The Lensman wrote:
Greg Cox wrote:
The X-Men didn't catch on until they were revived in the eighties with Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, etc.
The All New, All Different X-Men premiered in the 70's, not the 80's.
You know, I knew I should have looked that up . . .
And speaking of "Singer can't do teams," one of things I really admire about X2 is the way the film manages to handle multiple characters and subplots. A lot of superhero movies fall apart the minute they tackle more than one villain, but X2 does a nice job of weaving a whole mob of mutants into the story in an efficient and coherent manner. Heck,even Pyro gets a story arc. And most of the characters get a nice little moment or grace note of their own.
Sure, inevitably, some characters get slighted (sorry, Cyke), and, of course, Wolverine is going to get more screen time than Iceman or whomever, but overall it's an impressive job of traffic directing!