[With X-Men: Days of Future Past opening on Friday, May 23rd, I'm taking a look back at the X-Men movie franchise. These reviews contain spoilers.]
I’ll always have a soft spot for X-Men. They had a huge impact on my life. I still remember watching the first episode of the animated series with I was eight-years-old, and from there I went down a very geeky road. I collected the X-Men cards, constantly tried and failed at drawing X-Men, and even attempted to keep up with the comics, although I could never quite get hooked. Before the X-Men, I knew Superman and Batman from their live-action series, but the X-Men changed my perception of what superheroes could be and do.
Cut forward eight years later, and the X-Men were now coming to a theater near me. The mutants were here to save the day and make way for a geekier tomorrow even if they weren’t quite sure how to do it.