From the original “X-Men” (2000) film that started it all, to the most recent “Logan” spinoff that will be released March 3, 2017, Marvel’s franchise has amassed billions of dollars worldwide. But whether you love them or hate them, we can surely all agree that not every “X-Men” film is a winner. Click through our photo gallery above that ranks every “X-Men” movie from worst to best, based on their IMDb scores. Can you guess what’s #1?
Three movies in the franchise tie for the lowest score: “The Wolverine” (2013), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) and “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006). Among the critics who panned these duds are Laremy Legel (MTV News), who noted of the 2013 spinoff, “‘The Wolverine’ reveals itself to be a film in desperate need of a point, in dire need of consequences and in a wandering search of any semblance of emotional weight.”
David Denby (The New Yorker) wrote of the 2009 edition, “The story is largely meaningless, and the emotions are no more than functional — they set up the next fight.” And as for “The Last Stand” in 2006, Mick LaSelle (San Francisco Chronicle) had this to say: “Almost as mindless as ‘Fantastic Four,’ but more annoying in that this one has philosophical pretensions.” Ouch!
But if those trio of films are the bottom of “X-Men” barrel, which ones are the pinnacle of the popular franchise? And how does “Logan,” the latest spinoff focusing on Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine character, factor into the overall “X-Men” canon? After clicking through our photo gallery above, sound off in the comments section below to let us know your favorite (and least favorite) “X-Men” movies.
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