Posted August 23, 2013 by Mark Brassington in Comics

Catwoman voted worst superhero EVER made

Given the vast amount of superhero films which have been released over recent years, everyone seems to have a passionate opinion about the various characters and films. Even when these films make more than $1billion at the box office, such as the recent Iron Man 3, critics and audiences alike are divided over the production.

There’s no denying that audiences love to catch the latest flick, which has been reflected by the millions, if not billions of dollars made at the international box office; but what do the public really think about these super-humans?

The folks over at Ladbrokes Games conducted a survey to find out just what you guys, the public, really think about superhero films, and the results are pretty interesting.

Can’t get enough of the Caped Crusader

When asked which superhero film was their favourite, the results were overwhelming. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy has proven to be an ever-lasting favourite with the fans, with the second film in the franchise, The Dark Knight, coming in at number one.

Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker led to the actor receiving multiple posthumous awards for his dark and intense portrayal of Batman’s most famous enemy. Ledger will go down in history as one of the greatest movie villains of all time, which has led to this Batman movie being voted as number one on most fans lists.

Heath Ledger as The Joker © DC Comics / WB

Heath Ledger as The Joker © DC Comics / WB

In second place came the final part of the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. With the formidable Tom Hardy taking on the role of Bane, a hulking, monstrous villain who is able to easily outmatch the Dark Knight in terms of sheer strength, Bane turned out to be another fan favourite and a great follow up to Ledger’s Joker.

Coming in at third place was something a little more light-hearted – The Avenger’s Assemble.  Joss Whedon’s masterpiece made history as it broke $1billion at the box office in only 19 days, which goes to prove the intense popularity of both the superheroes themselves, and the work of the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.

The cat’s out of the bag

Fans were eager to talk about the films that didn’t quite work so well and actually kind of flopped. Despite use of well-known superhero characters, famous faces and lots of special effects, it goes to show that it’s not easy to make a successful superhero movie.

Catwoman has been used as a short-hand for ‘rubbish superhero movie’ for years now, and so it’s no surprise to see the film voted as the worst of the genre. The movie, starring Halle Berry, was slated by critics and audiences alike, receiving a shockingly low rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place was Elektra, the 2005 film starring Jennifer Garner. As a spin off to Daredevil, Elektra disappointed fans who were expecting a fantastic film which ultimately flopped. Complaints circled around the obscure decision to make this violent narrative into a PG friendly affair, which resulted in angry fans of all ages.

Written by Mark Brassington

Mark Brassington

Born and raised in London he now lives with his wife and daughter in Buckinghamshire, while working in the world of Commercial Banking. Having been a fan of almost everything geeky since birth it wasn’t until 14 years old that he walked into his first comic book shop and has been a fan of mainstream and independent comics ever since. He also is a big lover of American television, rock and indie music, while in his spare time he is busy writing and editing.