The Problem With DC Action Scenes

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  • Jessica
    Jessica Day ago

    0:36 What movie is this from, the bombing sequence? It is delightfully subtle and real.

  • Jonathan Vian
    Jonathan Vian 2 days ago

    Keep kicking it in the dick. I have no love for emotional appeals to cinema. Hearing someone talking about a Marvel movie with self awareness vs dogmatic fevor is refreshing. Thank you!

  • Sarah Malone
    Sarah Malone 3 days ago

    It’s DC

  • Ethan Cooney
    Ethan Cooney 4 days ago

    I actually think that one of the things Zack Snyder does well is action scenes. And maybe part of that is because it is stylized, I really love when a director's style really bleeds through his work. Of course, sometimes I'm not a huge fan of their style (I'm looking at you Adam McKay) but I think Snyder does action very well. There are great action scenes in Watchmen, 300 has some fun stuff, and BVS also has some cool stuff, specifically that Batman warehouse sequence. I agree that Justice League's action is poor but I would say that's because the majority of it was directed by Joss Whedon. I feel that there are really cool action sequences in the MCU but sometimes they cut around too much. Just my two cents, or five cents really, I wrote a fucking paragraph.

    PMB STUDIO'S 5 days ago

    At end credits

  • Budgerigar17
    Budgerigar17 7 days ago

    We really sleeping on wonder woman (2017) here arent we?

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 3 days ago

      Because that was an competently made film
      But the movies that came before and after still have the problems he stated.

  • Yash Dole
    Yash Dole 7 days ago

    The warehouse scene from bvs is one of the best superhero action sequence I have ever seen

  • Annie
    Annie 9 days ago

    After batman v superman, i stopped going to cinema for any DC movies. I never really understand why DC is so subpar compared to marvel but I know it is definitely less fun to watch. Now i know why

  • Shaq GasEngine
    Shaq GasEngine 9 days ago

    They suck. Enjoy having that 7:34 of your life back 😉

  • Tim Jordan '
    Tim Jordan ' 10 days ago +5

    I feel like Shazam really improved on most of these points. Hopefully the dceu continues to do this into the future.

  • A Name You Can't Remember

    Superman is the most boring superhero that has ever existed. I'm amazed he still has fans.

  • jigglypuff
    jigglypuff 12 days ago

    loved the fight scene on the beach in wonder woman, where antiope jumped on a shield and shot 3 arrows in mid-air, other than that, there needs to be more creativity in these action shots with such op heroes

  • Alexander Supertramp
    Alexander Supertramp 13 days ago

    You’re all forgetting: Dardevil’s hallway fight scene, ep. 2.

  • Taco Man
    Taco Man 13 days ago

    Captain America almost dies from a bullet in Winter Soldier, survives a direct punch in the face by Thanos, who could easily defeat the hulk who is also capable of easily destroying vehicles, with no blood or injury. Scarlett Witch survives a massive fall in IW despite not having any abilities to protect her from such damage. Loki can get hit by Mjolnir and Hulk and still be capable of walking with no injury. Black Panther survived falling from a massive fall and the cold without any of his abilities. the Mcu is littered with terrible logic and inconsistencies. For the most part i enjoy your videos but the reasoning were terrible and for DC, when it comes to powers you only had the kryptonians and wonder woman in BvS before the studio interfered imediately after and changef the DCEU to resemble the MCU. This is why Justice League (which was heavilt altered by Avengers directed Joss Whedon) and Suicide Squad suffered during production and why other films like Aquaman and Shazam were changed. Thing is, Marvel has a series of decent popcorn flicks and DC tried to do something different but were hurt by Rotten Tomatoes, which have been known to be unreliable, and an audience that expected a disney marvel film like film. And before some idiot says DC fan, the dark knigjt trilogy was pretty bad and as much as i loved marvel at first, the comics have turned to crap. the film's are mediocre and the games are just bland. they really dont care for their own comic book fan base

  • Kajujuu
    Kajujuu 14 days ago +1

    I felt this in my soul and my bones!!! I just don't understand how DC can't get it right?.

  • Lydia-Renee Darling
    Lydia-Renee Darling 14 days ago

    Marvel’s greatest foe: Thanos
    DCEU’s greatest foe: itself

  • Evan Pc
    Evan Pc 14 days ago

    I like Batman tho

  • Ayub A Ali
    Ayub A Ali 16 days ago +1

    We all know DC sucks balls . No matter how good a director they get they are always to going to flop and have terrible films with very little profit at the Box office . Mark my words ...

  • Sahana
    Sahana 17 days ago +1

    One of the reasons I prefer Marvel over DC (even though I love the characters) is how they always make Superman the endgame. Always. I mean, he was bought to life so be could defeat a villain. Bought. To. Life. Didn't leave him even in death. And the fact that Superman never had a negative feeling towards earth as a whole. Come on, man.

  • Zomawa lover-//
    Zomawa lover-// 18 days ago +1

    Agree 100%

  • fexbio
    fexbio 19 days ago

    Superman is a hard character to coreograph with others realistically. I see this in the 2001 Justice League series: compared to the other members, he's too powerful to be fighting in the same level as the other heroes. He does feats of strenght too great in moments, and then, as the plot demands, it's sucker punched too easily in others. Everytime something takes him down, it feels like it shouldn't have.
    In the last episode, there's a fight when he supposedly let himself go against Darkseid that's really thrilling: he punches his enemy so hard that the shockwaves shatter all glasses and rocks around. Darkseid takes off and, in a blink of an eye, Superman is already waiting for him (like someone playing catch with himself) and punches him again, etc.
    Problem is: someone that fast and that strong shouldn't be taken down by an energy blast that didn't kill, let's say, Batman. Which happens a lot in the series.
    Now, I'm talking about cartoon. In movies, this effect is even worse, since we're watching "reality".
    And I agree with you when you say that audience is willing to forgive a lot if there's fun involved. I do this a lot, sometimes consciously. Yeah, Ironman should have died from that fall, but I'm more glad he got the opportunity to finish the movie than offended by this obvious plot hole.

  • Kenneth Campbell
    Kenneth Campbell 19 days ago +1

    I always knew I hated lines like, "Don't make me do this," because they're corny and don't add anything but never realized how well Marvel used those pauses.

  • SleepinWolf
    SleepinWolf 19 days ago +1

    Dc have the best fight scenes this guy dont know what is he talking about show me a better superhero fight than man of steel I'll wait

    • SleepinWolf
      SleepinWolf 18 days ago +1

      @With great powers comes great responsibility its a superhero movie what physics are you talking about cartoonish???? And what is realistic to you captain america shield iron man suit spider man swinging in end game time travel in end game what you talking about ???

    • With great powers comes great responsibility
      With great powers comes great responsibility 18 days ago +4

      Nah it looked sooo cartoonish and the physics are ignored just to destroy the city and make it intense

  • Tendai theArchitect
    Tendai theArchitect 24 days ago +1

    well said

  • lion kille19
    lion kille19 25 days ago

    lat bit made me laugh hard😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Evil Dog Films
    Evil Dog Films 26 days ago +1

    You actually used an awesome moment as an exemple of the lame DC stuff, when batman punches a recovering superman who reacts less and less to punches, gotta admit that part is pretty cool

  • Gavin
    Gavin 28 days ago

    Eh, you’re giving Zach Snyder and the DCEU too much flak, haven’t seen the Justice League but BvS and Man of Steel are to a certain degree enjoyable. Doesn’t come close to Marvel’s capeshit, but still enjoyable.

  • SomeRandomGuy164
    SomeRandomGuy164 28 days ago

    DCAU is pretty great though. In my humble opinion they do score on those points you outlined here. Except for The Killing Joke. How could they butcher such a classic?!

  • Zac Quitzau
    Zac Quitzau 28 days ago +1

    3:25 that was the moment i knew i was going to like that movie

    • Avery Lucas
      Avery Lucas 25 days ago +1

      I laugh everytime I see that part XD

  • Gary King
    Gary King 29 days ago

    Imagine having such a tiny dick that you actually make or watch this video.

    • Davidci Codex
      Davidci Codex 15 days ago +1

      Hurr durr people who don't have the same opinion has tiny dick

  • Crayon Monster
    Crayon Monster 29 days ago

    I love reading DC comics and I don't care about the movies

  • Arlo KILpatrick
    Arlo KILpatrick 29 days ago

    That team up in civil war is ugly

  • Yanhan Lu
    Yanhan Lu Month ago

    Hey that BvS punching scene reminded me of the final battle between Cap and Stark in Civil War. Cap also pinned Stark to the wall and forcibly punched him repetitively. But it's way more excitingly choreographed

  • Birat Kafle
    Birat Kafle Month ago

    They watched this video and made shazam

  • Joel Wilcox
    Joel Wilcox Month ago

    I think a the only exception to this is the _that_ batman sequence (the one where he resues 'Martha 1') from the otherwise boring BvS. He does some pretty cool shit in that scene

  • Tim Stockelberg
    Tim Stockelberg Month ago +21

    Or maybe it’s because DC wears their underwear outside of their normal clothes.

  • SaucyKebab
    SaucyKebab Month ago

    I really like dc fighting actually. Marvel is more grounded action. DC is more fantasy.

  • revaholic
    revaholic Month ago

    Honestly you only need to see superheroes being thrown through 2 buildings and emerging unscathed and that will get you a very boring movie

  • GodTheChaoticEvil Narcissist

    i hate to say this because this is such a good video but the credits are the best part.

  • Umair Usman
    Umair Usman Month ago

    In time DCEU will know what it means to lose. Desperately think they are right but lose nonetheless

  • Avenexful
    Avenexful Month ago

    all those stupid superhero movies are cancer...

  • kriss 25anime
    kriss 25anime Month ago +1

    you have problem with DC action scenes well i have problem with marvel action scenes

  • mayush99999
    mayush99999 Month ago +1

    Christian bale and christopher nolan made a good batman trilogy.

  • lilpeepboy 47
    lilpeepboy 47 Month ago

    Aquaman had the best superhero fights change my mind

    • HahaItsPatrick
      HahaItsPatrick Month ago +1

      lilpeepboy 47 This was before DC improved.

  • zlegochamp
    zlegochamp Month ago

    did shazam do it right?

  • PlayerOblivion
    PlayerOblivion Month ago +2

    Legend has it that Batman is still punching Superman in the face.

  • Chris Corley
    Chris Corley Month ago

    DC rocks! I'm glad their action is different than what typical masses expect because of Marvel standards. In many cases, DC is actually better. ☕

    • Krin
      Krin Month ago +2

      Different doesn't equals better

    • JulthemanIRL
      JulthemanIRL Month ago +3

      Chris Corley [Everyone disliked that*]

  • failtolawl
    failtolawl Month ago +1

    6:05 that was a pretty good line tho

  • K R
    K R Month ago

    Great commentary

  • Abigayle Pharo
    Abigayle Pharo Month ago +1

    Lmao I thought you were gonna mention how I can’t see shit because it’s DÆRK

  • Renenlilje
    Renenlilje Month ago

    2:19 "... leave a lot to" a lot to what???? I cant hear!!!!

    • M Cassidy
      M Cassidy Month ago

      "...the DC Extended Universe set-pieces, leave a lot to be desired."

  • Heh Heh
    Heh Heh Month ago

    What pisses me off is that the animated series and movies run circles around these guys! There’s no excuse for these movies to be so bad

  • leonardo h
    leonardo h Month ago +19

    Imagine owning the two most popular superhero characters of all time yet ruining your movies anyway.

  • T C
    T C Month ago

    Revenge of the nerds

  • t s ó l a r i a
    t s ó l a r i a Month ago

    lol that last scene

  • t s ó l a r i a
    t s ó l a r i a Month ago +1

    The show "Miraculous Ladybug" has had a few episodes that were really good examples of using powers creatively. It becomes really fun to see how the heroes counter each villain's new set of rules.

  • Daunte uflay
    Daunte uflay Month ago

    i wanna see a marvel movie directed by jacki chan.
    take me to that movie.

  • Emi Shum
    Emi Shum Month ago

    Funny how Batman tries to use brute Force to kill Superman

  • Vahyala Kwaga
    Vahyala Kwaga Month ago

    I think your comment on the differences in physical combat between DCEU characters and the human-MCEU characters ignores something very crucial: apart from Batman (and maybe the Flash), the heroes are basically "gods". They don't necessarily need the finesse of a human hand-to-hand fight tactician because they aren't (for want of a better description) human. It has to be borne in mind that their strength levels are difficult to portray because of the very fact that they shouldn't be 'human-like'.

  • Neon TNG
    Neon TNG Month ago

    Yes 100% but come on that scene in B V S when they first meet their exchange was pretty good

  • The Infamous Syndicates

    Did you purposely ignore the warehouse scene?

  • Richard Turner
    Richard Turner Month ago


  • Ray Hernandez
    Ray Hernandez Month ago

    So No Man's Land scene, no Warehouse fight or Smallville fight, good, that's not convenient to say

  • Subnil Yo
    Subnil Yo Month ago +4

    Yes! THANK YOU! -Superman has a laundry list of powers! I'm always screaming at the screen like an old person for him to use his stupid ice breath and stop his opponent but noooooo. He's boiled down to a flying sunflower in blue spandex.

  • Captain Jack Sparrow

    Somebody call 911.. Superman about to die.

  • Samuel Drake
    Samuel Drake Month ago +2

    I guess People Dont speak inbetween a Fight..So DC is Better in that Aspect!!

    • Ray Hernandez
      Ray Hernandez Month ago +1

      Yeah, and when they do is quite cool like Faora, no unnecesary, out of place jokes

  • heyayup
    heyayup Month ago +3

    The problem with DC Action Scenes is simple....Zac Snyder

  • Minh Trinh
    Minh Trinh Month ago +10

    "Nothing is graceful or tactical. It's all just BRUTE.FORCE." I think you've summed up the wrong part of DC actions perfectly.

  • Old Man Marx
    Old Man Marx Month ago

    Why does everyone get so sensitive over the phrase 'super hero fatigue'. It is happening, more super hero films are being released and not everyone is watching them all. (This includes X-Men, DC, and Fantastic 4.)

  • EminenceGrise
    EminenceGrise Month ago

    Love the outro

  • Nyx Bell30
    Nyx Bell30 Month ago +2

    I'm a Dc fan but I enjoy the MCU because it has character humor unlike DC characters are just so freaking serious, And that's whyI never really liked Zack Synder's "Man of Steel" because Superman was strong and kind character and thats why everyone loves him. Unlike in the movie he's just a man trying to save his girls even if he's breaking the law.
    For me DCEU was just rushing because of how successful MCU in the box office they just kindda released Battman VS Superman and Justice Legue, the story was rush it didn't deliver mush character development unlike MCU.

  • Michael Streich
    Michael Streich Month ago +1

    Marvel fanboys on the attack.

  • Alexsketchstudios
    Alexsketchstudios Month ago +1

    I'd love to see a video about why visual effects look mostly TRASH these days

  • Teshaina Abernathy
    Teshaina Abernathy Month ago +1

    OMG THANK YOU i could not put in words the reason I didn't enjoy wonder woman like I thought I would. It fell so flat for all of these reasons you listed.

  • Mateo Rodriguez
    Mateo Rodriguez Month ago +1

    Criticize anything except action sequences in DC films. Of all the things you can criticize Zack Snyder for, his cinematography isn't one of them. His visuals are far superior compared to many marvel movies.