Re: Should Fox increase the scale of the franchise?
Part of why I love X-Men so much is the fact that it can work so fantastic both as a more low-key and personal story and as a big and epic one. So X-Men doesn't need to be big to be great. That's why X-Men story-wise a God Loves, Man Kills works just as great as a Dark Phoenix Saga.
The thing about the original DOFP story though, is that it's more personal than epic in many ways, even in the future scenes, you get to follow these mutants sneak around, not much large scale battle. Same with the current timeline, stopping the assassination isn't very big scale.
Not saying the movie can't go that way though, cause the story has potential for epicness.
Top ten favorite theatrical superhero movies:
1. The Dark Knight | 2. Superman: The Movie | 3. Batman Begins | 4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier | 5. The Avengers
6. The Dark Knight Rises | 7. X2 | 8. Spider-Man 2 | 9. Batman Returns | 10. Iron Man 3