Justice League test screening scores similar to Wonder Woman

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Warner Bros has taken a lot of criticism for their DC films so far (despite making loads of money at the box office), but seem to have finally found a winning formula with their recent Wonder Woman film directed by Patty Jenkins. That film, with a tonal shift that made it feel lighter than some of Snyder’s earlier work and a lot more cohesive than the editing mess that was Suicide Squad represented a significant change in how people feel about the DCEU and filled people with hope that this cinematic universe could finally be realising its potential.

A lot of that potential, of course, lies in the upcoming Justice League, which is the culmination of much of the work done in the movies up to this point and seen as the launchpad for the other superheroes like Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg to get their own movies going. So, I guess it’s fair to say that the studio has a lot riding on this film outside of its hefty price tag.

There are concerns though that the film could be further plagued by the fact that Snyder had to pull out during post-production due to an unfortunate family crisis leaving Avengers director Joss Whedon to step in and finish the project – which included a number of reshoots and editing changes. Now, both directors have incredible reputations in their own right but their styles are different enough to raise warning flags that, much like Suicide Squad, this could be a film that creates an editing nightmare.

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Well, we maybe can rest easy because it appears the film is a resounding success according to recent test screenings. The Wall Street Journal has posted a report saying that the film’s test screen scores are similar to those of Wonder Woman, which is a positive sign that Justice League could match the appeal that film had. A good thing not only for fans, but the studio too as Wonder Woman has been a massive financial success for them as well.

Now, it’s worth pointing out that test screenings are normally conducted by fans meaning they can often be skewed towards the positive, but if fans like it, you should at least know it can’t be that bad. It does seem the studio has learnt some lessons from the past and is really trying to offer something a little more appealing to the average cinemagoer.

Justice League opens next week Friday, where we finally get to decide it for ourselves. So have you bought your ticket yet or are you willing to wait for the reviews to come out before dipping your toes into the DC movies again?

Last Updated: November 8, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • Admiral Chief

    Coooooool!

  • Kapitan Balalaika

    Be good damnit!

  • Magoo

    Make Aquaman great again!

    • Hammersteyn

      He’s always been great. In some comics he’s the one that hooks up with Wonder Woman.

  • Original Heretic

    I’d love to see Aquaman get a sidekick that has the surname “Rice”.

    Their crimefighting duo name would then be Curry & Rice.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      If they tackled cricket-related crime with another partner it could be Lamb Curry & Rice.

      • Original Heretic

        And wherever they go, they get into fights with people for silly, inconsequential reasons.
        So everyone has beef with them.

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      I can’t figure out how I feel about this great but simultaneously terrible joke.

      • Original Heretic

        It’s so terrible that it’s almost good. It’s the kind of joke that has to be delivered deadpan, initially making people think that you’re serious.

        • For the Emperor!

          Also, a few drink around the campfire might assist 😛

    • Hammersteyn

      Or like they did in South Park, a sidekick called Swallow. So when he calls Swallow he can say, Sawollow! Come!

    • BradeLunner

      Fish curry and rice

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    There’s nothing wrong with Snyder’s movies! These studios just want to appeal to the attention-addled numb-minded masses.

    Don’t fix what’s not broken.

    • Hammersteyn

      But then they won’t make money, like what happened to Blade Runner 🙁

  • For the Emperor!

    Already got my tickets. Pity Prestige was sold out, so had to settle for IMAX 🙁

  • Hammersteyn

    I’d still watch it, even if it scored the same as BVS

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