The decision by Rotten Tomatoes to delay the announcement of Justice League‘s Tomatometer score — presumably to hype its See It/Skip It show, but also, we’re told, “to add context and conversation” — was undercut on Wednesday by a leak from a movie social app. Without a doubt, 48 percent wasn’t the figure Warner Bros. executives were hoping for. However, with the official reveal overnight, we learned the official score is actually a little lower.
As announced at 12:01 a.m. PT on See It/Skip It, Justice League‘s Tomatometer score now sits at 43 percent, far lower than Wonder Woman (92 percent). The film even lags behind Man of Steel (55 percent), but remains far ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (27 percent) and Suicide Squad (26 percent).
Perhaps worse still for Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are the comments accompanying the reveal. “Sitting in that theater, watching the movie,” co-host Segun Oduolowu said, “I died a little bit inside.” Jacqueline Coley added that she was “extremely disappointed,” particularly by the depiction of Wonder Woman.
As the aggregated score indicates, early reviews for Justice League have been the very definition of mixed, ranging from fun to boring, although there seems to be some agreement that the film is chaotic.
Opening Friday nationwide, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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