Total Nerd 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules This is a worst list: vote up the things about the DC cinematic universe that annoy you.

At times it can be hard to quantify what makes a movie bad. Some films just leave you feeling a keen sense of blah. But not the films of the DC Cinematic Universe; the movies that make up DC’s growing slate of properties each have their own, unique acrid aroma that permeates each frame. With a terrifying number of new films on the horizon, it’s time to lay out all the reasons the DC movies are bad. Do you remember the last time you had fun in a DC movie? Did Suicide Squad truly inspire you to smile? Or were you checking your watch and timing your next bathroom break? Come along, true believer, and find out exactly why the DC films are bad.

The worst things about the DC Cinematic Universe is there’s no fun in any of the movies, which is strange, because DC TV shows are fun. Seems like whomever runs DC’s film division forgot they’re making movies for children about people who wear spandex and fight robots while flying through space. It’s hard to understand how someone could take such a fun concept and render it completely joyless, but the folks behind the DC films have figured it out. Whether you’re a Marvel fan boy here to revel in the quicksand of DC’s Cinematic Universe, or you’re a DC die hard here to get angry, keep reading to find out why DC’s movies are the worst.

And don’t forget to vote on the things about the DC Cinematic Universe that annoy you. 

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DC's Films Feel Rushed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC's Films Feel Rushed

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DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build a Universe

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325 48
DC Refuses to Build Their Seco... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC Refuses to Build Their Second Tier Characters

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320 53
Too Much Studio Interference is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Too Much Studio Interference

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317 61
There's No Single Creative Dir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
There's No Single Creative Direction

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340 76
They're Simply Not Fun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
They're Simply Not Fun

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297 58
Warner Bros. Hasn't Taken ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Warner Bros. Hasn't Taken the Same Chances Marvel Has with Smaller Characters

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332 78
Zack Snyder is Obsessed with D... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Zack Snyder is Obsessed with Destruction Porn

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280 72
DC Continues to Jam the Same C... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC Continues to Jam the Same Characters Down Our Throats

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The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohes... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohesion

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DC's Films Are Half Baked is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC's Films Are Half Baked

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The Casts Don't Have Any Chemi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Casts Don't Have Any Chemistry

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The Characters Are Dull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Characters Are Dull

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Too Much Reliance on Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Too Much Reliance on Batman

Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck

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The Films Have No Staying Powe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Films Have No Staying Power

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230 84
The Characters Are Unrelatable is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Characters Are Unrelatable

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DC Movies Seem Like They Were ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC Movies Seem Like They Were Concocted in a Lab Hidden in a Hot Topic

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Pick a Color Palette! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Pick a Color Palette!

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Every Character Has a Tortured... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Every Character Has a Tortured Back Story

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195 80
They're Basically the Same Thi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
They're Basically the Same Thing Over and Over

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Some of the Concepts Don't Tra... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Some of the Concepts Don't Translate Well to the Screen

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They're Far Too Grim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
They're Far Too Grim

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The Stories Aren't Rooted ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Stories Aren't Rooted in Reality (or Anything, for That Matter)

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The CGI Looks Pretty Bad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The CGI Looks Pretty Bad

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DC Is Stuck in the '90s is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
DC Is Stuck in the '90s

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The Films Aren't Diverse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
The Films Aren't Diverse

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Their Heroes Are Over Powered is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck
Their Heroes Are Over Powered