Following the release of Aquaman which garnered very tame reviews, it is becoming more and more evident that DC movies are unable to rival the much broader Marvel Cinematic Universe, who always seem to one-up the
For those of you who are unaware, the DCEU (DC Extended Universe), now known as the Worlds of DC as of now consists of 6 movies. Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League and Aquaman. Now, this is hard for me to admit, being a DC fan and all but, (with the exception of Wonder Woman) I did not enjoy a single one of these movies. And I know for a fact that I’m not alone in this. When I looked up the films online, I was shocked when I saw their scores on Rotten Tomatoes (not that Rotten Tomatoes’ score mean too much, I just found this really interesting) Man of Steel has a meager 56%, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad share a horrendous 27%, and Justice League has an abysmal 40%. Only Wonder Woman seemed to hold its head high among the others, with a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
These ratings are bad for any franchise, let alone for DC. Honestly, with such great characters, it seems impossible to make a bad DC movie, yet here we are 5 years into the inception of the DCEU and nobody is happy. So what exactly are they doing wrong?
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One more problem DC face is the pressure they put on their directors and script writers to churn out more and more films in less amount of time to make more money. This has had sort of a negative effect on them, as their films are grossly underperforming at the box offices as well. Forcing reshoots and last minute changes on the directors just to make the film more “DC-ish” shows that the people who are currently in charge right now have a poor understanding of their own audience.
The bottom line is, DC needs to recruit fresher talent and give them the space and the time they need. Instead of always thinking head as to what the next film will be and when it should come out, DC should focus on putting all their effort on making their movies more enjoyable. That is, they should choose quality over quantity, and soon everything will fall into place. After all, people just want to be entertained.