The Watchers Issue #9: Ken's X-Men Movie Ranking & Retrospective
Out of the gate we are getting the controversial opinion out in the open, I enjoy the X-Men movies probably more than anything else that's been released as far as comic book movies go. Yes, I will admit there have been some clunkers but there have also been some great ones. I would like to state that while I seen the original 3 X-Men films and the 3 Wolverine solo movies in the theater, I hadn't seen any of them since then so it was my first time seeing X-Men (2000) in 17 years! I know Fox has committed some atrocities when it comes to faithfulness to the source material but, I'm not the type of person to get uppity about it if it still makes for an entertaining ride, and for my money the X-Men movies for the most part do just that. Without further ado lets get on with the run down.
We know FOX obviously isn't going to stop the X-Men machine anytime soon and while not everyone liked the most recent X-Men main series film I think they've been on a role and personally can't wait to see what comes next. As for a few thoughts on the franchise as a whole, I do think some characters have been underused in their movies both story and action wise such as Rogue and Psylocke but, that could always change. On the other hand, the X-Men films do a better job of having a villain you can sympathize with in Magneto over anything else in the superhero genre especially in the prequel films. I also think the films are the most relevant towards actual issues as throughout the series we see the constant persecution of mutant kind who want nothing more than normalcy. Anyways, there you have it the X-Men world according to Ken. Thanks for letting me share my opinions and experiences with a franchise that means a lot to me and may your claws stay sharp!