DC Extended Universe

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  1. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting to me, because it's the exact opposite for me. My kids can barely make it through a DC movie. Aquaman and WW were especially tough for them because there are just some really long sequences with no action.
     
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    Shazam had a completely different feel to it than some of the other recently put out DC movies. I really liked it, even though it had some cheesy moments. It was very light, but had some dark moments too. The casting and script were also spot on as well. The funny moments seemed to flow and did not feel like they were desperately trying to be funny like the script in justice league did. If the other future DC movies can take that sort of feel from Shazam, I think DC can get back to where they should be. They have an absolute gold mine of heroes and villains, but have continuously put out pretty bad films.
     
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    Shazam was a tough movie to buy into the way you buy into other DC/Marvel movies but it was fairly entertaining. I don't see how it would work in a DC universe sense but on it's own, fun kids movie (Minus the strange moments where it's easily PG13 darkish for no reason. Take the office scene, that was crazy dark where virtually the rest of the movie felt like disney).
     
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  4. 3GenClone

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    Shazam feels very much like an 80s movie, and my kids LOVE 80s movies. We watch the Goonies, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Dark Crystal and I think that's why they loved Shazam so much. I'd agree that the Seven Sins monsters were very scary, especially during the boardroom scene, but when you think of it like an 80s movie it wasn't that far off from what a PG-rated film would have been back then.

    My just kids cannot get in to the MCU right now and I think it has to do with how long it takes for the MCU heroes to get their powers. The MCU films they like are Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther, and both films start off with the heroes already having powers. Films like Iron Man 1 and Captain America: The First Avenger take the first 30 minutes to get to the superpowers. You then have to watch those films first in order to understand what is happening in the sequels and that just completely loses them. With the DC films the superheroes already have powers (except for Shazam), so it's easy to suspend disbelief early on and keep you entertained. I think Shazam held their interest because of the kids and they also liked the scary parts.
     
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    Yeah that boardroom scene... probably one of my biggest parenting fails. Scared one of my kids who was 6 at the time more than probably anything he'd seen up to that point.
     
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    I about crapped my pants watching that and I'm....well....not 6.
     
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    So, I finally hammered out the latest round of Arrowverse shows on Netflix, which means I'm finally officially all caught up.... whew. That is a lot of episodes. With that said, the following is my thoughts on each of the shows as well as my updated Superhero TV rankings to include all of them.

    The Flash (Season 5): This show definitely took another step back on quality this season, mostly weighed down by being centered around Nora Allen, who's story was up and down all season, as well as a very poor cartoony villain. In fact, I'd call this the worst season of the Flash yet. I never really loved the girl cast as Nora Allen and found her very annoying at times, which didn't help the cause. I will say the show at least ended a bit stronger than the rest of the season.

    Supergirl (Season 4): Very surprisingly, I found this show to not only be the best of this round of Arrowverse shows, but also the best season of Supergirl yet. In fact, I'd say this was the only show of all of these I looked forward to watching and didn't get tired of. Especially as the season went on, the show relied less on heavy-handed political messages, which has plagued it in past seasons, and more on organic good storytelling. Bringing in Lex Luthor was really what put the show over the top and Jon Cryer was great in the role. Props to Supergirl.

    Arrow (Season 7): After a big solid return to form in S6, S7 ended up being another big step back and disappointment for me. The first half of the season ended up being better than the back half, and the ultimate big bad turned out to be second worst of the show only to Damien Darhk. The whole plot was super convoluted and none of the flash forward storytelling worked. Maybe its only saving grace was that the setup at the end for next season was really pretty good. Of all the shows, Arrow is suffering right now of just going on too low and being forced to repeat the same tropes and schticks over and over again. I'm glad next season is the last and I hope it goes out with a bang. I think they've set it up to.

    Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4): Whoof, whoof, whoof this show continues to be just outright painful to watch. Its cheese, camp, and villain of the week storytelling just becomes insufferable to watch most of the time. I can't stand how fast and loose they play with time travel in the show too, as the rules seem to constantly change to essentially whatever they want them to be for that particular episode. Most of the new characters are just awful too, especially Moana. Anything Constantine is about the shows only saving grace.

    Here is my updated Superhero TV rankings to include these seasons. You'll notice outside of Supergirl, all of these shows ended up scoring pretty low.

    1. Daredevil (Season 3)
    2. The Punisher (Season 1)
    3. The Flash (Season 1)
    4. Daredevil (Season 2)
    5. Agents of Shield (Season 5)
    6. Daredevil (Season 1)
    7. Agents of Shield (Season 4)
    8. Arrow (Season 2)
    9. Luke Cage (Season 2)
    10. Arrow (Season 1)
    11. Jessica Jones (Season 1)
    12. Supergirl (Season 4)
    13. Arrow (Season 5)
    14. The Flash (Season 2)
    15. Agent Carter (Season 1)
    16. The Gifted (Season 2)
    17. The Gifted (Season 1)
    18. Supergirl (Season 1)
    19. Luke Cage (Season 1)
    20. Runaways (Season 2)
    21. Agents of Shield (Season 2)
    22. Supergirl (Season 2)
    23. The Tick (Season 1)
    24. Iron Fist (Season 2)
    25. Arrow (Season 6)
    26. The Flash (Season 4)
    27. Legion (Season 1)
    28. Jessica Jones (Season 2)
    29. Krypton (Season 1)
    30. Powerless (Season 1)
    31. Cloak and Dagger (Season 1)
    32. The Punisher (Season 2)
    33. Runaways (Season 1)
    34. Gotham (Season 1)
    35. The Flash (Season 3)
    36. Agents of Shield (Season 1)
    37. Agents of Shield (Season 3)
    38. The Defenders (Season 1)
    39. Agent Carter (Season 2)
    40. The Flash (Season 5)
    41. Supergirl (Season 3)
    42. Legion (Season 2)
    43. Gotham (Season 2)
    44. Iron Fist (Season 1)
    45. Constantine (Season 1)
    46. Arrow (Season 3)
    47. Arrow (Season 7)
    48. Arrow (Season 4)
    49. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 1)
    50. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3)
    51. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2)
    52. Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4)
    53. Inhumans (Season 1)
    Next up, I'm on to Cloak and Dagger (Season 2), so look for me to post my thoughts on that one next.
     
  8. Triggermv

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