After my LitFlix of Amazing Spider-Man 2 yesterday, I wanted a bit of time before writing my next one on X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, I have a lot to say about this movie (well, I had a lot to say about Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well…) and so I am breaking it up into three posts. So consider this my X-Men: Days of Future Past week! I have X-Men related posts queued up all week on our Tumblr as well, so check them out!
Despite having a lot of known characters used again, there were a lot of new characters in the film as well. While they weren’t exactly pivotal to the plot, they were phenomenal additions, given a chance to use their powers, to have great scenes, and made for a really fun summer blockbuster.
So between these known characters and new ones, there were a number used really well – and a number that weren’t. Here are some of my thoughts on all the mutants! (Spoilers!)
Posted in Comics, Lists, Movies, Rant
Tagged Age of Ultron, Beast, Bishop, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Charles Xavier, Colossus, Darwin, Days of Future Past, Emma Frost, Forge, Iceman, Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde, Magik, Magneto, Mutants, Mystique, Patrick Stewart, Portal, Quicksilver, Rachel Grey, Review, Scarlet Witch, Sebastian Shaw, Shadowcat, Storm, Sunspot, Telepathy, Teleportation, Ultimate X-Men, Warpath, X-Men, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand
I recently came across a lit of the top 100 Comic Book Villains from IGN. I was working my way through, seeing who I knew, agreeing and disagreeing with the various rankings for the villains. The top ten is pretty excellent, but the top spot is a surprise. I’ll give you a minute to look at the list, go ahead.
Okay, you might have guessed from my post topic, but beating out the Joker for the top spot was Magneto. What is it about this villain which so fascinates us? Is he truly a villain – or a victim? Is he right in all of his fears? After all, none of this tension has been resolved yet – in the comics, in the movies, anywhere.
And what about the group he surrounds himself with – his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants? Any group that includes “Evil” in the name is problematic, because does the truly evil person consider themselves to be so? Or is this Magneto just playing into society’s expectations – calling themselves evil because the humans will call them so?
Posted in Character Studies, Comics, Good and Evil, Movies
Tagged Age of Apocalypse, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Charles Xavier, Cyclops, IGN, Magik, Magneto, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, X-Men: First Class, Xavier's Dream
Another review in my quest to find new comics to read! I have looked at the New Avengers, and at the Uncanny X-Force and Uncanny Avengers. I think between these I have found one that I think will be short lived, one that I will probably keep reading to find out where they are going with it, and one that I am probably good with.
However, in my original post where I hit the end of some comics, I got a great recommendation from Michael Allan Leonard of Public Domain. He recommended two of the new Marvel X-Men line-up: the All New X-Men, and the new run of Uncanny X-Men.
I read these in the wrong order: I checked out the Uncanny X-Men first, and then the All New X-Men. Mistake! So let’s look through these in the right order.
Posted in Comics, Time Travel
Tagged All New X-Men, Archangel, Avengers, Beast, Cyclops, Dazzler, Iceman, Jean Grey, Magik, Magneto, Marvel, Public Domain, Recommendations, Review, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men