In the past 10 years, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “Justice League”, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” are superhero movies that have disappointed audiences after they hit theaters.
Jonah Hex (2010)
Jonah Hex is a clichéd film, which does not exploit the interesting ideas of the original. It is said that the film is bad because there was too much interference with the final film.
Green Lantern (2011)
Before the initial success of rival Marvel with Iron Man (2008) and Heroic Era I, DC set up a new cinematic universe with Green Lantern. However, the superhero movie portrayed by Ryan Reynolds is too bland in terms of content, as well as a fake VFX effect.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
The sequel to Ghost Rider (2007) still starred Nicolas Cage, but the individual actor and script did not have much progress. All are just so-so and boring. In particular, the production cost is only about 60 million USD, making many skill scenes in the Spirit of Vengeance appear fake and ineffective.
Thor: The Dark World
The MCU has missed a step when making a sequel for Thor (2011). Almost everything in the episode The Dark World is forgotten, from the content to the villain Malekith. Fortunately, filmmaker Taika Waititi then blew the brand with Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
There are still a few memorable moments, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is generally not appreciated. Most people believe that the film repeats the mistake of Spider-Man 3 (2007) when too many villains appear at the same time.
In addition, the film is too focused on extending the brand, instead of focusing on the plot itself.
Fantastic Four (2015)
Director Josh Trank took on his personal page and criticized the studio for over-interfering with the project, making the complete product in theaters a mess. Comic fans are even more disappointed when the evil image Dr. Doom is too faint, and the superhero group doesn’t have much chance to show off.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
The critics and mass audiences do not support blockbuster, while DC fans still actively support the work, especially after director Zack Snyder released his own build. In general, this is still an unnecessary long work with many ideas that have not been fully exploited. It is the movie that makes the DCEU begin to fall into “mysterious position” in the deployment and expansion.
Suicide Squad (2016)
The movie caused great disappointment in terms of content. The script is disjointed with bland villains like killing viewers’ emotions while watching. DC and Warner Bros. The Suicide Squad is continuing with an almost entirely new cast of characters, as an attempt for the audiences to forget David Ayer’s film.
Justice League (2017)
After a lot of trouble making on set, the movie completed by Joss Whedon was a mess that both critics and audiences were fed up. The production budget was outperformed by nearly $ 300 million, and Justice League caused serious losses for Warner Bros.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
The end of Fox’s 20-year series is terribly pathetic because of its lackluster content, poor action, incomprehensible psychological developments … As a result, Dark Phoenix has the worst sales brand.