Justice League Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions

Justice League has screened for critics and now the first reactions to the new DC Comics movie are hitting online. What does everybody think of the big superhero team up? As to be expected, some people love it, and some people don't, but if there's a single idea that seems to run through most of the first impressions, it's that, while the movie certainly has its issues, it's a hell of a lot of fun. Our own Conner Schwerdtfeger calls it "clunky and uneven" but also says it's a vital step forward for the DC film universe.

Several others have similar sentiments. Jenna Busch doesn't give Justice League a glowing review, but at the end of the day, there's a lot to be said for "I had a blast."

For better or worse, many people can't talk about Justice League without also bringing up previous DC movies that were not well received. The new movie is being favorably compared to both Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by pretty much everybody, Fandango's Erik Davis, does go one step beyond that, specifically calling out at least one well-done action sequence and a great turn by Gal Gadot.

Positive words for Gal Gadot were probably expected following the glowing reviews that both she and Wonder Woman received earlier this year. However, in Justice League, it seems that she doesn't steal the movie entirely by herself, as there are a lot of other positive comments being left for Ezra Miller's portrayal as The Flash, and even a good word for Aquaman.

All in all, it seems that Justice League has some clear narrative issues, but they don't appear to get in the way of what is otherwise a fun comic book superhero movie. Those of us who weren't lucky enough to get into the early screenings will have our chance when the movie arrives next Friday. If you were waiting to pre-order tickets until you heard if the movie was any good, it may now be time to pick those up.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.