It's quite possibly the greatest bait-and-switch in the history of comics, turning the marriage of Kitty Pryde and Colossus into the marriage of Rogue and Gambit.
Deadpool is crazier than a sack of ferrets but he still maintains a code of conduct that sets him apart from less scrupulous mercenaries.
The return of Jean Grey brings back the heart and compassion that the X-men have sorely lacked in her absence.
Granted, Wolverine can be a violent, cynical, beer-loving brute, but he can also be insightful and sincere.
A second-tier Marvel character, Ghost Rider's motorcycle mayhem tried but never could burn up the silver screen.
This film was considered such a disaster that X-Men: Days of Future Past was conceived, at least in part, as a way to undo many of the effects of X-Men: The Last Stand.
Tim Story's film should have been a smash. So why did it fail in its adaptation of the groundbreaking Marvel comic book?
Comics films are fun but they barely scratch the surface of that other world, where comics really live and die.
Comics film Blade: Trinity ended the once-promising Blade series on a low note and, in a way, closed the first chapter of the Marvel film boom.