The Monday Morning Blasphemous Poll is Back!

On . . . Tuesday. In the evening. Because I was exhausted yesterday, okay, people? Stop pressuring me!

Ahem. Anyway, a few people mentioned that they missed my random polls, so I thought I’d start them up again. (Although they won’t be every Monday or even every Tuesday. I don’t want to get burnt out again.) As far as today’s poll goes . . . well, I thought we’d start with an old standby: superheroes.

We’ve had some pretty awesome superhero movies over the last ten years. 2012, in particular, has been a particularly good year for them: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman. (Okay, I haven’t seen The Amazing Spiderman yet. But I’ve heard from some trusted sources that it’s pretty cool, and I have some hope for it.) Also Chronicle — not a traditional superhero film, I’ll grant you, but a very intelligent origin film. Even before 2012, though, we had some good ones: X2, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Thor, Iron Man, etc.

But they can’t all be winners.

I originally intended to make this poll about the Worst Superhero Movie of All Time, but there were way too many nominees for that to be an option, which is why you won’t be seeing this movie on the ballot.

It would probably slaughter the competition, anyway.

Still, even cutting out everything prior to 2002 left me with a lot of nominees. If you don’t see what you consider to be the suckiest superhero film in the whole world, feel free to comment. And then vote for one of the actual choices anyway because your comments, while lovely, don’t actually count. Sorry.

Also, don’t feel that you need to have seen every movie on the list to vote. That’s just silly. I feel sorry for the person who has seen every movie on this list.

Voting ends on Monday, August 27th, whenever I wake up. Results should be posted shortly after.

13 thoughts on “The Monday Morning Blasphemous Poll is Back!

  1. Recently re-watched the five pre-Nolan Batman movies (the 60s one, the two Burton ones and the two Schumacher ones) and I have to say that not only is “Batman and Robin” not worse than the movies you listed, it’s not even the worst of the Batman movies. So what made “Batman Forever” worse in my eyes? Three words: Jim… f**king… Carrey. ZOMG Jim Carrey as the Riddler was HORRENDOUS! It was just painful pretty much whenever he came back onscreen. Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger were at least entertaining to watch. Jim Carrey was just embarrassing.

    I haven’t seen “Green Lantern”, “The Spirit”, “Catwoman” or “Rise of the Silver Surfer”. I’ve seen bits of Spider-Man 3, but not enough to really judge. Of the films I’d seen on that list, I had to pick “Ghost Rider”, not because it was awful, but worse because it was dull as ditchwater. I felt like I was falling asleep watching it. It’s a film about a guy who turns into a motorcycling flaming skeleton demon in leather who attacks people with chains. How do you make something like that send your audience to sleep???

    • Oh, we’ve had this discussion before, haven’t we? Well, to quickly rehash: the way you feel about Jim Carrey is exactly how I feel about Arnie in Batman & Robin. I enjoy Batman Forever as a guilty pleasure. Batman & Robin? Only as a drinking game movie, and even then, it’s pretty painful. Don’t know if there’s enough tequila in the world for all those awful, awful puns.

  2. I have a feeling the correct answer is probably Catwoman, Elektra, or The Spirit, but I purposely avoided all three of those so I can’t say. My vote goes to Rise of the Silver Surfer.

    I think Spider-Man 3 and X-Men: The Last Stand may seem worse just because of how good the previous installments were in each series. Or not. I do know, however, that Spider-Man 3 is the most disappointed I’ve ever been after walking out of a movie theater. I had such high hopes for that movie.

    Ghost Rider is actuallly one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I know it’s not a good movie whatsoever, but I like Nicholas Cage, Peter Fonda, Sam Elliot, motorcycles, flaming skulls, etc., so I have fun watching it despite how bad it is. “Look into my eyeessssss.”

  3. Like Brandon, having seen all of these, I have to got with ‘Catwoman’, too. ‘The Spirit’ while nothing that I’d recommend to anyone, has a certain crack-addled amusement factor as you wait to see what Frank Miller is going to whip out next. ‘FF:RotSS’ just, well, just sucks, but it’s obvious Chris Evans, at least, is having fun in it. (That can be said of at least one person in the rest, as well.) Catwoman, though… I can’t say that. No one looks like they’re having fun in it. Not even the cats.

  4. Catwoman was BAD but so was The Spirit, and they’re both unwatchable. I went with The Spirit for looking good but sucking so hard, when Catwoman was just obviously so shitty.

  5. I’m surprised that Daredevil didn’t make the list. I remember slightly liking it when it first came out but when I tried to watch it again a few weeks ago, I had to turn it off in disgust. A Daredevil film that has Matt Murdock committing cold-blooded murder in the first reel misses the point almost as much as a Batman film where the Dark Knight makes a habit out of dropping criminals to their death.

    I might be the only person on the planet who thought Catwoman was fun in a goofy sort of way.

    • Sorry, but I think you were the only person who enjoyed Catwoman.

      I don’t think Daredevil is an amazing film, and I’ve only seen it all the way through once, but I actually don’t think it’s quite as horrible as other people make it out to be. Then again, I didn’t read the comics. and there wasn’t a cartoon for me to obsessively watch as a child, so I’m not as attached to the character.

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