3. Fantastic Four (2015)
The Fantastic Four are finally going to get that worthy adaptation when they join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the years ahead, but it won't be the first time they've made their presence felt on the big screen. Fox previously held the film rights and they had a decent thing going with the first two movies, but when they inexplicably decided to do a dark reboot, they made everyone wish they hadn't.
Fantastic Four (or Fant4stic as it was marketed) was a far cry from what the fans were hoping for. A dark, moody, and uninspired film, it discarded everything that made its core group of superheroes so beloved in the pages of Marvel Comics and squandered its strong cast in the process. The heroes weren't fun, the story wasn't engaging, and the movie wasn't anything like what a Fantastic Four movie should have been.
The movie was reviled by audiences and critics, all of whom cited its bleak and uninteresting story as its main problem. It's hard to argue with that, because honestly it was very bleak. I didn't mind it as an alt-universe tale about a very different Fantastic Four than the one you would expect, but even then, it still completely missed the mark.
Fantastic Four might not have been corny or cheesy, and it may have not have suffered from dated special effects, but it was a total misfire that the vast majority of fans have found completely and utterly joyless.