Right away, let’s start by admitting that yes, there are even worse films that the ones we’re about to name, such as Catwoman, The Spirit, Elektra, Constantine, and Howard the Duck, to name a few. What unites this upcoming list is that each of these films is a franchise-killer; either there were more movies planned and those plans stopped after the release of the film in question, or said film was the third or fourth in a series, which then died an embarrassing death. But there is still some hope for these franchises. Some have already repaired the damage, and others have repairs in the works.
5. Green Lantern
The Green Lantern Corps are basically space cops who can create cool energy constructs from their power rings through sheer willpower. But you know, for a movie about space cops, there isn’t an awful lot of space in this film. Sure, we see Oa (the GL home world) and some training scenes, but most of this film seems to be about Ryan Reynolds being in awe of his own power. He wasn’t playing Hal Jordan, he was playing Ryan Reynolds with a power ring. Move it along. The movie also suffers from too many villains. You don’t need Parallax and Hector Hammond in the same movie; one Big Bad is enough (though Sinestro was cool). Lastly, there’s no romantic chemistry. Watching Reynolds and Blake Lively is like watching a reaction between water and other water.