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27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck

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
    1

    DC's Films Feel Rushed

  • DC Refuses to Build Their Second Tier Characters
    2

    DC Refuses to Build Their Second Tier Characters

  • Too Much Studio Interference
    3

    Too Much Studio Interference

  • There's No Single Creative Direction
    4

    There's No Single Creative Direction

  • Warner Bros. Hasn't Taken the Same Chances Marvel Has with Smaller Characters
    5

    Warner Bros. Hasn't Taken the Same Chances Marvel Has with Smaller Characters

  • DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build a Universe
    6

    DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build a Universe

  • DC's Films Are Half Baked
    7

    DC's Films Are Half Baked

  • The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohesion
    8

    The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohesion

  • DC Continues to Jam the Same Characters Down Our Throats
    9

    DC Continues to Jam the Same Characters Down Our Throats

  • The Films Have No Staying Power
    10

    The Films Have No Staying Power

  • The Casts Don't Have Any Chemistry
    11

    The Casts Don't Have Any Chemistry

  • Some of the Concepts Don't Translate Well to the Screen
    12

    Some of the Concepts Don't Translate Well to the Screen

  • Zack Snyder is Obsessed with Destruction Porn
    13

    Zack Snyder is Obsessed with Destruction Porn

  • Too Much Reliance on Batman
    14

    Too Much Reliance on Batman

  • They're Simply Not Fun
    15

    They're Simply Not Fun

  • Pick a Color Palette!
    16

    Pick a Color Palette!

  • They're Basically the Same Thing Over and Over
    17

    They're Basically the Same Thing Over and Over

  • The CGI Looks Pretty Bad
    18

    The CGI Looks Pretty Bad

  • The Characters Are Dull
    19

    The Characters Are Dull

  • DC Movies Seem Like They Were Concocted in a Lab Hidden in a Hot Topic
    20

    DC Movies Seem Like They Were Concocted in a Lab Hidden in a Hot Topic

  • The Characters Are Unrelatable
    21

    The Characters Are Unrelatable

  • Every Character Has a Tortured Back Story
    22

    Every Character Has a Tortured Back Story

  • The Stories Aren't Rooted in Reality (or Anything, for That Matter)
    23

    The Stories Aren't Rooted in Reality (or Anything, for That Matter)

  • They're Far Too Grim
    24

    They're Far Too Grim

  • DC Is Stuck in the '90s
    25

    DC Is Stuck in the '90s