The X-Men franchise has been one of my more favorite movie franchises in recent memory because the comics and cartoons were the characters I grew up with (along with Batman). They were a group of different and weird characters I could relate to (because I was a different and weird kid, shocker I know) and they formed an interestingly dysfunctional family. The cool powers and fun adventures did hurt their appeal either.
Much like I did for the MCU and the lead up to Age of Ultron, I am going to do a weekly review each of the X-Men movies leading up to the release of X-Men: Apocalypse. Apocalypse feels like it is going to be an end of the most recent era and open the door for new characters and stories to be told. To put it in other words, I feel like we are coming to the end of Phase Two and going into Phase Three. I will be talking about the original trilogy, the two Wolverine standalone movies, and the first two installments of the current trilogy.
Deadpool is not on the list because I already reviewed it back when it was released and right now I don’t think the events in the movie has any overall bearing on the X-Men (or X-Force) Universe 20th Century Fox is attempting to create by combining the old and new trilogies. The sequel most likely will add Deadpool into the X-Force mix with the introduction of Cable.
Starting with this Sunday, I will be talking the first X-Men and how well the movie introduced us to these characters and how the film has held up over the years.