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Movie Series - X-Men

The X-Men film series is a series of superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics team of the same name. The films star an ensemble cast, focusing on Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, as he is drawn into the conflict between Professor Xavier and Magneto, who have opposing views on humanity's relationship with mutants: Xavier believes humanity and mutants can coexist, but Magneto believes a war is coming, and intends to fight. The films also developed subplots based on the comics' Weapon X and Dark Phoenix storylines. 20th Century Fox earned the film rights to the characters in 1994, and after numerous drafts, Bryan Singer was hired to direct X-Men (2000) and returned for X2 (2003). He left a potential third and fourth film to direct Superman Returns, leaving Brett Ratner to direct X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Critics praised Singer's films for their dark, realistic tone, and subtexts dealing with discrimination and intolerance, but Ratner's film was met with mixed reviews. Nonetheless, each film outgrossed the last, and Fox is developing spin-off prequels. The X-Men films are also attributed as leading to a reemergence of superhero films in the 2000s, such as the Spider-Man film series.

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1 X3 Huge letdown after X2
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2 Rogue is a an emo whimp She's one of the strongest in the comics
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3 Angel appears in Last Stand A truly worthless/weak character
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4 Deadpool / Weapon XI The Merc with NO Mouth!
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5 Will be boned soon X-Men Origins: Wolverine looks awful
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6 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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7 Un-boned X-Men: First Class - it is good again
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8 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 So... finding out about Bryan Singer's sordid personal life, that he may or may not be into underage boys, that many of the actors in these films were likely cast via the casting couch... does that ruin these movies for you? Will you see his new film? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 2, 2014, 12:25 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 This series jumped with X3 and un-boned with FC. X3 had a lousy director and an atrocious script that was little more than a list of Fan Boy Wants: Phoenix Saga: check. Sentinel: check. Danger Room: check. They killed off Cyclops and Professor X, had Rogue taking the cure. Wolverine was acting as wimpy as Cyclops when he wasn't trying to get in Jean's knickers, all thoroughly unconvincing scenes because Hugh Jackman and Famke Jannsen have zero chemistry. The best movies hinge on good story lines and chemistry. X1 worked, primarily because Jackman and Anna Paquin exhibit a chemistry that's off the charts. They made viewers care about their characters. Poor Anna's had nothing to work with as far as Rogue's powers are concerned, so I can see why she's irritated, especially given the screen time allotted to Storm when Halle's performance has been almost universally panned. FC also has a great story line, and there's a real spark between Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence, making it very believable, that she'd walk away from Charles after so many years, to side with Erik. Now that Singer's back, with any luck, DOFP will be another step up. -- Submitted By: () on September 19, 2013, 11:29 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I enjoyed all the Xmen moviesalot more than I thought I would. It took Xmen First Class to get me to watch the previous ones as I'm not a huge fan of Wolverine and figured it would be mostly about him. Granted through out all of them there are head scratcher but overall they good. Rogue and Storms powers certainly didn't live up to their comic or cartoon counterparts. Now X3 is the worst of all of them i think simply because it seemed soap operaee especially toward end. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 21, 2011, 5:59 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Wolverine Origins came out in 2009 right? The special effects were terrible, I seen better in a old 1958 horror movie when the villain turned into a bat/demon/monster hybrid. That was when they cared about their work, they didn't rely on technology to "enhance" things. CGI looks awful, you can see the falseness of it, and it brings nothing but a cringe feeling to your gut. Bring back the real effects, with real maskup and stuff. Oh yeah, the movies declined in quality. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on February 4, 2011, 5:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 You know, I might have to go with "Rogue is a an emo wimp". In fact, everybody was pretty mopey/emo in these films. (And sadly this wimpy, emo Rogue seems to have replaced the old one in the new cartoons and comics.) I never really liked even the first two "good" ones that much. This is one series in which I would welcome a reboot. I'd love to see the REAL X-Men in full Jim Lee costumes on the big screen, not forgettable mopey pretty people in black leather. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 25, 2010, 5:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 @Mythigator: I know about this because I had researched it after not seeing Nightcrawler in X3, and I understand and I suppose it would not have made it better to recast, but that doesn't mean that killing him off in a video game made much sense, imo. The whole thing just left a sour taste in my mouth. :P -- Submitted By: (octogirlpretty) on October 18, 2010, 4:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 @octogrlpretty: The "real-life" explanation for Nightcrawler not being in X3 was that the makeup process took hours, and Alan Cumming (who played Nightcrawler in X2) didn't care for the makeup. Given that Nightcrawler would only have gotten minimal screen time in X3, the crew didn't figure it was worth the trouble to put him in, so Nightcrawler was dropped from the third movie. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on October 18, 2010, 6:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 It boned at The Last Stand. What a god-awful excuse for a X-men movie. SPOILER ALERT!: Jean and Scott die? What about the kids they are supposed to have? Mystique dies?! Why?! Rogue gives up her powers?! How depressing! And the most odd...WHAT HAPPENED TO NIGHTCRAWLER?! As I've been informed, a video game inbetween X2 and X3 shows that he died. Wha...WHAT?! Was I really supposed to play a video game to fill in the gaps of a movie sequel?! Who knew you had to play a game to make the next film make sense. This is not a movie to watch if you are a fan of the comics. Sure, this is "The Movie Universe", but it is painful to watch and an insult to fans. Saw it once the night it came to theaters; will never watch it again. -- Submitted By: (octogirlpretty) on October 17, 2010, 10:15 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 If you want to kill a successful franchise, who ya gonna call? BRETT RATNER!! -- Submitted By: (TomerS) on November 21, 2009, 3:12 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 The only good thing in the Wolverine movie was the action. Everything else wasn't done very well. There were some scenes where you're supposed to feel so sorry for Logan, but it makes you laugh at it the way the moments becomes cheesy by overacting. -- Submitted By: (McT) on May 6, 2009, 8:02 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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