Comic book movies have been around a while. As such, we’ve had good ones, great ones, and a few truly terrible ones. So it’s now my duty to lock down ten of the worst scenes in the history of comic book cinema. The moments that make you turn up your nose and have to look away from the screen for a while. At least one of these scenes actually made me nauseous.
Get ready for some truly awful pieces of entertainment. Buckle up, because these aren’t for the faint of heart.
10. The Playground Fight (Daredevil)
Before Netflix gave us something good featuring ol’ hornhead, this was the best we had going for us.
The Affleck-starring Daredevil film is Very Bad, and its low point is this fight scene that takes place when Matt Murdock and Elektra first meet. Matt follows Elektra to a playground, and they have a fist fight/flirt in full view of the children. Where are their parents? Who’s okay with two fully grown adults punching each other on the see-saws in front of their impressionable kids?
The scene is also very poorly choreographed, with the duo spending most of the fight walking between different pieces of playground equipment, which dramatically breaks up the flow. Also, Matt isn’t even pretending to be blind. Dude does not care about his secret identity whatsoever.
Ben Affleck actually isn’t that awful at capturing Matt Murdock’s swagger and charm, but Jennifer Garner’s low-key demeanor and nonthreatening appearance makes her laughable as Elektra.
Thanks to Netflix, we eventually got good onscreen versions of both heroes.