Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy But Failed Spectacularly

Every superhero, we agree is no less than an inspiration. Who doesn’t like being praised for saving their men? Everyone does, however, we often don’t understand the motive behind them being so modest to not reveal their identity lmao. Comic books play a huge role or can say play the most prominent role in introducing these men/women with superpowers and abilities known to us as superheroes.

Some superhero movies try to adapt the comic in a much more edgy manner. However, not every movie is able to nail that edgy element pretty well no matter how much they try. We know superhero movies can never be stupid or bad but they can fail for real. Here we have brought to you some of the superhero movies that tried really hard to be edgy but failed spectacularly.

Man of Steel

Man of Steel: Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy
Man of Steel

Given the success of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Warner Brothers sought Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer to create something comparable to Superman. This turned out to be a bad decision.  Man of Steel attempted to transform Superman into a more edgy superhero, which is simply a complete misrepresentation of the character. Superman can work in edgy stories, but attempting to make him edgy fails miserably.

The Spirit

The Spirit - Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy
The Spirit

Many fans and creators consider Will Eisner’s The Spirit to be a masterpiece of the crime comics genre. Fans were excited when it was announced that it would be converted into a film and that Frank Miller would direct. Miller did an excellent job with Sin City, and the ensemble, which featured Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, appeared to be promising. Unfortunately, the film that resulted was a disaster. The visuals of the film were fantastic, but it essentially replicated everything from Sin City. While this is understandable given Miller’s participation, it did not help the film. Miller’s attempt to combine The Spirit’s goofy style with his edgier approach failed miserably.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The train was set on the edgy lines in Man of Steel, but Batman v Superman accelerated it to the edgiest station. The film proceeded in the darkest imaginable directions, and while it had ardent supporters, its edginess is frequently mocked. Batman v Superman taps into director Zack Snyder’s worst excesses and inclinations to produce a film that’s far too edgy for its own good. The majority of fans were uninterested in the film, and it nearly killed the DCEU as a whole.

MCU as a whole

Marvel Cinematic Universe - Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy
Marvel Cinematic Universe

The MCU is known for creating quality content every now and then. No matter what the story is, MCU fans will indeed watch it if it’s under MCU. Being with Disney, MCU does have to take care of the fact that it makes it superhero more family-friendly rather than dark but unfortunately in terms of edginess it fails completely. It employs humor which sometimes distracts and actively hurts the tone of the movie. When anything edgy is introduced, the filmmakers go out of their way to make it less jarring by adopting a more lighthearted tone. This destroys the tone of the films and prevents them from connecting with audiences on a deeper level.

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad -  Superhero Movies That Tried Real Hard To Be Edgy
Suicide Squad

Most people associate the first Suicide Squad film with two characters: Margot Robbie’s incredible Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker. While the Joker is the ideal edgelord sort of guy, Leto’s interpretation didn’t work at all. This is typical of the film’s overall edginess. Suicide Squad goes way too far with its bad guy super team, amplifying the edginess and gloom. It appears to have been targeted at Hot Topic teens, and re-watching it can result in a lot of unintentional laughter.

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