The 20 Worst Superhero Films

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The electric chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield can't save 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' from its terribly written villains and dull subplots.
X-Men: The Last Stand
With 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' Brett Ratner took over directing duties from Bryan Singer and sent the franchise into a tail sping. Perhaps killing off nearly every fan-favorite character wasn't the best move for the series.
The only thing worse than Daredevil's slick, leathery jumpsuit is the awful fight choreography.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
It's better than the original 'Fantastic Four,' but not by much. 'Rise of the Silver Surfer' is an empty-headed sequel that doesn't make great use of the source material.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Not only is Wolverine's first solo outing a disappointing, shlocky mess, it wasted so many potentially great mutants.
Fantastic Four
Laughably bland and dull, 'Fantastic Four' turns Marvel's first family into a snoozefest.
Looking back, we're almost positive that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were on a one-couple mission to destroy superhero films forever.
Despite an honest effort from Ang Lee, 'Hulk' was moody mess that suffered from rubbery looking CGI and a poorly conceived story.
Blade: Trinity
Despite the promise of the first two entries in the series, 'Blade: Trinity' is a toothless misfire.
Batman Forever
Joel Schumacher's worst inclinations are on display in 'Batman Forever,' but this film's ineptitude is only a shadow of what's to come later on the list...
Spider-Man 3
After two wonderful predecessors, 'Spider-Man 3' wastes its potential with a plot stuffed with too many villains, too many story threads, and too much black eye-liner.
Jonah Hex
Not even the usually wonderful Josh Brolin can save this ridiculous comic book western. We'd rather die of dysentery than watch this one again.
Ghost Rider
The Ghost Rider character by himself is ridiculous enough. Add in Nicholas Cage, and you're just asking for a disaster.
'Spawn' spends so much time brooding, it almost becomes a parody of itself by the film's end.
Between Shaq's mush-mouthed dialogue and a script that spends so much of its running time winking at the audience, it might be having an seizure, 'Steel' is both a film and a sports tragedy.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
By the fourth film in the series, excitement for the original Superman films was running on fumes. 'Superman IV' looks cheap and feels like a franchise praying to be put out of its misery.
The Spirit
Putting a legendary comic book creator behind the camera should be a recipe for success right? Nope, Frank Miller's passion for the source material translates on screen, but the first time director forgot to actually entertain the audience.
Green Lantern
Despite all of Ryan Reynold's earnest effort and a strong performance from Mark Strong, 'Green Lantern' is a silly, mishandled jumble that lacks the imagination of the comic book series.
Fresh off her Oscar win, Halle Berry starred in a muddled and embarrassing comic book film with no respect for the source material.
Batman & Robin
'Batman & Robin' is the snowy summit of comic book terribleness. It's campy, illogical, ridiculous, and just about killed Batman on film for nearly a decade.