Things are looking OK for Justice League. It’s not getting overwhelmingly positive reviews but it is receiving a decent response from some critics. Audiences seem excited too by the prospect of seeing the film. According to the Rotten Tomatoes app, it currently has a 48 percent on the Tomatometer and a 98 percent on the rating of people wanting to see the film. It’s not surprising the film has a lower rating but what has seemed to be the main consensus on DC Cinematic Universe’s films are that they are popular with audiences but not so much with film critics.
The concern is whether or not this film has everything that audiences are looking for. Forbes, for one, said this is the film that audience members have been waiting for to see with their favorite DC characters. “I’m happy to see, fans on both sides of the DDCEU debate will get plenty of what they hope for, while mainstream audiences are definitely going to be perhaps the most all-around pleased and enthusiastic about Justice League,” the publication said. However, some reviews have been kind of mixed, which is the sentiment overall being showcased by film critics.
“The movie, which gathers up half a dozen comic-book immortals and lets them butt heads on their way to kicking ass, is never messy or bombastic,” Variety said. “It’s light and clean and simple (at times almost too simple), with razory repartee and combat duels that make a point of going on for too long.” Such a response seems to be what many are saying about the film. Yet, some are just not so exuberant about the film.
“Although marginally better than ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad,’ director Zack Snyder’s latest is still a profound mess of maudlin muscles, incoherent action and jaw-droppingly awful CGI,” The Associated Press reported. So, you see to have two different ranges of responses with a down-the-middle reception to the overall story of DC Comics’ finest coming together to take on a villain, who is a precursor for one of the company’s biggest and baddest villains of all time.
It seems most audiences likely may enjoy the film. Most people may like it simply because it’s not as dark as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was. Some might see more of the humor that was apparent both in Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. At the end of the day, it appears this may not be as good as Wonder Woman was but it will be up there with the better films the new DC Cinematic Universe has been making.
With the film’s overall reception being mixed, there’s the possibility the film could make less money but it may be a surprise like Suicide Squad (26 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, made $745,600,054 with a $175 million production budget) was, which received negative reviews and made lots of money because it received positive word of mouth from audience members who enjoyed the film. The potential truly to predict a film sometimes can be difficult because you are looking at either other films that are associated with it or similar ones in the genre.
For Justice League, things have been a mixed bag with all the reports of the film being a disaster from the very beginning. It doesn’t seem to be that much of a disaster based on what people are saying about it. It simply might just be a fun action movie that everyone goes to see at the movies. What’s wrong with a film that could be a little more for the kids than for the adults? Things do not always have to be dark and brooding all the time.
Since most audience members were likely introduced to these characters when they were kids, the potential for Justice League to bring out the kid in you could be very likely. In fact, it might just bring out your inner superhero.
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