Rotten Tomatoes announced that the Tomatometer rating for Justice League won't be revealed until 12:01 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 16 in conjunction with the aggregator website's new Facebook show See It/Skip It.
And, for the final nail in the coffin in the conspiracy theory that Rotten Tomatoes has it in for DC movies, is the fact that Warner Brothers actually own a stake in Fandango, the parent company of Rotten Tomatoes. If these tweets are to be believed, it seems Flixster, a movie app which features Rotten Tomatoes' scores, has unintentionally leaked the scores. Warner's Justice League is tracking to debut to $110 million this weekend.
But how about the overall rating?
Fans will have to wait until the release to know where Justice League finally stands on the Rotten Tomatoes site. Turns out, a little of column A, little of column B.More news: New research shows that owning a dog could save your life
Nevertheless, Batman v. Superman ($873 million worldwide) and Suicide Squad ($745.6 milllion) went on to be box-office hits, their Rotten Tomatoes scores notwithstanding.
That ranking - which will fluxuate as more critics' reviews come in - puts the Justice League movie in the middle of pack with other DCEU films: Wonder Woman (92%), Man of Steel (55%), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%), and Suicide Squad (26%). However, those who are waiting for the Rotten Tomatoes scores will have to wait another day for the site to reveal its rating. The positive certification has impacted several movies - including Wonder Woman.
With the infamous Rotten Tomatoes mark already out in the open, we can now all move on, forget about the score, see Justice League and have our own thoughts about it, hopefully without the site's grade clouding our own judgment. Early reviews appeared to be very mixed-praising good character dynamics but slamming the movie's lackluster villain, the relatively unknown and unimpressive Steppenwolf.
As promised, the official review score was revealed on See It/Skip It toward the end of the episode.More news: Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria
The Daily Dot has contacted Rotten Tomatoes for comment.
Screen Rant: Justice League successfully ushers in a new era for DC Films and delivers lots of superhero fun - at the expense of a richer and more layered movie.
So, in summation, critics reviews are useful, but more likely to help a great, tiny movie to get attention, rather than stop a bad (or, in this case, mediocre) blockbuster making bank.More news: Record $76.5 billion aircraft sold in a day