Before Days of Future Past, this honest trailer rips the original X-Men trilogy

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT (Updated)

This Friday, Fox will release the latest entry in the X-Men franchise. Days of Future Past will bridge the gap between the original trilogy and the First Class gang. But before delving into that, Screen Junkies wants to revisit those first three films.

The following honest trailer breaks down the movies that were released in 2000, 2003 and 2006, respectively. X-Men is definitely a franchise that got better before it got worse. X2 is generally regarded as the best it had to offer (that is, until Days of Future Past). In hindsight, it's hard to say if any of them really hold up.

One of the biggest inconsistencies they point out is the difference between X-Men and other comic-book movies. For some reason, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the Avengers are praised, but the X-Men are persecuted. The trailer sarcastically suggests that there must be a difference between superpowers and mutant powers.

They also note the ignoring and depowering of fan favorites, as well as the destruction of the Phoenix Saga. It's a story so iconic that even the '90s cartoon did a better job of adapting it. These are just a tip of the iceberg. Check out the rest of their gripes below.

Do you agree with the honest trailer? Did they leave anything out?

(via CBM)

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