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.
DC's Films Feel Rushed
DC Refuses to Build Their Second Tier Characters
Too Much Studio Interference
There's No Single Creative Direction
Warner Bros. Hasn't Taken the Same Chances Marvel Has with Smaller Characters
DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build a Universe
DC's Films Are Half Baked
The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohesion
DC Continues to Jam the Same Characters Down Our Throats
The Films Have No Staying Power
The Casts Don't Have Any Chemistry
Some of the Concepts Don't Translate Well to the Screen
Zack Snyder is Obsessed with Destruction Porn
Too Much Reliance on Batman
They're Simply Not Fun
Pick a Color Palette!
They're Basically the Same Thing Over and Over
The CGI Looks Pretty Bad
The Characters Are Dull
DC Movies Seem Like They Were Concocted in a Lab Hidden in a Hot Topic
The Characters Are Unrelatable
Every Character Has a Tortured Back Story
The Stories Aren't Rooted in Reality (or Anything, for That Matter)
They're Far Too Grim
DC Is Stuck in the '90s