One of the most interesting entertainment phenomenons of the past few years is the concept of "jumping the shark" -- the moment where a film, franchise, television series, or other form of popular entertainment does something so ridiculous that audiences know it's all downhill from there. It's the moment where the creative people behind a movie or program basically throw in the towel, saying "This is it, we've got nothing left to give so you're stuck with this outlandish crap from here forward." The phrase's history is well documented, tying back to season five episode of Happy Days where Fonzi water ski-jumps over a real live shark. Fans point out this moment as essentially the "beginning of the end" for Happy Days -- and now the event is cited to signal similar moments in other shows and films.
So, with that in mind, AskMen.com came up with a list of the top ten movie franchise destroying moments -- or moments where a film or film franchise jumped the shark. There are no shortage of potential titles for the list, but they've done a nice job of picking out ten that are particularly annoying -- even if they're from films that aren't really part of a franchise (Wolverine and Doomsday, I'm looking at you).
Hit the jump to check out some of the titles that made the list.