With Dark Phoenix being released this weekend, let’s run down the “best” of the Fox superhero universe:
10. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
No, this movie is not great or close to it. There is a unjust hate towards this film, though. Some shots look as if they were pulled straight out of a comic book. Especially in 2006, this wasn’t terrible! Even if you despised every last moment of this movie… the chance at redemption is now!
09. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
There were holes galore, but made watchable by several fan service moments throughout the film. The titular villain was not fully utilized as he could have been, but there is something cool, nonetheless, about seeing Apocalypse on the big screen.
08. The Wolverine (2013)
After the major disappointment with his first solo out (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Hugh Jackman came back with a solid outing in 2013. The final act goes quite haywire and loses the polished edge the beginning of the movie had. Regardless, The Wolverine gave us our first true look at “Adamantium Rage”.
07. X-Men (2000)
The start of something truly special. Almost perfectly cast and brought my childhood to the silver screen. This film helped kick off the current climate of superhero/comic book movies. Respect is owed.
06. Deadpool 2 (2018)
Ranking the two Deadpool movies is a tough task. The sequel gives us Cable, which is a personal favorite character and Zazie Beetz is always wonderful to watch.
05. Deadpool (2016)
A raunchy, R-rated superhero movie? It took over 10 years to get made, but when it finally saw the light of day, it lived up to every last expectation. Ryan Reynolds solidified himself as a staple in the superhero genre, even after Green Lantern.
04. X-Men: First Class (2011)
A wonderful “soft reboot” of the franchise, by Matthew Vaughn. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy were almost as perfectly cast as Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart were. This movie being so good is probably a huge reason why we ever got any more Fox produced X-Men movies.
03. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The First Class follow-up, this one threw the whole “reboot” nonsense out the window and tried to bring it all together. It wasn’t flawless, but easily my favorite new school X-Men team-up movie. The opening scene amazingly sets the pace and the movie never backs down.
02. X2 (2003)
The absolute high point of the team-up movies. There are a ton of cool face-offs and battles that go down. Wolverine vs. Lady Deathstrike was everything to me, as a kid.
01. Logan (2017)
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