Fantastic Four is currently Marvel’s lowest-rated film ever, and brought in a thoroughly underwhelming $26.2 million at the domestic box office for its opening weekend. This comes after director Josh Trank tweeted about how 20th Century Fox got too involved, and how the movie everyone is ripping to shreds isn’t even the one he wanted to make — a moment that served as a kickoff to the kind of rumors that sprout up when a much-anticipated film makes such a loud thud upon its debut.
We know this because Fantastic Four is far from the first big budget comic book movie to be a dud at box office and with critics alike. Now that you’ve had the weekend to soak in all of the bad F4 press, here’s a reminder of the kind of rare and unfortunate company that this film is now joining.
Green Lantern (2011)
Even Deadpool agrees that that green animated suit had to go. But there was also bad CGI across the board that made it hard to watch the shallow plot play out. The supporting characters also didn’t get much of a backstory. But what was the biggest mistake? The man fought a f*cking cloud.