You thought I was done? Nope. That other big Marvel franchise, X-Men, released a trailer for their latest installment this past week.
Personally, I’m way more excited for this delicious, old-school charming Ryan Reynolds goodness…
X-Men was the first time I really enjoyed a superhero movie. My friend, Doug, wanted to see it in college and I remember thinking it seemed like a “dude” movie. The cartoon had been all the rage with boys my age, but I hadn’t seen it or read the comics. I never cared for the Superman movies, and while the first Batman was fun, that whole series in the ’90s was definitely on the campy side. Some might argue, but I think X-Men really opened the door to a more mainstream audience and paved the way for so many others, including Christopher Nolan’s edgy, epic Batman trilogy. By the time I left X-Men, I was sold on how a superhero movie could be slick and cool, and not just a joke. Unfortunately, like a lot of franchises, it’s had it’s ups and downs with the “cool factor”, but it seems to have come back around with the excellent prequel, X-Men: First Class. (It never hurts to add James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender to your cast.) So for today, here’s another cheat sheet for these crazy mutants!
X-Men 2 (2003)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The Wolverine (2013)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Deadpool (February 2016) aka X-Men Origins: Deadpool…he first shows up in the 2009 Wolverine
X-Men: Apocalypse (Memorial Day 2016)
Gambit (October 2016) Two words: Channing. Tatum.
Untitled Wolverine Sequel (2017)
Still smarting over that Jen & Ben break-up? Don’t feel guilty about revisiting these…
More Marvel you say? Well, if you’re just a glutton for punishment, there are those three Fantastic Four movies. Try not to get too “heady” about how Chris Evans can be two different superheroes.
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Fantastic Four (2015) Can we just pretend this reboot didn’t happen? I enjoy all of these actors, but even I haven’t seen this one.
Yesterday and today’s posts should keep you busy after you’ve exhausted all of your holiday movie options. Go binge your heart out!