I REALLY wish Fox had gone ahead and given the franchise a full reboot. The last two films (X3 & X-men Legends) were a disaster, and I was never comfortable with some of the decisions Singer made for the first two films. I think Singer did an excellent job of casting the two leads (Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian), and this is what really redeemed those films for me. I do know many fans who actually read the comics hated these films religiously. I wondered why Wolverine was a foot taller than his comic counterpart (making the famous "fastball" hurl of Wolvie by Colossus look all the more ridiculous in X3), why Magneto was so damn weak power-wise compared to his comic counterpart, why the toad was able to wipe the floor with the X-men, and I could go on. I placed these criticisms aside for the sake of enjoyment and hoped that a reboot would address these issues at a later date. I'm willing to give this film a chance, but some fresh blood and a reboot might've freed them up more creatively. For example, Singer always used the excuse that flying never looked that convincing onscreen at the time he did the first X-men movie, so he decided not to have characters like Storm and Magneto fly (I believe that Sir Ian and Halle Berry actually took up this issue with Singer). However, having these two characters not fly in 2011 would be ridiculous since CGI has progressed a great deal, and besides, they've always flown in every incarnation I've seen of them. Magneto hitching a ride with the X-men in X2 made me cringe - That guy would've been at that dam before the X-men, cleaned Stryker's clock, and by the time the X-men arrived, mags would've been long gone.