“Does it hurt?”

“Every time.”

One of the most revolutionary comic book series of all time and spawning several spin-off series, X-Men, finally hit the big screen in 2000. It was the debut of Hugh Jackman’s notorious portrayal of Wolverine, as well as many other great (and some not so great) performances that nerds across the country loved and loathed. It garnered four more films and counting. It’s become its own intricate universe separate and apart from the rest of the Marvel world in its own right. In all of the excitement, however, we never stopped to think what the films were trying to tell us.

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