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You want to see four guys suffer through the Supergirl, 1990 Captain America and Roger Corman Fantastic Four movies — in a row? Of course you do!

March 10, 2014

A while back I touted the merits of Red Letter Media’s two web-based review series, Half in the Bag and Best of the Worst. I’m pleased to report that the latter — which, as its title would indicate, takes painful, soul-searing looks at some of the worst movies you could ever imagine — has done the inevitable: tackle a few of the abominable superhero movies that have come out over the years. You know, the ones that totally, completely crushed fans’ hopes and expectations, and left them clutching their well-worn comics and wondering why oh why Hollywood would ever treat their childhoods this way.

While its hard to believe that any tripe-trifecta could omit Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, which to this day still makes audiences vicariously cringe for poor Christopher Reeve, the selections here are hard to debate: the Reeve-Superman spinoff, Supergirl, the 1990 Captain America disaster starring J.D. Salinger’s son, and the still-never-released-though-everyone-has-seen-it Fantastic Four. The above video is worth a watch, even if none of the movies are. I reviewed the CA debacle last year and, while nothing can give me that hour and a half of my life back, I’m glad that the RLM gentlemen had the same reaction I did to this Cap iteration’s go-to hero move of feigning illness so as to more easily steal someone’s car. And that reaction is sudden, uncontrollable laughter.

Enjoy. Or not. Really, either one is appropriate.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. phil permalink
    March 12, 2014 11:51 pm

    Why doesn’t anyone ever mention the biggest problem with Captain America is they made the Red Skull Italian! Why is Cap fighting Italians? It’s not the same.

    • March 13, 2014 12:17 am

      I did when I yacked about it last year, but in fairness to the Best of the Worst crew, there’s a whole smorgasbord of suck here. You can’t pound on everything or your head will explode.

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