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Justice League first reactions: “better than expected, but not a home run”

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I don’t think we’ve written about any movie as much this year as Justice League… and for good reason. While Wonder Woman was an unexpected step to correct the previous criticisms of Warner Bros.’s DC Comics Extended Universe, it’s Justice League that will be the true testament of whether or not the DCEU has indeed course corrected.

Of course, Justice League had an especially rocky road getting here. After reported reactionary changes to the movie to move away from the grim tone of previous offerings, in particular Batman v Superman, the film suffered its biggest shake-up when director Zack Snyder was forced to exit the production due to a personal tragedy. Avengers director Joss Whedon was tagged in in his place, but would their two very different filmmaking styles blend?

Well, we got our first idea of that this weekend past, as the film’s social media embargo lifted on Friday allowing the first online reactions to hit the net. And according to most, Justice League has its issues, especially around a bit of a clunky narrative that’s more than likely the result of the film’s patchwork production as well it’s stripped down running time leading to a lack of development. However, when it comes to the film’s action beats and fun character work, the two respective aspects that Snyder and Whedon excel at individually, Justice League apparently delivers. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s Flash and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman appear to be the highlights while people don’t seem to care for Ray Fisher’s Cyborg (no surprise there) and Ciaran Hinds fully CG villain Steppenwolf. Check out the reactions below.

Justice League also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. It is scheduled for release this coming Friday, 17 November.

Last Updated: November 13, 2017


  1. In other words, pretty much what we expected, but not what we hoped.


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      November 13, 2017 at 09:46

      Pretty much what we deserve, but not what we need right now.


      • Original Heretic

        November 13, 2017 at 09:55

        NAY! We’ve deserve a good JL movie after all the years we’ve had to wait for it!


    • miaau

      November 13, 2017 at 10:15

      Sounds like the first time you have, um, yeah..

      “pretty much what we expected,” ok, not much there.

      I will get my coat.


      • Original Heretic

        November 13, 2017 at 10:19

        First times are awesome.
        Nerve wracking as hell, but awesome, nevertheless.


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 13, 2017 at 09:10

    So it’s a dumb action movie with comic book characters. Yay, it’s been Marvel’d.


    • miaau

      November 13, 2017 at 10:14

      It has Batman in, right?


  3. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    November 13, 2017 at 09:45

    In other words: “We sold out to appease the snowflakes”


  4. miaau

    November 13, 2017 at 09:51


    Is that not the point of these ensemble super hero movies? Like Hulk punching Thor randomly near the end of the first Avengers movie.

    Story helps a lot, but if the heroes do not seem to play nice together….. Glad they do. Makes me want to watch this, not at the cinema. Not a star Wars movie


  5. Kapitan Balalaika

    November 13, 2017 at 09:55

    So it’s a 7/10. Good enough for me to get hyped.


  6. Matthew Holliday

    November 13, 2017 at 11:48

    Sounds like alot of media fluff, so I’ll take that with a pinch of salt.
    Also, the one that mentioned people complaining the movies were too dark, who complained? the dark stuff has always been the one thing they had going for them.


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