What is the best film in the X-Men Franchise?

Mr. Sam

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Oct 26, 2017
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Days of Future Past - with its period setting, time travel gimmick, massive cast of characters, and sentinels (which come in both comic accurate and terrifying varieties) - always seemed like the quintessential X-Men film to me, and an excellent film besides.

Boy was Apocalypse a comedown and a half.
 

FaceHugger

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Oct 27, 2017
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X2 at the time. It hasn't aged well but it was really good back when it dropped.

Logan is a close second but it barely feels like a film from that series now.
 

Chasing

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Oct 26, 2017
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Nostalgia says it's X-2, personally I really liked Days of Future Past despite the huge ass plot holes because it works as a great overall conclusion to the original and new series.

It's probably Logan in terms of objective quality, but I personally didn't really like it.
 

Kromeo

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Oct 27, 2017
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It would have been X2 if all the Rogue scenes were removed but as is I'd probably say DoFP. I do prefer old man Xavier and Magneto to the young versions though
 

Prine

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Oct 25, 2017
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1. Logan
2. DoFP.

Both are brilliant because of its strong portrayal of Wolverine.

Logan is the best Marvel move ever made, DoFP being second.
 

astro

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Oct 25, 2017
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First Class is so bad, I will never get the love. DoFP is mildly better.

Logan is good, Deadpool is good.

Cannot wait for the first great X-Men film in the MCU.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Logan is the best one, I think, because it doesn't even really try to be a superhero movie and it actually discusses some pretty dark stuff that X-Men movies should, like ethnic cleansing. The only other movie to even touch upon something like that up was actually X3 with its "cure" for mutants.
 

Tanerian

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Feb 24, 2018
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X2. The moment Wolverine is attacked by some soldier in the mansion, gives him this "lol you dun goofed" look, then sticks all 6 blades into his chest, I knew it was going to be a great movie.
 

signal

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Oct 28, 2017
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All trashola. Beginning of Apocalypse was cool though. Also that scene in (whichever movie) where the frog ripped cyclops' goggles off and a huge beam ripped through the roof.

I wish there was a less ugly nightcrawler in the films.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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A moment of silence for the films that got zero votes (at this time).

X-Men 1.
X-Men 3 The Last Stand.
X-Men Origins Wolverine.
X-Men Apocalypse.
X-Men Dark Phoenix.

Shout out to my favorite in the top 3: First Class.
 

emag

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Oct 26, 2017
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I voted for Deadpool [2], but I don't really consider it an X-Men movie. (Even Logan -- which fell apart after the farmhouse -- is pushing the limits of that label.)

First Class would be my proper pick.
 

ginger ninja

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Oct 25, 2017
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Logan is fucking great but barely an X-men movie, it's literally about one guy who's done playing superhero/X-Men in his old age.

Days of the future past is the only correct answer. First class gets 7/10 for killing early the one mutant that seemed really interesting and innovative in a fucking while.
 
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Bor Gullet

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Oct 27, 2017
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people saying logan must have blacked out during the second half
What was wrong with the second half?

I actually thought Logan had one of the best third acts in superhero films. A lot of films in the genre tend to have bloated third acts with amped up spectacle that gets kind of exhausting.

Wheres Logan stayed small in scale, which I appreciated. Sometimes less is more.
 
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kai3345

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Oct 25, 2017
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What was wrong with the second half?

I actually thought Logan had one of the best third acts in superhero films. A lot of films in the genre tend to have bloated third acts with amped up spectacle that gets kind of exhausting.

Wheres Logan stayed in small in scale, which I appreciated. Sometimes less is more.
as soon as they brought in edgy dark logan complete with a black hoodie and red eyes i checked the fuck out of that movie
 

Sulik2

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Oct 27, 2017
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I don't consider the deadpool movies part of the franchise. It's Logan > X2 and I have a soft spot for Apocalypse.