Bryan Singer's best film: 'The Usual Suspects' or 'X2: X-Men United'? | The Tylt
Bryan Singer is now 52 years old and fans are celebrating a filmmaking career that now spans more than 20 years. "The Usual Suspects" is regarded as a breakthrough for the acclaimed director, and the film won two Oscars in 1996. But "X2: X-Men United" was considered arguably the best superhero movie ever upon its release in 2003, and the "X-Men" franchise definitely took the genre to the next level. Which film is Bryan Singer's best? 🎥
Bryan Singer's best film: 'The Usual Suspects' or 'X2: X-Men United'?
Below is the synopsis of "The Usual Suspects," per IMDB.
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Singer hit the jackpot with this crime-mystery film. "The Usual Suspects" received praise from critics and was a major Oscar contender. Although Singer was not nominated for Best Director or Best Picture, Kevin Spacey walked away with Best Supporting Actor and Christopher McQuarrie won Best Original Screenplay for the film. Regardless of Singer's lack of nods, no film can succeed without good direction. "The Usual Suspects" definitely put Bryan Singer on the map as a director.
Check out a clip from the masterful film below.
Below is the synopsis of "X2: X-Men United," per IMDB.
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
After "The Usual Suspects," Singer became a sci-fi/fantasy director, bringing us some of the greatest superhero movies. 14 years ago, "X2" was considered as good as it gets for superhero flicks. Since then, the Avengers have assembled, but the film definitely holds up still today.
Watch the epic opening scene from the superhero flick below.