Player Affinity's Steven Chaitman writes: We're picky about our superhero movies here at Player Affinity. Since the turn of the century, the genre has unexpectedly gone places never thought possible in terms of critical acclaim and universal appeal. Having grown up with these characters, some of the world's best filmmakers have taken up these projects with an unparalleled passion: Bryan Singer, Sam Raimi, Christopher Nolan and more.
Yet with any exploding movie trend comes the bad and the ugly. As superhero films began to demonstrate powerful character development and cathartic action, audience's palates grew more sophisticated. The demand for these stories went up, yet some major studios mistook it for being quantity-related, not quality-related. The result was a handful of superhero movies that make up much of our list of worst superhero movies ever. But as much as we ridicule them, we secretly enjoy the opportunity to do so. And as much as this weekend's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance follows up a bad superhero movie, we're ever so curious to see how the sequel turns out anyway.