While Marvel's recently-released Thor: Ragnarok is expected to continue its box office dominance this weekend, things will more than likely change next week, as DC's long-awaited ensemble piece Justice League hits theaters. Many felt that the production, which has switched directors (Zack Snyder had to step down and was replaced by Joss Whedon), has been a "must-win" for DC, primarily because of the critical panning that both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad hit, although it could continue to ride the successful wave of Wonder Woman, right?
Judging by the reviews of the film so far, we might be meeting somewhere in the middle. From the critics who've seen it (some who have seen it twice!) it sounds like fun, and also kind of messy. But fun nonetheless. Here's a look at what the people who fill all of the Rotten Tomatoes ratings had to say about DC's latest offering.
#JusticeLeague is fine. It's more coherent & less idiosyncratic than Batman v Superman (which I loved, so make of that what you will), and tries very hard to lighten up on the gloom & doom of the DC universe. There are jokes and everything!— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) November 10, 2017
I saw #JusticeLeague! Here’s what I thought. There are ton of things I’d change but it comes down to this: I had a blast! I got to see the team together and I had fun watching it. Ezra Miller steals the movie and #WonderWoman was perfect! pic.twitter.com/rgCI9fUuTs— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 10, 2017
Justice League is better than expected, but not a home run. The interaction between the team is a lot of fun. The film sends the DCEU in a hopeful direction in line with where the brand should be headed. Flash and Aquaman steal the show. Cyborg and villain are the weak links.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 10, 2017
I am genuinely happy to report #JusticeLeague is a lot of fun. It's not perfect and has its problems, but does the job of making you care about these characters as a team by its end. It's also VERY funny, in lots of unexpected ways. pic.twitter.com/1AAjYgv16i— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) November 10, 2017
Here it goes … #JusticeLeague is super thin and has some very weak CG but it’s got heart and a positive vibe that works. Overall, I had a pretty good time and am looking forward to seeing more of these characters.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) November 10, 2017
JUSTICE LEAGUE! It's okay. Narratively it's a mess, the stakes don't work & the villain isn't great. HOWEVER, the heroes ARE great, it's funny, & there's some surprisingly effective character work. I didn't love it, but there are enough good pieces to excite me for the future. pic.twitter.com/OY4ARJ5vDY— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 10, 2017
For the "I'm only here for Wonder Woman" crowd, it sounds like you WON'T be disappointed in her.
#JusticeLeague is better than BvS and #SuicideSquad - it's lean, mean & packed w/ superhero action. I dug most of its lighter moments & I think it has one of the best action sequences ever in a DCEU movie. And of course Wonder Woman steals the show. pic.twitter.com/rW3UjpBUMk— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) November 10, 2017
And for those of you wondering, Collider head honcho Frosty advises you to stay for the credits.
I have a lot to say about ‘Justice League’ but will wait till it’s released to really get into it. But two important things to know: stay till the very end of the credits and Jason Momoa (@PrideofGypsies) is awesome as Aquaman. pic.twitter.com/Pg6cKCZAEo— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) November 10, 2017