Hm, the Silent Hill movie comes to mind. It's not exactly good, but it's still among the better game movies out there. Sure, that's not saying much, but you can at least tell where it's coming from.
Same for the first (!) Mortal Kombat movie. It's supremely dumb, yes, and it was severely neutered for a PG-13 release, but it's campy fun all around and, unlike Annihilation, people seemed to have given a crap about the whole thing.
Dunno, I've never been an avid reader of superhero comics and certainly not a fanboy, and I still found X-Men 3 cheesy and Hulk rather boring. I think I even liked the Wolverine movie better than X3. But maybe the problem of the third part is also that the first two movies set such a high standard in story-telling and character-painting that the director of the third couldn't keep up with it and made the third part an average action movie instead. (So you might be right that it's not a bad
movie per se, maybe better than some of the other superhero flicks, but it's definitely a disappointment if you judge it as third part of a trilogy.)
Exactly. X3 fundamentally failed to get me invested in what was supposed to be this epic final battle. Too many pointless mutant cameos, too many subplots that don't really go anywhere, too many deaths that were simply there for pure shock value. X-Men and X2 have problems of their own, but they were more focused movies that seemed to be actually interested in the characters they were setting up.