The Biggest Mistake Each DCEU Film Has Made

One of cinema's most hit-or-miss franchises...

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Few franchises have had a more fascinating journey than the DC Extended Universe.

It might've been inconsistent and had its share of duds, but this is still a deeply interesting film series with a ludicrous amount of highs and lows, successes and failures. It may not be nearly as successful as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's a franchise that has rarely left the public consciousness since first making waves in 2013 with Man of Steel. In particular, the Snyder Cut of Justice League coming to HBO next year is huge news.

In spite of the disappointing box office performance of its most recent movie, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey, it's safe to say that things are getting better for the DCEU. In fact, it hasn't released a terrible film since 2016's Suicide Squad and in order to continue on this upward stride, Warner Bros. should do everything they can to learn from the mistakes of the previous DCEU films.

Being the inconsistent franchise that this is, there are plenty; misjudged performances, awful villains, poor writing and heavy studio interference leap immediately to mind. So, what is the biggest mistake in each DCEU film so far?


Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.