Look, I typically don’t put much stock in the opinions of a bunch of random internet strangers — which is frankly hypocritical of me since I pull together Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything each week. Opinions from random internet strangers is my brand! But setting my personal conundrum aside, when I heard that the social media embargo on Justice League reactions would be lifting at 9am PST today, it was like a gravelly voice shouted in my head from inside a cowl, and it said: GET THEE TO TWITTER!
So, what’s the deal? What do the privileged few who have seen the DCEU’s anticipated team-up think? Thumbs up, down, sideways? Should I get my ticket already? And the verdict so far seems… positive! I know, I know — I was looking forward to mining the DC snark too, but Wonder Woman was a game changer and that trend seems to be continuing here. The story sounds a bit messy and imperfect, but the characters and action are fun. And really? That’s basically the description of your average good comic book.
But don’t listen to me. Twitter, take it away!
JUSTICE LEAGUE! It's okay. Narratively it's a mess, the stakes don't work & the villain isn't great. HOWEVER, the heroes ARE great, it's funny, & there's some surprisingly effective character work. I didn't love it, but there are enough good pieces to excite me for the future. pic.twitter.com/OY4ARJ5vDY— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) November 10, 2017
SO I saw #JusticeLeague -twice. Still under embargo, but: This is a fun superhero flick. Funny but still hero adventure. Reminds me of JL Unlimited ep. Likable interaction amongst recognizable heroes. There is a villain problem (no worse than Marvel's) - @aaronsagers— Aaron Sagers (@aaronsagers) November 10, 2017
I am genuinely happy to report #JusticeLeague is a lot of fun. It's not perfect and has its problems, but does the job of making you care about these characters as a team by its end. It's also VERY funny, in lots of unexpected ways. pic.twitter.com/1AAjYgv16i— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) November 10, 2017
#JusticeLeague is good!— Mike Rougeau (@RogueCheddar) November 10, 2017
(And I can finally talk about it!)
Wonder Woman is wonderful, Aquaman is surprisingly cool, Flash is hilarious, Batman is drunk, the story is coherent, and it's all surprisingly funny. It's not perfect, but really enjoyable!
Full review to come! pic.twitter.com/YzgSL4FBOP
There are plenty of Easter Eggs and some genuinely cool sequences and the Whedon banter is a benefit to the character interactions. Whatever you dislike, you’ll still love the League. #JusticeLeague @joblocom— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) November 10, 2017
Here it goes … #JusticeLeague is super thin and has some very weak CG but it’s got heart and a positive vibe that works. Overall, I had a pretty good time and am looking forward to seeing more of these characters.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) November 10, 2017
I saw #JusticeLeague! Here’s what I thought. There are ton of things I’d change but it comes down to this: I had a blast! I got to see the team together and I had fun watching it. Ezra Miller steals the movie and #WonderWoman was perfect! pic.twitter.com/rgCI9fUuTs— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) November 10, 2017
Justice League is not a perfect movie. It has story "flaws" and a simple, CGI villain.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) November 10, 2017
BUT, more importantly, it gets the heroes right. Every member of the League is fantastic and it's tough to choose a favorite.
It's a ton a fun, start to finish.
Justice League is the super heroes we've been waiting for. Aquaman rocks. Cyborg is bad-ass. The Flash is awesome. Wonder Woman builds from an already great standalone. Batman assembles them and it's great.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) November 10, 2017
#JusticeLeague is better than BvS and #SuicideSquad - it's lean, mean & packed w/ superhero action. I dug most of its lighter moments & I think it has one of the best action sequences ever in a DCEU movie. And of course Wonder Woman steals the show. pic.twitter.com/rW3UjpBUMk— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) November 10, 2017
This is only scratching the surface of (*looks at clock*) 45 minutes worth of reactions. We all know it doesn’t count until A. O. Scott weighs in (WWAOST: “What Would A. O. Scott Think”). Or we can all go see it when Justice League opens on November 17th!