9. The New Mutants
It's honestly kind of strange knowing that a movie is going to fail but watching it go through the release system and hype train anyway. That was pretty much the case with The New Mutants, except there wasn't much hype surrounding it because the universe it belonged to was already dead at this point.
The final chapter in Fox's X-Men universe, this spinoff was released after Disney had acquired Fox, so the future of that saga was already clear. Unfortunately that meant there was never going to be any hope for a New Mutants sequel after it finally got released (after a number of pandemic-related delays), but if you've watched the movie, you'll know that might not be a bad thing.
The New Mutants is led by an incredibly-talented ensemble cast but that wasn't enough to save it from its own lacklustre story. It feels like a superhero movie from the early 2000s (and not in the cool X-Men kind of way), with a generic story that never quite makes the most of its potential. Though there were some pretty impressive moments in there, it just floundered at every opportunity to do something different, bringing the X-Men franchise to a close on a pretty sour note.
But it wasn't its worst note...