by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
Hello friends!! It’s your pal and huge movie geek Supernerd here with some time to kill. We’ve got a few weeks until X-men: Apocalypse hits and I figured I’d go through some of the films and give my thoughts on the series as a whole. What better place to start than with ranking the films in order from worst to first.
Just remember, a list like this is totally subjective and only represents my opinion (much like my yearly Top Ten). I always welcome discussion and critiques to my list. Think I made a mistake and your favorite didn’t rank as high as you think it should? Let us know in the feedback!
Alright, let’s start it up:
9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Yeah, remember when I said this list was subjective and everyone has their opinion? This is the exception to the rule. I think that everyone can agree that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the worst of the series of films. From the horrible story and stunted dialogue to the fact that this movie almost killed any shot at a Deadpool solo flick, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the worst of the worst.
8. X-Men: The Last Stand – The movie that caused them to reboot the entire universe, X-Men: The Last Stand tried to cram too many stories into one film. It was the equivalent of putting 5 lbs of sausage in a 2 lb casing. It had a convoluted story and some horrible villains. Once again some horrible dialogue and cheesy action sequences kill this film.
7. X-Men – The first film is also one of the worst aging ones. It was great at introducing fans to the world of Marvel’s mutants but the hokey overall villain plan and bad fight scenes make this one a film that you can skip when you’re doing your marathons.
6. The Wolverine – This is the Wolverine film fans wanted but didn’t get from Origins. Going back to the comic roots and sending Logan to Japan was a step in the right direction. The fight on top of the bullet train was also really cool. The plot just seemed to meander a bit too much for my liking in the end.
5. X-Men: Apocalypse – The newest film falls right in the middle. Not on the worst side of things but not good enough to be one of the best. While we did get fan favorite villain Apocalypse a lackluster final battle left me wanting. I did enjoy the newest additions to the team (Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler especially).
4. X2 – Fans looking for all-out Wolverine Berserker Rage got their wish! In an epic fight scene at the mansion we got to see everyone’s favorite mutant go balls to the wall, killing soldiers left and right. Nightcralwer’s attack on the White House was a great way to start the film off. And an excellent villain in Colonel William Stryker make this an excellent sequel to the lackluster first film.
3. X-Men: First Class – After almost dying a two film death, X-Men: First Class brought the series back from the brink. Setting the film in the early 1960s and focusing on the blossoming friendship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, this film rebooted the franchise and made movie audiences care about mutants again.
2. X-Men: Days Of Future Past – How do you follow up the successful reboot of your franchise? By adapting one of the more popular storylines in X-Men history. Loosely based on the Days Of Future Past story, this film takes place a decade after First Class and ups the ante in the blockbuster department. Plus it has an awesome Quicksilver sequence that needs to be seen.
1. Deadpool – The Merc With A Mouth takes the top spot by giving us a foul-mouthed and full action assault on the senses. Great action, hilarious comedy and snappy dialogue make this one a winner. While some might argue that it isn’t a full part of the X-Men film universe he does make enough references and it even has Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters in it. It counts!!
So there you have it folks – Supernerd’s X-Men rankings. Did I rank your favorite too low or do you think I was completely off with my numbering? If so let us know!