust up in The Quiet Man was a fight, wait while you get a load of this.

Henry Cavill is back on the big screen as Superman/Clark Kent but this is Ben Affleck's first outing as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Despite some fans not liking the idea, believe me, with his suave good looks and athletic build, Affleck was born to be the Dark Knight. And he doesn't disappoint.

If only the script had been a little more clear this would have been more than 7.5 out of 10.

Here's what fans made of it on the night.

The Superheroes cosplay team members Wonderwoman Rebecca Lane-Williams and Batman John Hall.

Nicola Styles, 31, of Barnsley said: "It is honestly the best film I've seen this year and I watch a lot of films. It was so exciting, kept you engaged all the ay through it. Absolutely amazing."

Paul Brady, 48, part of Chesterfield based Superheroes cosplay team, who turned up as Armoured Batman, said of the film: "I thought it was absolutely fantastic. I wasn't expecting that.It was great."

Chris Hall, of Doncaster, who arrived as Desert Batman, added: "Absolutely marvellous movie.Three graphic novels all rolled into one. Classic stories and really good action."

John Hall, 25, of Doncaster, also in his Batman outfit to pose for photos before the screening, said after watching the film: "I won't give any spoilers away but ti is spot on. It did the comic books justice."

Antony Oates, aged 18, of Swinton said: "I thought it was brilliant. It took a while to get going. But brilliant."

Nicola Moxon, 38, of Sheffield, said: "Absolutely brilliant. I really enjoyed it."

The Superhereos cosplay team member Chris Hall as Desert Batman

Hayley Smith, 18, said: "I'll definitely be telling my friends to come and watch it. Ten out of 10."

Andy Meakin, 43, Cineworld Sheffield's Operations Manager, said: "Close to 2,000 people came along to se what was the Smackdown of the century. Forget WWE wrestling, this is what everyone has been waiting for. It's certainly been a knockout punch. Everyone expects the Man Of Steel will be able to beat Batman in a fight because he is immortal and can take on anything. But Batman has got some tricks up hi sleeve as fans of the comics will know and there's quite a few punches thrown in both directions."

* Batman v Superman, from Warner Bros. Pictures, is now on general release, and at Cineworld Sheffield in VIP 2D, VIP 3D, 2D, 3D, IMAX with Laser and 4DX. Find out more and buy tickets at cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/sheffield

Paul Brady, 48, part of Chesterfield based Superheroes cosplay team, who turned up as Armoured Batman, said of the film: "I thought it was absolutely fantastic."
Paul Brady as Armoured Batman, part of The Superheroes cosplay team at Cineworld Sheffield.
Chris Hall, of Doncaster, who arrived as Desert Batman, said: "Absolutely marvellous movie."
Penguin Man Carl Whitaker, of The Superheroes cosplay team
John Hall, 25, of Doncaster, said: "It did the comic books justice."
Nicola Styles, aged 31, of Barnsley
Antony Oates, aged 18, of Swinton said: "I thought it was brilliant."
Nicola Moxon, 38, of Sheffield, said: "Absolutely brilliant. I really enjoyed it."
Hayley Smith, 18, said: "I'll definitely be telling my friends to come and watch it. Ten out of 10."
The Superheroes, a cosplay team based in Chesterfield - left to right Penguin man Carl Whitaker, Armoured Batman Paul Brady, Batman '89 John Hall, Desert Batman Chris Hall, Wonderwoman Rebecca Lane-Williams and Harlequin Willow Gunn.
Andy Meakin, Cineworld Sheffield Operations Manager
The Superheroes cosplay team members Wonderwoman Rebecca Lane-Williams and Batman John Hall.
The Superhereos cosplay team member Chris Hall as Desert Batman
Paul Brady, 48, part of Chesterfield based Superheroes cosplay team, who turned up as Armoured Batman, said of the film: "I thought it was absolutely fantastic."
Paul Brady as Armoured Batman, part of The Superheroes cosplay team at Cineworld Sheffield.
Chris Hall, of Doncaster, who arrived as Desert Batman, said: "Absolutely marvellous movie."
Penguin Man Carl Whitaker, of The Superheroes cosplay team
John Hall, 25, of Doncaster, said: "It did the comic books justice."
Nicola Styles, aged 31, of Barnsley
Antony Oates, aged 18, of Swinton said: "I thought it was brilliant."
Nicola Moxon, 38, of Sheffield, said: "Absolutely brilliant. I really enjoyed it."
Hayley Smith, 18, said: "I'll definitely be telling my friends to come and watch it. Ten out of 10."