Rotten Tomatoes aggregates the review scores of other outlets to create what it calls the "Tomatometer", a single numerical score that's meant to indicate whether a film is worth seeing or should be skipped.
Curiously, that 43 has not yet made its way on Justice League's page on the Rotten Tomatoes site itself just yet, so you will just have to throw your own rotten tomato against a hard surface to get the satisfying splat you crave.
Rotten Tomatoes has finally revealed the number fans have been waiting to see it.
The score isn't all that surprising. 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. This indicating to some that WB didn't want the score getting out there and influencing audience's not to see the movie. There is often a strong correlation between the length of time between an embargo lift date and the Rotten Tomatoes score of a movie.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie now has a 40 percent rating from professional critics.
The primary concern here is that sites like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic could be influential enough to stop people from going to see the movie if it is given a bad review, and that perhaps the critics giving the movie a bad review are all wrong. Our own Mike Ryan said, "I am legitimately bummed out about how much I disliked Justice League", adding that the scenes reshot by Joss Whedon didn't match up, "like having a soup, then sprinkling the soup with basketballs".
Breitbart's John Nolte blamed it on "corporate chicanery", but others feel a Tomatometer score wouldn't impact the film's success because it already has a loyal, built-in fan base.
Reeling Reviews: while it offers little new story-wise...and suffers from the same, sludgy CGI battles that marred the end of "Wonder Woman", it's better than the film it picks up from and two of its three new characters are a lot of fun. And after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was greeted to infamously negative reviews, there is even more sensitivity around Justice League's arrival. Does this mean Warner Bros.is nervous about the score? Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.
The Rotten Tomatoes score and critic reviews are now available to view.