All 11 'X-Men' Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best
11. "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006)
You know your movie really sucks when they basically just ignore that timeline after it. Last Stand took one of the most beloved and iconic X-Men stories, The Dark Phoenix Saga and totally butchered it. The real killer blow was the departure of Bryan Singer who left the third "X-Men" movie to make "Superman Returns" (not the greatest decision in hindsight) and Brett Ratner stepped in and well the rest is history.
10. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009)
Im going to be honest it was almost impossible to pick between this and Last Stand for the title of worst X-Men movie they both have some monumental flaws. What convinced me to put this here was the silver lining this movie had. Without the truly awful first on screen interpretation of Deadpool we very well may have never seen Reynolds go on to become The Deadpool we know and enjoy so much now.
9. "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016)
It seems that X-Men films always miss the mark on that trilogy film. A lot of the movies issues boiled down to the casting of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse. He simply seemed miscast and his motivations were never conveyed really well. Unfortunately the third instalment of the new X-Men cast is the most forgettable.
8. "The Wolverine" (2013)
As the second attempt at a solo Wolverine story the 2013 story by James Mangold it fits right in the middle in terms of quality. It is far superior to the Wolverine movie but it doesn't have a patch on Logan. Some stunning fight scenes are meshes with awful CGI. This movies is probably best described as journey of peaks and valleys.
7. "Deadpool" (2016)
One of the most original and refreshing superhero movies of the last couple years Deadpool showed that Ryan Reynolds was born to play that role. The only reason I don't rate it higher is because it has to do the whole origin story thing which does eat up some time for story telling.
6. "X-Men" (2000)
The film that took the X-Men from a popular comic to a worldwide sensation. Quite simply without the success of this movie its hard to say if any of the others on this list would be here. Sure Halle Berry wasn't the best Storm and the outfits were pretty cheesy but it all has to start from somewhere.
5. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014)
If you were to look for the X-Men's attempt at an Infinity War level crossover the closest you will get is this film. It did the brilliant job of marrying together the original and new casts. The opposing reasoning and logic shared by their younger selves makes the film showing you the development of Xavier & Magneto.
4. "Deadpool 2" (2018)
Everything Deadpool did, Deadpool 2 did better. Without being confined to having to tell an origin story as well as the plot Deadpool 2 has so much more freedom. Meaning it can go balls to wall crazy right from the get go. Josh Brolin also surprised many making an excellent Cable.
3. "X-Men: First Class" (2011)
I don't think im alone in saying when you first seen McKellen & Stewart in the X-Men roles you never thought you'd see a better cast but McAvov & Fassbender are so good they made it debatable who did it better. The fact that this movie totally changed the script in terms of making everyone was younger and re-casting really revitalized the movie but the film is so good because of McAvoy & Fassbender.
2. "X2: X-Men United" (2003)
Bryan Singer took the formula he used to make the first X-Men and refined it to such a high level for the second outing that the sequel far surpassed the original. The history of Wolverine is explored, the X-Men are more established, the story is more compelling and the villains are more realistic.
1. "Logan" (2017)
Was there ever any question? Logan strips away many of the elements in all previous X-Men films to make this a wild gritty ride more similar to a western than a superhero movie. most importantly though provides a fantastic and gripping story and I cant think of a more fitting swan song to Hugh Jackman's time as Wolverine.
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Edited by Jolldan, 29 May 2018 - 04:33 AM.