Originally Posted by def28
X Men needs A listers and a writer who actually is influenced by the comics to reach Avengers level. Its a great film just not a great representation of what the X Men are capable of besides Mags and Prof X. Avengers on the other hand hits pretty much every note people wanted to see with its characters. Its one of the most crowd pleasing movies ever made. Havnt heard an audience cheer, laugh and applaud that much in a theatre for awhile.
The Avengers had the advantage over XMFC of having the solo films beforehand, so they did not have to spend much time on character development and could juat have lots of crowd pleasing action.
Don't forget that Jonathan Ross' wife Jane Goldman, who co-wrote the XMFC script, is a comics fan herself, not to mention her husband, who may have pointed out some books, is a cb fanatic/expert.