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Wick-Quoting #47: X-Men: First Class

“Let’s just say I’m Frankenstein’s monster. I’m looking for my creator.”

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I must say, the trailer for X-Men: First Class was “eh” and my attitude towards it was “eh.”  But it is spectacular; even if you are not into Marvel comics, it will still entertain.  Why is X-Men: First Class so much better than the recent superhero movies that are coming out nowadays?  It is because the movie focuses a lot more on character development along with its flashy graphics and story development.

The first group of X-Men

The film is a prequel to the X-Men trilogy, centering on the early days of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor Xavier (James McAvoy).  Both characters interact with each other very well, one being more funny while the other more bad ass. Who knew Professor Xavier had a sense of humor?  And there were a couple of interesting cameos, including Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine.

He has hair!

The main thing I don’t like about the movie is Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – she is very annoying as a character.  She is Professor X’s little (adopted) sister, yet she has romantic feelings for him?  After he rejects her, she moves on to another guy, then after that, she sides with the group who attacked her teammates?  I guess her personality matches with her ability – a person with multiple faces.

Call me Magneto

The movie reminds me quite a lot of Star Wars: Episode III, (when Anakin turns into Darth Vader) cause you know what happens to the characters (who ends up on which side) but you don’t know how it all happens.  Like Star Wars: Episode III, X-Men: First Class can be considered a nice success, making over $320 million so far.  However, unlike Episode III, First Class is a movie worth watching.

8.3

Quoted by MWP

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Wick-Quoting #45: Thor

“Whoever wields this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

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Out of all the big comic book movies that came / are coming out this summer, the only one I’d honestly never heard of was Thor.  Now having watched the movie, I still don’t feel any big need to read a comic, but… I can say I know of its existence now.  Actually sorry, that’s a bit of a harsh way to frame my opinion of the movie.

Brothers

Thor is about the titual thunder God pissing off his father and being cast to Earth to redeem himself.  He’s too hotheaded and war hungry, which his father disapproves of.  And since this is Hollywood, he’s going to meet a girl, who in this case happens to be played by Natalie Portman, and of course she’s pretty brainy but otherwise just runs around a lot and is often shocked by something or another.  Still, there’s a pretty strong cast of characters, and Loki and Thor’s relationship with each other as well as their father was the overall highlight of the film for me as it gave the movie a very real sense of emotion that I feel most comic book movies lack.  The battle scenes aren’t thrilling, but the special effects were pretty good.  Overall, the film is exciting and moves along at a good pace.  It’s not exactly the best comic book movie out there, or really anything super special on its own, but it’s pretty good for a one time feel good view to fit the summer blockbuster vibe.

Lovers

To conclude… I actually don’t have much else to say. I don’t know anything about the Thor comic books but the ending is just begging for a sequel, so we’ll see what happens there… and I probably will go watch it, if that does happen.  Also, for those of you who may know even less than me about this movie, it really has nothing to do whatsoever with actual Norse mythology.  But you probably all knew that already (hopefully) so these few sentences are just space filler.

7.6

Quoted by Sawazz

MWP: 7.7

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Wick-Quoting #14: June 2010

Minor Comics

Marvel/Disney is going to start showing brief 10 min films of minor superheroes before feature films.  One of these characters include Dr. Strange, who frankly, I’ve never heard of.  Dr. Strange is actually going to be made into a feature length film and is going to be Marvel/Disney’s first collaboration film.  It’s really difficult to say whether it’ll turn out to be a success or not.  I mean look at Jonah Hex.  Based on a western comic book hero that I’ve never heard of, it’s doing absolutely terrible – its production budge was 47 million while the domestic total so far is a bit over 6 million only.  But then again, look at Daredevil.  A minor Marvel superhero, the film made about 100 million.  But no matter what, superhero films will constantly be made in Hollywood.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/102752-marvel-to-introduce-characters-in-short-films

What's his power?

Pirates of the Caribbean

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is going to be based on the novel, “On Stranger Tides,” which is about Blackbeard and the journey for the fountain of youth.  Apparently, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will not be in the new Pirates, but I it’s not a big loss, considering Johnny Depp will continue to star in the film.  Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, is the one who made Pirates what it is today after all.  Hopefully the fourth installment of this franchise will be much better than the fourth film of another franchise that we all know.

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/plot-description-revealed-for-pirates-4-suprises-include-pirates-ships-and-arrrghs-10264

How will they be able to top the previous film? The answer's all in this box.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye, a very popular novel by Salinger, is catching the attention of a couple of filmmakers.  Some production companies want to turn the book into a movie, despite the author’s negative views on Hollywood.  Being a novel about a boy’s internal struggle on life, it’s going to be really difficult to portray Holden’s character on the big screen.  Some things are better left alone.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32688

Now this is one cover of the book that I've never seen

Lion King 3D

Seriously, where is the craze of 3D coming from.  Making new movies with 3D is fine, but doing a re-release of a previous classic?  Releasing Lion King in 3D will probably get on some people’s nerves, but it’s the smart thing to do for filmmakers.  Obviously because it will make money.  However, I doubt that the 3D change will improve the storytelling experience.  Instead of playing $10 to see this in the future, just do yourself a favor and watch the original version.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32689

Let's see how this turns out..


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