Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Review of the X-Men films

My Review of the X-Men films


X-Men: I remember this movie being a big deal the year it came out, original this movie was suppose to be release in 1989 but that didn’t happen because the special effects company at that time went bankrupt. This is a classic X-men story. The plot is this Political leader wants to start a mutant restriction act, meanwhile Magneto has a plan to prevent that but it involves harming humans. So the X-Men have to stop him, this movie feels and looks more like a pilot episode than a movie. This complaint is so coma it barely worth managing, I will just say this focus on other characters besides Wolverine. The problems I have is the plot holes, the editing and magneto’s plan, I mean there was a smarter way to stop the restriction act and they showed how towers the end of the film. Another problem I had is that there are moments in this movie where it feels like it was made for X-Men fans. Also I like how they use Wolverine to see this world through the audience eyes. 
Rating = Average
X-2 X-Men United: This is one of the rare Sequels that blows the original out of the water. The plot is this after a mutant tried to attack the President he wants to bring back the mutant restriction act. Meanwhile a new villain name William Striker plans to kill every mutant so the X-men have to stop him with the help of new allies and foes. I like how they did two villains in this movie. I don’t understand why people compliant that this movie is too center on Wolverine; I mean he is a popular character I though they wouldn’t mind. The problem I have with this movie is Cycle and Professor X gets shifted; the love triangle between Logan/Wolverine, Jean and Scott/Cycle and how one mutant’s parents reacts when they found out that he's a mutant. Despite this film being center on Wolverine it doesn’t make the other characters look useless like in the previous film. 
Rating = Worth Seeing 
X-Men The Last Stand: Man this movie was a mass; I mean this movie took a step back from what was setup to reach this point especially with the characters. The plot involves Political leader found an anti-bodied that will get reed of mutant’s unnatural abilities it called a cure. Meanwhile Magneto see this as a weapon and tries to talk the mutant’s out of taking the cure and starts a war, so the X-men have to stop him and deal with Jeans new powers. This movie was a waste of potential; this should have been two movies because they took four X-men stories a tried to put it in one film and this movie feels rushed. The things that bother me about this movie once again Cycle and Professor X get shafted, fan service was handled badly and the tone in this movie is different from the first two, I mean it feel like a comic book movie. Another thing that bother me was the battle sequence I mean it looked like the person who directed the battle sequence in the third matrix film directed this one, because both of the battles sequences looks stupid and gives you a headache. Plus what was the point of introducing a new character at the beginning of the film like we know who he is but we don’t? The good thing I can say about this movie that it makes you ask moral and ethical questions like if you had a choice to be like everyone else would you take it does it make you a coward or do you hate yourself? This movie could have been better if they focus on the cure story.
Rating = Trash  
X-Men Origins Wolverine: What really disappoint me about this movie is that I thought that Hollywood would do Wolverine right; because he was a popular character and they focus on him in the previous films now I know better. This film is center on Wolverine's backstory we learn how he got his metal claws, his relationship with Sabertooth, Weapon X and so on and so four, the problem is that this movie didn’t do a good job of telling this story plus we didn’t learn anything new about Wolverine that we haven’t learned in the previous films. The title of this movie address the problem with this film it an X-Men movie first and a Wolverine movie second, this movie is an excuse to put X-Men characters that we haven’t seen yet on screen just for fan service not because they will serve the story. Also they mass up another mutant’s backstory and there are head scratching moments in the film. Despite my problems I did enjoyed this more than the previous X-Men film just barely, despite this being a Soap Opera, you can tell the action scenes is done by wire works Wolverine’s claws look fake and one fight look like someone playing a video game. 
Rating = Rental     
X-Men First Class: if you like OO7 films you are going to like this. The title X-Men shouldn’t be on this movie, because this was a bad X-men adaptation, prequel and reboot. They should have called it The First Spy Division with super powered Humans, if this is a prequel than there are continuity issues. This film is about Erik Lahnsherr goes on a man hunt to find Sebastian Shaw. Meanwhile he meets Charles Xavier and together they tried to stop Sedastian Shaw from starting a war that could whip out humanity with the help of other mutants. I like how they address prejudice in this movie better than the previous ones, because this movie took place in the 1960’s a time where that was severe. Some of us still have that problem of being accepted by others, part of reason is we have double standers. This movie would have ended differently if the characters were smarter. This movie had the same problem as the previous X-Men films like too many characters. I was outrage that the black characters got the cold shoulder; I am getting tired of seeing this especially in Horror films.
Rating = Worth seeing

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