Look, nobody is explicitly saying that the recent DC Comics movies are bad or anything, but they also aren’t great and tend to disappoint a lot of people. The much-hyped Batman vs Superman: The Dawn of Justice was meant to launch a patent industry for Warner Bros. and DC, instead leaving moviegoers a bit disappointed. What about the equally-as-hyped Suicide Squad? Yeah, kinda more of the same.
That isn’t to say that those movies didn’t make money, because they both made a lot of money in the box office. How likely are fans to keep going to see movies if they are continually disappointed, though? These are the discussions that have been going down in comment sections, on social media, and by watercoolers everywhere, but don’t worry, Time Warner is at least sort of aware that there is a problem. According to Variety, Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes spoke during an investor conference on the topic of the DC movies and understands that things should probably be better.
“The DC Comics characters … have a little more lightness in them than maybe what you saw in those movies, so we’re thinking about that.”
Although he was then quick to note that the films made a ton of money and were “successful” in attracting interest to their characters. The company just believes that they need to tighten up their creative a bit and maybe deliver movies that aren’t so damned drab and dreary. Most of us think of corporate executives and that they are purely bottom-line oriented, but it’s at least refreshing to see that they are aware that if these movies aren’t a bit more fun that this cash cow will be milked dry.