The X-Men movie franchise is a mess, starting mostly with the 3rd X-Men movie, and moving through all the Wolverine movies and X-Men First Class.
There are some great scenes. The great Nightcrawler fighting in the White House at the beginning of #2 is fantastic. But really, they screw things up.
I can’t get into all the details here, but let me just list worst infractions.
1)Killed Cyclops in Episode 3.
2)Killed Jean Grey in Episode 3.
3)Killed Professor X in Episode 3.
4)Killed Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, after totally screwing up the character.
5)Chopped off Wolverine’s claws in The Wolverine, leaving him with his original bone claws.
Now in Days of Future Past, they have to somehow resurrect the 3 dead characters. Apparently they do this with Professor X by simply ignoring that fact that he died. Not sure about the other two, but apparently they come back to life at the end of the movie.
Also, they just bring back Wolverine’s adamantium claws. I guess we are to assume that Magneto is able to repair them. How knows.
A mess. Can’t wait to see how that studio fowls up the Fantastic Four reboot.
All that being said, I’m looking forward to seeing the new film. It looks like visually they got a lot of stuff right. It looks fun. I can’t wait to see the Quicksilver scene. It isn’t Brian Singer’s fault that after he left the series they messed it all up. So I’ll give him some room to fix it — isn’t that big of me?