It’s a long list of movies which includes X-Men, X2: X-Men: United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class and even spin-off’s, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Fans haven’t always loved what the studio has done with the X-Men, and the movies aren’t really all that faithful to the comic books.
Here are ten big screen moments when they got it right.
10. Hank McCoy Becomes Beast
While the finished version of Beast didn’t look all that great in X-Men: First Class (perhaps because production was a little rushed in order to meet the release date), the scene in which Nicholas Hoult’s Hank McCoy transformed into the blue haired mutant first introduced on the big screen in X-Men: The Last Stand was expertly handled.
It’s a pivotal moment for the character in the comic books, and director Matthew Vaughn undeniably did it justice in live-action. Hank’s panic as he begins to transform is easy to see and relate to, while the special effects were extremely effective in showing how his feet and hands are drastically altered as a result of his serum. There’s a werewolf/Jekyll & Hyde quality about it which, while not exactly drowning in subtlety, does sticks with you, making it even more effective.