More accurate to original comic books

Jenson Mahr, Staff Writer

While DC has been around since 1937, they have been most successful with their more recent DC live-action movies. DC live-action movies have been around since the late ‘80s, and ever since, then they have been quite successful.

The first DC live-action movies were the early Batman movies, some of which included “Batman 1989” and “Batman Returns.” Actors like Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, and George Clooney played the role of Batman in the ‘90s.

If you think about it, DC live-action movies are more accurate to the comic books than DC animated shows. When I watch a DC movie, I find it more interesting when the characters are closely related to the comics.

When I think about DC live-action movies, the first one that comes to mind is “The Dark Knight.” “The Dark Knight” is a perfect example of a comic book-accurate DC movie. The craziest and best villain in the DC movies is the Joker because nearly every time the Joker appears in a movie, he is played by a good actor.

In “The Dark Knight,” Heath Ledger, a famous actor most known for his role as the Joker, makes his appearance. Ledger’s terrific performance shocked the world, making it one of the best acting roles ever created. 

His role took the movie beyond what was expected. When the film first came out, people were unenthusiastic about Ledger’s role as the Joker, but as time went on, critics realized how good his performance was.

I find it more interesting when the characters are closely related to the comics.

— Staff Writer Jenson Mahr

You could say that most DC movies revolve around Batman. Batman movies are the most anticipated movies of all in DC. Even the more recent movie, “The Batman,” had success because of how much the movie focuses on Batman more than Bruce Wayne. This Batman movie is another perfect example of how a comic book Batman movie should be. 

Another popular DC character is Superman, who was the first DC superhero. Superman is also one of the more iconic superheroes in DC. Henry Cavil, who was the best actor to ever play the role of Superman, showed how a true comic book Superman should be in his films.

The Justice League movies share a great deal of superheroes in the DC universe. Famous characters in “Justice League” include Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg. These movies are more successful with multiple DC characters because it shows how they work with each other to save their world. 

Live-action DC movies are the better choice due to their actors who play serious roles to entertain and impress the audience while staying true to the original comic books.