The Critics Agree has learned exclusively via Badass Digest that Warner Bros. has implemented a “no jokes” policy for their forthcoming DC Comics adaptations.

We’re relieved, to be honest. Having just seen Guardians of the Galaxy, we were a bit uncomfortable with all the laughs. Was it funny? Yeah, definitely! We nearly peed ourselves! But think about how gritty and cool the movie could have been.

Ultimately, moviegoers will come to love this new approach. It’ll put the focus back where it belongs: not on our entertainment, but on the superheroes themselves. These are important, fictional people. They deserve our undivided attention, even if they’re boring us to death.