Later in the year, Marvel debuts it’s second movie with a female lead as we learn more (posthumously, sort of) about the Avenger Black Widow. DC will release a sequel to its smash hit Wonder Woman, with more adventures of the Amazonian Princess. But before we get to those, there’s a mixture of heroes and villains in Gotham City with Birds of Prey. Or Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Or Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.
Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad… what do all of these movies have in common? They have serious narrative issues AMONG OTHER SERIOUS ISSUES. But it’s not all gloom for Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe. Here are 5 Reasons to Quit Worrying and Love the DCEU going forward.
There are lots of things to like about the latest installment of the DCEU. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine are charming, they have great chemistry together, Wonder Woman doesn’t murder everyone, etc, but a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes overlooks the 7.5 average of critic scores. (We tend to forgot this – the percentage just means that 92% of critics gave the movie a score of 6.5 or higher.) Even good movies have flubs. Here are 5 things about Wonder Woman that didn’t hit the mark. (Check out the full review here.)
The DCEU’s third installment has burst upon the scene in unusual circumstances: Suicide Squad has been tasked with reinvigorating a franchise that has been mostly lambasted with negative reviews from critics and a majority thumbs up from audiences (not to mention this) while falling short of Warner Bros’ financial expectations. Like its predecessors, this movie has proved divisive and today, I’m here to tell everyone that they’re both right.