1. The Roster
Come on! Who can really argue that a Havok (who isn’t even Cyclops’s brother), an Angel Salvadore (who really shouldn’t exist in this timeline), a Mystique (who had a far from bad ass beginning than had been promised to us in the original trilogy) and an Emma Frost (who was more like a bond girl than the White Queen we all know and love from today’s comics) are a better group of characters than Jean Grey, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Storm and Wolverine?
Regardless of whether or not you thought what they did with the characters in First Class was better than in The Last Stand, we can at least agree over which film had the better X Men, can’t we?
Also, in a weird twist of fate, when First Class was first mentioned as a film, everyone assumed we would be seeing younger versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey (Prof X’s original students), but they didn’t even feature in the films. Professor X’s original team, the one he should have been recruiting in the First Class movie, actually all (ALL!!!) appear in The Last Stand. And despite Angel’s characterization in The Last Stand (disappointing to say the least) at least this film had the better Angel… right?
Hopefully we will get to see some of the better characters in X Men: Days of Future Past… but does anyone really want to see Havok as Cyclops’s dad… because I have an annoying feeling this will probably happen.
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