I read X-men as a kid, but as a fan I'm cool with the fact that just putting something on the silver screen means it will be different. I looooooved the first two X-men. X-men 3 was just a really frayed, poorly written, crappy movie. I think the story didn't make much sense in that film. Everything felt ad hoc and forced... not to mention that the "I'm the juggernaught, bitch" line was probably the worst thing a movie director has done to a movie's script in the last 50 years of film. The screenwriting in that movie was just really bad. The end of the movie, when they're just fighting an army of generic mutants that Magneto sends after them sort of demonstrated how the director didn't know what the hell to do with the main plot vehicle of the film: people with superpowers! You have people with superpowers fighting people with superpowers... except the legions of dudes dressed like homeless guys are superhumans who are less powerful than regular humans with guns... my head hurts just thinking about this. As for X-men origins, it was just a blockbuster. There was no attempt to make a decent film, they just wanted to milk Wolverine for all the money they could get. Which, in the end, turned out to not be nearly as much as they wanted because the movie was so bad. Good movies make money, too. There's so much laughable shit in that movie it cracks me up (the Blob fight belonged in a B movie).