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New Marvel Trailers – It’s Trailer Watch Time!

If it hasn’t been obvious, say from posts about Marvel casting choices, I am very excited about the Marvel movie plans. On the Marvel Phase 2 front, we’re expecting films through 2015 right now, and a number of films are expected to be announced here at some point to carry us well into Phase 3.

From other studios, the most exciting is undoubtedly Brian Singer’s Days of Future Past, tapping into one of the most beloved storylines from the X-Men comics, and tying the sequels and prequels all together. There may even be further X-Men movies in the works?

But despite all the news we keep hearing, names of movies, or leaked photos from Brian Singer, official castings… They suddenly hit us with a trailer for two movies this last week. Check those out below! Continue reading

A Character Study of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

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.

Uncanny X-Men 3Okay, 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?

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Rewatching X-Men: The Last Stand

How does Warren Worthington even warrant so prominent a place? Image found on http://xmenmovies.wikia.com/wiki/X-Men:_The_Last_Stand

How does Warren Worthington even warrant so prominent a place? Image found on http://xmenmovies.wikia.com/wiki/X-Men:_The_Last_Stand

So recently, I took the opportunity to rewatch X-Men 1 and 2. I stopped myself before I put in X-Men: The Last Stand, the infamous third film in the series. This was a movie that bothered myself, and a lot of fans, when it came out.

However, the next day I put it in and watched it too. And you know what? Better than I remembered. When it seemed like this was the end of the series, it was not as good – now that the series has doubled and with more to come, it does not feel like the painful end to the series, but like an odd middle that they have an opportunity to work their way out of.

So let’s consider this movie, in a world that now has X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, and with The Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past coming! Continue reading

I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do best isn’t very nice – A Character Study of Wolverine

remember when wolverine was cool?Logan. James Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X.

The Wolverine.

As far as Marvel heroes go, few hold our imagination as much as Wolverine does. Why? It’s a good question.

We like the mystery of him – the unknown past. Except, they’re finally working on revealing and telling that story in the comics. When, during House of M, Scarlet Witch gave all the heroes what they wanted (so they wouldn’t fight back), she gave Wolverine his memories. So there goes the mystery.

He can’t really die, it seems, so even in the most ridiculous situations, we’re pretty sure he’s making it out alive. So while we know he’ll always be around, there’s a bit less suspense when he’s around. Although, this also means Wolverine tends to get into the most ridiculous – and therefore interesting – situations. And after all, the same can be said of Deadpool, and his popularity is growing.

What is he really? Hero? Anti-hero? Barely contained villain? Let’s explore! Continue reading