The 2016 Summer Movie Season is in full swing!
After a nice month-long vacation, FORCED PERSPECTIVE is back with a BANG!
Since Superman: The Movie hit movie screens in 1978, essentially creating the modern superhero movie, DC characters have appeared on screen in 21 films. In these 21 films, we’ve had 6 Superman movies, 2 Superman spinoffs (Supergirl, Steel), 7 Batman movies, 1 Batman spinoff (Catwoman), 1 Watchmen movie and 4 movies based on Swamp Thing, Jonah Hex and Green Lantern. Now, Superman and Superman II are classics, as is Tim Burton’s Batman (and Batman Returns which I have soft spot for.) The Dark Knight Trilogy is arguably the greatest comic book series of all time. Watchmen and Man of Steel are debatable films, as a lot of comic book fans are divided on these. But the rest of DC’s filmography? Absolute garbage. More
The trailer for the Wolverine solo film, The Wolverine, has been released. It’s gotta be better than X-Men Origins … right?
Busy weekend for yours truly – this is the first time in a long while (probably in the last six months or so) where I was actually able to pull off seeing TWO movies in one weekend. How about that, eh? And it only gets better – I already have plans this Friday night to see Green Lantern, so make that THREE films in one week. Not too shabby, if I may say so.
But I’ll save the Green Lantern and DC Comics chatter for this weekend. Right now, it’s all about X-Men and Marvel, and I figured I’d start my pair of reviews with the film that I saw SECOND, not for any particular reason, mainly because it came out before the other film (Super 8) did, so I decided that I’d post this one first. Plus, what do X-Men: First Class and Super 8 have in common? There are already great reviews for these films that can be found on this site (FK99 did X-Men, while Adolfo tackled Super 8). Then again, you know what they say – it’s never official unless I, SportsGuy515, review it (hahaha, just kidding).
SO, without further adieu, let’s get on with my take on X-Men: First Class…
We’ve been waiting for a new X-Men film for quite some time now, including the infamous Magneto solo film, but Bryan Singer, director of X-Men and X-Men 2: X-Men United, is dishing out some secrets about the story of the film:
-The movie is set in the 1960s. JFK is President.
-Charles Xavier will have hair and use of his legs (mostly).
-The Hellfire Club are the antagonists, with Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, and January Jones as Emma Frost (which means they are indeed ignoring the character as established in WOLVERINE).
-Costumes will be more “comic bookish” than previous mutant movies.
-No Cyclops or Jean Grey. But there are still MORE characters we haven’t heard about yet.
-The movie will have “a much more international feel than the prior X-MEN movies.”
I hope its good. You can read the entire article here.