Back in 2000, what is now the modern superhero genre probably didn’t seem possible. “Blade,” about a half-vampire Marvel Comics anti-hero, was the closest audiences had at the time. That changed with “X-Men,” which introduced a franchise that is still churning out movies.
In that sense, even though it’s suffered from a confusing timeline in recent years, the “X-Men” series may be the original “cinematic universe,” before the Marvel Cinematic Universe came to be.
The next entry in this franchise comes to theaters this weekend with “Deadpool 2.” It’s hard to remember that the “Deadpool” movies are technically part of the “X-Men” franchise. But they are loosely connected to that universe built by Fox for nearly two decades.
As the Disney-Fox deal looms, it’s impossible to predict where the franchise will be in the future. But for now we can expect “Deadpool 2” and both “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants” next year.
To prepare for “Deadpool 2,” Business Insider has ranked all 10 “X-Men” movies from worst to best.
Below is every “X-Men” movie, ranked:
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10. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)
A movie so bad it basically destroyed any plans Fox had for future “Origins” spin-offs, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is a monstrosity of a movie that is cluttered with useless characters (will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas shows up for some reason?) and a nonsensical storyline. It also had the audacity to cast Ryan Reynolds in a role he was born to play (Deadpool, before Deadpool was even cool) and sewed his mouth shut. Deadpool’s nickname is “The Merc with a Mouth,” and this movie sews his mouth shut. It is beyond comprehension how awful this movie is, but for an idea, I have a friend who saw a leaked version of the movie before special effects were finished and said that was infinitely more fun to watch.
9. “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)
After director Bryan Singer left the third “X-Men” movie to make “Superman Returns” (not the greatest decision in hindsight), Brett Ratner stepped in to direct “X-Men: The Last Stand.” The promise of the superb “X2’s” ending, in which Jean Grey sacrifices herself but a phoenix silhouette hovers over the water as the screen fades to black, meant that the third movie had a lot to live up to. Turns out Ratner was not the guy to answer the call. “The Last Stand” presents a lot of good ideas, but ultimately fails to deliver on the only one that matters: The Dark Phoenix storyline that is an essential part of the X-Men comic books. To make matters worse, not only is the movie such a misfire, but Ellen Page recently accused Ratner of using homophobic and abusive language on the set. In conclusion, this movie is such a stain on the X-Men franchise that it’s basically being ignored and Fox is trying it again with next year’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
8. “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016)
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Source:: Business Insider