2010s, 3/4, Action, Matthew Vaughn, Review

X-Men: First Class

#3 in my ranking of the X-Men franchise. Matthew Vaughn has become a personal favorite modern action director. Kick Ass and the Kingsman movies embrace a certain anarchic spirit that matches well Vaughn's visual sensibilities, and all of that is on display here in First Class. He had been attached to direct Last Stand before… Continue reading X-Men: First Class

1.5/4, 2000s, Action, Gavin Hood, Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

#10 in my ranking of the X-Men franchise. That was unfortunate. Gavin Hood is a quality director with several very good films to his name like Tsotsi, Ender's Game, and Eye in the Sky. And then there's this. This may not be the worst film so far in the X-Men series, but I feel bad… Continue reading X-Men Origins: Wolverine

2000s, 3/4, Action, Bryan Singer, Review

X2: X-Men United

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNDk0NjYxMzIzOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTc1MjU3.V1.jpg #4 in my ranking of the X-Men franchise. Actually finding a way to anchor this sequel's story in a single main character's journey was a smart move. The first film was weighed down by a certain directionlessness that made it feel like a random series of events before pulling most of it together for… Continue reading X2: X-Men United