5 Superhero Films From the Millennium Which Flopped
Superheroes are hot right now, you see them everywhere — in movies, TV shows and basically in every other media.
It all began in 1941 with the release of first ever superhero film which was The Adventures of Captain Marvel. Ever since then, superhero movies have become more and more popular.
Almost all of our Superhero movies come from the house of Marvel and DC comics, well of course that is soon going to change but still these two remain dominant. These movies also do great business, I mean look at the last Avengers movie.
Yet there are still these odd movies that completely failed to top the box office and did not fulfil our expectations — no matter who produced them.
Green Lantern (2011)
Distributor: Warner Bros
Director: Martin Campbell
Green Lantern movie was a one big let down. I mean where do I start, first of all Hal Jordan spends half the movie sitting on his couch, getting pep talks then that not so happening villain, that introduction. I mean I could go on. It was a dull stereotypical movie, where the hero saves the whole Earth from destruction.
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Daredevil was a unrecognized comic book character so he was bound to suffer some loss but if it was anything like the recent Daredevil NetFlix series it could had been a another Guardians of the Galaxy kind of a hit. But the movie was bad, poorly constructed and scripted which was bound to fail.
Spider-Man 3 (2012)
Director: Sam Raimi
Okay if you look at the global Box Office earnings of this film you will surely ask why was this film on this list in the first place but Sony spent a lot of money in marketing this flick which even those huge earnings couldn’t payback. Talking about the movie, that was the last flick where you saw Tobey Maguire as Spiderman and I miss that but the movie was terrible mostly because it tried to do so many things that it couldn’t do anything right.
Thor: The Dark World (2014)
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Director: Alan Taylor
Just like Green Lantern this was a stereotypical superhero movie but unlike it this movie was fun. The main storyline was underdeveloped and quite rushed. To be blunt it wasn’t that interesting. Plus it focused too much on Jane and less on villains.
Distributor: Warner Bros
It would be offensive if I call this movie a superhero movie because it just felt like a usual action movie. The original essence of the comic book character was lost to make a generic movie. And the villain, well I will leave it right there.