Top 10 Movies that Try Way Too Hard to Take Themselves Seriously

Sorry to include so many extremely easy targets here, but it simply had to be done
The Top Ten
1 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

If this film doesn't prove how much of a pretentious hack Zack Snyder is, I don't know what does.

Even without mentioning the fact that it apparently thinks that its R-rated version being more violent than the regular one automatically makes it more "mature" than the regular one, it's literally just a giant, stupidly over-glorified slamming-together of his Batman and Superman action figures, complete with even more blatant Wonder Woman action figure product placement just for the sake of it. Yet, it somehow STILL manages to unironically treat itself as being one of the most intellectually stimulating and beautifully nuanced cinematic works of its entire century. Seriously, film, give me a frigging BREAK.

2 Black Panther (2018)

A film that unironically features nearly every outdated stereotype from blaxploitation films despite being made (at least) nearly fifty entire YEARS after their original heyday, has an insultingly blatant Kanye West clone (not to mention main protagonist clone) as its main villain, uses ridiculously over-the-top CGI effects that often make the ones in Infinity War look subtle by comparison, has a main character who quite frankly is almost as ridiculously overpowered as the MCU version of Captain Marvel (to the point where he even frequently ends up having to get his powers taken away from him in order to prevent him from spending literally the entire film completely invincible), has the absolute most pretentious and condescending anti-racism message ever (did we happen to mention that killing every white person on the planet MIGHT be a bad idea, audience? ), and even goes as far as to reference the infamous "WHAT ARE THOSE" meme, treating itself as one of the classiest and most revolutionary works of art to ever come out in theaters; enough said

3 The Bye Bye Man
4 Twilight

It was based off of a book that was written at a blatantly fourth-grade level yet still had the nerve to also-blatantly pander to emo teenagers in pretty much every way possible; that's pretty much all you need to know about it (also, that baseball scene; dear GOD, that baseball scene)

5 The Lion King (2019)

More like The Lifeless Mockery Of The Original Film (low-hanging fruit, I know, but still)

6 Transformers: Age of Extinction

For God's sake, Michael Bay, the film's main selling point is that it features Optimus Prime riding atop a giant mechanical T-Rex just so that the film can have something cool-looking to put into its trailer; stop trying to show off how "mature" you are for making a film about something so stereotypically masculine

7 Man of Steel

Snyder, why don't you try actually admitting how much of a hopelessly outdated and bland character Superman himself clearly is before you start "Snyde-ly" insulting Marvel's characters for also being overrated and shallow?

8 Avengers: Endgame
9 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

I actually really like this one it is my favorite of the prequels but I agree that Anakin Skywalker was not that convincing a character.

10 Transformers: The Last Knight
The Contenders
11 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
12 Justice League (2017)

Despite technically being released a year before Infinity War, this absolute JOKE of a film somehow still manages to come across as a bad rip-off of it nevertheless (stereotypically "edgy" character portrayals with basically no personality whatsoever, villain who is just CGI Thanos without the charm, over-dramatic plot with absolutely no depth, etc)

13 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
14 The Dark Knight Rises

"Hey guys, what if we took the only non-completely-soul-less thing about The Dark Knight (Joker and Two-Face, AKA actually interesting villains) out of it and replaced it with a stereotypical big buff brute who talks in a ludicrously over-exaggerated British Gentleman accent just to show off how smart he actually is despite his extremely muscular build? "
"Hmm, good idea, but it still needs something else to be added on to it; ooh, I know, why don't we make Batman himself barely even appear in the actual film at all despite being prominently featured on its cover? I mean, after all, who doesn't love spending literal hours watching Bruce Wayne repeatedly attempt to climb out of a literal giant hole in the ground? "

15 The Dark Knight
16 Iron Man 3
17 Non-Stop
18 Wonder Woman
19 Joker
20 Spider-Man 3
21 Requiem for a Dream
22 Avengers: Age of Ultron
23 Venom (2018)
24 Constantine
25 2001: A Space Odyssey
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