20 Things The X-Men Movies Actually Got Right

The X-Men debuted on the big screen 20 years ago, what are the highlights of the film series?


Since the X-Men hit the big screen in 2000, it's fair to say that the franchise has had its ups and downs.

Coming out around the same time as the original Spider-Man films and the Blade Trilogy, the X-Men series had a terrific first run, with the first two films being comic book movie classics.

However, the next two films after that saw the standard decline with inconsistency in the writing and very lacklustre storytelling. X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine really didn't reach the high expectations the franchise had set itself up for. The series was then reinvigorated by 2011's X-Men: First Class, a reboot that managed to relaunch the series in a new, more authentic way.

Despite a majority of the films achieving great critical success, fans of the comic books have occasionally been less impressed. The franchise often diverts from the comic books a lot more than other superhero films, whether that be in story lines, character backstories or the continuity in general.

This has made the franchise a little uneven and unfaithful over time, but that's not to say there haven't been some moments that the X-Men series has knocked out of the park.


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