The worst superhero movies I've watched

by guisreis | created - 06 Dec 2013 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

I haven't seen Superbabies, Underdog, The Wild World of Batwoman, Lightspeed, Abar - the first black superman, Prey of the jaguar, The Adventures of the American Rabbit, L'uomo puma (Pumaman) and the movies of Indian Superman. They would probably be in this list. The same may be said about many superhero films starred by Mexican masked wrestlers.

In this list, there are films from USA, Canada, Turkey, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, India, Italy, Brazil, and English-language German co-productions.

A large list of the best superhero films can be seen here:

The last movies from this list were originally placed as the last ones in the list above, about the best superhero movies, as they also had the same rate (6) but I judged that their qualities were more important than their defects (they are the short "Superhero" and the movies placed after it). Though, as my list of the best became too big, I decided to put all the films with rate six in the end of this list of the worst.

An encopassing list of much more than 100 superhero films from best to worst can be made by adding the movies from the other list to the reverse of this list.

See also: Worst costumes in superhero movies ******* Batvillains in the movies: from worst to best

By the way, why the hell all superheroes are supposed to look like Iron Man nowadays?!

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1. SpiderBabe (2003 Video)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A socially awkward young woman gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a crime-fighting superhero and tries to defeat a nefarious super villain while going after any man (or woman) she wants to bed down with.

Director: Johnny Crash | Stars: Erin Brown, Julian Wells, Darian Caine, Adam Cox

Votes: 801

There are some of the worst actors I have ever seen. Particularly horrible is Justin Wingenfeld; what the hell is his character, how old is he?! Lucinda Knoxx a.k.a. supervillain Femtilian is not much better. The story is a crap (and the parts they just copied from Spider-Man are a grotesque version), as the whole film is just an excuse for softcore. The web being expelled from that place is a ridiculous joke. Visual effects and fight coreographies are the worst you may imagine.

2. Captain Battle: Legacy War (2013)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, War

SAM BATTLE is injured during his tour of duty in the Gulf War. He loses an eye and is near death. His good friend, BRANDON STORM, who is a scientist, injects him with a secret serum that he... See full summary »

Director: David Palmieri | Stars: Cuyle Carvin, Andrew J McGuinness, Marlene Mc'Cohen, Jenny Allford

Votes: 381

Horrible effects (some of the worst I have ever seen), terrible acting, grotesque soundtrack, pathetic Nazi villains, prejudices against the Iraqi, stupid plot, incoherent and not credible screenplay. It is a crap!

Horrible, embarrassing acting, ridiculous female fight. If you really want to, watch it here:

4. The Crusaders #357: Experiment in Evil! (2008)

97 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A battered wife leaves her husband to become a super hero in this comic book come to life complete with panels , page turns and old fashioned novelty ads. Taking the identity of Furie, ... See full summary »

Director: Robb Wolford | Stars: Blake Arnold, Richard A. Becker, Ruth W. Block, John Butcovitch

Votes: 52

The idea of playing the movie as if it were comic book pages is clever, but the film's campiness, awful amateur special effects and not serious or skilled acting are simply disgusting and not entertaining.

5. The Amazing Bulk (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Henry 'Hank' Howard works as a scientist in a military lab, trying to create a superhuman formula but with little success. He is also in love with the daughter of his boss, a general. In an... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Schoenbrun | Stars: Terence Lording, Shevaun Kastl, Randal Malone, Juliette Angeli

Votes: 2,380

Unbelievable effects.

6. Three Giant Men (1973)

81 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.

Director: T. Fikret Uçak | Stars: Aytekin Akkaya, Deniz Erkanat, Yavuz Selekman, Tevfik Sen

Votes: 560

In this Turkish superhero film, "3 giant (or mighty) men", Spiderman is a dangerous criminal and leader of the spiders gang, while Captain America, his girlfriend Julia and Mexican El Santo go to Istambul to fight him and his minions. It is even worse than it seems!

7. You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson

Votes: 182,339 | Gross: $100.02M

The border that separates exaggerated action flicks (like "Mission: impossible"; or their spoofs, like "Austin Powers") and superhero films is very often blurred. I consider Zohan as a superhero (although it is not explained why the Jewish superhero who works as a special agent for Israeli Special Forces has superpowers; it seems that it's just an excess of testosterone) because he is able to stop bullets or to deviate himself from them, to swim faster than a jet ski, is much stronger than a bull or than three strong men, feels no pain, etc. After explaining why this may be considered as a superhero movie, it's time to say why this is one of the worst: besides being unfunny, it damages the possibility of discussing properly the violence in Middle East as, in spite of condemning the lack of interest for peace in both sides, it stereotypes arabs.

8. Kekkô Kamen (2004)

70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A school that teaches young boys and girls how to become famous anchorpeople in the media. But there is something strange going in this school. The facility takes a sick pride in handing ... See full summary »

Director: Takafumi Nagamine | Stars: Nao Eguchi, Kie Ikuta, Juri Inahara, Kenjirô Ishimaru

Votes: 267

Review: Misogyny and sexual harassment are not funny at all. This Japanese manga-based comedy superhero film is very bad. Off course a surrealistic B-movie with poor visual effects may be good, and even the bizarre idea of a naked super heroine with an rabbit-eared red mask and scarf who fights with her beautiful body (and has a special strike in which she performs an epic jump, opens her legs and strangles the enemy between her thighs) and with a nunchaku (that she uses quite well) is not the problem (and could also be funny). The drawbacks are that acting and dialogs are awful and poor, and the story is ridiculous, campy and somewhat misogynous: evil and powerful TV journalism training school owners torture the students (who are all girls) in a childish but also sexual way, and the superheroine Kekkô Kamen saves the day fighting them in order to allow the victims to "accomplish their dreams". Villains are purposely the most ridiculous possible, and it was not funny but just one more reason to hate the film. Anyway, an important lesson everyone may learn by watching it is that sexual sublimation in real life is not a good motivation for creating sane movies. Sexual harassment is not a topic suitable for jokes. Close-ups on breasts and panties give the impression that teenagers who are just discovering sex are responsible for direction and cinematography. By its weirdness and theme, the film could be nothing else but Japanese.

9. Vampirella (1996 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Vampirella, a sexy vampiress in a skimpy costume, travels from Drakulon to Earth to seek revenge on the evil vampires who murdered her father. Adam Van Helsing, leader of a high-tech, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Talisa Soto, Roger Daltrey, Richard Joseph Paul, Brian Bloom

Votes: 1,283

Story, acting, everything is ridiculous.

Fortunately it is an unaired TV pilot and it is a short film with just four minutes. Really bad! Ridiculous acting of Linda Harrison, bizarre costume and flight.

11. Santo vs. the Martian Invasion (1967)

92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The masked wrestler battles Martians intent on taking over the Earth.

Director: Alfredo B. Crevenna | Stars: Santo, Wolf Ruvinskis, Ignacio Gómez, Beny Galán

Votes: 282

Review: The ridiculousness of this film is very funny, what automatically makes it less bad than other awful movies. Though, even when you make a film with bizarre costumes, a silly story, and bad acting, at least one expects it to have internal logical consistency.

This Mexican superhero film, though, contradicts itself too much seriously (for example, just a touch is enough to teletransport a human, but the Martians who wrestle against Santo cannot do it with him; besides that, the first alien to fight Santo has a disintegration ray but does not try to use it against him, although having the hero as a powerful opponent, and only uses it against people who do not offer any risk to them).

Even the (excessively long) fight scenes are very bad (asslock, headbutt on the sphincter and other ridiculous attacks, with no visually impressive jump) and boring.

12. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis, David Arquette

Votes: 28,957 | Gross: $39.18M

This is a film made for children, but I don't think that only movies for adults must have a minimum quality. This one is very bizarre and it is hard to believe that a film with so ridiculous visual effects was made so recently. The costumes are also awful. I have seen many very good children actors in the leading roles of good films; that is not the case here: these boys (including the "Twilight" one!) and girl are bad!

13. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

41 Metascore

Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey

Votes: 245,477 | Gross: $28.80M

Review: This is a very bad film! Besides having all the drawbacks of its highly overrated prequel (it pretends to show common people becoming superheroes but indeed show hyper-violent and criminal child who fights better than Batman) it has much worse and absolutely unfunny jokes, a lot of prejudice (against Arabs, Asians, gays, women... and I am not talking about the racism of a character, like the M0therfvcker, but about the whole film), awful dialogs. I expected that at least Jim Carrey could save the day... but he did not. The plot itself is a disaster: Mindy cannot be a superhero because she promised to her father who made her a superhero that she would obey his friend who doesn't want her to be a superhero? That's nonsense. The way Ass- Kicker became a super villain was also so silly, so childish! As a matter of fact, super villains in this film are even worse than superheroes. Seeing the "evil army" reminded me the worse of comic book films from the 80's, without their qualities. All the parody of Watchmen (the picture on the wall, the outlawing of costumed vigilantes...) could be nice if the rest of the film were nice, but it isn't. I also think that, as the movie pretends that common young people are the heroes (15 years old Hit Girl shoots real guns!), they are really stimulating violence among teenagers in a very dangerous way. And what the hell was that absurd last quote?!

14. Dragonball Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 67,554 | Gross: $9.35M

I have not watched more than a small part of this film yet, but I am already able to say that it is terrible.

15. Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process.

Director: Ivan Nagy | Stars: Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman, Christopher Lee

Votes: 987

Review: The most ridiculous Captain America ever. This is an awful movie, much worse than its prequel "Captain America" from the same year, 1979. The action scenes are ridiculous, the soundtrack is horrible (perhaps the worst I have ever listened, together with Captain Battle's) and acting is as bad as in the previous Captain America TV film.

Besides that, the words "terrorism" and "revolution" are used as synonyms, and the hero attacks workers in the harbor because there is a chance that they are the ones who deal with illegal commodities (but off course it was possible that they were innocent!).

Everything is bad in "Captain America II: Death Too Soon", in spite (or not) of Christopher Lee (yes! he did not act badly) as the villain.

16. Black Mask (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Jet Li, Ching Wan Lau, Karen Mok, Françoise Yip

Votes: 10,718 | Gross: $12.49M

Cheesy movie, with a simplistic bad story, childish excess of explosions, kitsch edition, unskilled acting, grotesque bad taste.

17. Darkman (1992 TV Movie)

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

A 30-minute unaired television pilot based on the original Sam Raimi's 1990 Darkman movie.

Director: Brian Grant | Stars: Christopher Bowen, Larry Drake, Kathleen York

Votes: 114

How did they think that a TV series would be approved after presenting this pilot? Some scenes from the first movie are used in the unaired TV pilot.

18. Electra (1996)

R | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The discovery of a miraculous serum capable of giving youth, health and superhuman powers arouses the interest of Marcus, a megalomaniac billionaire bound to a wheelchair. He sends his ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Grant | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Joe Tabb, Sten Eirik, Katie Griffin

Votes: 802

Review: The fight for the super semen: a kung fu vampire superhero trash B exploitation movie. I wrote this review avoiding spoilers as much as I thought possible, though I cannot consider it spoiler-free. To begin, horrible acting, ridiculous plot and amateur soundtrack are traits of this sexploitation B movie. There is a superpowerful guy (with superstrenght, superspeed, superjump... although not that powerful if compared to other superheroes), Billy, who fights against bad guys. As the superpowers may be transmitted by sexual intercourse, everybody want that semen (that is a very bizarre plot!). To worsen, the supposedly main character, portrayed by Shannon Tweed, is his stepmother but has a crush on him, and he on hers (in the climax, there will be a fog and everything will spin around them!?!). The long-haired superhero in tight jeans fight against the criminals who try to get his semen. The millionaire and handicapped mobster called Roach (indeed, a cockroach is his symbol) has many henchmen, but his main thugs are two dominatrix-style (un)dressed girls. One of them (dangerous master artist Karen, portrayed by Lara Daans) opens the movie with a remarkable "exotic dance" show. Another scene to be highlighted, in this case because it is dire (a B trash kung fu film style scene), is the fight inside the cage between Billy and the two thugs. In the end, when the movie gets even campier, new superpowers arise, such as Electra rays, sharp claws, vampire fangs and hypnotic spittle (everything very bizarre!). To resume: What the hell is the fight between Billy and the wheelchair flamethrower supervillain Roach?! WTF are the two last scenes?!!!! OK, that is enough, I cannot tell much more without telling the story (story?).

19. Avengers Grimm (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of "Once Upon a Time"-Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel-are sucked ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy M. Inman | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Lauren Parkinson, Lou Ferrigno, Milynn Sarley

Votes: 2,173

It is incredible how one could imagine a quite nice movie based in the very same idea and characters (but the superpowers would need to be explained, what they were not), but this is horrible! Incredibly bad actors and director (as the sequel is much less bad and has a different director, I suppose it was mainly his fault)! Everything is badly done.

20. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

40 Metascore

A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank

Votes: 24,148 | Gross: $38.19M

It is for children (too silly even for teenagers, just for children!) but it is not just childish, but really bad. Costumes are bad, action scenes are even worse, and acting is the worst in this waste of my time.

21. Santo vs. Blue Demon in Atlantis (1970)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A Nazi scientist using the lost city of Atlantis as his home base threatens to destroy civilization with a nuclear bomb. The Nazi scientist wants the third Reich to rule again and if his ... See full summary »

Director: Julián Soler | Stars: Santo, Blue Demon, Ivan J. Rado, Agustín Martínez Solares

Votes: 95

Silly, cheesy, boring, badly acted, with horrible visual and sound effects, and ridiculous soundtrack. At least there is a lot of (unconvincing) action and fighting.

22. Silver Hawk (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Lulu Wong lives a double life - part urban social butterfly, part vigilante superhero.

Director: Jingle Ma | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Kôichi Iwaki, Brandon Chang, Luke Goss

Votes: 2,211

Extremely boring and not even slightly innovative.

23. Sinister Squad (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Fantasy

When a supernatural cult threatens Earth, Alice must assemble a team of fairy tale villains to face the literal forces of Death.

Director: Jeremy M. Inman | Stars: Johnny Rey Diaz, Christina Licciardi, Lindsay Sawyer, Talia A Davis

Votes: 914

The sequel of Avengers Grimm 1 and 2 follows the very same idea of the previous movies: a mashup of fairytale characters in superhero blockbusters-inspired assembly. While the previous "Avengers" were the pricesses againt evil, in this film the supervillains themselves compose a "Squad". It is better than horrible first movie but much worse than Avengers Grimm 2. Characters are too different from their sources, and the idea of making them as superheroes or supervillains would only work if they were at list a little true to original fairytales. Besides that, costumes and stage should be much better - they look like theater (in the bad sense; off course what works in theater not necessarily works in motion picture). The story is a mess and there is almost no interesting moment.

24. The Three Fantastic Supermen (1967)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

FBI agent Brad joins Tony and Nick, the self styled Supermen who battle crime wearing bullet-proof super-suits. They are on a case involving radioactive counterfeit money and people who can be broken down into precious jewels.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Aldo Canti, Carlo Tamberlani

Votes: 175

Good stunt work but unfunny slapstick and messy story. Boring noises of the mute antihero. The bad film is also boring and sexist.

25. Zebraman (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 3,081

An uncharismatic teacher, who uses to dress like a ridiculous TV superhero when he is alone at home, suddenly gets superpowers to become the real Zebraman and fight depraved aliens who like to use crab masks and have green blood (they seem to be specialized in commiting sexual violence, particulaly against girls in school uniform). That is trash. A compulsory question: what the hell was the zebra nurse?!!!

26. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 105,663 | Gross: $40.20M

Really bad. What happened, Halle Berry?! That ridiculous basketball scene looks like Bollywood!

27. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 224,324 | Gross: $107.33M

Even George Clooney and the producers were ashamed afterwards. The diretor has apologized. The costumes are bizarre (black and silver, with nipples), the usage of bright colors and fog is too much kitsch, the villains are ridiculous (look at Poison Ivy's hair!), overacting irritates, there is a Batgirl from Beverly Hills... It's unanimously the worst Batman movie ever.

28. Last Son (2013)

Not Rated | 52 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After a life threatening battle, Clark is brought back in time by a powerful yet mysterious force. Now in the past, he must decide whether to hero or live a quiet life. Little does he know,... See full summary »

Director: Shaheer Naqvi | Stars: Christian Reyes, Ambar Soto Rivera, Lance Moran, Bryan Murray

Votes: 222

Off course you can see the impact of a low budget (over the visual effects, for example), but it is not a problem as this is a fan film (although it does not allow them not to put the Superman symbol straight over the uniform!). Acting is generally bad (the thin Superman is OK, but the other characters, especially Lois Lane, are bad). The story is a mess: why the hell is Green Arrow (or another bowman, we cannot know) attacking Lois Lane? Why criminals save Superman after attackig him? Why Gotham City local hero is not characterized as Batman? What made Superman become evil and why he suddenly became good again? I simply could not understand the screenplay. You can watch this short film in this link:

29. Los vampiros de Coyoacán (1974)

87 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

Two masked wrestlers deal with a vampire by the name of Baron Bradock, who turned their previous opponents into vampires.

Director: Arturo Martínez | Stars: Germán Robles, Mil Máscaras, Superzan, Sasha Montenegro

Votes: 31

30. Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis (2016)

119 min | Comedy, Fantasy

News about the disappearance of panties is covered every day." Kyosuke (Ryohei Suzuki) still wears Aiko Completo (Fumika Shimizu) panties to battle evil. Meanwhile, Aiko has mixed emotions ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Fukuda | Stars: Osamu Adachi, Hirofumi Arai, Narushi Ikeda, Nana Katase

Votes: 720

This sequel is bizarre as the original film, but quite worse than it. Just silly, with few (not so) funny moments.

31. Super Power Beat Down (2012– )
Episode: Batman Beyond vs Spider-Man 2099 (2017)


Batman Beyond's plans for dinner and a movie with his girlfriend, Kim, are put on hold when Bruce Wayne notifies his protégé that someone has broken into Wayne Towers. Upon arrival, he ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Schoenke | Stars: Jennifer Wenger, Damian Beurer, Andy Liegl, Aaron Schoenke

Votes: 17

Bat in the Sun live action shorts films are quite nice, but the animated pieces I watched are not. Besides that, action is confusing here, and these are bad versions of both amazing superheroes. Watch it here:

32. The Powerpuff Girls: A Fan Film (2016)

6 min | Short, Action, Fantasy

My recommendation to watch this fan film against bullying, those powerful girls show how to fight the bullying just the way they know. My congratulations for the Director and all actors special greetings to blossom... (Lindsay Bean)

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Lindsey Bean, Hailey Hayes, Lizette Garcia, Danica Metzger

Votes: 30

There is a good intention (the film is against bullying) but the outcome is poor: unconvincing and far from the charming animated TV show. Watch it here:

33. Wonder Woman (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy

A super-hero uses her powers to thwart an international spy ring.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Cathy Lee Crosby, Kaz Garas, Andrew Prine, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 709

In spite of showing Diana in the Paradise Island in the beginning of the film, this is deffinitely not a Wonder Woman movie! This is a blond Wonder Woman wearing a completely different costume and with no superpower (except for precise javeling throwing, perhaps): she is just clever and an acrobatic martial artist. I read some reviews saying that even in the comics Wonder Woman had lost her powers those years, and that may explain part of the changes. Anyway, they did not work, and neither did the story.

34. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

42 Metascore

After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

Votes: 17,560 | Gross: $13.60M

Awful visual effects, bad background, ridiculous villainess... Besides that, Kryptonians are superpowerful on Earth, but who the hell said that they have the ability of shapeshifting or superintelligence?

35. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against archcriminal The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 10,622

The film starts surprisingly well, but soon it shows what it came for.

36. Truth of the Mask (2014)

20 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Three months after the events of 'Riddle of the Mask', Bruce Wayne invites Helena Bertinelli to a charity event to talk about the repercussions of her actions. But not before a familiar ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Zagri | Stars: Alexander Arntzen, Francisco Cantu, Dana DeRuyck, Elpidio Ebuen

Votes: 13

The sequel of "Riddle of the Mask" is worse than its prequel, as it lacks its density. It looks like a soap opera. You can watch the short film here:

37. Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996 Video)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Darkman returns to stealing from the bad and using the cash to continue his work on synthetic skin. But Dr. Bridget Thorne double-crosses him, implanting a device in his brain that lets Rooker control him and gain from his research.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Arnold Vosloo, Darlanne Fluegel, Roxann Dawson

Votes: 3,345

Bad sequel, much worse than Darkman I and II. The worst flaw is certainly the ridiculous acting of most of casting, particularly the villains.

38. Riddle of the Mask (2013)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Old and frustrated, Edward Nigma is desperate for an opportunity, and he finds it when he kidnaps Helena Bertinelli, AKA The Huntress. Hotheaded and emotionally driven, she faces her life against giving up the greatest riddle of all.

Director: Justin Zagri | Stars: Beau Marie, Charissa Saverio, Adam William Ward

Votes: 19

It looks more like a recorded theater play than a film. This Edward Nigma is not really a Riddler. Acting, however, was OK. You can watch this short film in the link:

39. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

When the Dark Elves attempt to plunge the universe into darkness, Thor must embark on a perilous and personal journey that will reunite him with doctor Jane Foster.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 563,302 | Gross: $206.36M

A flavor of Star Wars perhaps mixed with a little of Lords of the Rings, but resulting in an awful film, which tries desperately to be funny, with weak outcome at best. Loki makes everything get a little better, but that is definetely not enough. What the hell are those ridiculous bazookas in the nine realms wars and those Venice carnival masks used by dark elfs?

40. Batman: Night's End (2011)

15 min | Short

Batman seeks Claire Williams, a Wayne Enterprises employee who designed the prototype of new type of hologram who has been reported missing. To rescue her, he must battle his way through a ... See full summary »

Director: James Boutcher | Stars: James Boutcher, Marcel Legault, Kelsey Goldberg, Andy Last

Votes: 11

A failed fan film. It is not convincing, has awful visual effects and tedious fighting scenes. Batman and Scarecrow are neither original nor impressive, but are acceptable; though, the main villain, the Riddler, is a shame. Watch it here:

41. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 143,900 | Gross: $56.12M

Review: That is the worst of the 4 "Fantastic Four" movies, including the one from the 90's. It could be called "Teen Not Fantastic Four". Unconvincing pseudo-science, uncharismatic actors, boring story... In my opinion, the CGI-made Thing is the worst in all live action "Fantastic 4" movies (he looks like an ent from Tolkien's Middle Earth), including the first one, from the 90's, which is always considered (exaggeratedly) as one of the worst superhero movies ever made. Indeed, if you wanna know, in spite of its much higher budget, this movie is worse than that one, which has been made with no real intention to be released. It was also ridiculous to put Susan Storm as a Kosovar adopted girl just to justify that she is the sister of a black Johnny Storm. Besides that, is it serious that nobody talked about Victor Von Doom since the accident until he reappeared?!

42. Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror, Music

KISS, a rock band made up of superheroes, battles an evil inventor who has plans for destruction at a California amusement park.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley

Votes: 2,677

Review: Campy superheroes show tongues, laser rays, clumsy martial arts and rock n' roll. Very campy film by Hanna-Barbera (but it's live action) that reminds me a bit "Superfriends" TV animated series. Though, it's live action and the superheroes are the members of the Kiss band! Their superpowers come from four magical talismans protected by a force field. Star Child can shoot a laser from the star that comes out of his right eye and also uses it for controlling minds and for activating his superhuman hearing ability. The Demon has superstrength and may breath fire (besides having a thunder voice, a mighty roar... and a long tongue). Space Ace shoots laser rays from both hands (although strangely never uses this power while fighting) and teleports himself and his partners by making the hitchhiking gesture with his thumb. Catman was supposed to have superhuman agility... but all the four seem to have the same superhuman agility! Well, at least he is the responsible for the jokes only Ace laughs at. They all also have a superjump, may slow down the fall, have (clumsy) martial art techniques... and fly, off course. In the movie, the enemy is is a mad scientist (why not?) who converts people into androids. The rockstar superheroes must save the day by fighting inside an amusement park. Everyhing with bad acting and poor visual effects. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss all hate the movie. Well, it's somewhat funny, but really not nice at all.

43. Batman Ninja (2018)

PG-13 | 85 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

Director: Junpei Mizusaki | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi, Ai Kakuma, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 15,436

This film has many problems (SPOILER ALERT). To begin, it looks like videogame, both in its vusual animation choices (I hated the way some villains and other characters were presented as a game menu) and in its flat story. Besides that, there was a different path from good "Gotham by Gaslight", which was an alternative version of classic characters as if they existed in Victorian England: in "Batman Ninja", there is a time trip to feudal Japan. There is no problem on this, and it could have worked, but, then, why the hell there are characters that are shown as if they were Japanese, like Bane?! I also considered it a quite stupid idea to put Poison Ivy against the Penguin and Gorilla Grodd against Two-Faces in super sentai mecha fights (even worse is the giant mech composed by five batvillains' mechas under the Joker's control fighting the giant samurai made of an army of monkeys afterwards transformed in a giant Batman by the inclusion of hundreds os bats!?!). The sountrack has many particularly awful moments too.

44. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime