What Are DC Movies Doing Wrong?

First three DCEU movies gross income.

Man of Steel Gross income: $668,045,518

Batman V Superman gross income: $873,260,194

Suicide Squad gross income: $742,845,679
Compare this to the first three MCU movies.

Iron Man gross income: $585,174,22

The Incredible Hulk gross income: $263,427,551

Iron Man 2 gross income: $623,933,331

 

So why are people wanting another DC reboot when the first three movies in their universe have made a lot more money than the first three Marvel movies.

You can’t exactly say that the first three MCU movies are any better because The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2 suck.

So what  is going wrong with this DCEU?

Lets take a look through some of the major points.

The movies are too dark:

Critics and people in general are bashing these DCEU movies for being too dark and not for families anymore. This is probably true, one of my friends made me realise that most of Man of Steel is grey and lacking in light. BvS has the same problem, almost the entire movie is during the night which gives the movie a very dull tone. Suicide Squad is better with the lightness but again, most of the movie is set at night. How can DC expect kids to keep buying their actions figures and comics if their movies are so dark, unfunny and kind of boring.

Comparatively, the MCU movies are largely set in the daytime and have lots of comedy with interesting and vibrant characters.

When people are watching a movie, specifically a superhero movie, people need to be constantly engaged with what’s happening on screen and having lots of colours keep things interesting.

The movies aren’t funny:

I’m sat here trying to remember a moment I found funny from Man of Steel but I can’t. The movie is fine but it isn’t funny in any way and isn’t supposed to be. BvS has a couple of amusing moments but that movie is a mess which is unforgivable. Suicide Squad is very funny in parts but sometimes I think it tries too hard to differ from it’s predecessors. If you’re going to pick a tone DC, stick to it!

The MCU movies have found the perfect balance between comedy and action. Therefore, it’s not surprising at all that critics love them and so do every day people.

Superhero movies are a bit silly and you need to embrace that and that’s what Marvel do. DC try and go against superhero tropes all time and it looks like that doesn’t work.

 

Warner Bros and DC messed this up right at the start by saying the DCEU movies are going to be ‘darker and grittier than the Marvel movies’. Why? Why wouldn’t you take influence from a universe that’s massively successful?

I’m not a Marvel fanboy, well I am but I also love DC. Just look at my page, I review mainly DC stuff. I really want these DCEU movies to be amazing and they have to smash one and hit one billion dollars soon enough. I can’t see that being Wonder Woman because I don’t the filming for that started around BvS time so they wouldn’t have learnt from their mistakes because they didn’t exist yet. After seeing the Justice League trailer, I think that could be it. It looks funny, action packed and interesting. If the movie is even somewhat decent it will hit one billion dollars, I guarantee that.

Thanks guys and remember that this is just my opinion,

you don’t have to agree,

Baitkinblog.

 

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Why I’m excited for Suicide Squad.

It’s only a couple of months now until the release of the highly anticipated Suicide Squad movie. After the disappointing display of Batman Vs Superman, DC (and me to be honest) are hopeful that this next movie can kick start the entire universe and get people excited for what’s to come.

I’m just going to do a short list of the things I’m looking forward to the most in the Suicide Squad movie.

Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn: 

After the release of the first trailer, lots of hardcore Harley Quinn fans were unhappy because of the lack of ‘Harley’ voice. Honestly, this is just people not being able to accept change, this movie is NOT based on the Arkham games and there are several portrayals where Harley doesn’t have her her pitched accent. Personally, I think that the voice Margot Robbie is putting on is pretty awesome and it puts her own kind of stamp on the character which is always a good thing to do. Clearly the writers at DC think Robbie is doing a great job as it’s already in the works to do a Harley Quinn spin-off movie (Not that I really trust the writers at DC to make decisions). The costume that they have put together for Harley in this movie looks very cool, Margot definitely rocks the hair style and the trashy make up (Yet somehow she still looks insanely attractive?). I’m a big fan of the outfit in general, it captures the craziness of Harley Quinn and also the mild sexiness that comes with her character.

I really think Margot Robbie is going to do a fantastic job as Harley Quinn, I hope that we’ll get to see more of the character if all goes well. DC definitely need to expand there universe and also make it a bit more fun.

Jared Leto as the Joker:

I won’t lie, at the start I wasn’t all that impressed with the new Joker look, all his tattoos looked dumb and his hair was just weird. However, after seeing him in the trailers my opinion has completely changed, I think he looks fantastic and similar to what Margot is doing with Harley, he’s putting his own stamp on the character. Jared Leto’s joker looks so different to the late Heath Ledger’s but that could be a good thing, we don’t need the same Joker that was in the Dark Knight series, this is a new universe and we need something different. If this Joker is cool then everyone will completely overlook the way he looks because that’s what people do. I really do think that people need to stop already trying to compare this Joker to previous ones, just let him be his own thing! It’ll be great, I’m confident in that.

Jared Leto’s role as the joker will definitely be analysed the most out of all the characters in the movie but hopefully he coasts through everyone’s criticisms and creates a new and amazing Joker.

The PG-13 rating:

Yesterday it was announced that the Suicide Squad movie will have a PG-13 rating. At first I was a little disappointed to here that because I was hoping for it to be a lot more violent and full on given the characters on display. However, after giving it some thought, I actually think it’s a good idea to give this movie a lighter tone purely because it’s going to kick-start this universe and they can’t do that with audience of just adults. Children are such a big audience that bring in so much money so in order to keep these movies flowing (even if they’re bad) the studio will need to earn a lot of money. I know Deadpool made crazy money and that was R-rated but Deadpool is completely different, his fan base is crazy and has never received a true interpretation of the character (X-MEN ORIGINS WOLVERINE DID NOT HAVE DEADPOOL AS A CHARACTER! THAT WASN’T DEADPOOL!). 

I’m cool with the PG-13 rating now, it’ll give everyone a chance to enjoy a new movie with a lot of characters that are loved by people old and young.

Other things I’m excited for in the Suicide Squad:

  • I’m sceptical about Will Smith’s interpretation of Deadshot, it hasn’t won me over yet. However, I’m hopeful that by the end of the movie I’ll like his portrayal of the character.
  • I am so excited to see Batman in the film. Batman was probably the best part of the Dawn of Justice movie and I really look forward to seeing how this new Joker and Batman interact and what there on-screen chemistry is like.
  • I’m also quite excited to see Killer Croc in the film, in the trailers he looks kind of strange and quiet but I’m sure that on the big screen he will look fantastic.

My hype levels for this movie are over nine thousand and I need August to hurry up.

Thanks for reading this guys, I had a lot of fun writing this one.

Baitkinblog.