The modern age of superhero films has been fairly easy to track. Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN was the opening of the floodgates, Christopher Nolan’s THE DARK KNIGHT was proof it could be more than popcorn fun, and Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS gave us the pinnacle of a comic book come to life. It’s been a glorious decade and a half.
But it all truly began with Bryan Singer’s X-MEN in 2000.
No one was making superhero films anymore besides the occasional BLADE film or an glittery, nipple-infused BATMAN movie. Bryan Singer took over and turned a superhero film into something that was commercially viable and, even more importantly, thoughtful and complex.
Dave and new guests Laura Jewell & Mike Newquist talk about their love of X-MEN movies, all of the movies in Fox’s X-Verse, and rank them.
We hope you enjoy this as much as they enjoyed recording it.
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