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10 Worst Superhero Movies of All Time

September 20, 2016
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Let’s accept the truth: superhero movies have always been money-making machines for studios. So, every time a superhero movie turns out good, it is a moment of celebration. Though, to be fair, Marvel and DC have upped their game recently and more often than not superhero movies are turning out to be good.

But this list is not about good superhero films — we already published that list. Here’s the list of worst superhero movies ever made.

 

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 22%

Critical Consensus: Neither entertaining enough to recommend nor remarkably awful, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may bear the distinction of being the dullest movie ever made about talking bipedal reptiles.

 

9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 17%

Critical Consensus: With a weak script, uneven CG work, and a Nic Cage performance so predictably loony it’s no longer amusing, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance aims to be trashy fun but ends up as plain trash.

 

8. The Spirit (2008)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 12%

Critical Consensus: Though its visuals are unique, The Spirit‘s plot is almost incomprehensible, the dialogue is ludicrously mannered, and the characters are unmemorable.

 

7. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 12%

Critical Consensus: The Superman series bottoms out here: the action is boring, the special effects look cheaper, and none of the actors appear interested in where the plot’s going.

 

6. Steel (1997)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 12%

Critical Consensus: Steel is a badly-acted movie that indulges not only in superhero cliches, but also the sappy TV-movie-of-the-week ones.

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5. The Crow: City of Angels (1996)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 12%

Critical Consensus: The Crow: City of Angels is a sloppy pretender that captures neither the mood nor energy of the original.

 

4. Batman & Robin (1997)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 11%

Critical Consensus: Joel Schumacher’s tongue-in-cheek attitude hits an unbearable limit in Batman & Robin resulting in a frantic and mindless movie that’s too jokey to care much for.

 

3. Fantastic Four (2014)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 9%

Critical Consensus: Dull and downbeat, this Fantastic Fourproves a woefully misguided attempt to translate a classic comic series without the humor, joy, or colorful thrills that made it great.

 

2. Catwoman (2004)

Rotten Tomatoes: 9%

Critical Consensus: Halle Berry is the lone bright spot, but even she can’t save this laughable action thriller.

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1. Supergirl (1984)

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Rotten Tomatoes: 7%

Critical Consensus: The effects are cheesy and Supergirl’s wide-eyed, cheery heroine simply isn’t interesting to watch for an hour and a half.

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