This year delivered a lot of blockbusters, but it was an especially interesting year for superhero movies. Not only did audiences get a variety of beloved characters hitting the big screen, but each film had its own unique sub-genre. Whether it was a sci-fi comedy, time-travel epic or frantically paced action flick, there was something for most movie lovers. Regardless of whether the films were successful or bombed big time, it reaffirmed something that’s become increasingly clear: the superhero movie craze is at an all-time high in popularity. It’s not just the hardcore comic book fans that watch these films, it’s the average viewer who is just looking for a good time at the movie theater, and superhero films happen to be one of the best ways to accomplish this.

This list will focus on the best-to-worst comic book films this year that were based on established superhero source material. So while 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For were other comic book films released in 2014, they are not being included because they’re not about superheroes. The same goes for Lucy, which featured Scarlett Johansson as a woman with unusual abilities, but isn’t based off a comic book.

With that in mind, let’s see how every 2014 superhero film ranked!

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This film is an excellent example of how just because there’s an opportunity to reboot a property doesn’t mean it should happen. This is the Turtles’ first live-action theatrical film since 1993, and while the original films may have had their issues, they don’t stoop as low as this did. 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is filled with blockbuster cliches, plot holes, poor dialogue, frantic pace-changing (going from ponderously slow to frustratingly quick) and has no substance to it. Megan Fox is just as lifeless as April O’Neil as she is in almost every role she plays, Erick Sacks and Shredder are forgettable villains and Vern Fenwick is one of Will Arnett’s poorest comedy roles.

The only thing about the film that can be commended is that they managed to get Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael’s personalities right… barely. If you’re looking to get your fill of cinematic Turtles, you’re better off sticking with the classic 1990 movie, and if you want a modern helping of them, check out the CGI series on Nickelodeon. Either way, for the love of all that is decent, do not dedicate any time or money to supporting this film.

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