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.
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.
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