11 Worst Superhero Movies Of All Time

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon January 10, 2017 15:21 PM

#11- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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What makes X-Men Origins: Wolverine sting so badly is that it had so much going for it. I mean, this was a movie that was going to explore the back story of the undisputed face of the X-Men franchise. In addition to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, the all-star cast also included the likes of Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, and Dominic Monaghan. Even the opening scene of X-Men Origins: Wolverine remains one of the greatest opening sequences of any X-Men film to date, rivaled only by Deadpool.

Unfortunately, what we got was a convoluted hodgepodge of genres and X-Men stories that retroactively creates a series of plot holes within the original trilogy (think Star Wars prequels). Let’s not forget what this movie did to Deadpool, either, with the Merc with the Mouth quite literally getting his mouth sewn shut.

It’s the damage X-Men Origins: Wolverine did to the entire X-Men franchise, though, that truly hurts the most. After X-Men: The Last Stand, 20th Century Fox needed a strong rebound. Instead, X-Men Origins: Wolverine essentially forced the company to do a soft reboot of the entire film universe just to keep the X-ship afloat.

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