Rotten Tomatoes has made the annoying decision to hold off on revealing the Tomatometer score for Warner Bros.’ new film, Justice League. Normally, the rating would pop up after its first batch of reviews (usually around 10 or more) come in, and then update as more critics submit their reviews.
This was all done in an attempt for Rotten Tomatoes to promote their Facebook show. However, given how big of a release this is, fans have bee irked at this move from the review aggregator. The folks over at Fast Company ventured onto the Flixster app early this morning, and on it, they found the then-current Rotten Tomatoes score for the film.
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Sadly, it’s not great. Check out the image below:
Since this photo was taken, Flixster has fixed the app problem, so you won’t be able to check out the score now. While this would seem to spell trouble for Justice League, there are a few things that give us pause. The time on the phone says 12:44 AM. Assuming the person was on the west coast, this means that the picture was taken less than an hour after the embargo lifted (and if they aren’t on the west coast, this core would have been present before the embargo lifted). As such, there’s no knowing how many reviews this accounts for. For all we know, it could have been 15 reviews. And for a movie that’s likely to get 250-plus reviews, that’s not a huge sample.
But less assume this 48 percent is accurate. This puts it well below Wonder Woman’s 92 percent and Man of Steel’s 55 percent, but well above Batman v Superman’s 27 percent and Suicide Squad’s 26 percent. All in all, it seems like a substantial step up from last year’s movie, but perhaps not as much of a step up as fans hoped for.
We’ll have to wait and see what the score ends up being. Between even now and tonight, there’s bound to be dozens of reviewers who throw up their two cents, so a lot can change.
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SOURCE: Fast Company