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27 Reasons the DC Movies Kind of Suck

Updated June 14, 2019 55.1k votes 4.9k voters 39.9k views27 items

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    2,541
    342

    DC's Films Feel Rushed

  • 2
    2,138
    285

    Too Much Studio Interference

  • 3
    2,073
    328

    There's No Single Creative Direction

  • 4
    2,215
    369

    DC Refuses to Build Their Second Tier Characters

  • 5
    2,393
    420

    DC Is Trying Too Hard to Build a Universe

  • 6
    1,914
    398

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

  • 7
    1,709
    360

    DC's Films Are Half Baked

  • 8
    1,612
    354

    The Films Lack Aesthetic Cohesion

  • 9
    1,381
    351

    The Films Have No Staying Power

  • 10
    2,103
    625

    Too Much Reliance on Batman

  • 11
    2,183
    665

    They're Simply Not Fun

  • 12
    1,682
    497

    DC Continues to Jam the Same Characters Down Our Throats

  • 13
    1,591
    498

    The Casts Don't Have Any Chemistry

  • 14
    1,215
    372

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

  • 15
    1,596
    527

    Zack Snyder is Obsessed with Destruction Porn

  • 16
    1,188
    436

    Pick a Color Palette!

  • 17
    1,202
    463

    They're Basically the Same Thing Over and Over

  • 18
    1,268
    501

    The CGI Looks Pretty Bad

  • 19
    1,035
    414

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

  • 20
    1,299
    546

    The Characters Are Dull

  • 21
    1,165
    500

    The Characters Are Unrelatable

  • 22
    1,474
    682

    They're Far Too Grim

  • 23
    1,025
    480

    Every Character Has a Tortured Back Story

  • 24
    894
    478

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

  • 25
    908
    557

    DC Is Stuck in the '90s