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DC Fans Weigh In on the DCEU’s Many Failures

Why does the DCEU keep striking out? DC fans have some ideas.

Over the last decade, comic book movies have taken Hollywood by storm. Franchise films are the cinematic standard (and most-likely recipients of box office triumph), but the DC Extended Universe has failed to garner the same critical and box office success as its Marvel counterpart (the Marvel Cinematic Universe). While some DC films boast strong ticket sales, they face critical condemnation. Other DCEU films, like the recent Blue Beetle — which currently boasts a solid 76% critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes — receive critical praise but fail to get butts in seats. So, fans have taken to Twitter to discuss (and try to explain) the franchise’s past and current failings. 

DC fans need to step up and support new movies

Does the DCEU need Zack Snyder to come back?

People blame Snyder for the DCEU’s failure; Is it his fault?

DC films got lighter, sacrificing their original dark flair in the process

Maybe the mystical was the way to go 

Can James Gunn turn the ship around?

Stop comparing DC movies to Marvel ones

Did DC start to copy Marvel, destroying its chances at individual success? 


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Josh Lezmi

Josh is an entertainment writer and editor at Thought Catalog.