It’s interesting to see how Marvel and DC are handling the visual medium these days. On TV, DC actually has the edge with Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow winning wild praise and great fans while Marvel’s work (Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil) is good but not quite as popular. In movies, it’s the opposite as Marvel quite obviously has the lead majorly. The MCU has changed movies totally with the desire to create cinematic universes, linking projects together and build to a big team-up. DC is trying to follow as Batman v Superman is to set up their much awaited Justice League film and spin-offs for Wonder Woman, the Flash and others. There are concerns but the fact that DC seems to be trying is a good sign… although you can worry given their track record in the past.
Yes, the first Superman and Batman movies were great as was Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. But DC’s cinematic history is far from ideal and includes slews of movies that are absolutely wretched. Not just by comic book fan standards but by anyone’s. Bad casting, bad story, bad FX and utter mistreatment of the characters, it all combines into a horrible product that makes comic books look worse, not better. There has been a lot of bad stuff that it’s hard to narrow down but here are 10 that stand out as so wretched that DC is washing their hands of them and wish they’d never filmed them. Rough as the upcoming slate may be, it’s hard to imagine the new DC movies being anywhere near as bad as these.
10 Green Lantern
9 Superman III
8 Wonder Woman
7 Justice League of America
5 Jonah Hex
3 Batman & Robin
2 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Truly an epic disaster on multiple levels, this 2004 film took the idea of Catwoman not being burglar Selina Kyle but rather a title. Halle Berry starred as Patience Phillips, a designer nearly killed and soon “reborn” as a cat-like being. This involved one of the most insane costumes ever seen in a comic book movie and as hot as Berry looked in it, it was still a horror. The dialogue was terrible, Sharon Stone wasted as the villain, the direction whacky, the CGI less realistic than a video game and Berry’s laughable performance in “cat mode” made it worse. It was shredded by critics and a huge box office bomb that crushed a lot more of the Bat-themed movies. To her credit, Berry has proven to be a good sport about it, showing up in person to accept her Razzie award for “Worst Actress” and shrugging off a disaster no one could have saved.
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