Batman v Superman… who will win? Jennifer was flown out to New York and LA for the ultimate Batman v Superman experience of flying high in a helicopter with Superman himself, Henry Cavill to taking a ride in the Batmobile. The real winners though were the three incredible causes YOU supported. Get the scoop from Jennifer below.
Tell us everything!
We met up with Henry Cavill early in the morning for the helicopter ride. My sister and I were both really tired from traveling the previous day and expected Henry to be too because he flew in from Mexico that morning, but he was amazing! The very first thing he said was, “Thank you so much for coming,” as if it was a hassle to hang out with him! He was incredibly sweet and made us feel at ease right away.
Have you ever flown in a helicopter before?
I’m a nurse, so I’ve flown in emergency helicopters a few times before for work, but this was a very different experience! We had a beautiful view of New York from so high up. I got to sit up in front right next to Henry so it was a great view of him too!
That’s awesome! What was the premiere like?
After the helicopter ride we had some time to relax then get ready for the premiere. We got there and walked down the black carpet. It’s so funny because we walked by a few times and no one made any fuss or took pictures, but then when Ben Affleck stopped to hug us and say hi there were flashes everywhere! He was so great and nice when we talked to him and hear how passionate he is about the cause. Jesse was also incredibly nice and welcoming and so happy to meet us! We saw Henry right before we headed into the movie and he greeted us like we were old friends even though we had barely met that morning. My sister and I have been lifelong superhero fans and it was awesome to not only get to see the movie at the big premiere, but meet all the stars. I still can’t believe it all happened. I’m pretty sure we took more selfies in that one day than we’ve ever taken before.
How was the legendary Batmobile?
I’m not a big car person, but wow, the Batmobile will make you one. It was so much more meaningful that it wasn’t just anyone driving us, but the man who built the car too. It was like his baby, so having him take us around and explain all the cool background to it made it that much more awesome.
The car itself was really loud. You had to wear headphones while driving it was that loud. Well you don’t have to, but you’ll definitely want to. It’s got a Corvette engine in it, but with all the hydraulics, there’s nothing that makes it quiet. The car just rumbles all around you.
It was really fun when we were driving around the streets and seeing people’s reactions to realizing the Batmobile was right next to them. There was a women going through the crosswalk in front of us and she looked at the car, stopped turned her head, kept walking, then looked back at us and just shook her head in disbelief. People started pulling over so they could take pictures and photos of us in the car!
What was the coolest thing he told you about the Batmobile?
It actually weighs around 8000 pounds! The car itself, like all the stuff on it though is plastic—so the weight isn’t even the shell of the car, it’s everything inside!
Favorite part of the whole experience?
This whole thing was pretty much the best gift ever. I can’t express just how much fun we had and how it was overall such a great experience for film lovers. We got to do everything we love. It’s really just given me a new perspective and made me more joyful.
Anything you want to say to your fellow Omazers?
You always think it can’t happen to you, but then it does. I just did this as a shot in the dark, and thought why not because it supported great causes and I have as good of a chance as anybody. This was probably the most unexpected thing that could happen and and probably one of the most wonderful things to happen. The word amazing can be overused, but it was such an overall wonderful experience. We had the best time, everyone we encountered everywhere from the hotel, to the celebrities, to the valets, were just the neatest, nicest, and kindest people. It kind of renewed our faith in people everywhere.