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
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
100% juice, that’s what.
In some ways, I am an excellent “understander” of people and culture… not this time, though. What the hell does Wolverine have to do with babies drinking juice? Isn’t Wolverine the exact opposite of the sort of character you’d put on this product?
The world is a mysterious place.
If you’re not familiar with the X-Men movies from the previous decade (the three gay rights allegory films: X-Men from 2000, X2 from 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand from 2006, or, as I like to call it, X3: What happened to Nightcrawler?), don’t worry about it – you can easily sit down and watch X-Men: First Class (equal rights allegory) without any trouble.
Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I don’t have any problem with allegory; and, aside from X3: The Search For A Plot That Feels True Without A Ton Of Tacked On BS, I like the X-Men movies, and this newest prequel installment is no exception. Sure, it confuses 1962 with other years that starts with 196 in an attempt to put more women in little skirts, but whatever.
Yes, it’s that bad. Wolverine #1 (2010, so it’s clear which Wolverine #1 I’m talking about) is a total waste of time, money, and certainly not least of all, paper. What the hell is this crap? I’m enjoying Wolverine: Weapon X, and I though Wolverine Origins was an inspired series of the highest order, but this… this is crap. There isn’t any other word for it.
Logan meets with John Wraith, a buddy from way back in his Weapon X days at his church, where he’s a pastor. They talk about the darkness inside them, how they’re natural-born killers and what not, which is shtick that’s getting a bit old as far as I’m concerned. He’s Wolverine, he’s violent, I GET IT! But here’s the twist: with Norman Osborn out of the picture and Logan’s new girlfriend, he’s feeling hopeful for the future, for maybe the first time in his life, and it scares him. Read the rest of this entry