X-Men started way back in 2000 with X-Men directed by Bryan Singer. It was after X-Men people started taking superhero movies seriously which resulted in movies like Spider-Man in the years to follow. To celebrate the franchise and it’s characters, today we will take you back to all the X-Men films, ranked according to the response by fans and critics.
11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I liked this movie, to be honest and well, it received mixed views. The movie shows Wolverine during his young days when he worked as a mercenary until he meets the X-Men. The film showed a new version of Sabretooth and a not-so-liked version of Wade Wilson. That action sequences don’t seem memorable at all; rather stale on occasions.
The film had a rotten tomato score of 38.5% and a meta critic score of 40.
10. X-Men: Apocalypse
Apocalypse was an ancient mutant during the Egyptian times and the movie shows him returning back to conquer Earth. The film saw iterations of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Nightcrawler in the movie.
The critics felt that the villain lacks behind in creating an impact and it seemed like too much have been stuffed in the movie. It has a score of 48% on Rottenness tomatoes and 52 on Metacritic.
9. X-Men: The Last Stand
This movie saw an end to the conflict between Charles Xavier and Magneto and also showed mutants like Juggernaut, Angel and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen).
The movie failed to impress critics as the storyline seemed complex and sympathetic. The movie has a score of 61% on RT and 58% on Metacritic.
8. The Wolverine
This was the sequel to Wolverine and it took forward the characters’ journey far with Logan living a simple life until Yashida comes back for Logan to take his healing factor from him.
The film got praised by critics for its visual appearance and action sequences and it’s final score of RT is 69% and Metacritic gave it a score of 61%.
The film which started it all with impressive performances by Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart. Critics rated the film well with its unique idea and a successful adaptation from the comics. The film did not impress everyone and holds a score of 81% on RT and 64 on Metacritic.
6. Deadpool 2
Deadpool is a character loved by all and it’s sequel delivered exactly what the fans had hoped for. With a great performance by Josh Brolin as Cable, this movie was loved by the fans.
Some critics didn’t like it as much as its prequel but the film holds an impressive 82% on RT and 64 on Metacritic.
Ryan Reynolds surprised us all with this movie. It was a perfect blend of action, comedy and romance. The movie was loved by fans and critics for its toying around with the idea of superhero films.
The movie holds an impressive 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and 65 on Metacritic.
4. X-Men: First Class
This film serves as a brilliant prequel to the X-Men storyline shaping the history behind Charles Xavier and Magneto’s feud and saw characters like Beast and Mystique stepping in as important characters.
The film was taken well for a soft reboot and has a score of 86% on RT and 65 on Metacritic.
3. X2: X-Men United
This film, unlike most sequels was better than X-Men. It showed the government invading and investigating Xavier Institute after the President of United States gets attacked by a mutant: William Stryker.
The critics praised the movie for its sub plots and depth and the movie holds a score of 85% on RT and 68 on Metacritic.
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past
This film saw the return of original cast of X-Men along with the new additions where Wolverine travels back in time to prevent the development of Sentinel Programme, which in futures end the mutant population.
This movie provides wit and feeling as the film holds 90% on RT and 75 on Metacritic.
This was the final film with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, a character he had been playing for almost 20 years. The movie shows a world where mutants are endangered and Wolverine has grown old, relying on medication. The movie shows Laura, who has similar powers to Wolverine and it’s ending left the audience emotional.
The film holds 93% on RT and 77 on Metacritic.