Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in Justice League and the Knightmare from Batman v Superman

The DCEU is known (and criticized) for many things, but one of the most prevalent is the overreliance on dream sequences. Across its four movies so far, there’s been copious dreams, visions, flashbacks and more that are meant to flesh out the story, and yet all they really do is weaken what’s being attempted. And it looks like Justice League is going to cap it off.

Now, dream sequences aren’t inherently a bad idea. Many iconic moments in otherwise realistic films are surreal – Scottie’s fever dream after Madeline’s death in Vertigo, Sarah Connor’s vision of the future in Terminator 2: ...

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Dream Sequences Make the DCEU Worse Not Better