Justice League falls short of expected profits; critics disappointed with DC Comics’ latest release

The highly anticipated DC Comics movie Justice League hit theatres on Nov. 17. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman Ezra Miller as Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Each individual hero must come together to battle Steppenwolf (Cirian Hinds), who threatens to destroy the Earth as they know it.
On its opening weekend, Justice League made $94 million. The movie had been on track to make $110-120 million opening weekend. Compared to the franchise’s last movie, Wonder Woman, which opened earlier this year and made $103.3 million on opening weekend, it was a big letdown.

Critics from Rotten Tomatoes gave Justice League a harsh review as well with a 41 percent approval rating. It critiques ranged from the spotty computer-generated imagery to the rushed plot and underdeveloped characters.

Fans received the movie much better. On Rotten Tomatoes it ranked at an 81 percent in fan approval ratings and on IMDb a 7.3/10 stars. Some fans believe that this movie was exactly what the DC Comics Extended Universe needed to get back on track. The relationships between each character was also a praised feature of the movie, most specifically between Batman and Wonder Woman as well as Aquaman and Cyborg. The movie had a mix between the darker moments that DC movies are known for, as well as lighter moments, which were very much appreciated.

I agree more with the audiences’ reviews. Being a DC Comics fan myself, I enjoyed it from start to finish. All of the Easter eggs and comic book references were fun and I would recommend this movie to anyone.

 

Adam Friedman

Staff Writer

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