I haven’t really mentioned anything about X-Men: First Class. The thing is in filming right now with Matthew Vaughan (he of Layer Cake and Stardust—and Kick-Ass, though I have not seen that) directing. It’s about the beginnings of the X-Men, and apparently focuses on the relationship between Professor Xavier and Magneto.
And that may be cool, and the director has proven he’s got talent, and Bryan Singer is producing and writing. Yes, all this points to success.
But I just can’t get excited.
It is likely because X-Men: the Last Stand and Wolverine both sucked ass. They had their good moments, but overall they were crap. This movie? Could be awesome, but right now the taint spread by the other two is all over it.