I would also like for you guys to keep in mind that very little of this was Brett Ratner's fault. This is in no way of justifying the way the movie turned out, but before you start blaming him just know that he was a filler director. Meaning that when he got there the script, cast, and almost any other part of the production was already chossen for him. He was just there to actually make the movie. So I am sure he did not have as much say so as Singer did in the first two movies. I think the directorial vision of the movie was great, awsome focus of powers and some interesting scenes. What I thought was sucked about the movie was the script. Since Ratner signed on so late in the production of the move ( did it not go though the hands of 2 or 3 other directors?) he more than likely could not make much changes to the script, nor could not just change the script all together. Pretty much I say this is Fox fault for not wanting to wait on Singer. Ratner was given a bunch of lemons, and was asked to make lemonade. The lemonade just needed a bit more sugar.