The Trifecta of Crap – MMU 06

It’s hard to believe now, but in 1978, DC and Warner Bros. were on top of the comic book movie world. Superman was on its way to earning $166,200,000 at the global box office and turning its star, Christopher Reeve into a household name.  Even after a few missteps in the 80s (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Return of Swamp Thing), thanks primarily to Batman, they were still king of the mountain well after the turn of the century.

Somewhere along the way, things took a terrible turn with DC’s comic book movies. Was it Batman’s nipples in Batman and Robin? Maybe it was Catwoman? (Nothing specific. Just Catwoman.Jonah Hex was a thing. So was Steel. Was it those? While any one of these could be to the exact moment when DC crapped the bed, the culprit might not be what you would expect. Listen as Val, Jake, and Tracy do their best to decide what film, or actor, deserves the blame for DC’s fall from grace.

What is your favorite comic book movie based on a DC character? What are your thoughts on the recent DC films such as Wonder Woman and Aquaman? Do you agree with us on our thoughts regarding the DCEU and where it all went wrong? Let us know at podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. You can also send us any other feedback you have and any suggestions for movies you would like us to discuss on an upcoming episode!

Jeremiah Zohner

Founder & Executive Producer After developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, technology, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek. Zohner is one of the founding members of Stolendroids. After stepping away for a time to work on other endeavors, the time was right for him to make his triumphant return to the one project that he truly loves. When he’s not writing articles or podcasting, Zohner can be found spending time with his family, managing projects for a software company, or hanging out in the gym knowing that it won’t do a bit of good.

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