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Knight


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Just in case, I put possible spoilers in the subject line.

Fast Company notes that Flixter, which features reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and allows users to search films by Tomatometer score, reveals that figure for Justice League and it’s not particularly good: 48 percent. That’s perhaps not entirely surprising, given that early reviews for the Zack Snyder film have been mixed at best, ranging from fun to boring. If any kind of consensus has emerged, it’s that the movie is a chaotic [mess, along with a boring main villain].

SOURCES: https://www.cbr.com/justice-league-rotten-tomatoes-score-revealed/

https://www.cbr.com/justice-league-movie-review-roundup/





It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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zvelf


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The Metacritic score is currently 49:

http://www.metacritic.com/movie/justice-league/critic-reviews

So overall, pretty mediocre. This review is in the middle of the pack:

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/11/justice-league-review-zack-snyder-joss-whedon-avengers-1201897286/




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Knight


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It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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Knight


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It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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It's kinda funny, I was reading some RT reviews. Most of them (not critics, audience. The critics steer me wrong too often, they hate movies I like and convince me to sit through things like 'Winter's Bone') are pretty good. A lot of 1/2 ratings that say,"I'd never see this movie, if someone gave me free tickets I'd use it in the bathroom".. how can these rating count?

I'm getting ready to go to the show now, RT is down to 37% \:\)




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BMarvel


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Better than BvS but no where near Thor. It’s a good coherent storyline until the ending.
It’s better than 48%, out of 10 I’d give it a 7.
GOTG 2 was a 5.5 so that’ll tell you something. The one complaint I did have were the power levels of the characters??


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I thoroughly enjoyed it. Their power levels compared to one another or to Steppenwolf( not spoiling anything)

The only thing that annoyed me was making Steppenwolf CGI. He would have been fine with an actor and just modifying his size in the film. Sometimes Cyborg looked like he could have used a little more(or less) digital work, too.

Saw it at IMAX tonight, will be taking my son again tomorrow. Was waiting until the first viewing to decide if it was IMAX worthy twice. It is. I'd give it a solid 8. Thor was more fluid and had more funny gags, but Justice League felt like an awesome DCU Justice League reboot origin story.

Everyone make sure to stay to the VERY end for the after-after credit scene.




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Stu The Disgruntled Greek

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I would give the movie a 6. Nearly all the heroes felt right in this movie except for 1 but I can live with that. Still not sure why it took so long for Steppenwolf to come back and get the Motherboxes if it was that easy to do so... oh wait, I get why. He only knew where 2 of the 3 were and it took Cyborg to awaken the missing one... ok, I think I got it...

Still a decent movie. Better than BvS.

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Even after a second viewing I'll keep my score at an 8. The only thing that I came back with the second time around was that Batman was very Batmany as he didn't really come up with any awesome super bat plans. Cyborg was the ultra techy one.




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Pretty much agreeing with BMarvel, Cyber and Stu. Overall, it was quite entertaining. I thought it was a colossal step up from BVS, but it would have to be, no? Okay, maybe not. I wasn't as entertained as I was for Wonder Woman.

I didn't like the choice of Steppenwolf as the villain. Once I get past that, I think they should have used a live actor. They didn't need to make him this 20-foot-tall monster, just a normal badass guy.

Flash and Aquaman saved this movie from being too depressing. I wanted more from Cyborg, but maybe it's not possible.

The treatment of Superman was mixed, imo. Yes, he comes across as every bit as powerful as he should, but he's also joyless. Batman says Superman is a beacon for the world, but this never comes across in anything we've seen out of the DCEU so far. Please, SHOW us how much of a beacon he is!


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The Mandarin


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    Quote:
    The treatment of Superman was mixed, imo. Yes, he comes across as every bit as powerful as he should, but he's also joyless. Batman says Superman is a beacon for the world, but this never comes across in anything we've seen out of the DCEU so far. Please, SHOW us how much of a beacon he is!


That's the sort of thing that can only be fixed with a different actor. Caville just doesn't have the charisma to sell Superman as someone radiating warmth.






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