Well, I've done Star Wars and I've done Marvel. Now it's time to hop over to Fox and hit the X-Men!
Before we get started, this article is opinion based, so if you disagree with any of my opinions, or anyone else's for that matter, don't be jerk about it. Now we may begin.
7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I don't think I have to explain this one. It sucked. They wasted/ruined Gambit, the story was mediocre and they just had no care for the rest of the characters. They could have started a Brotherhood for God's sake! But no, they want to just have cameos. Question. Who's Silverfox? You don't know? Well she was the love interest for our favorite Canadian and you didn't even know. Wolverine has so many different lovers that you could have chosen and you choose a person that we've never heard of?! Speaking of favorite Canadians, you will never be forgiven for the atrocity that you had the balls to call Deadpool. You tried to make it right with an end credits scene, but it didn't work. You failed. Good day! But there was some... I said good day! Ok fine, I did like seeing him and Sabertooth actually have a relationship with each other (first movie you let me down) and seeing a young Scott Summers was pretty cool too. In fact, seeing a lot of those mutants was pretty fun and at the end of the day Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is a good time but it didn't make up for the terribleness of this movie. And that is something we can't look past.
6. X-Men: The Last Stand
When we think of bad superhero movies, this one tends to be brought up quite often (but it didn't neuter Deadpool so brownie points, I guess). This was supposed to be the greatest X-Men movie yet. Beast was there, the team was back and even some new characters were getting the spotlight. Magneto was back stronger than ever and Pyro had betrayed his brother Iceman. This movie was about to go down! And Bryan Singer went and directed Superman Returns (which, oddly enough is another movie that gets brought up when dicussing terrible superhero movies). Instead of our beloved Mr. Singer, we were left with Brett Ratner who really crushed our hearts. This movie was bad. They tried to do the Phoenix saga and we applaud them for it but they did it so wrong. First! don't kill Scott. That's just logic. And if you do, give him some love! They just breezed over the death of the head X-Man like it was nothing. Juggernaut. Sigh, you know what, this movie did the same thing Origins did. They had a bunch of good characters but they didn't use them. The story was bad and there are some little nuggets that we can pick out (first sentinel! Kinda a big deal) but, again, at the end of the day, it just didn't help the movie.
5. The Wolverine
Now I think that the two former movies are the two that are generally looked at as the bad X-Men films. The rest get mixed feelings and that brings us to The Wolverine. I for one, don't think it's a bad movie. It tied us over while we waited for the next X-Men movie and we got to see Hugh Jackman back in his titular roll, so many people don't complain. There were, however, some faults. The biggest was the story. It didn't really make much sense. The Silver Samurai also received the Deadpool treatment, but a lot of people didn't care because who's Silver Samurai? Only a handful of people can answer. Another thing that people complain about is that the movie was in Japan. Honestly, those people don't know Wolverine. He has a lot of backstory that involves Japan so when we got to see it I was happy. Another thing people complain about was the lack of mutants (there was only three: Wolverine, that sidekick girl and Viper). To them I say Origins and case in point. Otherwise, it is indeed the better of the two Wolverine films and I will watch this one all the way through as opposed to the other films where, not so much.
4. X2: X-Men United
Before you kill me, hear me out. I know that most of the civilized world hails this as the greatest of the X-Men films (Days of Future Past might have changed that though. Not sure) but I disagree. Is it fantastic? Yes. Does it still capture the overall tone and feel of an X-Men movie? Yes. Do we see Nightcrawler? Finally! So what could I find wrong with it? Well, it's a Wolverine movie to me. The first movie also could be seen as one, but that was the first one! Wolverine is the only mutant that most people know so they really didn't have a choice. By the second movie though, people went and did their X-Men research and I feel that the focus shouldn't have been Wolverine. To people who say he needed to be the focus I say Ultimate X-Men vol.2 Return to Weapon X. But this, is a fun story, and the characters are handled with care and respect and we don't have any Deadpooling going on. Lady Deathstrike is dope and the rest of the crew gives fantastic performances. The action is unparalleled! I also really enjoyed the buildup for the next gen X-Men. Colossus does his thing and Rogue, Iceman, and Pyro all get to share a lot of the story so this movie still gets an A+.
The one that started it all (yes I did that in my prior articles and I'll probably do it again so deal). This movie was just, awesome. It captured the X-Men story in a way that none of the others have. Case in point, who are the bad guys? The Brotherhood. Who are the good guys? The X-Men. No team ups. No weird villains we've never heard of. Just good mutants vs bad mutants. I think it still could have been done better though (we'll get there be patient). First, the team. I get it, you can't develop too many characters in a short period of time, but you have to learn which characters to choose. Bobby? Check. Wolverine? Check. Rogue? Maybe you should have chosen a different character. Second, why did you murder half of your rogue gallery? You need villains! Still though, the casting was perfect. The acting was fantastic. The story was fun and interesting and that's what makes X-Men the third best movie on this list.
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
The franchise saver. This movie restored the X-Men movies to what we love. This is essentially the same conflict from X2, humans versus mutants and it's on a much more scary level. The sentinels are visually stunning and terrifying. The environments and set designs are so cool to look at! The acting was great and seeing the two cast together! What else is there?! I was disappointed that you didn't get to see a team very prevalent in this movie. Think about it. The only real team is in the future and you hardly see them. But seeing as that is the only real problem with this movie, you can't complain. We see characters that we haven't seen yet. We get awesome action sequences and visuals. Most importantly, though, everything that is bad, get's erased from history and now we can build a good franchise. Also now that they aren't cannon, it's much easier for us to appreciate those bad movies for what little good they carried and that's what counts most to me.
1. X-Men: First Class
This is where I get controversy. A lot of people don't like this movie and I don't know why but I'm going to explain why this is the best whereas in the past I haven't because most people agree. So here we go. Now the basic story of the comics is this, Professor Charles Xavier has been fighting for mutants for years. He eventually takes on students and turns his home into a school where he teaches them everything he knows about controlling their power and helping humanity. They then help him fight an evil group of mutants who believe that humans should be destroyed because they are the lesser species and they have done so much wrong to mutants. The plot of this movie is, Charles Xavier has been doing lots of research about mutants and learning all that he can for a very long time. Eventually he takes on a group of students so that they can combat an evil group of mutants who want to destroy humanity because they view humans as a lesser species and humans have done so much wrong to mutants. See! Although X-Men gets a lot of big details and so much of the spirit right, this movie gets the overall story right. This to me is the truest X-Men film because it get the messages of the X-Men right and it also gets the story right. Again, the casting was great and I could believe that these were the younger versions of the characters. We also see Havoc, which if you didn't know is a big deal, Banshee and and the return of Beast! Jennifer Lawrence is the best and we love her and this movie just helped us love her more. This movie just does the X-Men the best and until we see how Apocalypse and Gambit do, it will stay in this place.