Superhero movies keep getting better and better as we are now living in an era of Hollywood that is driven by Comic Book inspired movies and the level of these movies has become much higher than what it was in the early 2000s and the 90s. Still, every now and then, we get a movie that is great throughout, but the third act or the ending of the movie completely ends up ruining it for the fans. Here is a list of movies that were ruined by their endings.
Wonder Woman was one of the best comic book movies that came out in 2017. But, even after being so great, it was not without flaws. In the third act, Ares, the God of War was revealed to be played by David Thewlis. The reveal itself was great but the final battle turned into the CGI mess which was also shown by Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
The movie was controversial, as it divided fan bases into two. Even though the movie did have a fine plot and moments to love such as the Warehouse fight, it still became bad towards the end when Doomsday appeared on the screen. The origin of Doomsday in this universe was totally justified and fit in this universe, but the CGI monster created by the makers looked nothing like the comics, and later we got to see a very messy battle, which is what ruined the movie completely after the idiotic Martha moment.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
People were already furious to see the CGI claws and various other aspects of the movie, but what made the movie really worse was the reveal of Deadpool. Deadpool was turned into a weapon that no one even wants to imagine in their nightmares. The Merc with a mouth got his mouth sewed, and had Adamantium swords coming out of his hands and even got laser eyes! This is what happened when a studio tries to meddle too much with the movie.
Sam Raimi’s third movie was very successful at the box office, but fans hated what the studios had done with the movie and with Venom specifically. The third act of the movie was a total mess. The ending was even worse and it would have been understandable if the movie had ended with Harry’s funeral, but then they tried to reunite Mary and Peter and fans lost their minds yet again!
Ben Affleck’s interpretation of Daredevil is already considered to be quite bad, but what made the movie such was the ending. We get fights in a quick succession where Electra dies as soon as she dons her costume, Bullseye and Daredevil deliver a terrible fight and then comes in the Kingpin fight which was also mediocre. This seemed as if the movie was trying to adapt Frank Miller’s entire run in a single 20-minute stretch.
The 3rd sequels in an X-Men trilogy have been bad both the times. X-Men Apocalypse in particular managed to destroy the legacy Days of Future past created. The reason why the movie was so bad is that Mystique was turned into a hero and there is no other way to set her up as a villain again. We finally get to see all the X-Men from the comics dressed in their new suits, and the one who is seen leading them is Mystique. This just doesn’t fit rightly for anyone!
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four 2 was going pretty well until it managed to completely destroy what it tried to build throughout its runtime. When Galactus was revealed to be a Giant cloud, everyone who was watching the movie lost their minds and the future of Fantastic Four wiped out in a Flash.
Bryan Singer failed to create the similar kind of magic with Superman as he did with the X-Men. Superman Returns was an overall boring movie which was completely devastated by the ending. Even though the Man of steel gets to fight its biggest weakness, it still was the most hated part of the movie. There was no final battle in the movie as Superman just lifted an island full of Kryptonite!
Ang Lee’s Hulk was already considered to be bad as the CGI done with the Hulk looked pretty idiotic. But the third act of the movie was even worse as no one in the audience understood what exactly was happening during the final few minutes of the movie. It was bad CGI done during the night, so people had no idea what was going on.
The Dark Knight Rises
The 3rd movie in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy was one of the greatest comic book movies, but it still managed to undermine what it had created. Towards the end of the movie, we see Batman sacrificing himself while trying to save Gotham from a nuclear bomb. Then later it was revealed that Bruce Wayne had survived that blast, taking away the impact his death made on the audience in a matter of few minutes.