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X-Men

X-Men

What can I say about X-Men that hasn't already been said? I agree with most critics: fine special effects, fairly intelligent story, good casting (Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is hands-down the Discovery of the Year), and a comic book adaptation that manages to do justice to its source material. Singer can't direct action very well; there's plenty of it, but… read more!

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The latest installment in the X-Men movie franchise is loosely based on the January 1981 X-Men comic book of the same title, which takes place in a dystopian future (2013!) in which most mutants have been killed by the horrific Sentinel robots, and the rest of the world has gone to pot. It's determined that Kitty Pryde, the teenage X-Man… read more!

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

The X-Men film franchise was starting to get tiresome, in my humble opinion. And that's coming from a guy who was a major fan of the comics back when he was a kid. (I think I stopped reading around the time I was 11 or 12, after illustrator John Byrne moved on to other titles.) So it was with reluctance… read more!

X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand

First of all, let me buck the trend and state that a) I don't think that Brett Ratner ruined the X-Men franchise with his work on this, the third movie in the series; and b) whatever's wrong with X-Men: The Last Stand - and there is plenty - isn't all Ratner's fault. In some respects, the revered-in-his-absence director of the… read more!

X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United

A friend told me an interesting bit of trivia about the name of this film. Originally meant to be titled just plain X2 (as if X-Men 2 was too difficult to remember), studio executives at Fox requested it be retitled, for promotional purposes, as X-Men United because it's now passe to add a "2" onto your sequel's title. After all,… read more!