What are the worst superhero films

10 of the worst superhero films from 2005 to 2015

Since 1978, when Richard Donner made "Superman", the superhero films have become an integral part of Hollywood. And in the past decade, the appeal of superhero movies has reached a whole new level with the great success of superhero movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, this doesn't mean that every superhero movie is great. For every entertaining superhero film, there is an excruciating and pathetic comic adaptation. We have "The Dark Knight," which is considered one of the best comic films in the superhero category. Ben Affleck's film was even darker than Heath Ledger's Joker.

In this article, we take a look at the worst superhero films of the past decade (plus 2005). Only films released in or after 2005 are included in this list. As a result, Ben Affleck is no longer included in the list with immediate effect. Don't worry, you are safe now.

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production budget: $ 43 million

Box Office Collection: $ 56.7 million

Although Ben Affleck was spared the humiliation in this list, his ex-wife Jennifer Garner wasn't as lucky. This 2005 film was directed by Rob Bowman. However, if they hadn't bothered to hire a director, it wouldn't have made any difference. And the script of the film was too amateurish to arouse interest in the film. The film opens with a blind martial arts master named Stick (yes, that's his name) bringing Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner) back from the dead. Then Stick trains Elektra in Kimagure, an ancient martial arts discipline that offers its practitioners both prior knowledge and the ability to resuscitate the dead. However, poor Elektra cannot control her anger and is kicked with a stick. She decides to use her training to become an assassin. However, she develops a unique bond with a girl she should kill. She also falls in love with her father. And in a clichéd way she discovers her good side and protects the girl and her father from the assassins. And they live happily ever after.

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production budget: $ 100 million

Box Office Collection: $ 330.6 million

Tim Story's film was just terrible. In the film, the team of four scientists accidentally acquire superpowers. Initially, they have problems with acceptance and are uncomfortable with their new skills and the responsibilities that come with them. In the meantime, the villain of Doom is also acquiring his own supernatural power and wanting power and rule over the world. He somehow manages to drive a wedge between Reed (who was the brain behind the experiment that made everyone superpowered) and Ben (the human stone). Soon Von Doom takes over Reed and the team reunited. You successfully fight Von Doom and in the end knock him down. In the end, the director leaves the door open for a sequel. But I think the reaction of the critics and the audience made it clear that the rivalry with Doctor Doom wouldn't interest the audience any further. So they decided to include Silver Surfer for the sequel. It would have been better if they hadn't. We'll discuss more about this later.

  • Superman Returns (2006)

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Production budget: $ 270 million

Box Office Collection: $ 391 million

After a series of attempts to revive Superman, Warner Bros. hired Bryan Singer to lead the new Superman project. The film was written by Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. However, the end product of all their efforts was somewhat disappointing. While the film managed to get decent feedback from the critics who praised its story, visual effects, and style, the film was pretty poor in terms of box office collection.

Perhaps fans weren't interested in seeing the Kryptonite hero in disrepair, as the film had shown. In the film, Superman returns to Earth after five years of unsuccessful search for surviving members of his race. When he returns, he finds that his love interest Lois Lane has continued and has a five year old son. Meanwhile, his hated rival Lex Luthor has regained power and is a threat not only to his life but also to billions of people.

Or maybe the audience didn't like the superhero being saved by a five year old. And who can forget the absurd crystal land mass that rises out of nowhere?

  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production budget: $ 130 million

Box Office Collection: $ 289 million

After the failure of the first film, the movie's creative team introduced some new and interesting characters at the box office to help make the new part of the franchise fun and exciting. In addition to the characters that appeared in the first film, including Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Victor Von Doom and Alicia Masters, the film also introduced Silver Surfer and Galactus. However, the presence of so many exciting characters didn't mean this film was any better than the prequel. In fact, the presence of so many characters made the film's story too bloated. In addition, the pace of the film was sometimes too slow and erratic. And the emotional connection between Sue Storm and Silver Surfer also didn't attract any attention, and the presence of Doctor Doom again proved useless and pointless. He managed to divert attention from the main storyline that was developing around Galactus.

  • X Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production budget: $ 150 million

Box Office Collection: $ 373 million

You can get an idea of ​​how good or bad the movie is, Hugh Jackman, who has become synonymous with the role of Wolverine, has himself claimed that he was not happy with the end result of the movie. The film was about the making of one of the most popular mutants and his relationship with his half-brother, Victor Creed. On the surface, the film had all aspects of a blockbuster. After all, every X-Man fan was interested in learning about Wolverine's early life. However, too many characters, confusing storylines, and too many special effects spoiled the whole experience. Also, it seemed that the film needed urgent editing as there were some redundant scenes. The only positive thing about the film was Hugh Jackman's impressive acting.

  • The Last Airbender (2010)

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Production budget: $ 150 million

Box Office Collection: $ 313.3 million

Paramount Pictures had high hopes for the film. Inspired by the hugely popular Nickelodeon series and led by the popular and hugely successful M. Night Shyamalan, it should be big business at the box office. The film followed the adventures of 12-year-old Aang, who manipulates the classic elements (hence Airbender) to fight bad guys. While the film was hugely popular with younger viewers, it was largely hammered by the critics. The differences in plot and between the script and the source material were one of the biggest disappointments that reviewers pointed out. The film was selected for some of the worst awards. The film swept the Golden raspberry prices in 2010 with five wins including Worst Picture. It is considered to be one of the worst films ever made.

  • The Green Hornet (2011)

Distributor: Pictures of Columbia

Production budget: $ 120 million

Box Office Collection: $ 227.8 million

Seth Rogen is arguably one of the best comedians in Hollywood. But there is no way he can pull off a superhero. Even if it's a comedy superhero film. However, Columbia Pictures and Michel Gondry did not understand this and had to pay with a debacle from "The Green Hornet". You can't fault Gondry's efforts, however. In Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz he had signed one of the most popular and bankable stars in the film industry. And even Diaz's sizzling sex appeal and Christoph Waltz's good acting performance as a villain weren't enough to save the film at the box office. The other highlight of the film was the black beauty, which was the Green Hornet car, which was armed with multiple devices and weapons. As an aside, I think the green color doesn't work well for the superheroes. And the next entry on the list is further evidence of that.

Distributor: Warner Bros

Production budget: $ 200 million

Box Office Collection: $ 219.9 million

See, I told you, the green color and the superheroes are not compatible. "Green Lantern" also turned out to be one more thing. Having an actor with a great physique in superhero films doesn't guarantee success. To be successful, you need a decent story, good characters, and a villain who could have more influence on the movie history. And "Green Lantern" didn't have any of them. The overuse of CGI technology was also exaggerated. The only bright spot in the film was Ryan Reynolds' acting appearance. Some of the films featured on this list were still generating adequate revenues despite poor reviews. But this Ryan Reynolds star failed in that regard and managed to earn just under $ 20 million in surplus from the film budget. So it's not surprising that the film producers have given up all plans for a sequel and will restart the character in a 2020 solo film.

Distributor: Universal images

Production budget: $ 28 million

Box Office Collection: $ 60.7 million

Due to the huge success of its prequel, the expectations for "Kick-Ass 2" were pretty high. However, neither at the box office nor among the critics succeeded in evoking magic. The critics were particularly unhappy about the trembling camera in the action sequences, the high level of violence and the rough humor. With the addition of the famous Jim Carrey to the cast, the film was expected to be a hit. Surprisingly, Carrey was one of the first vocal critics of the level of violence in the film. Given that it was being shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Carrey withdrew his support from the film, even months before its actual release. In Hollywood they say that any advertisement is a good advertisement. However, that was not true in this instance as the film suffered from the negative press it received.

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production budget: $ 120 million

Box Office Collection: $ 71.5 million (the film is still in theaters)

The latest version of "Fantastic Four" is a one lesson for everyone on how not to restart a superhero movie. First of all, you need to cast actors who look like the characters. You can't let a teenager slip into the role of Reed Richards, known as one of the most accomplished scientists in the comic book world. You also need a strong script and character if you are to successfully launch a franchise business. The critics felt that the film had a good promise, but a mild climax and fierce fighting sequences with CG effects ruined everything, and given that the film producers had tried to inject youthful energy into the project, it was surprising that they had chosen such a gloomy theme for the film. Do you know what the most surprising development about this project is? The sequel to this film will be released in 2017. 20thth Century Fox has some brave people on their team.