Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Rotten Tomatoes Holds Justice League Score… and Reviews

Rotten Tomatoes Holds Justice League Score… and Reviews

Rotten Tomatoes aggregates the review scores of other outlets to create what it calls the "Tomatometer", a single numerical score that's meant to indicate whether a film is worth seeing or should be skipped.

What: A sneak peak at the oddly suppressed Rotten Tomatoes score for Justice League. So, is Time Warner shielding fans from the negative reviews or simply using the film's buildup to promote Rotten Tomatoes' Facebook show?

The score isn't all that surprising. Expecting to match or exceed the 92 percent of Wonder Woman might have been setting the bar too high, but surely diehard fans of this DC slate of films wanted something north of 50 percent.

It's not as low as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad, but it's definitely not anywhere close to Wonder Woman or Man of Steel, even. The score was accidentally leaked online on social media site Flexist and Justice League's score stands at a disappointing 48 percent. And bottom line: Justice League is seriously ho-hum, offering negligible thrills and some screamingly ridiculous plot twists. What is interesting is, despite its so-called "Rotten" tag, the movie has been dubbed by countless critics as a step in the right direction for DC.

Rotten Tomatoes Holds Justice League Score… and Reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Holds Justice League Score… and Reviews

Rotten Tomatoes has become increasingly important to helping audiences choose which films to see, and recent projects with glowing scores have overperformed at the box-office (see: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman). But what about that pesky Rotten Tomatoes score? But anyone purchasing advance tickets before the score comes out on Thursday won't see a Rotten Tomatoes score, either on the Rotten Tomatoes website or on Fandango. Links to critics' reviews also weren't available on the site Wednesday. The average score for the movie is a 5.2/10 meaning most reviews gave it 2 or 3 stars in total.

Sadly, it looks as though Justice League won't be able to add that "Certified Fresh" banner to its marketing anytime soon. Way better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which received a 27 percent rating a year ago - and famously led Brett Ratner, who helped finance the film, to declare that Rotten Tomatoes represented "the destruction of our business".

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

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