Justice League Reviews Are In, Here's Where The Critics Stand
The Justice League movie has been in the works ever since Batman (Ben Affleck) mistook Superman (Henry Cavill) for an adversary, and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) swung by to kick some ass and keep the dudes in check. But after years of preparation -- and more than a few behind-the-scenes shake ups -- how did the actual movie turn out?
We ran our review for Zack Snyder's Justice League this morning, after the embargo lifted. Conner Schwerdtfeger, our resident DC super fan, saw the light in Snyder's vision, writing:
Conner acknowledged the film's flaws, but also chose to see the foundation on which Justice League has built a few potential story options or things to come. He went positive on the movie, giving it 3.5 starts out of 5.
Looking to focus on the positives, The Hollywood Reporter zeroed in on Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), saying that she basically saves the movie:
And Variety weighs in with a half-hearted salute, calling Zack Snyder's film "the essence of generic competence." Owen Gleiberman is actually more positive in the full review, as he explains:
Surely, the geeks liked it, though. Right? ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis is a big fan, writing:
While EW comes in with a lukewarm critique, stating:
This seems to be the overall consensus. While not a great movie, Justice League is better than Batman v Superman, and not as good as Wonder Woman. Judge for yourself once the movie opens in theaters on Thursday evening, November 16!
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