Note: Spoilers may follow for Days of Future Past, X3, X2, X1, First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Wolverine. You have been warned, so continue at your own risk.
20th Century Fox, who owns the Fantastic Four and X-Men, has given us 5 X-Men films and 2 solo films, both of them about Wolverine. The X-Men franchise started in 2000 and is still going today. That's 15 years! So, congratulations to Fox! So, after 15 years, which is the best X-Men film?
The different X-Men films:
1) X-Men (2000)
This was arguably the beginning of a new age of superheroes. It brought Wolverine played by the wonderful Hugh Jackman, Rogue, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and more! The cast was amazing! It gave great character development, and it had very good- although not as good as Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which came out a year before hand- visual and special effects. Overall, it gave us hope for a day where we had superhero films coming out everywhere, kind of like today.
2) X2: X-Men United (2003)
This is many people's favorite X-Men film of all time, even favorite superhero film. It definitely is nothing short of fantastic! This one is one of my personal favorite films. The acting was superb. The action was epic! Although, I thought that Rogue was severely misused. I was hoping for her flying ability that she had in the comics. But I can mostly overlook that. Another spectacular part was Nightcrawler! The opening scene with him in it is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately, he wasn't in the next X-Men film.
3) X3: The Last Stand (2006)
Before you ask, yes, there are good things about this film. The Last Stand is the third film in the X-Men trilogy, and many absolutely hate the film. Iceman was really given time to shine, and he's a great character to give extra screen time to. Rogue, once again, was severely misused, but she was misused even more severely than in X2: X-Men United. Also, I don't know about you guys, but I liked the score of the film. The Juggernaut was a piece of crap. The acting was, for the most part, solid and good. It was very nice to see Angel. He really was portrayed wonderfully by Ben Foster. Another disappointing thing was Nightcrawler. It's not that he was portrayed wrong or anything like that. It's that he wasn't in the film at all. Nightcrawler was a favorite part for most in X2: X-Men United; then he's completely forgot about in X3. There wasn't even a reference to him.
4) X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Once again, contrary to popular belief, there are some positives to this film as well. The acting was very good throughout the entire movie, and Wolverine was awesome to see! Next, we saw a very good Gambit, which is my favorite part of the film. Deadpool is something that many hate, but I can overlook that. Kind of. I don't care much for the score, but it's most definitely not the worst movie score.
5) X-Men: First Class (2011)
This is regarded by some to be fighting with X-Men: Days of Future Past for the spot of best X-Men film. And to be fair, it probably is. It brings us a young Professor X, a young Mystique, a young Magneto, and even Beast. It gave us all of the characters origins without bogging the film down. The acting was beyond fantastic! The score was good, and I loved how heartfelt it felt when Eric/Magneto was avenging his mother by killing Sebastian Shaw. This film is pretty much as perfect as you can get.
6) The Wolverine (2013)
This one has some controversy around it. While some don't like it hardly at all, others find it very enjoyable. (I'm part of the latter group) It did have a few small plot holes, but not many. Hugh Jackman was awesome to see as Wolverine, as usual. The villain took a little after a lot of the MCU villains, meaning that the villain was pretty uninteresting for the most part. But it was better than Whiplash in Iron Man 2. The acting was, as usual for most Fox films, a great part of the film. Either way, I can still enjoy it.
Here's the big one!
7) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Wow! Just Wow! It made the confusion that comes from time travel make sense. The action was good, and so was the acting. Just about everything is perfect!
But what do you think? You've seen the bad and the good of each film. So, Which is the best X-Men film? You vote for the one you think is best! Comment on your opinion, or if I missed anything. Until next time, readers and my followers, Goodbye and thanks for reading!!!
Which is the best X-Men film?
Remember, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016!