Lucio predicts DC's downfall and reviews new film, Blue Beetle.
DC Comics latest film Blue Beetle, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, has bombed at the box office. The budget of the film was 104 million dollars, with the box office earnings being 125.3 million dollars. Although this sounds like the film made 21 million dollars in profit, the budget only counts for money spent on the movie itself. The rule of thumb with movies is that they will need to make at least 2.5 times their budget at the box office in order to just break even. Blue Beetle is now considered to be one of the lowest grossest DC films of all time. With all of these flops, can DC ever get out of decline?
The majority of people who have seen the movie will all say the same exact thing: the movie just wants to get to the fight scenes. This doesn’t mean that the fight scenes are bad, if anything they are considered the highlight of this movie- which is exactly what is wrong with it. The trend of DC movies taking a drastic fall in both quality and general reception is frightening. DC films released before Blue Beetle such as Black Adam and The Flash, were performing like garbage at the box office.
Jaime Reyes is a forgettable protagonist. Characters such as the uncle having some genius level talent and knowing how to fly a ship. In fact Reyes’ family kills more people than he does the entire movie, even though he’s the protagonist.
The reviews of this movie don’t make Blue Beetle look all that good either, my parents say, “it’s a great family movie, and that sounds great! It’s not a good film, but it’s not bad either.” Improve the DC Cinematic Universe? It doesn’t. Just like how the movie doesn’t even have a reason to exist in the first place.
One anonymous review sums up this movie perfectly. “The writing was so bad, you could tell they were on strike. At this point just wait for Aquaman 3, almost every other upcoming DCU movie is hopeless.”