Saturday, May 24, 2014

X-Men movies, especially Days of Future Past

I dug this latest installment of X-Men movies. I dug it a lot. Here. Why don't I tell ya why in the form of an...


We started in Y2K with X-Men, which was one of the best super hero movies we had ever seen. It even came out on DVD! Oooooooh. We've come a long way since then. The movie followed Wolverine who couldn't remember a lot about his past but decided to help out Rogue who had been kidnapped by Magneto who wanted to wipe-out all the hum
ans, (non-mutants.) Hahahaha. Silly Magneto.

Then we got X-Men II, (or X2,) in 2003 and that movie was even better! Wolverine got more clues about who he was, and everybody teamed up to fight their common enemy... until Magneto tried to kill all the humans again. Come on, Magneto. Silly goose. Then, in order to escape a huge flood, Jean Grey goes crazy, or, well, super strong AND crazy, but that's for another movie.

This movie, in fact. This movie called X-Men III: The Last Stand, (2006.) 'Though it should have been called, "The Movie That's So Bad We're Going to Have To Pretend Only Part of it Actually Happened When We Make the Next Movie." Spoilers: I mean, really, how does Professor X get to the future after Phoenix obliterated him? Well, someone else took the trouble to answer this question. You can read about it here. That site provides a lot of answers to your "Wait. What? Huh? All this time traveling is making my head explode! Did he just travel through time and have a conversation with himself in his mind?" questions. Anyway, The Last Stand was awful. Just horrible. Horrible!

Then X-Men said, "Well, we just killed off everybody. What are we gonna do now?" And they brought in a couple Wolverine movies. The first was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, (2009.) And it was dull.

THEN they were like, "Well, that was boring. Let's do something else. I know! Let's Lucasize this!" And they came out with X-Men: First Class in 2011. Meh. Oh wait. That "meh" should be bigger. MEH. That's better.

Then they were like, "I miss Wolverine. He was hardly in that prequel! Let's bring him back, but this time let's make his movie even BORINGER!" Which, they somehow managed to do in 2013's The Wolverine.

And finally we get to 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past which is just as mind blowing as its title, and quite possibly the best one yet! It had a huge, incredibly talented cast. It was Mystic & Wolverine heavy, (yay!) It had Marcus in it. ("I love you, Marcus!") It was great! Nobody bothered me. I had a few questions, but the link above answered them pretty well.

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