Justice League’s first reactions are in, and it seems it’s a mixed bag
Justice League, a long-awaited team-up of DC’s famous heroes, opens next week, and it has begun to screen for press. We’ll have to wait for reviews until next week but first social media reactions are out and based on them it’s a mixed bag.
From first reactions, it seems Justice League is a flawed movie but step in the right direction and better than BvS and Suicide Squad.
But it seems movie is better than expected and that DCEU is finally going in the right direction. Wonder Woman wasn’t anything special but it was much better movie than DCEU’s previous efforts. After a so-so Man of Steel and pretty bad BvS and Suicide Squad at least it was a good movie.
From first reactions, it seems Justice League is a flawed movie with weak villain but it gets characters right, it’s funny and better than BvS and Suicide Squad.
You can read first Twitter reactions below.
I saw #JusticeLeague! Here’s what I thought. There are ton of things I’d change but it comes down to this: I had a blast! I got to see the team together and I had fun watching it. Ezra Miller steals the movie and #WonderWoman was perfect! pic.twitter.com/rgCI9fUuTs
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 10, 2017
#JusticeLeague is fine. It's more coherent & less idiosyncratic than Batman v Superman (which I loved, so make of that what you will), and tries very hard to lighten up on the gloom & doom of the DC universe. There are jokes and everything!
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) November 10, 2017
I have a lot to say about ‘Justice League’ but will wait till it’s released to really get into it. But two important things to know: stay till the very end of the credits and Jason Momoa (@PrideofGypsies) is awesome as Aquaman. pic.twitter.com/Pg6cKCZAEo
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) November 10, 2017
Nothing could save JUSTICE LEAGUE from its loud, ugly, tacky self. Not Wonder Woman, not wide-eyed Ezra Miller, not Joss Whedon's quippy teardown & rebuild. And Henry Cavill's mustache is an actual issue; they gave him Uncanny Valley Face. Oof, guys. It's a rough ride
— Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) November 10, 2017
#JusticeLeague is better than BvS and #SuicideSquad – it's lean, mean & packed w/ superhero action. I dug most of its lighter moments & I think it has one of the best action sequences ever in a DCEU movie. And of course Wonder Woman steals the show. pic.twitter.com/rW3UjpBUMk
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) November 10, 2017
Justice League is better than expected, but not a home run. The interaction between the team is a lot of fun. The film sends the DCEU in a hopeful direction in line with where the brand should be headed. Flash and Aquaman steal the show. Cyborg and villain are the weak links.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) November 10, 2017
— Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) November 10, 2017
JUSTICE LEAGUE! It's okay. Narratively it's a mess, the stakes don't work & the villain isn't great. HOWEVER, the heroes ARE great, it's funny, & there's some surprisingly effective character work. I didn't love it, but there are enough good pieces to excite me for the future. pic.twitter.com/OY4ARJ5vDY
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 10, 2017
#JusticeLeague is clunky & uneven as hell, but it also gets the characters right and has a lot of fun along the way. When it’s over DC’s vision for these heroes going forward will make sense.
It’s a very small but very vital step forward. I dug it. pic.twitter.com/FrWkhBe69v
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) November 10, 2017
Here it goes … #JusticeLeague is super thin and has some very weak CG but it’s got heart and a positive vibe that works. Overall, I had a pretty good time and am looking forward to seeing more of these characters.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) November 10, 2017
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300, Dawn of the Dead remake, BvS, Man of Steel), opens on November 17, 2017. Joss Whedon (Firefly, Serenity, Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron) did some reshoots after Snyder left due to the family tragedy. It gathers some of the DC’s most famous heroes, like Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) for the first time. Also with 119-minutes running time it is a shortest DCEU movie so far.
From trailers, it looks really bad, a CGI orgy fest with generic story, bad jokes and awful villains. Also Snyder’s track record doesn’t inspire confidence (Whedon jumped too late but in my opinion, he wasn’t much better choice anyway). Although I thought Watchmen was an excellent movie and 300 and Dawn of the Dead were solid, everything else he’s done was just a so-so or really bad.
But we’ll see next week :).