Every X-Men Movie Ranked
With Logan now out on Blu-ray, we decided to rank every X-Men movie released so far!
9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
By far the worst film of the bunch, X-Men Origins: Wolverine actually delivers a solid story about the mysterious history of the series' most intriguing character, but it all gets muddled by the crowded cast, pointless cameos, jumbled editing, and terrible visual effects. It was originally supposed to be a small, self-contained story about the relationship between James Howlett and his brother Victor Creed a.k.a. Sabretooth, who is the stand out int he movie as played by Liev Schrieber. However, it ended up being a cash-grab by the studio who interfered with the production too much by adding too many characters into the mix. Hugh Jackman gives it his all, but even his great performance can't overcome an overstuffed narrative and some silly, over-the-top action scenes.
8. X-Men: The Last Stand
After giving fans two of the greatest comic book films made up until that point, director Bryan Singer left the franchise for a break, so the impatient studio brought in Brett Ratner to helm the third film in the series. That proved to be a mistake as he brought a jarringly stylistic approach to the trilogy capper. Also, he shockingly killed off some major characters for no good reason. This one also suffers from introducing too many new characters and juggling to many storylines. If they had picked either the Cure or Dark Phoenix plots, stuck with it, and only brought in a couple of new mutants it would've worked much better. At least the original cast still delivers good performances, there are a few good action moments, and the visual effects are outstanding.
7. X-Men: Apocalypse
When Bryan Singer returned to the franchise with Days of Future Past, fans rejoiced that the man who started it all had come back to the franchise he stared. Unfortunately, his follow-up to that excellent time-travel adventure was a bit of a dud. Apocalypse as a character isn't explored enough, although Oscar Isaac gives a striking performance, and not enough time is spent with the younger versions of the original characters we all liked from the first trilogy. That deleted scene of the kids in the mall was brilliant and should've made the final cut which would've helped balance the tone out a bit instead of all the doom and gloom we ended up with. It's not a bad movie, though, thanks to the astounding action and effects, as well as any scenes with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.