After Wonder Woman 1984’s release, it’s time to go ahead and rank the DC films from best to worst, and it’s not an easy thing to do. There have been some pretty interesting films to come out of the DCEU, and some pretty terrible films also.
It’s never an easy thing to do to rank films from best to worst, and I know this will be particularly difficult with the DCEU. There are a lot of fans out there who love all the movies released in the DCEU, and that’s great.
Full disclosure, I am not one of those people. I think there have been some pretty great movies made in the DCEU, and I also think there have been some really bad ones, *cough* Suicide Squad *cough*. So, again, this a personal ranking, and you might disagree, and that’s perfectly fine. Please, let me know your DCEU rankings from best to worst in the comments below.
It’s not easy ranking the DCEU films from best to worst
So, without any further ado, I think it’s about time for us to reveal what Small Screen’s official ranking of the DCEU films is, and again, you might not like how we’ve ranked these movies. That’s fine. Let us know your rankings below and let’s start an awesome conversation.
1. Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is still my favourite DCEU film ever made. I think that Patty Jenkins made a near-perfect film and Gal Gadot is perfect casting as Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince. That said, the film does suffer a rather lacklustre final third.
I might not LOVE this film, but I think that James Wan’s Aquaman is a lot of fun. I had a great time with the film from start to bonkers finish and I really do believe it’s one of the most fun comic book films I’ve ever seen. There are tons of issues with it, but I can forgive it those.
3. Man Of Steel
I think I’ve said this before on Small Screen, but I think that the casting of the DC films is pretty much spot on. I couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect for the role of Superman than Henry Cavill. I also think that Zack Snyder’s first DCEU film, Man of Steel, is pretty darn good. However, it does suffer some a pretty poor ending. But, I really liked what came before the film’s final act.
4. Birds Of Prey
OK, so this might be the moment where a bunch of DCEU fans start shouting at their computer or mobile phone screens when reading this article. I know. A lot of people really didn’t like Birds of Prey, but I actually really enjoyed it. There are issues with the film, granted. But, I put fun before anything else when watching a movie, and Birds of Prey gave me that in spades. This is probably where the fun stops in the DCEU though.
Shazam! is a fine film. It’s not great, and it’s not terrible. That’s all I can say about the film really. I did like Zachary Levi as Shazam. I think that was great casting. But, overall, I thought the film was just a bit meh. Yep, I use that word now to describe movies.
6. Wonder Woman 1984
The overriding feeling I had after watching Wonder Woman 1984 was that of great disappointment. I really expected more from Patty Jenkin’s second Wonder Woman film. I loved her first film so much that I was fully expecting to love the sequel even more. But, alas, I did not. I think it was pretty poor to be honest.
7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
There’s a lot of good in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there’s also a lot of bad, and it’s the kind of bad that you cannot really forgive. The whole Martha scene is a trainwreck, and it’s one of the pivotal scenes of the movie. However, the Batman saving Martha scene is hands down the best scene in the whole of the DCEU.
8. Suicide Squad
David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad film is just a really bad movie. There’s nothing else to say about the film apart from that. It’s poorly edited, poorly written, not particularly well-acted. That said, it’s not David Ayer’s film. This is a product of studio interference to the point of ruin. Warner Bros. Pictures themselves destroyed this movie. It still did pretty well at the box office though. #ReleaseTheDavidAyerCut.
9. Justice League
And then, well and truly bringing up the rear of the DCEU is Joss Whedon’s Justice League. I don’t know if one can really call this a “film”. I think of it more as a mess of scenes put together which doesn’t form a plot and looks ugly. It’s an ugly film in more ways that one, and thank God we’ve got Zack Snyder’s cut of the movie coming so that we can see some sort of coherent vision.
What do you make of this feature? Which is your favourite and least favourite film in the DCEU? Let us know your DC films rankings in the comments below.
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