34. Mishandling the Big-Budget 'Fantastic Four' and its Silver Surfer-ed Sequel
Granted, it wasn't as bad as the 1994 Roger Corman-produced version (see No.49). But almost nothing worked about 20th Century Fox's big-budget 2005 version of the landmark Marvel comic book — the scope, the tone, the casting (except for future Captain America star Chris Evans as Johnny Storm) and the script were all disappointing. Its 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, wasn't much of an improvement; the iconic title character — played by Doug Jones and vocalized by Laurence Fishburne — actually came across reasonably faithfully, but not even that could save it. Thankfully, the franchise is set for a reboot (see No. 23).