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Rotten Tomatoes Will Delay the Reveal of 'Justice League's Tomatometer Score

18 November 2017, 01:51 | Ruben Stone

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Over there, things now sit at a score of 51 - which seems to lend credence to the high-40s low-50s range being the landing spot for Justice League's score among the review aggregators.

Rotten Tomatoes' delayed "Justice League" review has finally been released, and it is bad.

While Rotten Tomatoes' scores are undoubtedly influential due to the site's popularity, there is considerable difference of opinion as to how accurately they reflect sentiment about movies. It's what they do! While the decision was likely made so that Rotten Tomatoes could debut the number on its Facebook show See It/Skip It on Thursday, it immediately drew backlash from fans who thought that Warner Bros., which owns part of Rotten Tomatoes, was purposely withholding the score so as to not hurt Justice League's box office chances.

Drama, as it so often does, ensued.

DC and Warner Bros. released the Justice League movie this week and the reception is very mixed.

Washington Post: Miller's weird, antiheroic Flash is one of the most refreshing breezes to blow through Justice League, making three years seem a long time to wait for the character's 2020 stand-alone film.

So what do you make of the film's Rotten Tomato score? As The Hollywood Reporter noted, "responses got more positive as reviewers got nerdier".

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All of this is in the past, however, as we now know that Justice League has a 40% score.

Stay tuned for our review of Justice League shortly.

Breitbart's John Nolte blamed it on "corporate chicanery", but others feel a Tomatometer score wouldn't impact the film's success because it already has a loyal, built-in fan base. But by delaying the score reveal, it won't be on Rotten Tomatoes until mere hours before the first showing of the movie.

Justice League opens in theaters Thursday evening in North America and several other territories. And after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was greeted to infamously negative reviews, there is even more sensitivity around Justice League's arrival. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.

So, in summation, critics reviews are useful, but more likely to help a great, tiny movie to get attention, rather than stop a awful (or, in this case, mediocre) blockbuster making bank.

As promised, the official review score was revealed on See It/Skip It toward the end of the episode.

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