X-Men: Days of Future Past is, for me, fanservice of the highest order. It gives me a cast to squeal over while delivering a compelling story full of comic book lore. Read the rest of this entry
I gotta say, X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like fun! Lots of good actors (Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart just to name a few), superpowers, time travel… What else could you ask for in an action movie? Well, it has giant robots, too, so we should be well covered. But probably more so than any other comic book movie sequel, here’s one you need to do your homework for. In effort to get you prepared, here are my reviews and scores for all of the X-Men movies! Read the rest of this entry
Today, I’m going to try and figure out why everyone hates X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Join me! It’ll be fun! I promise!* Read the rest of this entry
When it comes to the comic book movie that changed everything, most people are quick to point to Superman: The Movie as the first of it’s kind or 1989’s Batman, the movie that showed there’s more than one way to make a comic book movie. But when it comes to pinpointing the flick that brought us the comic book movie environment we live with today, it’s got to be 2000’s X-Men. Read the rest of this entry
I guess you could say that X-Men: The Last Stand is a case of “More X-Men, more problems.” Or, in some cases, less X-Men, more problems…
This is a pure spoiler discussion here – the movie is seven years old, after all. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve decided that I need to quickly address this issue: you see, I’ve heard from a lot of people that they didn’t like X-Men Origins: Wolverine because the story differed from the comic book, but I can’t accept that. I thought the flick was a good time, but critics didn’t agree. If you glance through its Rotten Tomatoes page, you’ll see quotes like, “I haven’t been this disappointed by a film since the new Indiana Jones,” or “You’re going to be really underwhelmed” or such thought-provoking blurbs as “I was definitely disappointed.” Anyway, critics and dorks agreed, Origins sucked – well, I didn’t agree, but there you go. For me, Origins wasn’t anything spectacular (well, the helicopter scene was spectacular), but it was a good time at the movies and I simply love Jackman as Wolverine. He’s perfect in the role and he has to share even less of the screen this time around, which may be why fans and critics alike seem to prefer The Wolverine to Origins. But in my view, they’re both fine, so if you hated Origins, this might not be the review for you. Read the rest of this entry
I finally got around to seeing Les Misérables, and I have to say, I enjoyed it.
I didn’t love it, but I certainly had a fun time at the movie. Still, there are problems (and some highlights), which I will divide into two categories: “Les Misérables Problems” and “Movie Problems.” Let’s dive in.
Romantic Comedy, as a film genre, is about as dead as it gets. Adam Sandler certainly has pounded quite a few nails into the coffin with gems such as Just Go With It and his production company’s Zookeeper, but he’s far from the worst offender – maybe just the most frequent. Sometimes, the same romantic comedy comes out within a few months of each other, like when Just Friends and No Strings Attached combined to form about a half year of terror at the box office. That isn’t helping any. But sometimes, a film comes along that is so awful, it surpasses even the most terrible of it’s peers.
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