Take the rosters of the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class and stick them in a movie and, you’d think, the result would be an overstuffed mess. You’d be wrong. Simon Kinberg’s script for X-Men: Days of Future Past takes the storyline from the fan favorite comics, rejigs them a tad and creates a far sleeker story than you would expect for a 131-minute movie. Then Bryan Singer takes that script and translates it into a movie where you actually care about the characters – plus fights and explosions and stuff!
This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a pair of television show adaptations, namely Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and The Flintstones. The crew discusses analytically in what elements of each franchise would best serve a feature film, and how the upcoming movies can appeal to modern day audiences. Hit play above to listen now, or the jump to learn about the other fun topics in the episode!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the most beloved sequences in X-Men comics history and a potentially brilliant premise for an X-Men movie. Between the cast, director and teasers for the film, it seems like it could be the best of the X-Men movies.
The final trailer for the Bryan Singer movie has just been released and it does look good – starting with Logan/Wolverine trying to persuade the young Charles Xavier that he’s been sent from the future to prevent a Sentinel-based apocalypse. Among other delights, we get our first really good look at the X-Men version of Quicksilver and the touching (in a completely different sense of the word) Xavier/Eric Lensherr reunion. Check it out after the jump.
The first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is here and it is powerful. Check it out following the jump.
You will, almost certainly, read elsewhere that Denis Villeneuve’s film Prisoners is a revenge movie. Since vengeance cannot be enacted without there being some kind of finality to the original crime, I’m not quite how that would work. Rather, Prisoners is a psychological thriller with some nasty violence – a film that explores the depths to which a human being will sink to save his child.
What is it about Wolverine? He is a fantastic character in very small doses but take him out of team situations and try and expand on his back-story everything sort of falls apart. Wolverine is a great character because he is a soldier, a killing machine, someone with high standards, a strong moral code and a mysterious past. Whenever writers try and fill in that gap and add additional layers, it just doesn’t work.
The Wolverine is nothing like the previous films that featured the clawed mutant with the healing factor. That is to its benefit.
There’s a new international trailer for The Wolverine. It has lots of new footage – including a WWII sequence and much more of the villainous Viper. Check it out following the jump.
The Wolverine opens on July 26th.
Logan has an issue with immortality. Or maybe not…
Check out the dramatic new trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine, following the jump.
follow the jump to see the just-released footage from The Wolverine that premiered at CinemaCon 2013.
Yes, summer is coming! And The Wolverine looks pretty impressive.