*This review contains mild spoilers*
DC comics and their characters have dominated non-comic book adaptations of their characters for most of comic book and media history. If you really look back, the Christopher Reeve Superman films from the mid 70’s to early 80’s were considered to be the birth of modern superhero films. Before that, you had the very popular Lynda Carter Wonder Woman TV show in the early 70’s, and the Adam West Batman in the 1960’s, and popular movie serial adaptations of DC characters both in cartoon and live action that were shown in theatres as far back as the 1930’s, when these characters were new creations. Marvel Comics has always tried it’s hand at live action adaptations here and there, there was a serial of Captain America movies in the 1930’s as well as live action attempts at him, Spider-Man, and even Dr.Strange in the early 70’s to mid-80’s, with the most successful live action Marvel adaptation of any of their characters being The Incredible Hulk in the 1980’s with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby. After that, Marvel really was suppressed until the late 90’s/early 00’s with the first Spider-Man and X-Men films. DC has had many more popular representations and chances to adapt their characters…until Iron Man came out in 2008 and started the end of their reign in live action. The DC “Extended Universe” and its attempt to bring the Justice League to live action, very similar to Marvel’s plan with The Avengers (except with a lot less effort and planning) goes about as well as you might think.