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The Geekometer: Justice League Edition

An aggregate of Justice League review scores from REAL fans.

Justice League reviews went live officially last night and we’re doing our best to aggregate reviews from fandom – REAL fans. This is our first go at this so help us out a little! If you have an established website (meaning more than a couple of articles) and have reviewed Justice League, pass it along to us with a rating on a scale of 1-10. We’ll be updating this frequently.

Methodology

Getting accurate aggregate scoring for film reviews isn’t easy. Like Rotten Tomatoes, there’s a fair amount of judgement calls and assumptions when reviewers don’t give definitive numerical rankings or letter grades. In these cases, we actually low-ball the scores in our system. A gushing review might be a 9.0 or a 9.5. A generally positive becomes a 8.0 or 8.5. And a mixed-positive falls in the 7.0 – 7.9 range. Mixed-negative will be in the 6.0 – 6.9 range while deplorable ones, eh, we’ll just give them a 5.0 and be done with it.

When reviewers DO give numerical scores, they sometimes have to be recalculated to fit our review grading system. For example, 4 out of 5 Stars sounds like a great review, it’s actually 80%. So when transferring to our ‘Scale of 1 – 10’ system, it becomes 8 out of 10. If you find that flawed, by all means tell me why I’m wrong. I like numbers, but I’m not real good at crunching them.

The reviews we include here are either submitted to us or found on Twitter. We then check to see if the reviewer is on Rotten Tomatoe’s critics list and ignore the ones that are. Criteria for inclusion is simple:

1. Reviewer isn’t a Rotten Tomatoes critic
2. Reviewer actually has a website with other reviews.
3. Bonus points if the reviewer often writes about genre movies (science fiction, horror, superheroes, etc.)

Finally, we are not handpicking the reviews to achieve a specific score range. If you’re surprised our aggregate score is a bit higher than Rotten Tomatoes, it’s because these reviews are from writers who essentially cover genre films (horror, sci fi, superhero, fantasy, etc.) They’re not arthouse critics and don’t review films based on pretension.

And, by all means, if your review is represented here and I misinterpreted your rank, let me know and I’ll correct it.

So here we go!

About the author

Joey Davis

Joey is a former rock star, former DJ and would-be novelist who once read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlocked the secrets of the universe.

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