Rotten Tomatoes Holds Justice League Score… and Reviews

16 November, 2017, 02:30 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
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As others have pointed out, this move presents a potential conflict of interest because Tomatoes is owned by Fandango, which Warner Brothers has a partial ownership stake in. Rotten Tomatoes raised more than a few eyebrows when it announced that it would be withholding the score for Justice League until well after the review embargo for the DC Comics adaptation had been lifted.

At one point, the score was accidentally leaked online and it was 48-percent, according to Slashfilm.

Many entertainment writers and fans are skeptical of this reason and wonder how much the delay has to do with Warner Bros' influence and the film's less than dazzling critical showing. Conversely, if a score is rotten, the delay could prove a blessing. "But it's certainly hard to ignore".

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For the record, the DCEU Rotten Tomatoes to date: Wonder Woman came in at 92%; Batman vs Superman at 27%; Suicide Squad at 26%; Man of Steel at 55%.

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Variety said "Justice League", which cost an estimated $300 million to make, remains on track for "an impressive, but hardly heroic" opening weekend of $110 million at 4,040 North American locations.

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DC extended universe diehards tweeted that other fans should ignore the Rotten Tomatoes score and some thought it would be refreshing to just read reviews like people used to do before Rotten Tomatoes became so universally used.

The link between Tomatometer scores and box office returns varies by film, though a high score can boost a smaller film's chances of success, Vox said. The score is then posted on the regular Rotten Tomatoes website midday on Thursday. Richard Lawson, writing forVanity Fair, puts it like this: "Justice League is such a misguided mess-often feeling entirely unguided-that you want to intervene, softly saying, 'Stop, stop, you don't have to do this, stop.'" The Verge's Tasha Robinson is more positive, but still has words like "fractured" and "odd tonal mismatches".

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