The 13th Floor

Worst. Comic Book Movies. EVER.

Movies (and TV shows) based on comic books have been around since the 1940s. They are nothing new, but in the last few years, they have become insanely profitable and insanely popular. That wasn’t always the case: the 1990s and early aughts were fraught with a wide array of truly, truly terrible movies based on comic books. I think that studio executives blew off the idea of comic book flicks, thinking they weren’t worth the time or money. Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN trilogy was the turning point, bringing comic book movies up to the big leagues. 

Being married to my high-school sweetheart, who has been reading comic books since he learned to read, means that I see a lot of comic book movies. A lot. Good, bad, or indifferent, we saw them all. Admittedly, I have blocked a lot of the more offensively bad details out of movies that I saw twenty years ago, but the sensation of being disappointed and violated feeling linger forever.

Honorable Mentions

I managed to escape seeing these, but I hear they were terrible.

JUDGE DREDD (1995)

GHOST RIDER (2007)

THE SPIRIT (2008)

JONAH HEX (2010)

Every FANTASTIC FOUR movie ever attempted

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