For those uninterested in waiting for the big reveal of Justice League‘s Rotten Tomatoes score at midnight, it’s already been made available… sorta. Rotten Tomatoes raised more than a few eyebrows when it announced that it would be withholding the score for Justice League until well after the review embargo for the DC Comics adaptation had been lifted. The reason? So that Rotten Tomatoes could reveal the score for the film during its new Facebook show See It/Skip It, as hosted by Jacqueline Coley and Segun Oduolowu
With Thursday evening preview screenings for Justice League beginning tomorrow, it won’t be much longer until more of the general moviegoing public gets to see the film for themselves. However, for those who were waiting to make a decision on whether or not to head out and see the movie this weekend until the Rotten Tomatoes consensus had been revealed, it turns out that the site’s parent website Flixster has already (accidentally) unveiled the score, ahead of time.
Fast Company (via CBR) has a screenshot from the Flixster app, which accidentally posted Justice League‘s initial Rotten Tomatoes score before tonight’s midnight reveal. The mistake has since been rectified, but here’s what the RT score was, at the time that it was leaked:
It’s worth noting that Justice League‘s Rotten Tomatoes score has by no means been locked in yet, and may well rise or fall substantially from here, depending on the next wave of reviews for the film. As it stands, though, the 48% score for Justice League is behind Wonder Woman (92%) and Man of Steel (55%), but ahead of last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%) and Suicide Squad (26%), as far as DC cinematic universe entries are concerned.
Thus far, the reviews for Justice League have been kinder than some expected. Though many critics note the film has major narrative flaws, it’s been praised as a fun experience. It seems, however, that the final verdict of many of these reviews is that Justice League still fails overall. That consensus is mirrored in Justice League‘s Metacritic score, which similarly places in right in the middle of the 4 previous DC shared universe installments.
Though the release of the Rotten Tomatoes score could change things, Justice League is expected to enjoy a big opening at the worldwide box office. Given the combined power of so many popular DC characters, including 2017’s second showcase for Wonder Woman, it’s no surprise that Justice League will be a major financial hit. It’s also destined to play much better in international markets, ensuring another commercial success for Warner Bros. All the same, it looks like Justice League won’t be a critical darling in the vein of Wonder Woman.
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