Why Is It That DC Is Better In Comics, TV Shows, Video Games And Animated Movies, But The DCEU Sucks?
A good question right? I mean have you noticed what I am talking about? Arrow, rocks! The Flash rocks! The comics for everyone rule! Hell, even the animated Justice League and independent movies are pretty much a ton of fun! So why, (especially when you consider the rich history the movies came from,) does the DCEU suck so majorily!
Now before I continue, let me tell you what I mean in regard to the movies…
So before all of the hoopla with every other DC vehicle that is currently in existence, Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) & Tim Burton (Beetlejuice), did something truly amazing, when they re-energized the world, by bringing Batman and Superman back to the big screen!
I mean Christoper Reeve (Village Of The Damned), as a light hearted Superman, fighting overwhelming odds, to fight for truth, justice and the American Way, versus Henry Cavill’s (The Tudors), darker Superman is so much better!
And Batman… What the fuck! I mean seriously Warner Brothers! Do you just try to take every latest iteration of the Dark Knight and make a brilliant series, only to follow it up with grabage? Here is what I mean:
1. Tim Burton and Michael Keaton (Multiplicity) brought Batman back to the big screen in a fun surrealistic universe that ruled! Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys), basically destroyed that series with Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997)! Then you go and give Christian Bale (American Psycho) this great opporunity to do something truly brilliant! And he succeeds! Only to be followed up with a subpar Batman in the area of Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland)!
Then you tie both Suprman and Batman to a substandard series, and follow it up with a Justice League movie that could have been so much better then it actually was! So I ask… What The Fuck?
And this is coming from a guy who loves DC superheroes! I mean when most of my friends were in love with X-Men comics, my favorite heroes were, ‘Superman’ & ‘Batman’! And you know what? They still are! The work that Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve, Tim Burton, Michael Keaton & Christian Bale did in their various vehicles were awe inspiring!
But where as those were awe inspiring the DCEU, has been well… To see the least, ‘acceptable’!
Ben Affleck, did a good enough job as a grizzled older Batman… Henry Cavill has done the best he could with what he has to work with… But I will admit, Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones), is pretty awesome as, ‘AquaMan’ and well Gal Gadot (Fast Five)… Her portrayal as Wonder Woman was pretty epic! And well I know I keep complaining about this… But Grant Gustin (A Mother’s Nightmare) is always in my opinion going to be the one true Flash! Ezra Miller (Trainwreck)… Sorry buddy, for me… You will never work as the Flash!
Check out what I mean for all of this… I mean don’t get me wrong, the DCEU is alright as a standalone… But when you consider what is out there… The DCEU pretty much sucks compared to what is out there!