1. Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3 (2007)
It really doesn’t get any worse than this. Between featuring the Green Goblin, the Sandman, and Venom all in one epic battle, Spider-Man 3 certainly looked as though no other comic book movie was going to top it. Then Sam Raimi decided to include not one but two dance scenes featuring Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire).
Apparently being under the influence of the nefarious alien symbiote doesn’t just turn you evil, it also makes you an accomplished jazz pianist with an insatiable thirst for dancing. It wasn’t just contrived and hokey, it was also incredibly random and pointless as audiences were forced to watch two extended musical sequences starring an emo-looking Peter Parker.
To this day we can’t decide if this was Raimi flipping the proverbial bird at the studio executives at Sony who forced him to feature Venom in the movie, or if the veteran director actually thought these dance scenes were actually going to ensure that the movie would be an instant classic. Either way, with the shake of his hips and a few minutes of playing the piano, the Spider-Man film franchise was destroyed. This is the first time that a studio was forced to reboot a multi-million dollar film franchise because of a simple dance number.