Check it out, I compiled a mini movie review of The Justice League from early Twitter reactions online!!
My last entry spoke about the dubious review embargo that WB enacted on The Justice League movie that's opening this week. As we noted, the later a review embargo lifts (the closer to a film premiere), the worse a film is. An embargo is a pure demonstration of how little faith a studio has in their film.
As it was this embargo motivated several friends of mine to return their pre-bought tickets.
My understanding was that the embargo involved reviews and social media reactions. I'm not sure if I misread details or if WB has seen the backlash about the embargo, but suddenly we just got a few social media reactions from a multitude of sites.
As it stands, the Twitter reviews seem to be leaning towards a positive feel about the film, or they are super appreciative people (shills?) because of their access to preview screenings. But there are notes about a few flaws and higher points. I've looked at the comments and spliced together a quirky, short interpretation of a review:
It's a super thin, clunky mess of a story but it's better than BvS and Suicide Squad.
The team interaction is fun, there are jokes everywhere, it gets the characters right and has effective character work while Wonder Woman steals the show, the villain is a weak link.
We get to finally see the team together and the critics "had fun" watching the film. Stay through the end-credits.
All in all, not quite what some had hoped for but better than what many have feared.
Being better than BvS or Suicide Squad only says that it's not as disappointing as those films. Then again, it's not hard to improve on that hot mess of a film, Suicide Squad. Or the jumbled up puzzle of multiple story sources for BvS.
I'm going to bet all the good points of the film came from Joss Whedon's involvement after WB asked Zack Snyder to hand over the film to Whedon.
Regardless, it's bad enough that Warner Bros has had a problematic time getting this film off the ground over the last several years, not to mention, trying to not be like Marvel's successful approach to rheir films, it's been a bumpy road.
The embargo has made people jumpy and then the social media reactions were released.
With that said, I've included a few of the more important tweets.
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 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
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
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