Why Are DC Films So Bad?

Steve Rose asks the relevant question: ‘Why do DC keep on getting it so wrong with their movies? Having burned their two main tentpoles earlier this year with the unloved “Batman V Superman,” the comic-book behemoth was banking on the current “Suicide Squad” to restore its grand franchise fortunes. But now “Suicide Squad” has been roundly panned by the critics, leaving the grand plan for a decade-long cycle of crossover superhero movies (known as the DC Extended Universe, or DCEU) in tatters. DC’s arch-rivals Marvel continue to pull off the trick of making each new superhero movie feel like a breath of fresh air. Each new DC movie, by contrast, feels like a suffocating cloud of gloom. And each failure heaps even more expectation upon the next DC movie.’

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