The Wonder Woman movie releases Friday - and the reviews are almost uniformly positive.
With a 94 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it is currently tied with The Dark Knight and Iron Man for best superhero movie ever.
And yet as a DC comic book lover, I find myself sceptical about whether this movie can turn the Warner Bros. franchise of DC movies around.
Why? Because I've been burned many times before. And I'm tired of it.
I read a substantial amount of the books DC publishes, and I have love for almost every piece of work I've seen.
Scott Snyder, Jody Houser, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Joshua Williamson, Gerard Way, Greg Rucka, Marley Zarcone and literally countless other artists and writers astonish me on a weekly basis.
Warner Bros. Animation gave me Batman: The Animated Series in the formative years of my life, and I will be forever grateful. And I can't be convinced that The Dark Knight is anything but the best film ever made.
But then Warner Bros. almost destroyed that legacy with the monster turds that were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. (Man of Steel was pretty rough, too. Don't think I forgot about that one.)
The treatment of some of my favourite characters in these films was concerning.
The rumours and buzz surrounding some of the upcoming projects is really concerning.
Why can't the Flash film find a director?
Is Batfleck even going to get his own movie?
Clearly, there have been systemic issues with the studio's approach to the entire DC Universe.
Let's break them down.
The villains are all wrong
There's clearly a lot of ground to cover, but the best place to start is with the villains.
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