The latest X-Men film is a spectacular affair, a high-budget and frequently hilarious reassertion of the franchise after the dreadful X3: The Last Stand and Wolverine movies. It features all the most popular members of the group kicking ass in glorious action sequences that might be some of the best you’ll see this year and even makes room for a few fantastic new mutants. The narrative is good, if a little exposition-heavy upfront, and the pace is great. So it’s a real shame that, even with all these perfect elements, the film’s story makes such a dull thud. The problem isn’t that it’s badly told, it’s just that there’s not been any attempt to evolve the narrative threads that have been present since the first X-men film from 2000. It’s the same old story; a fight between Professor X’s peaceful integration and Magneto’s warlike assertion of mutant superiority, and after the fourth time it has lost its surprise and effect.
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Recommends / Comments Off on Something for the Weekend: X-Men: First Class
Next week sees the release of the latest film in the X-Men franchise: Days of Future Past. Why not give yourself a refresher on what led up to that movie by checking out 2011s First Class?
Featuring a story that chronicles the early days of mutant kind and the friendship between James McAvoy’s Professor Xavier and Michael Fassbenders Magneto, and how that friendship became animosity. It’s great stuff with great performances by McAvoy and Fassbender as well as Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw.
It’s not a perfect movie but it’s easily the best of the X-Men films to date, it’s fun, it’s exciting, it has great action and a fantastic score, and what else do I really need to say here? Below are referral links to the movie on iTunes and Amazon, pick yourself up a copy and help us keep the lights on at the same time.
Thanks, enjoy, and have a great weekend!
There’s finally a full trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past and, well, I have mixed feelings.
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The marketing machine is ramping up for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Here are a bunch of trailers which are… well some of them are good and some of them are awful. I’ll let you be the judge.
Today’s the day people, there is finally a full trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Let’s watch!
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There’s a trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past! Let’s watch!
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Let’s see, James McAvoy as a psychotic drug addicted dirty cop trying to solve a murder while probably not overcoming his personal demons? I mean, I’ve seen that before, but this still looks good. Oh, and the trailer is definitely NSFW.
Trailers / Comments Off on New Trance Trailer, Complete with Dubstep and Danny Boyle
So Danny Boyle made a new film, and in case you had any doubt here’s a trailer.
I love that this trailer references Shallow Grave, a film that appears to be simiilarly in the “people trying to screw each other over whilst being slightly crazy” genre. If anyone can spin that yarn it’s Danny Boyle. That it’s full of great actors doesn’t exactly hurt either.
I still wish I’d known about this before I’d written my ‘most anticipated of the year‘ post.
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Yearing for that certain type of crime film that only the UK can provide? Looks like Welcome to the Punch might provide it.
It’s already out in the UK and should be coming soon to North America. Does it look interesting to anyone other than myself?
Trailers / Comments Off on Trailer: Trance Red Band Trailer
If I’d known about Trance at the beginning of the year there’s a pretty good chance it would have been on my most anticipated list. This is a red band trailer so it’s not exactly safe for work, but it’s a very good trailer.
I love Danny Boyle. He’s incredibly adept at pulling off completely freaky imagery. Based on this trailer I seriously can’t wait to see this movie.