Meanwhile, the folks over at rival critic aggregation site Metacritic are jumping up and down to get people to check our their score for the film (which has slipped a bit from Wednesday, down to 49 as more reviews were added).
The movie is doing better other DC films. It was only over the previous weekend that critics were allowed to release their first reactions and only recently that they published full reviews.
These films have been largely review proof, bringing in huge amounts of ticket sales despite the overwhelming critical derision, and Justice League is expected to be no different. Turns out, a little of column A, little of column B.
There's no word on whether Warner Bros. had any influence on the Rotten Tomatoes rating delay, but it should be noted that the studio has an ownership stake in Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes' parent company. After reviews came out for Batman v Superman, some fans believed that critics were paid to give the movie negative reviews, and even after Wonder Woman debuted with a certified fresh rating there was still plenty of anguish among fans, some who took the celebration of positive reviews as a slight against the films that weren't as well-received.More news: 'Lord of the Rings' TV Series Heading to Amazon
With regard to the site's established way of analyzing their aggregated data, Justice League is dubbed Rotten.
The reviews are in, and now, so is the Rotten Tomatoes score. Be sure to tell us your thoughts on Rotten Tomatoes and DC Films in the comments!
"I'm sorry that everyone wasted their time and money making it", Vanity Fair critic Richard Lawson wrote in a review headlined, "'Justice League' is a big, ugly mess". Justice League releases on November 17. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.
It was revealed yesterday that Rotten Tomatoes planned to reserve revealing the Tomatometer score for Justice League, WB's pricy and hotly anticipated superhero epic, until 12:01am EST on Thursday-the pre-dawn morning of the day the film opens to evening screenings. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.