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Articles About theDC Extended Universe

Main Topics

  • Man of Steel (DCEU 01)
    • After watching the first of the DCEU films to be released, this adaptation of Superman gets a lot right (and a few things wrong). After watching the film more than once, we present our review.
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (DCEU 02)
    • After the relative success of Man of Steel (a film that made good money but didn't seem to really have the backing of critics or fans), DC followed it up with a semi-sequel, semi-crossover, putting in the only character in comics arguably bigger than Superman: the Batman. Sadly, the results were just not good.
  • Suicide Squad (DCEU 03)
    • When Batman v Superman came out, people seemed to really hate the movie (which is understandable as it's terrible). This sent DC scrambling in an attempt to fix their universe. This lead to extensive reshoots for their next DCEU film, Suicide Squad which, reportedly, went through three different cuts before being released. Trust us, it didn't help.
  • Wonder Woman (DCEU 04)
    • Staggering and bloody, the DCEU needed a win, and it finally got one with the World War I-set Wonder Woman. This film did everything the other movies in the cinematic universe, and, above all, was fun. DC would learn their lesson after this... eventually.
  • Justice League (DCEU 05)
    • The production of Justice League was troubled, with original director Zack Snyder leaving part way in (for family reasons) and Joss Wheddon coming in to do extensive rewrites and re-edits. Although the final film is watchable, it's still not great in comparison to the filmic output of Marvel.
  • Aquaman (DCEU 06)
    • The first film to really learn from Aquaman, this movie focuses on the titular character for a solo adventure through Atlantis. It's also one of the most gloriously dumb and comedic films of the DCEU, making it one of the best of the run yet.
  • Shazam! (DCEU 07)
    • Young Billy Batson get's the powers of Shazam! and with them becomes the most power Superman-like entity audiences still might be interested in seeing in theaters.

Further Reading

  • Superman on Film: We take a quick look back at Superman as he's appeared on film, leading up to a mini-review of Man of Steel.
  • There's Gotta Be a Better Way: Having gone through the whole of the DCEU, we take a look at DC's plans for it's "Phase II" and try to give some helpful advice on where they should take this whole connected universe.

See Also:

  • Okay, Wait... What?: At one point DC was looking at putting out Batman v Superman up against Captain America: Civil War. We discuss why this was a stupid idea.
  • 2018 Fall/Winter Movie Preview, Part 2: We take a look at upcoming films for the last quarter of 2018, including the new DCEU film, Aquaman.
  • Spring 2019 Movie Preview: A preview of upcoming movies for the second quarter of 2019, with more Shazam! than you can shake a stick at.

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