DC Superheroes

The Kenblog: What’s Wrong With WB’s Superheroes?


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Jared Leto as The Joker in "Suicide Squad"

Jared Leto as The Joker in “Suicide Squad”




It looks like “Suicide Squad” is in the same boat with the critics as “Batman vs. Superman” earlier this year.  Despite heavy promotion, a different director in David Ayer and a superstar cast including Will Smith and Margot Robbie, this latest foray into the DC Cinematic Universe has been slammed by critics much in the same manner as Zach Snyder’s latest tent pole effort involving the Bat and the Big Blue Boy Scout.  You listen to my review here and while I’m not as pessimistic as my colleagues, I do think of “Suicide Squad” as a missed opportunity.   DC has an incredible comic history with some of the most iconic characters in fiction.  Making a cinematic universe with entertaining and engaging stories should be a walk in the park, but somehow Warner Bros.  has made a point of creating polarizing pieces of entertainment that fail to resonate with the general movie going audience. Continue reading