Well according to Metacritic, Its just as good as Iron Man 3 sitting at 6.3 in comparison to IM3s 6.2. And according to Rotten Tomatoes, based on all of the compiled reviews, the movie is worse than Iron Man 3. It sits at a 72% fresh rating in comparison to 78% of IM3.
Seeing how many people seem to point to Iron Man 3's reviews to show how bad the movie was (even though I disagree), does this mean the movie is flopping? And based on the expectations, is it one of the biggest CBM flops ever? I certainly thought it would be one of the best CBMs ever made, up there along with TDK. But early reviews suggest that's not nearly the case. I have also lost all faith in the significance of trailers. This had the best CBM trailers ever. I'm just somewhat shocked right now.
If the averages continue to dip lower, what does this do for DC, and their live action universe moving forward? Iron Man marked the perfect start for Marvel, does DC need the same blessing? Discuss.