Despite the controversy, a significantly large part of the viewers embraced the DC Extended Universe and actually found elements worthy of affinity, even celebration, from its underestimated cinematic values, to its surprising relevance today.
Sometimes due to nostalgia, sometimes as a result of belated cult following, sometimes just as guilty pleasures, these filmmaking messes earned their rightful place in our easy-going, pizza-devouring movie nights.
Major directors from every corner of the world pushed the limits of what’s socially (and cinematically) proper, imprinting their own well-concealed fantasies into their films and respectively affecting our very own sexuality.
BvS features qualities that can prove it to be a future cult classic. These qualities can be traced in its reception and consumption, in its anatomy as a genre piece, in its political economy and how it affected major studio decisions, as well as in its cultural status.
When Zabriskie Point was released in 1970, American critics, in a flagrant display of conservatism and profuse nationalist conscience, passionately renounced the film.
When it comes to Family Guy there is no via media. The show leaves no one unaffected; you either love it or hate it.