The Phantom (1996)

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Year of Release: 1996

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: N/A

Directed By: Simon Wincer

Music By: David Newman

Starring: Billy Zane (as Kit Walker/The Phantom), Kristy Swanson (as Diana Palmer), Treat Williams (as Xander Drax), James Remar (as Quill), Catherine Zeta-Jones (as Sala), and Patrick McGoohan (as The Phantom’s father)

Basic Plot: A mysterious figure cloaked in purple attempts to stop a ruthless business from using a trio of silver skulls that, together, create a power that could destroy the world.

Rating (Out of 4): 0

Pros: Pretty much nothing.

Cons: An overly lighthearted approach to the superhero genre which feels like a blatant Batman ripoff.  Bland characters, unconvincing action, and lackluster special effects add up to a bad, bad movie.  Terrible dialogue doesn’t help things, either.