May 31, 2016

X-Men: Apocalyptic Weekend?

X-men by Jim Lee

Every now and then a movie comes along that seems like a ‘can’t miss.’  A movie that is backed by an extremely successful franchise, well established characters, and an all-star cast to boot.  Who wouldn’t line up to see this new chapter?

As it would turn out a great deal of people would choose not to see this film on its opening weekend.

It really begins to beg a lot of questions from both of the X-Men series and the superhero movie genre of films as a whole.

The X-Men series of films have been popular since they first showed up on the big screen back in 2000, the film would go on to generate 2 more sequels.  The original would also give us Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, which even 16 years later he is still appearing as and in the public eye he has defined the character.  The original series even showcased such stars as Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ian McKellan, and Kelsey Grammar.  Even later as the series wanted to reboot and get younger they maintained an ability to continue to draw new batch of talent such as James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawerence.  Even the second movie in the reboot seem to tie into the old trilogy bringing back a lot of the original cast as the series writers played around with the time line in order to make the two series fit together.  Oddly enough this wild story line is was one of the most successful for the franchise.

So what happened to this latest installment of this once very lucrative franchise?

Could it be that a fellow Marvel Comic universe franchise in Captain America stole all the thunder from the X-men by creating the far superior and intriguing team?

Or could it be that the world is getting tired of the super hero genre, as we saw in the flop of Batman v. Superman?

Is this the beginning of the end to a once very lucrative franchise?

As of right now it is any one’s guess.

If have an opinion feel free to leave it in the comments below…

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