Rotten Tomatoes is a critic-focused review aggregation site and movie database that many people flock to for movie recommendations. Tomatometer scores are based on aggregated reviews by professional critics. Audience ratings are averaged based on ratings and reviews from everyday users of the site. When it comes to the DCEU, the two factions rarely agree.
As time went on, the divide between professional film critics and hardcore DCEU fans became more extreme. As the quality of the films declines and criticism of the franchise’s execution mounts, it makes sense why those scores are so disparate.
10 Wonder Woman (2017)
Audience Rating: 83%
Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) leaves her magical home paradise island to join the fight and end the war. Despite being a powerful and ageless Amazon, Diana fell in love with pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), a mortal who helps her save the world.
wonder woman A people-pleaser from top to bottom.The 2017 film catapulted star Gal Gadot to superstardom and became the director’s first blockbuster film Patty Jenkins. wonder woman Critics’ and audiences’ response to the film has remained fairly muted, and it’s generally seen as a breath of fresh air to the DCEU, already known for being too serious and brooding.
9 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Audience Rating: 73%
It’s 1984, and World War I has become a reality. Diana Prince lived in Washington, D.C., far from her hometown of Paradise Island, where she appraised art and antiques for her work at the Smithsonian Institution. When various obstacles, including people from the past and villains from the present, come together, Diana’s simple life crumbles, requiring her to make some tough choices.
more divisive than its predecessor, Wonder Woman 1984 Can’t decide whether to make a sequel from scratch, or go back and repeat the same plot of the first movie. It chose to do both, and it ended up suffering.
8 The Flash (2023)
Audience Rating: 84%
Barry Allen unsettled by mother’s murderEzra Miller) trying to go back in time to save her. Unfortunately, Barry’s actions caused a time break, and he accidentally created an alternate timeline, leaving past villains undefeated and stronger than ever.
although flash Despite the generally positive reception, critics and audiences remain largely divided, and that divide doesn’t appear to be narrowing anytime soon. While critics had artistic and creative issues with the film, flashFilled with fan service and cameos, it earned a lot of affection from the audience.
7 Superman: Man of Steel (2013)
Audience Rating: 75%
After the destruction of his home planet Krypton, young Kal-El (Henry Cavill) was evacuated to Earth by his father Jor-El (Russell Crowe). When he landed, he was spotted by Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lanerespectively), who gave him a new home and taught him to hide his extraordinary strength and abilities.
man of Steel The film that started it all and would go on to shape the careers of star Henry Cavill and director zack snyder next ten years. man of Steel Shows that the DCEU has always been fertile ground for disagreement, and with subsequent releases the divide will only grow.
6 Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
Audience Rating: 93%
Justice League did the impossible and brought Superman (Henry Cavill) back from the dead. His resurrection didn’t go well, but the challenge was worth it as he was the only one powerful enough to help them stop a new god named Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) from destroying the world.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was born out of a seemingly grassroots movement to get a director to release his desired version of the film, but reports from geek lair Showing that it’s not as organic as it seems and is defined by its fandom and harassment of other creatives. Regardless, the film improved on the tone and narrative issues of the 2017 version, resulting in a warmer reception from both camps.
5 Justice League (2017)
Audience Rating: 67%
Justice League follow the same general plot Zack Snyder’s Justice League. However, as the apparent lack of Snyder’s name in the title suggests, Justice League The finishing touches and overall tone are given by Joss WhedonAfter Snyder stepped down, he took over filming.
Justice League Heavily maligned by critics, resulting in an extremely low Tomatometer score. The change of director and the marked difference in the style and tone of the final product compared with the previous work also made the audience uncomfortable. The film’s poor performance and failure to land with audiences eventually led to the start of the Snyder Cut campaign.
4 Suicide Squad (2016)
Audience Rating: 58%
Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) work in the shadowiest areas of the US government. As part of her job, she assembled a team of highly skilled personnel to carry out the most secret government missions. What is the harvest? These guys are incarcerated supervillains who, in exchange for their work, could be released early…if they don’t die first.
suicide squad The reputation was built long before it was released. Early footage of the film and on-set stories of Jared Leto’s misbehavior didn’t inspire confidence in the film.The barrier to entry is low, and suicide squad Still haven’t figured it out. Despite the huge discrepancy in the Tomodometer and audience ratings, it’s clear that even those who liked the film more than the critics didn’t like it much.
3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Audience Rating: 63%
General Zod (michael shannon) and Superman’s final battle man of Steel Razed a city and left business tycoon Bruce Wayne (ben affleck) worried that this invincible alien known as Superman could be a danger to life on Earth. Super-rich Lex Luthor fuels feudJesse Eisenberg), he stood on the sidelines and manipulated behind the scenes.
after release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was no DCEU Batman movie at the time, only one DCEU Superman movie. This lack of history and characters is a palpable pain to viewers, a film that crumbles under the weight of its own ambitions. Despite these factors and more, fan favorites make the Tomatometer stand out.
2 Shazam! Wrath of the Gods (2023)
Audience Rating: 86%
Billy Batson (Arthur Angel) and his superpowered alter ego Shazam (zachary levy), with a new cast of villains to face. The hero must team up with his adopted siblings (alter egos who both possess superpowers) to defeat three ancient Greek gods with evil plans.
Shazam!wrath of the gods It’s an odd place in the DCEU.despite being directed by a horror filmmaker David F. Sandbergthis Shazam! Because of its young cast and its premise, the franchise is on the youthful side.One might think that a younger target audience and a different tone and style would preclude Shazam!wrath of the gods From a division well known to audiences of the DCEU movies.However, the opposite is true, and the Shazam! The sequel has had an astonishing mix of reviews from critics and audiences.
1 Black Adam (2022)
Audience Rating: 88%
Ancient Superman Tes Adam (Dwayne Johnson) freed after being imprisoned by magic for thousands of years. Released from exile, he is expected to help bring down a dangerous group occupying his hometown of Kandak.
before posting black adam, Dwayne Johnson made sure viewers knew that “the power hierarchy in the DC Universe is about to change.” He’s absolutely right, though in a way he may not have thought of. black adam Box office fiasco, announced almost as soon as it hit theaters james gunn and peter safran Now in charge of the DC Movie Universe. While DCEU fans have praised the movie, critics haven’t been as kind.Although not confirmed, one can speculate that a leadership shakeup in D.C. will reshuffle the cards black adam to the bottom of the hierarchy of power.
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