Published: Thu, November 16, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Justice League Rotten Tomatoes Score Delayed Until Opening Day!

Rotten Tomatoes scorings are often a way for filmgoers to get an idea of the quality of a movie without reading possible spoiler ridden reviews.

One determining factor in how willing people will be to see Justice League depends on the Rotten Tomatoes score. The general press embargo for reviews of the film is 2:50 AM Wednesday morning. At that time, a score must have formed in the program's internal system, but Rotten Tomatoes announced that it would keep the score hidden until midnight tonight, with the launch of its new program "See It/Skip It". Either way, the situation is proof that Time Warner could keep fans from seeing negative reviews about a Warner Bros. movie - if it wanted to. In any case, Warner Brothers appears to be on Brett Ratner's side in this one instance, taking an unprecedented precaution with its forthcoming tentpole flick, Justice League. The "See It/Skip It" Facebook reveal is scheduled to air at 12:01 am on Thursday, November 16. Many thought this had to do with Warner Bros having business tentacles that connect to Rotten Tomatoes, but the official reasoning is that the site was saving the score for their online review show. After the groundbreaking success of Wonder Woman, the DC extended universe needs another hit to right-side its critically maligned franchise. Given how well DC movies have performed with critics thus far (Wonder Woman excluded) many thought that Justice League would be another lowly rated outing. Though it should also be pointed out that anyone seeing the movie Thursday night has likely already bought their tickets, so they wouldn't be put off by a poor Rotten Tomatoes score. But there's no evidence that Rotten Tomatoes is wholly responsible for a steadily falling box office numbers.

Justice League has a November 17, 2017 release directed by Zack Snyder, with the story by Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder, the screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Willem Dafoe an Atlantean, Nuidis Vulko. It may mostly excite fans, he said.

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