Return of the X-men
I’ve relatively ignored the X-men franchise in WetheGeek for one main reason, Disney has the rights and all the other movies don’t matter. Not to say any of them were super fantastic (except Deadpool and Logan) but they really don’t matter. Most of the movies were jokes when they came out and the box office showed as much. Nonetheless they have made 11 movies as part of the franchise. I should probably talk about them or something. Especially with Dark Phoenix coming out this year.
The first X-men came out in 1963 by the legendary Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The series was based around a team of humans with special powers given to them through genetic mutations. It was originally written to show why racism is so bad and how skin color or religious preferences don’t matter.
The movies follow that same ideal. The first X-men movie came out in 2000 and since then we have had one every few years. The plot of the movies follows the young team and its leader, Professor X, while trying to stop mutant haters, radical mutant groups, and the occasional overpowered mutant.
The hardest thing for me to write about is the timeline. It’s all over the place. This series throws cannon out the window and continuously rewrites its history. I don’t know if I could even do it if I tried.
And that in of itself is what makes this series so hard for me to love. The plot is everywhere and nowhere all at once.
But none of this matters. Disney has bought the rights to the X-men. Even after Dark Phoenix this entire movie series will be pointless. Hopefully Disney can fix the X-men like they did Spider-Man.
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