Does "Justice League" have the same amount of heart and development that has gone into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Many critics would argue no. The film currently holds a 40 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. New York Post's Sara Stewart writes:
A pointless flail of expensive (yet, somehow, cheap-looking) CGI that no amount of tacked-on quips, or even Gadot's luminescent star power, can rescue.
Not all the critics hated the film. Many felt the film was setting up the rest of the universe and franchise. And the action is pretty darn spectacular. Leonard Maltin writes:
There is something intrinsically compelling about a gathering like this. At its best, Justice League is a lot of fun–the kind of fun I look for in a comic-book superhero movie. It even removes the unpleasant aftertaste of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice–and for that alone I am grateful. In fact, the film makes a concerted effort to rebuild the image of Superman as an object of awe and the ultimate superhero. I grew up with that character and he still holds a special place in my heart, and when he stands strong as part of the Justice League I revert to my boyhood feeling of hero-worship.