It was only a couple of weeks ago that Hollywood delivered us the latest superhero blockbuster - but now we have the next one already upon us. After years of waiting, DC Comics is ready to finally deliver their big team-up feature, and there a few other notable titles coming out as well. The long-awaited Justice League is here uniting the group of heroes for the first time on the big screen, along with the adaptation of the bestselling novel Wonder, and the animated nativity retelling in The Star.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Following the divisive Man of Steel (55%), the disappointing Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%), the ultra-clunky Suicide Squad (26%), and the surprisingly great Wonder Woman (92%), we stand at something of a crossroads with Zack Snyder's Justice League. The DC Extended Universe stands in stark contrast to Marvel in tone, and critical success. Expectations have been high, but outside of Wonder Woman, the returns have been mediocre at best - flat out bad at worst. The stakes are pretty high for this film, in which we finally see a majority of the League on screen together, including Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg. Consider me skeptical.
Zack Snyder directed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is a reason to be concerned about Justice League. Early reactions to the film are tepid at best, with the theme seeming to be how most were apologizing away the flaws while claiming to have fun. I suspect critics focus in on the former, and scores come in along the same lines of the pre-Wonder Woman flicks. Zack Snyder is back after directing those two and I suspect the score is right in the same range.