Sorry guys, but you can't undue the badly written characterizations of the last two films. Cyclops was such an unlikable character that there was no way for him to be the leader or Jean's love interest. Ratner is taking away the pain by blasting him away and letting Wolvie get some Phoenix tail. Storm was underused and out of character too but she had a few interesting scenes in X2. The jet tornado scene showed some of her mutant potential. Storm now gets very cool action scenes and has a starring role that is much closer to her comic book counterpart. Storm > Cyclops. We finally get those over the top fight scenes which I have craved since X1! X1 and 2 completely forgot why the comic book is popular in the first place: costumed superheros battling it out in a melodramatic soap opera. They both had the same cheezy doomsday plot device without any exciting action to back it up. The heroes save the day by battling bad guys in small corridors, how boring. X3, on the otherhand, has great drama with the cure as the catalyst for the movie's events and we finally get to see the X-Men face off out in the open against the Brotherhood in a no holds barred final battle where the power of mutation can literally blow your mind. The first two movies are like filler issues in a year long story arc. This is the main event. In conclusion, Ratner knows what X-Men is all about, this movie is going to rock!