Critics have gotten a chance to see Justice League and are now allowed to reveal their opinions via social media.
The general consensus seems to be more positive than expected: while not perfect, the movie was fun and a step in the right direction for the franchise. Which basically means the movie is lighter than Batman v Superman. Most also agree that Flash, Aquaman and Wonder Woman steal the show, while Cyborg is the weakest link.
In the aftermath of movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok, the trend in superhero films right now is that to be good (and for the movie’s flaws to be overlooked), it must be funny and lighthearted. I don’t agree with this view as a one size fits all standard, but understand where it’s coming from. After a decade of success, the superhero genre almost certainly needs to evolve to stay relevant. We’re also living in an incredible time where nerd culture has become mainstream. Naturally, studios are going to make movies that will make them the most money possible.
I might write about this in more detail after I review Justice League. However, for now, I’m excited the movie is enjoyable and can’t wait to see the League finally together on the big screen this Thursday.