Re: What was wrong with the current trilogy?
While I don't think the first two installments are perfect X-Men films, most of my problems became apparent by the 3rd film.
Cyclops got sidelined in every film, but it was Last Stand that killed him off and shoe-horned Logan into his place... Wolverine got a lot of material in every film, but it was only Last Stand that made him the lead character for no reason... Storm was miscast from the start, yet it was Last Stand where Halle Berry forced more screen time and the character came out wonky... Rogue never stepped up, but it was Last Stand that killed her progression and had her cured....
All of these things were issues from the start, yet they were only problems after The Last Stand. Cyclops was sidelined throughout but waiting for his spotlight.