Growing up as an avid comic fan since second grade, if you had asked me as a child what comic I would MOST want to see made into a big budget movie, I would have told you X-Men. From the brilliant and always expanding character arches about our main heroes to their rogues gallery of (all interesting) villains. It just seemed like, if someone made an X-Men movie RIGHT, it would be the best comic book movie EVARZ. Thing is, we are EIGHT movies into this series, and I, for one, don’t think they have NAILED it yet. Don’t get me wrong. This is NOT me saying the X-Men movies suck. This is me saying there isn’t one X-Men movie that has nailed the tone or vibe of the comic yet, with Days of Future Past being one exception (and even that ended up being hard to follow).
So now we will explore why Fox just cannot seem to get the X-Men movies right, and what they need to do to make it more appealing to the real fans.