Telling the story of a superhero is no easy task. Every hero is taken from the comic book world, and at one time or another, millions of imaginations have offered effort to the task of telling the story. Bottom line, people have serious expectations when their favorite characters hit the screen. Sadly, many of these efforts in the realm of filmmaking have fallen way beneath the desire and expectations of fans… and the standards of good filmmaking. Consider 10 superhero movies that should have been better than they were, or should have never been made to begin with!
10. Man of Steel
Zack Snyder needs to hit the pause button. Everyone was overjoyed at the potential of Man of Steel, because for a split second, fans actually thought Christopher Nolan would have something to do with the film. Other than having a sweet relationship with Warner Bros. Christopher Nolan seemed to have little more than a chat or two with Zack Snyder. He certainly didn’t–nor could he have–mentored the process. Ultimately, it was a bit of a mess. Unlike the complexities of Bruce Wayne and Batman, Superman is not from planet earth. And the repeated attempts at selling him with a blue collar emotional struggle simply don’t make sense. FX were excessive, the pace dragged… it simply wasn’t good. It wasn’t terrible, but should have been incredible. Fail.