I decided to rectify the fact that we've got ongoing threads for every other Marvel movie, but none for X-Men.
I know it's not the holy MCU, but personally I really like the X-Men films overall. I still consider X2 one of my favorite superhero flicks. The others range from pretty good to great, IMO, with only the terrible Origins: Wolverine and X-Men 3: The Last Stand (which was thankfully wiped from the timeline by Days of Future Past) dragging them down. I even liked The Wolverine quite a bit, although I feel like I'm the only person who watched it... Of course, I'm slightly biased since I was a 90's kid and the X-Men were always my favorite superheroes. I still think the idea of mutants makes for a better central storyline for a "tons of superheroes" universe than the series of supernatural coincidences behind other big superhero teams.
Plus, you have to admit: Magneto alone is a better villain than all the throw-away badguys of the MCU combined.
Anyway, to try to get a conversation going, here are some things:
X-Men: Days of Future Past: The Rogue Cut
This extended version of DOFP was released on DVD and Bluray recently, and I just finished watching it last night:
It's not hugely different from the theatrical version of the movie, but it sticks about 17 minutes of footage back into the film, and all of it is about the old actors in the "future" instead of those new young whipper-snappers, which made it good enough for me. It was nice to see Rogue appear and give the old Magneto and Xavier (and Iceman) something to do. It also made a few other things make more sense, like how the Sentinels found their hideout. I don't know why they ever cut this from the movie. I can think of some less interesting scenes they could have cut for runtime.
Re-watching the movie also reminded me how much I actually enjoyed it. I hope the next one is as good. Speaking of which...
Here's some news about the next movie:
- Lots of general info and Olivia Munn looking damn good as a surprisingly comic-accurate Psylocke
- Pics of the new young cast with Sansa Stark as Jean Grey (+1) and... no, I don't like any of the other ones. Blech. (-4)
There's also rumors of Fox tying the Fantastic Four in with the X-Men to make their own "little MCU" if the new Fantastic Four does well. So, here's hoping it bombs. Because it looks terrible. Please keep it away from my X-Men.
Anyway, I guess that's a good enough OP. So... have at it!