Superhero movies are the new craze world over. One day someone woke up and realized that comic books contain all the ingredients for a hit commercial movie with lots of action, drama and heroism. Every superhero is being brought on to the big screen but making a hit superhero movie is not yet an exact science. What works for one movie might not work for another. It’s never easy to tell which movie will be a hit. On the other hand there have been some really bad movies made that deserved to fail. Some of these movies could have even killed that particular superhero forever but let’s hope not. Here are 6 superhero movies that were completely rubbish.
6. Jonah Hex:
Female superhero movies are not easy to make as most of the audience needs a strong manly hero. Jonah Hex of 2010 is one such movie that failed completely while trying to use Megan Fox to sell a female superhero. Sadly what Megan brought in looks she took away in acting skills and the audience didn’t appreciate that. But her acting was just one of the failures of the movie and that’s why it bombed at the box office and received two Razzies.
5. Aeon Flux:
Another female superhero character that failed is Aeon Flux. Charlize Theron is a brilliant actress and she’s very hot but in this movie she failed to deliver. Combine that with a poor script about a post apocalyptic world where people are kept happy by keeping them in darkness and you’ve got a pretty bad superhero movie. The worst parts are the superhero action stuff which is pretty lame. The movie couldn’t recover it’s budget and received two Razzies.
4. The Phantom:
The Phantom is a good superhero but he’s not very well known. He’s like the Batman of the jungle and rides a horse and has a pet wolf but when the movie came out very few people knew about him. So the movie failed miserably despite being not that bad a movie in itself. The lack of a proper star might have added to its doom too. This is one movie that wasn’t as bad as it performed and hopefully it hasn’t killed off the Phantom as a movie superhero as we’d like to see more of him.
Spawn is another movie that wasn’t as bad as it performed at the box office. The problem again was that nobody knew who Spawn was. His comic book was very new and even though it was a hit, not many people knew much about this superhero from hell. The movie is made pretty well for its time and is visually stunning but it still didn’t manage to do well financially. Let’s hope to see another Spawn movie someday as he’s another kickass superhero.
Catwoman of 2004 starring Halle Berry was a big flop. The movie was rubbish and her acting wasn’t good either. It’s another proof that a movie can’t succeed based on just the hotness of the lead actress. There has to be a good story and good acting which was missing in Catwoman. Interestingly it helped Halle Berry make the record of winning the Oscar for best actress for Monster’s Ball and the Razzie for the worst actress for Catwoman in the same year. She was a good sport though and came to receive her Razzie in person.
1. Batman & Robin:
Easily the worst superhero movie ever and probably the worst movie ever is Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. Here’s what’s wrong with it; the story isn’t very good, too many villains and extra characters make things complicated, too many characters were introduced for the first time, the gadgets were silly and again too many, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze was funny with his silly puns, Bane was reduced to a mindless piece of meat, Batgirl was unnecessary, George Clooney was dull, the batsuit had nipples etc. ad infinitum. The movie was made to act as an advertisement to the huge collection of toys they launched. The worst thing is that this movie almost killed Batman! Thanks to Christopher Nolan Batman is back and being the badass superhero that he is.