The Sunday Seven: X-Men Movies

I will be starting a new weekly segment called The Sunday Seven where I talk about a specific movie theme. This segment will be each Sunday and it is just to have a conversation about that specific movie centric theme.

For those of you who do not know, I am a huge X-Men fan and super excited for Friday where I will be seeing X-Men: Apocalypse. So, in celebration of the new X-Men movie, I will be ranking all 7 X-Men movies. Let’s begin!

7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

This has to be the worst X-Men movie ever. I have no idea what is worst the action movie clichés, the bad CGI or the terrible green screens. I can’t believe they screwed up one of the best X-Men storyline. Oh, and don’t get me started on the third act and “Deadpool.”

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6. X-Men: The Last Stand

The worst thing in this movie is the poor usage of the cure. They literally strip away mutants of their powers for nothing. They do not use that to further the story. Here the two storylines were mashed up in a very sloppy way.

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5. The Wolverine

Yeah, Wolverine movies have not been great. This movie is a solid ok. I really liked the villain and the setting, however, the romantic aspects of the movie were very forced and looked out-of-place. I felt like the movie didn’t have to be 2 hours and 15 minutes long.

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4. X-Men: First Class

Not the strongest X-Men movie, but First Class is the movie that saved the franchise. The new cast is a breath of fresh air and I loved that the movie is set in the ’60s. Having more Mystique, Professor X and Magneto was a really good move. The thing I liked more about this film was the integration of real events in the mutant storyline.

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3. X-Men

This is a rare case where the first movie is not the best one. Don’t get me wrong though, I loved the original X-Men, but the writing was a bit off. However, everything else was really good. The introduction of the characters were well done and when they worked together, that’s when the movie really shined.

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2. X2

The sequel was just better than the original. More mutants were introduced and that Nightcrawler opening scene was fantastic! The story was better and again I loved that all the mutants were working together. It’s just an excellent sequel.

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1. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bryan Singer’s homecoming is the best X-Men movie of the franchise. The story was complex and surprisingly well done. The past and the future scenes were equally interesting. Not one time did I get bored or wanting them to go back the past. Also, Bryan Singer did a really gutsy thing – he erased some of the other X-Men movies. Now that needs a pad in the back.

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How would you rank the X-Men movies? Which one is your favourite?

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  1. garethrhodes

    I wrote a review for X-Men a few years ago and made that very same point. While I think Richard Donner is the wise old Grandfather of super-hero films, I credit Bryan Singer as their pro-active Daddy.

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