X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoilers!)

I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past with my friend Rod (a birthday gift – thanks Rod!)

Now, we are both comic book fans, but to me the X-Men are simply another comic franchise–one which has given me a certain amount of enjoyment and has produced some good stories, but which overall isn’t any more special to me than any other. However, for Rod, the X-Men are his favorite comic. Seeing it “brought to life” in the movies like this is more aggravating for him than it is thrilling. The constant story changes, the strange casting choices, the random continuity adjustments – they all conspire to rob him of the enjoyment he’d like to have. Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past (Spoilers!)

The Wolverine

Just came from watching The Wolverine, marking my 7th thing from my list of media events of the year that I was looking forward to that I now have behind me.  I enjoyed it, more than I would ever have expected to.  True there are some weaknesses  and some questions that began to emerge as I reflected on the film on the way home, but they pale in comparison to what there is to enjoy.  Still, this is my blog commentary on the film, so… Continue reading The Wolverine

2013: Sequels, continuations, and reboots

2013 is shaping up to be a big year for movie / TV if you are fans of particular superhero, science fiction, or action-adventure franchises.  And naturally, I am!  I was thinking of all that I was anticipating this year, as well as a few things that I’m not really in order to fill out the numbers, and here is what I came up with.  In ascending order of level of anticipation and excitement: Continue reading 2013: Sequels, continuations, and reboots