by Kevin Muller
In the year 2000, the first X-Men dropped and showed us that it was possible to create a comic book movie that felt real, while containing the themes of alienation and prejudice. All these modern day super-hero films, from The Dark Knight films to Marvel’s vast cinematic library, owes a great amount of gratitude to what director Bryan Singer brought to that film. This will be the last time we see these characters under the control of 20th Century Fox. Disney, which owns Marvel, merged with the company and now have control of the mutants, so it is only a matter of time until we see a reboot of the story and its characters. For their final go with the property, Fox have decided to adapt the ever popular Dark Phoenix saga again. They touched upon it in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, with mixed results. Does this film improve on it?
The summer time is big for superhero blockbusters and superhero comic-cons. Travel with Nile to South Florida’s newest Comic-Con, Sunrise Comic-Con. Cosplay, Comics, and more!!
by Armando Vanegas
Ryan Reynolds is back as Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson) in Deadpool 2, the sequel to the hit movie. The good thing is that it’s the same as it was before, but has some more to offer this time around. If you want it to be more than a fun take on the superhero genre and expect something deeper, then you might be disappointed. The movie pretty much does what you expect in terms of it’s humor and style, but it also attempts to be more than that, which works to varying degrees.
by Old King Clancy
WARNING – I will have to discuss a pretty big spoiler that occurs in the first act, I would try to avoid it, but it factors into the film quite heavily. It’s within the first 10-15 minutes, so it’s not too big but here’s the warning anyway.
Looking back at the history of the first Deadpool and how long it took to actually get made I forgave it for some of its shortcomings, namely in that while it was a good comedy, it lacked a strong story to make it good film overall. As such it doesn’t hold up as well on revisits, but is still a funny movie, by comparison Deadpool 2 has a much stronger narrative as well a much more impressive action set-pieces. Ironically, it’s the jokes that come up short. Maybe now living in a world where films like Logan and Infinity War have changed the comic-book movie landscape, the immaturity of Deadpool doesn’t sit as well with me, or maybe I’m just a pretentious ass who can’t have any fun.
Let’s find out.
Logan Myerz stocks up on Wade Wilson’s chimichangas and reviews Deadpool 2.
Heat Vision has debuted the art for the limited-edition version of the film to be available exclusively at Walmart stores.
The Walmart Blu-ray includes a nine-poster set commemorating Hugh Jackman’s 17 years playing Wolverine, one poster for each film. The back of the posters combine to reveal a new piece of Logan key art.
by Nile Fortner
You know something; time really does fly by when you’re not thinking about it. It feels like just the other day the year 2000 was here. In the year 2000, we saw the birth of Britney Spears with “Oops!…I Did It Again”, the fear of Y2K, crop tops and low – rise pants for women, and spiked bleached hair for boys and men.
I remember those days. The days of playing video games on PlayStation 2, putting batteries in my CD player and Game Boy, and sh*tting my baggy pants. All at the beautiful age of 45. I’m just kidding. To be honest, I don’t remember much about this era, because I was only six years old at the time.
I’ll tell you what I do remember though. I remember seeing the kickoff of the big budget superhero film genre. I remember being a little kid with my parents at the theater. I remember the kick off of the X- Men film franchise.
by Old King Clancy
In the summer of 2000, a comic-book movie based on Marvel’s X-Men series was released featuring a then unknown actor called Hugh Jackman who had been brought in last minute to play the role of Wolverine. 17 years, 9 cinematic outings and a lifetime of being regarded as one of the most perfectly casted comic-book characters ever put to film, and Jackman takes his iconic role to its final swan song with Logan. Whether this is Jackman’s last turn as the character or not remains to be seen, but if it is, then finally being able to see a no-holds-barred, R-Rated Wolverine movie would’ve been enough but this last ride gives enough poignancy to stand out from the brutality, giving us one of, if not the absolute finest chapter in the X-Film History.