The tradition of superhero movie sequels being bigger, bolder, and more action-packed than their origin-focused predecessors, like Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight, began with X2. Intimacy is key with this particular film, and it informs everything from the fight scenes to the villain choices. Lynn Collins’ Kayla) is also dropped at the end of the first act before magically reappearing at the end for no good reason, and then there’s Liev Schreiber’s Victor Creed—Wolverine’s brother. The strange and rather unnerving romance (and we use that word loosely here) between Mortimer Toynbee (better known as the X-Men villain, Toad) and Paige Guthrie (known as Husk) in Wolverine and The X-Men never quite felt right with readers. In 1963, Marvel Comics introduced the world to the Uncanny X-Men… The basic conceit finds Logan rejecting any and all significant human contact, and if Charles’ well-being didn’t depend on him, it’s not hard to imagine Logan having turned that adamantium bullet on himself long before. And it wants to showcase worldwide destruction via a two-dimensional villain/complete waste of Oscar Isaac’s time. Had the filmmakers settled on just one of these and focused on fleshing that out from a character perspective, we could’ve been in for something more in line with the previous two features. And though I don't think this movie is great I do think it's … Nevertheless, the movie works more often than it doesn’t, and the violent and humorously antiheroic nature of Wilson provides a delightful change of pace for the X-Men universe. Even Hugh Jackman will admit that making this movie was also a huge disappointment for him as he felt like it didn’t do a good job showcasing the Wolverine character. We revisit all the X-Men movies so far and rank each installment of the franchise from worst to best, from X-Men: Apocalypse to Logan and Dark Phoenix. X-Men: The Last Stand - it marks the moment where this series started getting really shaky, and it took a few movies until the ship could be righted. And indeed, the film is really, really good, still holding up as incredibly solid all these years later. Fox put off Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool film project for years, fearing that a self-aware R-rated superhero movie filled with profanity and gruesome violence wouldn’t make them a lot of money. It makes no sense, but little of this movie does. In terms of action, X2 doubles down from the get-go with the tremendous Nightcrawler White House sequence. the end of one nightmare, prelude to the another... Shenmue III. By Kofi Outlaw - August 28, 2020 04:30 pm EDT. While Wolverine’s solo trilogy would culminate in one of the greatest superhero movies ever made, it started with one of the worst. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. The start of the X-Men movie reboot gave us a different timeline (the 1960s) and new actors in key roles. When “X-Men” debuted on July 14, 2000, superhero movies were at their lowest ebb in years. Update — August 28, 2020: The New Mutants has been labelled "the worst X-Men movie ever" and "best forgotten" in scathing first reviews.. Unfortunately, the script was lackluster and the only powers that Apocalypse got to use were sand manipulation and changing the TV channel without using the remote. With Apocalypse, the film is juggling too much. to reaffirm my knowledge that this is a terrible movie. 1.15% (1 vote) 1. It’s this confident handle of tone, phenomenal performances, and wildly entertaining story that make X-Men: First Class the best X-Men movie thus far. It also featured great performances by McAvoy and Fassbender who made the roles their own. And then there’s Evan Peters’ Quicksilver, who steals the entire film with one jaw-dropping sequence and proves that judgment based on marketing materials can sometimes be way, way off base. Wolverine’s past hangs heavy over all of his actions in this particular film, even though he’s surrounded by strangers. So this is how the X-Men franchise ends. However, only one mutant has been explicitly called the "worst X-Man ever" by Marvel itself. The scale of The Wolverine is one of the smallest of the X-Men universe films, and yet the stakes of the movie feel so much bigger than the majority of the films in this particular franchise. Still, despite his title, he actually did have one noble moment and proved why he belonged alongside Marvel's other mutant heroes. Logan is not just easily the best Wolverine movie we ever got, but it’s also one of the best comic book movies ever. Knowing they had come close to Wolverine perfection with The Wolverine, filmmaker James Mangold and Hugh Jackman doubled down with their follow-up effort Logan. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box … Every X-Men Movie From Worst To Best, Ranked By Rotten Tomatoes. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. 298 - Why 'WandaVision' Makes the MCU's Future Exciting, 'Malignant' First Look: Annabelle Wallis Wakes in Fright in James Wan's New Movie, New ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Poster Teases a Tragic Ending; Trailer Coming This Weekend, 'WandaVision': Wanda and Vision Continue to Be Super Old-School Attractive in New Posters, Kathryn Hahn on ‘WandaVision’, ‘Central Park’ Season 2, and How She’d Love to Return for ‘Spider-Verse 2’, ‘No Time to Die’ Release Date Delayed Again, Proving There is Plenty of Time to Die, The 75 Best Netflix Shows and Original Series to Watch Right Now, 'The Sneider Cut' Ep. Even though breakthroughs in visual effects made it increasingly possible to bring fantastical… Anyone will say that this is undeniably the worst film ever in the X-Men movie franchise. d_parker 1 year ago #22. FOX's X-Men movies have had their share of ups and downs, as reflected by their scores on Rotten Tomatoes. The effect of 2000’s X-Men on the blockbuster landscape cannot be understated. Days of Future Past erased this film from the official canon, and Deadpool 2 went one further, and it’s best to just continue pretending like it never existed at all. And that only makes his actions and motivations that much more empathetic, as Jackman turns in his (second) best X-Men performance to date as a lonely, wounded, and world weary Wolverine. Worst X-Men movie? 12. July 7, 2019 July 18, 2019 Kieran Freemantle Comment(0) 20th Century Fox’s version of the X-Men has come to an end with the mutants set to join the MCU. The franchise that arguably opened the doors on the superhero movie genre, the X-Men franchise has been through many highs and lows. It’s a shame he doesn’t have much screentime, whereas characters like Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and even Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) fall mostly flat as they feel like they’re in a different movie entirely. The New Mutants: Is It The Worst X-Men Movie? But as it stands—and under Brett Ratner’s stale direction—the film is overstuffed and, frankly, pretty boring. Mangold hits upon a number of touchstones here, from Paper Moon to Shane, and while the simplicity of the story can give way to predictability, the performances and raw aesthetic keep this thing interesting. Even nearly 20 years later, the themes of X-Men are just as prescient. The superhero film franchise is still going strong after two decades. And yet, this is a strange instance of a follow-up film somewhat diminishing the merits of its predecessor, as you get the feeling watching Logan that you're seeing all the things Jackman and Mangold wanted to do with The Wolverine, but weren't allowed to attempt. But the juvenile nature of the humor tends to get a little monotonous, and the comedic dynamic between Deadpool and his blind roommate is one heavily relied-upon gag that simply doesn’t land. The film's emotional centerpiece is also admirable, grounding Wade Wilson's journey in his desire to be reunited with Vanessa while teaching him the value of Family with a capital F along the way. While pretty much all involved would improve upon the foundation that was built with X-Men in future installments, it remains an effective and refreshingly (in hindsight) intimate superhero tale all the same. It’s a brutally violent, introspective dramatic Western. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Honestly, I shouldn’t have rewatched this one (you’re welcome, loyal reader!) swordmaster69 1 year ago #21. Deadpool 2 isn't a bad movie, and it's certainly in the mid-upper tier as far as X-Men movies go, but it's not quite as good as the first film and with some distance, feels pretty forgettable. X-Men III: The Last Stand. Watching him struggle to find some semblance of peace is not always easy. The film’s action is embarrassingly lackluster, the visual effects are sloppy and roughshod, and the storytelling is an absolute disaster. This is a down and dirty picture—a film in every sense of the word, as Mangold eschews anything that would remotely resemble a contemporary blockbuster. This film's issues become a bit more glaring in hindsight, but still, The Wolverine laid the ground that made Logan possible, and it still remains top-tier X-Men material. 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In telling the story of the end of Wolverine’s road and his reluctant quest to save the next generation of mutants, Mangold drew heavily from the classic western Shane and gave the character a perfect swan song. Let us know what you think! After Bryan Singer left the director’s chair, eventual First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn stepped in. He brings a smooth playfulness to the franchise while maintaining an overall air of sophistication, which is no easy task. These reservations remained when the movie was finally greenlit with a shoestring budget. User Info: swordmaster69. Longtime franchise writer/producer Simon Kinberg made his directorial debut with the Apocalypse follow-up, intending to finally make good on the Dark Phoenix storyline after botching it in X-Men: The Last Stand, but the film fails as both a Dark Phoenix adaptation and as an X-Men movie. I was thinking of leaving off X2: X-Men United, X-Men First Class, X-Men Days of Future Past & Logan since they are usually regarded as the best, but who knows, someone may hate those the most. It marked director Bryan Singer’s return to the series after departing following X2, and it finally melded together the old and new cast into one massive, All Star ensemble. We've ranked all of the "X-Men" movies from worst to best — from "X-Men" to the latest, "Dark Phoenix," which bombed at the box office in its opening. )—albeit one that’s not going to be easy to revisit given its unrelenting emotional intensity. 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