10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time By DC and Marvel: While superhero movies have gained popularity recently, some of them haven’t exactly been well-liked by audiences. In fact, the superhero genre as a whole continues to dominate cinemas, largely as a result of the MCU and DCEU redefining the genre and making money off of it. But not every superhero movie project has been a success in the past, frustrating fans who had higher hopes that were never realized. Many superhero movies have received negative reviews, whether it was because of bad acting, weak writing, or flat characters.

Captain America

10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel - Captain America
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Captain America

Matt Salinger played Captain America in the Captain America film series prior to Chris Evans, who brought the character to life with his charisma, integrity, and skill with a shield. After being trapped in the ice for decades, Cap awakens in the movie to face The Red Skull, his nemesis. The story is simple and, a little bit childish. Cap’s grand strategy to thwart Red Skull’s entire nefarious goal to kidnap the President entails little more than blows and the random shield toss. The movie is old-fashioned and cheesy, but if you watch it with the appropriate attitude, you can have a really good time and even find it funny.

Batman V. Superman

Batman V. Superman
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Batman V. Superman

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the DCEU’s follow-up to the polarising Man of Steel, pits two of DC’s most recognizable heroes against one another while Lex Luthor takes advantage of their weaknesses and opposing worldviews to foment strife. The movie received harsh criticism for its duration and extended periods where nothing significant occurred, despite its monetary success. There isn’t much action or humor to break up the slow-moving plot. Fans liked the action sequences but ultimately felt that there wasn’t enough of it to make the movie worth watching.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Even though Ghost Rider was a financially successful movie, it was not regarded as a brilliant movie. Despite the fact that the film’s lead, Nicholas Cage, normally attracts admirers for his performances, both audiences and critics found the movie to be stale, overly traditional, and uninteresting. The film’s follow-up, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, failed to address any of the complaints raised about the first, and critics were divided on Cage’s portrayal of the character. Additionally, it would destroy the franchise, as no Ghost Rider would appear in a live-action movie again until Agents of SHIELD.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The X-Men film series has a history of being inconsistent, alternating between successful films like X2: X-Men United and Logan and subpar pictures like The Wolverine. Even poorly received movies like X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Apocalypse were produced by it. But few have angered fans as much as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Many believe the film wastes these characters, as well as Wolverine himself on a bland PG-13 film, despite the fact that it starts strong with a cherished opening credits scene portraying Wolverine and his brother Sabretooth battling during America’s wars. Particularly infamous is the movie’s portrayal of Deadpool, who has his lips stitched shut and is a silent killer.

Rise of The Silver Surfer

Rise of The Silver Surfer
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Rise of The Silver Surfer

Fox’s initial attempt to launch a Fantastic Four series never really took off. The first movie is thought to be watchable enough and had nice casting, but it wasn’t really that great. Nevertheless, there was a chance that it may become the start of a franchise. However, the 2007 follow-up Rise of the Silver Surfer did not benefit from any aspects of the original film and combined it with a convoluted plot, a dearth of emotional depth, and an incapacity to avoid employing Victor von Doom yet again. Rise of the Silver Surfer effectively put an end to the series until 2015’s Fant4stic.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern
Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds portrayed Hal Jordan in Green Lantern just a few years before the DCEU officially debuted with Man of Steel. The plot of the film follows Jordan as he attained the Green Lantern Power Ring and battles to halt Parallax’s release into the universe. But neither reviews nor viewers responded well to the movie. Specifically, it is infamous for creating Hal Jordan a CGI outfit that never looks realistic and is still made fun of by spectators as well as Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds would make up for it in superhero movies with Deadpool, but Green Lantern has so far made only the tiniest of appearances in the DCEU.

Catwoman

10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel - Catwoman
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Catwoman

Popular DC comics character Selina Kyle has ties to Batman, is occasionally a villain, and occasionally an antihero. She also has a fascinating backstory. In the 2004 film Catwoman, the complete character is changed by Patience Phillips, a timid graphic designer who is given true superpowers by cats and uses them to fight a global cosmetics conspiracy. Catwoman is not only regarded to be one of the worst superhero films ever but also as among the worst films of all time, with many well-known critics giving it the lowest possible score. It has been criticized for its direction, action, sexism, writing, objectification, acting, plot, and many other things.

Elektra

Elektra
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Elektra

Daredevil got plaudits for its action and visual design even though people did not particularly love it when it was released in theatres. It also generated enough revenue that a spin-off was confirmed. Elektra follows Jennifer Garner in her role from Daredevil as she fights The Hand assassins. Elektra, a 2005 Daredevil spin-off, received harsh criticism from audiences for having terrible dialogue that was poorly crafted. Despite Garner’s admirable efforts, the movie fell short and squandered its opportunity to be one of the first woman superhero movies. It was criticized in particular for missing humor and taking itself too seriously. Additionally, it would end up being a complete commercial failure.

Fantastic Four (2015)

Fantastic Four (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)

The 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, Fant4stic, was plagued by production problems from the outset. Director Josh Trank and screenwriter Jeremy Slater had very different ideas for the movie; Slater preferred an adventure in the vein of the Avengers, while Trank was adamantly opposed. Fox eventually pulled Trank out of the equation with post-production modifications after Trank left Slater out of negotiations with the studio. Fans of superhero movies are infamous for the movie’s contradictory themes, lack of character development, flimsy narrative, and poor pacing, which causes the threat of the story to only become clear during the final thirty minutes. It is regarded as among the worst superhero films ever made and the final Fantastic Four movie to be produced outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Marvel reacquiring the copyrights in 2019.

Dark Phoenix

10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel - Dark Phoenix
10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time by DC and Marvel – Dark Phoenix

The X-Men were set to be incorporated into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Disney acquired Fox, so Dark Phoenix had to wrap up the sagas of Jean Grey, Charles Xavier, and the other primary figures of the series before The New Mutants seemingly put an end to that universe. One of the lowest-grossing films in the franchise, the film garnered negative reviews. Despite praise for Michael Fassbender’s performance, it has a weak plot, clichéd antagonists in the guise of the Mutant Containment Unit and the alien Vuk, and average acting from many of the performers. It is perceived as a terrible conclusion by many fans of the many fantastic characters’ storylines.

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