A lot is riding on Justice League, Zack Snyder’s follow-up to the critically panned Batman v Superman. Not only is it the first time we’ll see these heroes come together, but it’s following on the heels of Wonder Woman, which both critics and audiences loved.
The arrival of Justice League also marks the start of a new wave of movies in the DCEU. So, does it leave a good impression? Somewhat.
Early reactions on social media show a mixed bag of emotions. Some people seem to love Justice League, while other say it’s a huge mess. Mostly, the large majority of critics seem to agree that the plot sucks and the villain is a dud.
Josh Dickey, Entertainment Editor at Mashable, called Justice League loud, ugly, and tacky, while ComicBooksNOW’s Brandon Davis simply said, “I loved Justice League.”
Encouragingly, most everyone agreed that Justice League is very funny, and that the team works together very well. That’s very important to get right if Warner Bros. wants audiences to turn out for the film, especially after people criticized Batman v Superman for being too dark and depressing.
Coming on the heels of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League has a lot of pressure on its shoulders. I’m not surprised by the reactions, but they’re not going to stop me from checking the movie out for myself.
You can read some of the reactions down below. Justice League hits theaters on November 17.
#JusticeLeague is clunky & uneven as hell, but it also gets the characters right and has a lot of fun along the way. When it’s over DC’s vision for these heroes going forward will make sense.
It’s a very small but very vital step forward. I dug it. pic.twitter.com/FrWkhBe69v
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) 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
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
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) 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
#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 the DC team up you've been waiting for. I had so much fun from beginning to end. The expansion of DC mythology will make fans go nuts. Superman though!
— Nate Brail (@NateBrail) November 10, 2017
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
Nothing could save JUSTICE LEAGUE from its loud, ugly, tacky self. Not Wonder Woman, not wide-eyed Ezra Miller, not Joss Whedon's quippy teardown & rebuild. And Henry Cavill's mustache is an actual issue; they gave him Uncanny Valley Face. Oof, guys. It's a rough ride
— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) November 10, 2017