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The movies are great and are the roots that launched the comic book ...
November 5, 2017
This is the Blu Ray set to get. It has all of the extras that the new Blu Ray version omits. Each movie has it's own case and bonus disc which has making the film featuretts and interviews from X-Men comic writers.
The movies are great and are the roots that launched the comic book movie Hollywood takeover. Fun fact Marvel's Kevin Feige was involved in all 3.
X1 gets the best Blu Ray upgrade. Being a movie from 2000, it has been cleaned up greatly. X1 is a bit dated however.
X2 is the premier movie in this set. Based on the popular God Loves Man Kills story arc this movie is widely considered the best of the original trilogy. Great action, special effects hold up surprisingly well (Nightcrawler's white house attack, so GOOD). Say what you will about Bryan Singer as a writer but when it comes to action scenes and camera position and camera shooting (LOOKIN AT YOU RUSSO BROTHERS WITH YOUR INABILITY TO SHOOT NON CLOSEUPS...) he's gold. In my not so humble opinion X2 ranks just as high as much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
X3.... Where to begin with this one. It's a maligned movie but I don't know if I'd call it bad per say...Every problem this movie has form their beginning with Fox's piece of crap former head Tom Rothman. This detestable man hates comic book movies. He cut the X1 and X2 budgets and advanced X1s release. Miracle it turned out so well. Greveous of all he chased Bryan Singer away from X3. Singer was working on Superman but Rothman wouldn't wait for him to finish it. Instead he rushed X3 into production to compete with Superman as some type of punishment. It wasn't ready actors were all busy Singer had taken Marsden (Cyclops) with him which is why he was in so little of X3 and also why a certain part in the early movie happened. X3 was set to start shooting and still had no director. Bret Ratner came in last minute to direct. Ratner wanted to adapt The Cure story arc from the comics. While Singer and his producers had been setting up Dark Phoenix in X2. See the problem...We ended up with an okish cure plot but Dark Phoenix set a new definition of butchering source material. The 2 stories just didn't mesh together. One or the other would have been better.
That being said I still enjoy X3. It has the best action/powers effects of the original trilogy. It's cool. I like the fights scenes as well. And we can't leave out the awesome bridge scene. The movie has grown on me since it's been written out of current X-Men timeline lore. Knowing that these events are now a 'what if' scenerio make the film more watchable and enjoyable knowing that it no longer screws up the core team (see Days of Future Past). At least to me anyway.