The best movies of the DC Universe
MFC TOP 5
With Avengers: Endgame (2019), the 8-year journey of Marvel Studios came to an end. The superhero movie genre will be have to do without its most emblematic figure for a while, with no titles nor dates of their upcoming films until after the Spider-Man: Far From Home premiere in July of 2019.
Following the success of Marvel Studios, Warner Bros. built its own cinematic universe, based on the classic heroes of DC Comics. Although these films have not been as well received as those of Marvel, DC has several titles that break the mold of what is expected from a superhero movie.
While we wait for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here you have the TOP 5 best movies of the DC Universe.
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
The first great encounter between Batman and Superman was in the hands of Zack Snyder, a director of characteristic style whose previous work in other comic-based films, such as 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009), made him a strong choice for the direction of one of the most anticipated films in the genre.
Although it received mixed reviews, Batman v Superman stands out for the great composition of its shots and the introduction of Ben Affleck in the role of Batman, which is one of the most faithful interpretations of the character seen in a movie compared to the one in the comics.
4. Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel was the greatly expected reboot of Superman‘s story. With its suggestive title and the work of Christopher Nolan as a screenwriter, it was hoped that this film shared the spirit of Nolan‘s previous work in The Dark Knight (2008). However, it was Zack Snyder’s incredible work in this film that inaugurated the so far unknown DC Extended Universe.
Of an unusual narrative structure for an origin story film, Man of Steel excels in his treatment of deep themes about superheroes genre, being a study of Superman’s character that had not been seen before on the big screen.
For better or for worse, it is in this film where Zack Snyder sets the general tone that would characterize the DC Extended Universe until its end.
3. Aquaman (2018)
After the reunion of the heroes of DC in Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa reprised his role as Aquaman to expand the possibilities of the DC Extended Universe.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman took an unexpected turn in how this universe was developed. Highlighting its incredible sequences of action and a successful use of CGI, Aquaman managed to triumphantly present the underwater world of DC, opening the possibilities to a deeper exploration of this great universe.
2. Shazam! (2019)
The new face of Warner Bros. and DC came to the light with Shazam!, the most recent movie of the DC Extended Universe.
Filled with humor and action, this film moves away from DC‘s characteristic darkness and bets on techniques that are closer to the Marvel Studios line.
Shazam! shines in showing us how ordinary citizens deal with a world full of superheroes, while letting us see the most friendly and accessible side of the universe. It is the clearest proof that Warner Bros. and DC are learning from their mistakes, getting closer and closer to the style that most fans of the superhero genre expect.
1. Wonder Woman (2017)
With Patty Jenkins in the direction and Gal Gadot in the main role, the first superhero movie starring a woman was an overwhelming success.
The film takes place in 1918, in the middle of WWI, where Princess Diana uses her powers for the first time in order to defeat Ares, the god of war.
Although the character was initially introduced in Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman really shone in her own film, where we got to know the character, her development and her intentions and left us ready to continue watching her growth in Wonder Woman 1984, which will be released in 2020.
Of great technical richness, charismatic characters and a very well-developed script, Wonder Woman is, without a doubt, the best film of the DC Extended Universe so far.