Justice League finally hits worldwide theaters on November 17 after several months of anticipation from the fans. Some countries launched the movie before the release date after opening cinemas to first moviegoers midnight on November 16.

But early movie reviews on “Justice League” were not happy about how the film was presented to the viewers. Much of the feedback noted the “failure to create” an exciting antagonist, good effects, and “good comprehensible story,” Insider reported.

“’Justice League’ has good superheroes but they get bogged down by a lame villain and plot to destroy the world,” Insider’s Kirsten Acuna wrote.

There were also other responses that shared the same sentiment as this publication.

The movie saw the return of actors Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. They have previously appeared in the other DC movie franchises such as “Wonder Woman” and “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”

Fans could not help but compare the newly-released movie to the previous DC franchises. The new film is regarded as the direct sequel following the events in “Batman v Superman.”

Bad reviews

Earlier viewers were brave to lambast the way the movie appeared on the very first day. A review on Vox said “Justice League” failed to bring “anything beyond the primal fun of smashing action figures together.”

It added that the plot ran for two hours filled with “origin stories, heroic introductions, orange villain flares, and blue lightning” that turned the story “into two hours of celluloid.” This franchise particularly told of the collaboration of some of the most celebrated DC superheroes in their fight against an alien attack launched on Earth.

Aside from the returning actors, Warner Bros introduced Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Many of the reviews also blamed much of the outcome from the directorial style of Joss Whedon.

Whedon took over the directorial duties midway into the production after Zack Snyder left to spend more time with his family.

Snyder has previously worked with “Batman v Superman” and “Man Of Steel.”

Delayed rating

Fans also noted how Aquaman’s character appeared too far from the way he looked in the original comic book series. Moreover, popular website rotten tomatoes also sent viewers to a cliffhanger after leaving the movie’s rating section blank.

Rotten Tomatoes had earlier revealed its score, giving “Justice League” a rating of 48 percent and 51 percent, Slash Film reported. These are low scores that landed on the website’s “certified rotten” category.