Thor: Ragnarok may be the undisputed king of the global box office ($652 million and climbing), but a new heavyweight challenger is about to emerge.
We are, of course, referring to Justice League, Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s super-sized epic that is quickly becoming the talk of the town ahead of its long-anticipated debut on Friday, November 17th.
Early reactions have hailed the DC team-up movie as a “blast from start to finish,” even if it suffers from lackluster CGI and wonky dialogue. And though the official reviews will remain locked under Warner Bros.’ embargo until later this evening (11:50 pm PST, to be specific), the general consensus appears to be that Justice League is a fun, yet flawed superhero epic that is unequivocally saved by DC’s finest. And that’s something that James Wan echoed in a recent tweet, after the Aquaman director attended an early screening of Warner’s imminent tentpole.
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First spotted by ComicBook.com, Wan took to Twitter to reveal that he was overly impressed by the finished cut, and singled out the “great chemistry [and] great characters” at the heart of the story.
If there’s one area that Justice League purportedly struggles, though, it’s narrative. The clichéd end-of-the-world scenario is a cornerstone of the film’s story, as Steppenwolf wages war against Earth to seize control of the Mother Boxes – swap out Mother Boxes for Infinity Stones and Steppenwolf for Thanos and you ostensibly have Avengers: Infinity War. Nevertheless, after so much hype and speculation, not to mention those lengthy reshoots and pick-ups, it appears as though Justice League has been worth the wait after all. Hallelujah!
After years of pent-up excitement, Warner’s Justice League movie will finally descend into theaters this Friday, and though Rotten Tomatoes is reportedly set to delay its official review round-up until the early hours of Thursday morning, we’ll have plenty of DC coverage for you leading up to November 17th, so stay tuned.