Originally Posted by The Guard
The X-Men films ARE ensemble movies. Wolverine has a slightly larger role than the others, but thatís partially because heís been the audience identification character from Day One. The same can be said of Rogue.
I agree - in comparison to most films, the X-men films are ensemble films. What people don't take into consideration is that a true ensemble film without a strong protagonist is rare and difficult to execute. Film is dominated by single protagonist stories and audience relate to these the most. When X-men came out, there was no model for ensemble films that could be safely emulated so the studio was probably very reticent to go in that direction.
I even think X3 is probably the most "ensemble" film of the original trilogy.