Pardon the click-bait title, but it is fairly accurate, as I have “rated” the “X”-men movies.
Here’s the list:
3. X2: X-Men United
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past
5. X-Men: First Class
7. The Wolverine
8. X-Men: Apocalypse
9. X-Men: The Last Stand
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I feel the first three are some of the best comic book movies of all time, not just in X-canon. They will stand the test of time with the likes of Superman, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 2 and any of the really good Marvel movies (let’s say Guardians of the Galaxy).
The next three, I could almost swap them around. Maybe X-Men should be higher (I need to revisit it), given it did usher in our current comic book movie renaissance. But, for me, it’s not about its place in comic book movie history, so much as I just straight up enjoy the others more. And, given my mood, I could easily swap First Class and Days of Future Past.
The next three, to me, are just wasted potential. The Wolverine starts strong, but falls apart in the end. And Apocalypse and The Last Stand are just examples of lazy, rushed filmmaking. Both could have been amazing, given different (better) circumstances, but instead were pushed out to hit release dates.
And finally, X-Men Origins: Wolverine…. pure shit.
Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Comment below.
From my new couch in Culver City,