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The 10 Worst Superhero Movies of the Past 10 Years

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The superhero genre as a high form of cinematic expression, a notion established in 1978 by Richard Donner (Superman) and extended eleven years later by Tim Burton (Batman), was somehow lost over the intervening two decades. Save Jon Favreau's Iron Man and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the reboots of the 00's through 2011 were, generally speaking, weakly scripted and badly CGI-ed, with too many characters and too little nuance. In preparation for another summer of big-budget blockbusters, which kicks off on May 3 with Iron Man 3 (which is already tracking for a $125 million opening weekend), here are 10 titles from the past decade that have failed the test of time.

By Blaine McEvoy and Katie Van Syckle

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