Let’s be honest, we’ve been looking forward to watching Justice League ever since we watched the totes emosh second trailer (that made us bawl like a baby), and ever since we found out that Ben Affleck was promising a more ‘traditional’ Batman. Well, the time has finally come – Justice League is out in theaters TODAY. But before you book your tickets, you might want to read what the critics are saying about the much-awaited superhero movie…
After the success this year’s incredible Wonder Woman movie (Gal Gadot, we love you), critics expected this super new team of superheroes – including Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, and The Cyborg – to be one that would smash the box-office charts. However, it seems to have fallen short of these expectations, and we don’t really know how to feel right now.
Overall, Justice League has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 37% (yikes) and an IMDb rating of 7.8/10 (a little better). Critics who have already seen the movie have praised it on the light humor that is synonymous with the DC/Marvel Cinematic Universes, the impressive acting of Gal Gadot, the strength of Wonder Woman (well, duh), and the fact that this two-hour movie is jam-packed full of action. Unfortunately, this is where the positives end. According to the reviews, Justice League is full of awful CGI, undeveloped characters and is clumsily produced. Here are just a few of the reviews:
A pointless flail of expensive (yet, somehow, cheap-looking) CGI that no amount of tacked-on quips, or even Gadot’s luminescent star power, can rescue – Sara Stewart, New York Post
Dark, brooding, forgettable mashup of DC comic book superheroes not only displays zero chemistry between any of them in this corporate shotgun wedding of prized characters, it is also just plain forgettable – Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood Daily
Justice League is rushed and sloppily made, with clear evidence throughout of its troubled and constantly re focussed development – Matt Kamen, Wired
Well, this is awkward. Despite these seemingly negative reviews, there are some critics who have loved the movie, and feel that it is the perfect introduction we all need to some of these new and exciting characters – especially Jason Momoa as Aquaman, who will be getting his own movie pretty sharpish. Considering we’re MAJOR DC fans, we’ll still be going to see it…