Which recent DC/WB screw up annoyed you the most?

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Which DC Screw up Annoyed you the most?

  1. DC/WB mishandling the first Green Lantern film

  2. DC/WB making a polarizing Superman reboot in MOS

  3. DC/WB ruining the first live action meeting of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman

  4. DC making a mess of the first Villain-centric Comic book film

  5. DC's mishandling of the first ever Justice League film

  6. I like most of DC's recent decisions

  7. Other

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  1. The Batman

    The Batman The Dark Knight

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    For many fans, WB/DC have been mishandling their properites for the better part of a decade. Which example of mishandling made you the most annoyed?
     
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  2. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I'd say BvS. Talk about a total balls up of what should have been a landmark story for the franchise.
     
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  3. Chip Chipperson

    Chip Chipperson KNOCK KNOCK LET THE DEVIL IN

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    its BvS by a country mile. This was the first time that these icons met on the big screen. That's right. Icons. Larger than life characters that have dominated pop culture up until about 2012 when Avengers came out. And even then, people were excited to see their childhood heroes come to life. Most of us expected them to screw up JL. I'm sure a lot of us expected them to screw up BvS after Man of Steel, but we still had that hope. Then the hope died.
     
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  4. RomanticPenguin

    RomanticPenguin Superman loves ya

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    so much to choose, hmmm
     
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  5. STARMAN

    STARMAN Rebel With A Cause

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    BvS. In a series of self inflicting wounds that one annoyed me the most.
     
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  6. Boy Scout

    Boy Scout Well-Known Member

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    Where it all started: MOS.
     
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  7. Rorschach2012

    Rorschach2012 I'll Cancel the Pizzas

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    BvS. After BvS, I didn't have high hopes for Justice League, so I wasn't as disappointed.
     
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  8. Visualiza

    Visualiza Jimmy Scrambles

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    Agreed. I don't even think GL did as much damage to the brand as MoS did.
     
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  9. StarLord

    StarLord You're Welcome

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    Justice League.

    0-180 on characters, not being able to promote Superman... in a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie (granted, the stupid idea to kill him was in BvS) and then there's the awful CGI, moustache-gate and change of director.
     
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  10. Kahran Ramsus

    Kahran Ramsus Well-Known Member

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    BvS. The first time ever we got to see Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman on the big screen together. That can only happen once. There will never be a first time again. And they screwed it up.
     
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  11. Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel SHAZAM!

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    I knew things were in trouble when I read an article about how WB's takeaway from the success of The Dark Knight Trilogy is that superhero movies with a dark tone worked, therefore all their DC movies from then on would be dark. I knew that would turn into a mess straightaway, and I was right when I saw Man of Steel, and it's all been downhill from there.
     
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  12. Hello2016

    Hello2016 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't bother seeing Justice League as just felt like actual movie never got released. Quite a mishmash, very poor budget handling, looks poor, ect.

    I didn't see Suicide Squad either after reading about the re-shoots months before it released and the denial of changes soon to follow.:whatever:

    BvS some may hate but at least was what it was (Directors cut helped iron out editing issues the film had so at least an intact release even if hate the film itself).
     
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  13. AVEITWITHJAMON

    AVEITWITHJAMON Cloud kicks ass

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    Easily JL for me, what an absolute mess of a movie.
     
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  14. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Still to see Justice League so I don't feel I can vote, but of the others it's a tie between Green Lantern and Suicide Squad. Thing is I didn't hate either of them, but they were definitely nowhere near what they could/should have been. As for MoS and BvS I liked them; some problems for sure, but I still enjoyed the hell out of them.
     
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  15. Erzengel

    Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I could have overlooked JL and SS if BvS was stellar.
     
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  16. Hello2016

    Hello2016 Well-Known Member

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    lol!:whatever:
     
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  17. Deck Rickard

    Deck Rickard Dare if you dare

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    I voted for the turd trifecta of BvS, Suicide Squad and Justice League, though I'd have to say that BvS was the point of no return. Had BvS worked, then maybe they could have gotten away with Suicide Squad being crappy. And JL would have presumably been good (maybe). But BvS was a disaster and then... WB decided to just stay the course and let Snyder ruin JL. And then, big surprise, he made a horrible movie, so WB decided to course correct HALFWAY THROUGH and fired him and then hired Joss Whedon to try and turn bowel cancer into a diamond.

    So many horrible decisions by so many involved. It's a miracle Wonder Woman turned out as good as it did. Maybe Aquaman and Shazam will turn out good, I don't know.
     
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  18. OutOfBoose

    OutOfBoose Russian Hacker

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    What annoyed me the most is definitely Suicide Squad. I don't care all that much for WW and Superman, but it's hard for me to tolerate trashing of the Batverse.

    That being said, I voted for "the unholy trilogy" of BvS-SS-JL.
     
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  19. Steyin

    Steyin Bidding you ADIEU!

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    BvS for the sole reason that it should have just been MoS 2. Going through with the inclusion of Batman, and then WW was ****ing icing on the crap cake.
     
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  20. m1ll3r

    m1ll3r Failed experiment

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    BvS will win this poll by a country mile, and deservedly so. It was a horrible movie when it came out, and its reputation only gets worse as time goes by. All but the most hardcore Snyder fans acknowledge its sheer awfulness these days.
     
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  21. Brother Jack

    Brother Jack Believer

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    MOS isn't a terrible movie, but it did have some sizable flaws that could have been dealt with in a properly executed sequel. Instead they made BVS. That was the point at which it was clear WB/DC were making virtually all the wrong decisions.
     
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  22. OutOfBoose

    OutOfBoose Russian Hacker

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    Yeah, Man of Steel is a mediocre film, but it didn't do any damage, assuming you can accept Superman's killing if there's no other choice.
     
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  23. Boom

    Boom I got nothin'

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    Their handling of Justice League. Easy.

    While Snyder's ideas for BvS were cynical and misguided, he was allowed to make the film he wanted to make and the film had a clear singular vision under his guidance. The ambition was clearly there, and I can at the very least respect that. Justice League, on the other hand, is the embodiment of corporate greed, cynicism, impatience, reactionism, and sheer stupidity. It literally could not have been handled worse, from start to finish. It's a cookie-cutter movie from the bowels of hell, and more people should have lost their jobs over it.
     
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  24. Chip Chipperson

    Chip Chipperson KNOCK KNOCK LET THE DEVIL IN

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    JL was bad, sure. But after what we got with BvS, the ones who were put off by it expected this. We were prepared. BvS is really where the damage made itself known. MOS was teetering between good and bad film (I still think its solid despite the serious problems I had with it), but there were enough promising elements for WB to move ahead with Snyder, I guess. Or it could just be that no sane/respected director would work under the conditions that Zack had agreed to when they finally convinced him to take the gig. Also can I just mention how sad it is that he was one of their last choices, he didn't even want the job at first, they finally convinced him and here we are.

    They went from MOS which was supposed to be a standalone superman universe, to a full on DC Movie Universe. If I remember, MOS got delayed in 2012. Avengers dropped that summer, and WB had its heart set on the connected stuff. It was all ill conceived from the start. They saw the success of the dark knight trilogy and thought they could do that with superman. All changed with that delay and Avengers though.

    They could've released a good JL movie but the interest still wouldn't have been there after the absolute dumpster fire that was BvS. The general audience really did not like nor connect with that movie. The brand isn't damaged beyond repair, but they really need to look at these properties in a different light. Get people who understand/love these characters. If you can swing a big name director/writer to make a film, thats great too. They shouldn't settle on someone just to meet a deadline or be worried that they'll miss the boat on a trend. Just make good movies and let things happen naturally. Sigh.
     
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  25. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I liked MoS. And as much as I wanted Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman on the big screen together, I really wish we'd had a Supes solo trilogy first.
     
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