Tag Archives: X-Men
Everything about art is subjective. What you like and don’t like is entirely up to you. Sure, there are some things that appeal to a vast swath of the population like The Dark Knight. There are other things that appeal to just one or two people, like this blog. One of the things I find most interesting is to watch something that was popular in one medium get adapted to another. What does the adapter think is important from the source material? Is it just the visuals, like the Captain America TV movies from the 80s? Or, do they actually love the story and want to be faithful while still bringing in a new audience like the first two X-Men movies? (more…)
The comic event of every year just came to an end. While I’ve never been to San Diego Comic-Con it’s hard to miss all the news and events that come out of it every year. I figured that I should discuss a few of the things that caught my eye. Before we get too far though, I feel like I should make a bit of a disclaimer: I didn’t watch any Star Wars stuff. I’ve loved the trailers so far, and I’ve decided to make an effort to avoid learning much more about the new movie before I see it. (more…)
A huge spoiler hit the Internet today regarding the one of the main characters of All-New X-Men. It’s a pretty big deal so I’m going to give you a chance to bail on this now.
Ok. I’m going to spoil it now, so consider yourself warned. (more…)
The simplistic employment dividers in the world are based on the worker’s collar. Blue collar workers generally do manual labour – construction, plumbing, garbage collector, etc. White collar workers push paper and wear suits – accountants, lawyers, bankers, etc. Today, I’m not sure why, but I started thinking about the way that superheroes earn their money. Most of the ones that I could think of are definitely more white collar. (more…)
Something occurred to me this weekend that I’d like to discuss here. It’s not important, or culturally relevant, just something that struck me. I also have not any research into this, so it’s purely anecdotal based on stuff that is rattling around in my head. So, with those disclaimers out of the way, here’s my thought: Until recently, the most important characters within the Marvel universe were the least important outside of it. (more…)
Happy Canada Day! This is the first time that I can recall this most prestigious of days falling on a Tuesday and thus allowing me to write about it. Not that I’m actually going to write about Canada Day. I don’t actually know that much about it, except that it gives us an opportunity to be unabashedly patriotic and shoot fireworks. Oh, we also get the day off work which I’m sure plays into the whole patriotism thing. What I will write about are some of my favourite Canadian superheroes. (more…)
I feel like this is an all too common sentence that I use at the beginning of my columns, but here goes: I finally saw a movie! X-Men Days of Future Past, to be precise. It was last week and I really enjoyed it! It was a nice mix of the styles of X-Men 1 and 2, and First Class. More so than just the casts interacting, but even the tone. First Class is a bit more melodramatic than its predecessors – for example, I don’t recall Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier being on the verge of tears ever while James McAvoy’s Xavier is perpetually there. Bryan Singer’s X-Men movies, though, tended to be a bit smaller. The climax of the first movie takes place at the statue of liberty, but it’s in essentially two rooms and the place is closed for the night. First Class featured the Cuban missile crisis and nukes being launched. (more…)
The latest X-Men movie seems like it might be kind of silly since there’s time travel involved. I think I’ve seen enough time travel plots to see what’s coming. What inevitably happens is that the heroes go back in time to save the day. I’ve never seen a time travel movie where the heroes go back in time and horribly eff things up. It just doesn’t happen.
So, there’s pretty much one thing on every geek’s mind right now, and I haven’t seen it yet. That’s right, I’m so cheap that I’ve waited until Tuesday to see X-Men: Days Of Future Past. So, you’ll have to wait until next week to hear my thoughts on it. For now, I will discuss some of my favorite X-Men time travel moments as a fun little primer for the movie. (more…)
Good evening! I spent a good chunk of yesterday racking my brain trying to come up with a topic for this week’s post. Nothing came to me. I figured I’d wait and see if anything inspired me. Then, Tuesday came and it came hard! Interesting comic news was plastered all over the place! So, let’s begin with the biggest news: