These days, the comic book genre is incredibly popular in the world of cinema, and DC and Warner Brothers have been responsible for the production of movies based on the characters from DC Comics for some time. Sadly for them, they're somewhat lagging behind Marvel movies in terms of both quality and popularity. On the whole, movies based on Marvel properties have tended to perform better both critically and commercially than those based on DC properties - and DC movies having mistakes in them really doesn't help their cause. Unfortunately, with comic book movies being so often talked about and so closely examined, people are bound to notice these mistakes. Things like factual errors, continuity errors, things being in shot that shouldn't be, and various other mistakes are prominent in them all. And with that in mind, here are the ten biggest DC movie mistakes they don't want you to find.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
At the very start of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne is in Metropolis attempting to save as many people he can from the destruction being caused by Superman's fight with General Zod from Man of Steel. He runs into a massive dust cloud that was created by a building crashing to the ground but, in the scenes that follow, Wayne and the other people who were exposed to the dust cloud either have very little dust on them or no dust on them at all. Given the thickness of the cloud and the level of exposure they had to it, they should all be completely covered and choking on it - you only have to look at similar scenes from the 9/11 tragedy to know that.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Another mistake in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes just after the titular fight takes place between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. The fight had left Superman looking a mess - his hair was disheveled, due to the rain and the general rigours of the fight, and his face had a cut on it that was bleeding quite badly. However, moments after the fight had ended and Supes had headed to confront Lex Luthor and Doomsday, his wound had miraculously cleaned itself up and his hair was neatly styled again! Are we really expected to believe that Superman had groomed himself en route to the biggest fight of his life? We think not.
The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy was fantastic and some of the major reasons for that being the case were the brilliant action scenes. The choreography was great and, as a general rule, even the extras playing flunkies and henchmen did their jobs seamlessly, but there was a particular scene in The Dark Knight Rises that tarnished the franchise somewhat. It comes in a fight scene on a rooftop in which Christian Bale's Batman and Anne Hathaway's Catwoman go up against a group Bane's henchman and, in the background, you can see one the extras portraying one of the henchman standing in a combat pose. Then, out of the blue, without anyone actually throwing a punch at him, he dramatically falls to the ground as if he's been drop-kicked by Superman. You had one job...
In a cinematic era dominated by movies based on Marvel properties, DC are looking to finally emerge from their rival's shadow with a cinematic universe of their own. It's not going well so far, as both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have received mixed reviews at best. So the last thing DC want us to notice is that they're relying on sexualising their female characters to win the fans over, right? Why, then, does Suicide Squad already look like it's doing exactly that? From the trailers and promotion material, before the movie is even released, DC have dropped the ball in that regard. Harley Quinn is scantily clad and the trailer shows her bending over with the camera focused on her rear end. Katana's armour from the comic books has been traded for a midriff-bearing top. And even Enchantress - who has never worn anything of the sort in the comic books - is wearing a metal bikini-esque costume reminiscent of Princess Leia's when she was enslaved by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. DC, if you thought we wouldn't notice what you're doing here, you thought wrong! Big mistake!