X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – Gavin Hood

  Hugh Jackman returns as iconic mutant Logan aka Wolverine in Fox’s next stumble and mishandling of a Marvel franchise, as I continue my journey with the X-men in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. While there are some nice visuals, and moments, overall everything about this film falls flat, and one of the things that angered…

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – Brett Ratner

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues its travels with the X-men, but this time around the mutants aren’t guided by the sure directorial hand of Bryan Singer. Taking the helm this time around is Brett Ratner, and you can tell from the off that it doesn’t have the same emotional depth, or action beats that…

X2: X-Men United (2003) – Bryan Singer

  From apes, I move onto mutants with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Having previously covered X-Men for the blog, I leapt ahead to X2. Picking up a few months after the ending of the first film, director Bryan Singer expands on the world he helped bring to the screen in the previous film. This time…

Issues Vol. 7

So more good stuff from Kirk at West End Comics this week! Have you been yet? You should really pop in, it’s a great shop! And away we go with this week’s goodies… E is for Extinction (Marvel) issue 1 was written by Chris Burnham. with art by Ramon Villalobos, colors by Ian Herring and…

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – Bryan Singer

The X-Men are back! After the less than stellar Wolverine spin-offs and the horrendous X3, it’s good to see Fox actually giving the Marvel property some respect, viewers and critics know it can work when it’s given the proper time and attention, as illustrated by X-Men: First Class, as well as the first two films….

Trailer Tracks: X-Men (2000) – Bryan Singer

I’m off to see the new X-Men this evening, and thought today would be an ideal day to look back at the original trailer… Seeing it now, it feels overly long, and shows way too much…

Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) – Anthony & Joe Russo

  Marvel titles just keep coming! And this entry into the Marvel-evrse shows that the world and its characters¬†are continuing to grow, and that, as of yet, the studios aren’t sacrificing story for spectacle. Chris Evans returns as super-soldier Steve Rogers in his first solo mission (that we’ve seen) since the events in New York…

X-Men (2000) – Bryan Singer

  The 101 Action Movies returns to the comic book genre with this great flick by Bryan Singer. Featuring an all-star cast the legendary and iconic X-Men characters made an incredibly successful jump to the big screen. I remember when I first saw this one, my friend Dennis was very eager to see it, he’d…

The Wolverine (2013) – James Mangold

  The Wolverine is a bit of a mixed bag, and sadly, for me, came across as a bit of a lackluster affair. It led me to wonder if perhaps Fox is simply churning out X-Men films to hold onto the rights to prevent them from coming under the Disney umbrella much like it seems…