Ladies and gentlemen, there comes a time (right now) when we must objectively analyze the vast swath of comic book movies to pick the cream of the crop, the best of the best, the all-time greatest comic book films ever made. To that end, I combed through the depths of the genre, and picked out some of the greatest films of all time, the most brilliant works in history, the films that make Citizen Kane look like so much trash in the gutter! So strap in and get ready to appreciate some quality cinema.
NOTE: This article was originally published on April 1st, 2018
10. X-Men: The Last Stand
Obviously the best of Fox's X-Men films, The Last Stand is a complete culmination of the beloved X-Men movies that pays off on tons of character beats from throughout the film series.
Magneto, who consistently used his powers in the previous films, loses them in this one. And Professor X, who was famously alive in the previous movies, is no longer alive by the end of this third film! Such a great transformation.
Also, the film clears out some of the stuffy old X-Men who weren't so well-liked. Cyclops? Glad they killed him off-screen. Jean Grey? Bor-ring; let's make her evil, then kill her. Nightcrawler? Not even in the movie! Good; I hope he died, too. And all so we could make room for awesome new characters like Blue Frasier and Juggernaut B*tch (I think that was his name; he yelled it at one point).
And, hey, the gross pervert who directed the previous films didn't direct this one; a completely new gross pervert was brought in to do the job!