As with a lot of series, problems arise when the key creative brain is switched from one movie to the next. In this case, Bryan Singer directed the first one, the second one, and produced the fourth one (the prequel). In my opinion, the third one was the worst and we’ll discuss why. But, let us ask the question, why didn’t Bryan Singer direct the third one? Because he was brought in for Superman Returns and wasn’t available. (I’ll bet he’s kicking himself for that one). Not that Rotten Tomatoes is the authority in movie reviews, but if you do a search there for X-Men movies, you’ll see a very big discrepancy between Bryan Singer X-Men movies, and Non-Bryan Singer X-Men Movies, namely, his are very Fresh (in the 80’s) and the others are...not.
Click on the movie to read what I thought of each one.