Why is Batman the only DC movie liked latley

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#1 Posted by Rell127 (291 posts) - - Show Bio

It's odd to me that this is the only movie DC has done right lately. I mean their last ones have been bad if it's not batman.

Im not really a Fan of Nolan's Batman. Im just shocked why batman is the only character people like from DC when it comes to films lately?

#2 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it is the only good one.

#3 Posted by _Zombie_ (10226 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

Pretty much this. DC's far behind when it comes to making good live-action movies. Batman's the only film series to be consistently good so far.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27713 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Green Lantern

#5 Edited by luckydomino1 (491 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it is the only good one.

becasuse its the only good one superman blowed the green lantern movie is crap watchmen oh god watchmen id dc decides to make wonderwoaman movie it better be good

#6 Posted by _Zombie_ (10226 posts) - - Show Bio

@luckydomino1 said:

Because it is the only good one.

becasuse its the only good one superman blowed the green lantern movies were crap watchmen oh god watchmen id dc decides to make wonderwoaman movie it better be good

Watchmen was actually good, though. Not a direct adaptation, but it was still good.

#7 Posted by joshmightbe (24106 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern wasn't nearly as bad as people say but it was by no means a good movie, if you ask me Nolan's Batman movies are liked more because more effort seems to be being done to make them good.

#8 Posted by yumyumbubblegum (618 posts) - - Show Bio

Minimum CGI. Maximum plot.

#9 Posted by The Impersonator (4317 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

#10 Posted by Hazlenaut (1960 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they need a consultant to tell them who any of the DC characters are. Hollywood needs a relation of any of the dc characters are. I am still surprise how they could mess up Jonah Hex. They just need to follow their Westerns.

#11 Posted by Killerjax (353 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Lantern was actually REAALLY good...

#12 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't seen GL movie :'( but the only thing I know is that Superman Returns Sucks, is the worst sh*t ever, besides that one I haven't seen any non-Batman Movie

#13 Posted by Enosisik (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Superman old and new but next time he needs to fight Darksied. Most DC comics are just so out dated and goody goody that ppl find it hard to relate to the story. You can look at Ironman and Batman and actually picture someone being smart enough to build a suit and machines like those in the story. It gives ppl a sense of 'hey that could be me'. X-men are young and or have a sympathetic story such as Cyclops and losing Jean and Logan not knowing who he is ect . It connects to the thoughts of young ppl who are looking to find themselves and of course the tragedy connects to raw emotion as well as real life losses that ppl suffer everyday. Not saying that Marvel has a better story just that many of their characters are easier to relate to. It's hard to feel bad for a Superman who is by our human standards perfect. He has the power that every man wants , he had the girl, he has a good job and he's loved by billions of ppl worldwide. oh and he never has to worry about getting sick or any of the normal physical pains that we as humans feel everyday.. So..., if Superman has a bad day and has to fight a couple of giant monsters that in truth (he could just throw into space and save himself some time if he chose to) .. Yeah it's just difficult to feel bad for the guy. Even with Batman there is some of the same. The man is rich beyond comprehension gets every girl he wants , has to coolest car possible but has a bit of Michael Jackson *ism* to him which throws people off. Joker and the dark version of Bats , was the savior of the Batman movies.

#14 Posted by JediXMan (28067 posts) - - Show Bio
@ZombieBigfoot said:

@luckydomino1 said:

Because it is the only good one.

becasuse its the only good one superman blowed the green lantern movies were crap watchmen oh god watchmen id dc decides to make wonderwoaman movie it better be good

Watchmen was actually good, though. Not a direct adaptation, but it was still good.

I don't know how good the theatrical version was, but I liked the Ultimate Cut. 
 
Ironic part is, I like Watchmen but hate V for Vendetta, when most hate Watchmen and like V.
#15 Posted by _Zombie_ (10226 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

@ZombieBigfoot said:

@luckydomino1 said:

Because it is the only good one.

becasuse its the only good one superman blowed the green lantern movies were crap watchmen oh god watchmen id dc decides to make wonderwoaman movie it better be good

Watchmen was actually good, though. Not a direct adaptation, but it was still good.

I don't know how good the theatrical version was, but I liked the Ultimate Cut. Ironic part is, I like Watchmen but hate V for Vendetta, when most hate Watchmen and like V.

I liked them both, tbh. Watchmen was better, though.

#16 Edited by BlackArmor (6121 posts) - - Show Bio

Cause it's epic and the others......well they just aren't

@ZombieBigfoot said:

Watchmen was actually good, though. Not a direct adaptation, but it was still good.

I always hear people say Watchmen wasn't a direct adaptation but I saw the movie before reading the book and the day directly after seeing the movie I read the book and it looked like everything that was in the movie was in the book (other than the squid) and then I saw the movie two more times and re read the book and once again everything in the movie was in the book I know not everything that was in the book was in the movie but it seemed like a pretty direct adaptation to me can you please explain why it was not a "direct adaptation"

#17 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

I liked Green Lantern

Me too

#18 Posted by Kairan1979 (16014 posts) - - Show Bio
@Rell127 said:

It's odd to me that this is the only movie DC has done right lately. I mean their last ones have been bad if it's not batman.

Im not really a Fan of Nolan's Batman. Im just shocked why batman is the only character people like from DC when it comes to films lately?

I disagree. I think Rorschash became very, very popular after the Watchmen movie.
#19 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4140 posts) - - Show Bio

That is the one thing that always bothered me with the DC movies, Batman is a huge success, but when they tried to re do Superman it was a failure. You would think those two being the biggest cash cowes in the DC/WB stable they would be able to do Superman justice. I think the problem is they tried to hard to make Superman relate-able instead of focusing on making an awesome movie.

Also I think the biggest problem for Superman Returns was it was supposed to be a sequel of Superman and Superman 2, when in reality they probably should have started over with an origin story. I know nobody likes those, but hell they did it with Batman and it worked, we'll have to wait and see if it works again for the next movie I guess.

#20 Posted by HolySerpent (12340 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda liked superman return. But green lantern movie was crap. I mean really! I'm betting the next superman movie will blow the dark knight and rises out of the water

#21 Posted by progenitor (7532 posts) - - Show Bio

I own The Dark Knight, but i'm not really a Nolan fanboy or anything. TBH, I watch TDK for Joker more than I actually do Batman. I'm really not trying to hype up TDKR too much, it is what it is. Still haven't seen Green Lantern, but i've been more of a fan of the recent Marvel films, such as Thor and Captain America.

#22 Posted by entropy_aegis (13656 posts) - - Show Bio

@HolySerpent said:

I kinda liked superman return. But green lantern movie was crap. I mean really! I'm betting the next superman movie will blow the dark knight and rises out of the water

Maybe the series will eventually be on the same level as Nolan's Bat films(I hope so) but I doubt Supes is gonna blow TDK and TDKR.

#23 Posted by HolySerpent (12340 posts) - - Show Bio

That's my superman fanboy talking. But seriously Superman needs a villain ( not lex Luther) that can match him intellectually , and can go toe to toe with him .maybe someone similar .... maybe!

#24 Edited by cloudzackvincent (1025 posts) - - Show Bio

superman returns rally lacked action..did u notice..throughout the whole movie superman didn't throw a single punch....

i cannot say anythin about the acting or the plot but if the action sequences of 300, watchmen and suckerpunch are anything to go by....the man of steel will have some serious visually stunning action sequences

#25 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

I have never seen a comment contain as much truth as this.
#26 Posted by ComicMan24 (147021 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

I have never seen a comment contain as much truth as this.

I will have to agree with this even though that hurts the Superman fanboy inside me lol

#27 Posted by GuruOfFunk (442 posts) - - Show Bio

The Nolan movies were good but I refuse to acknowledge them as Batman films. Hopefully the new ones will be more like Arkham Asylum/City, still have a feel of realism but aren't afraid to acknowledge the fact they're comic movies. Throw in someone like Clayface or Mr. Freeze, use Lazarus pits, that sort of thing (I would also LOVE a more material kind of costume, something that doesn't look like armour or plastic). I also found Green Lantern to be alright, wasn't great, but definitely somewhat enjoyable. With Marvel doing their thing DC will eventually pick up the pace.

#28 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (461 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

Thats it!

#29 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27713 posts) - - Show Bio
@Rell127: its not just movie but games as well 
#30 Posted by Loki9876 (2982 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman returns failed and the Green lantern did too (sadly i'm a GL fan). I hope they'll reboot it succesfully.

If they manage to make the new man of steel movie good (they'll may have a new franchise)

and maybe they'll make a flash movie.

#31 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27713 posts) - - Show Bio
@GuruOfFunk: material suit, really? but it'll look so stupid?
#32 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

Because it is the only good one.

Exactly what I was going to type.

#33 Posted by Rell127 (291 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: Well video games don't count because not everyone will play a game based off a comicbook character. I have a friend the only games he played based off comicbook characters are Spiderman 2 and Arkum City .

#34 Posted by Primmaster64 (21137 posts) - - Show Bio

They have to put Superman punch something instead of lifting an island. I'm sick and tired of Lex Luthor...Thank God he's not going to be in Man Of Steel...But they should have used another villain...Zod has been done before...As for Green Lantern I can't really say anything because I haven't seen it.

#35 Posted by ComicMan24 (147021 posts) - - Show Bio

@Primmaster64 said:

They have to put Superman punch something instead of lifting an island. I'm sick and tired of Lex Luthor...Thank God he's not going to be in Man Of Steel...But they should have used another villain...Zod has been done before...As for Green Lantern I can't really say anything because I haven't seen it.

Agreed.

#36 Posted by The Stegman (20871 posts) - - Show Bio

i think that the last series of Dc movies, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern, Superman Returns had great potential...but they just got shafted with lousy scripts, hopefully Green Lantern 2 and Man of steel will make up for it, and one day, hopefully we get a Wonder Woman movie

#37 Posted by spystreak (2063 posts) - - Show Bio

it's quite simple Batman is one of DC's mos popular characters and they actually have a good director doing these films personally I enjoyed Watchmen more than I did the Dark Knight I've seen Watchmen two hundred and eleven times and I've seen The Dark Knight about ten

#38 Edited by War Killer (19521 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's much more relatable and realistic, unlike Superman who is an alien born with his powers or Green Lantern who was given his powers, Batman's a self-made hero. He's human just like anyone else who experienced a tragedy like many people do in losing loved ones and instead of letting that be a weakness he turned into a strength and uses it was his motivation to defend the city his family built from real world corporation and realistic villains. On some level, whether it be through losing someone you loved, fighting corruption in it's many forms, or taking something negative and turning it into a positive, Batman has something anybody at some level can relate to and Batman Begins and The Dark Knight captured those things perfectly.

But that's not to say other movies aren't as good, they just aren't as relatable as Batman is. I personally loved Superman Returns, I just didn't like that kid... <_< I liked the casting for Green Lantern, the plot itself was where the movie fell flat to me.

#39 Posted by Hoboseid (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

Wrote by Joss (Buffy/Firefly) back in 2009 when his Wonder Woman script wasn't green lit by DC, he explained why Marvel's characters do better in movies

http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2009/02/joss-whedon-why-its-so-hard-ge.html

JOSS WHEDON says Warner Bros is struggling to get many DC Comics heroes on to the big screen because they are too mythological and god-like to connect to audiences.

Whedon (pictured right), creator of TV hits Buffy, Angel and Firefly and the new series Dollhouse, spoke to Maxim about his involvement with superhero projects.He wrote the Astonishing X-Men comics until last year and also penned a Wonder Woman screenplay, which was shelved.Asked by Maxim why DC Comics was having a hard time turning its superheroes into movies, he said:

"Because, with that one big exception (Batman), DC's heroes are from a different era. They're from the era when they were creating gods."And the thing that made [rival publisher] Marvel Comics extraordinary was that they created people.

Their characters didn't living in mythical cities, they lived in New York. They absolutely were a part of the world. Peter Parker's character (Spider-Man) was a tortured adolescent. .

#40 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

I am still waiting my movie about The Question...

#41 Posted by ReVamp (22860 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to add that Watchmen is Vertigo, so I don't count it either way.

#42 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (4680 posts) - - Show Bio

Other than Bats , most DC characters are hard to relate to. I

#43 Posted by _Zombie_ (10226 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

I'd like to add that Watchmen is Vertigo, so I don't count it either way.

Well, I feel stupid for forgetting that.

#44 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7622 posts) - - Show Bio

Because of Batman fanboys

#45 Posted by moywar700 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

Still waiting for a flash and wonder woman movie

#46 Posted by _Zombie_ (10226 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil said:

Because of Batman fanboys

LOL. It has nothing to do with 'fanboys'.

#47 Posted by Illuminatus (9412 posts) - - Show Bio
@moywar700 said:

Still waiting for a flash and wonder woman movie

Flash is more likely to happen within the next ten years.
#48 Posted by GuruOfFunk (442 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: Doesn't have to be a legit material suit. Something more like the comics though. Where its some sort of kevlar/body armour sort of thing but doesn't look as plastic as every suit so far.

#49 Posted by Mayo88m (246 posts) - - Show Bio

I kind of like the Green Lantern movie. Don't shoot me! I dunno it was fun at least, and I hadn't ever read a Green Lantern comic before the movie. It at least got me to try it out in the New 52. Don't get me wrong though, it is no where near as good as Batman's current run on the Box Office. Oh, and I liked the last Superman movie too.

#50 Posted by YoggSaron (812 posts) - - Show Bio

@WaveMotionCannon: Batman is not someone you can relate to at all. He's a billionaire who spends his nights dressed up in a Bat costume who savagely beats and, on rare occasions, tortures people. Spider-Man is much better example of a relatable hero. As for it being about being relatable, it's unlikely that this is the case. So an alien from a dead planet isn't someone you can identify with, but someone like the god of thunder is? The Thor movie worked, and that proves that just about any character can work.

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