This weekend’s release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has predictably set the box office ablaze. Based on author Suzanne Collin’s phenomenally successful young adult trilogy, the sequel sees Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence return as badass heroine Katniss Everdeen and director Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend) taking over behind the camera for Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville).
While the first film earned nearly $700 million worldwide, it was not without its critics, leading some to believe that The Hunger Games film franchise would fail to keep the momentum going and deliver on the promise of Collins’ novels. However, it appears that Catching Fire has managed to avoid the unfortunate fate that befalls many science fiction franchises and has successfully built upon the foundation of its predecessor. Over the years, many sci-fi franchises have struggled to sustain their freshness and creativity over the course of several films. To that end, here are five sci-fi film franchises that couldn’t help but disappoint. Continue reading 5 Most Disappointing Sci-Fi Film Franchises