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,