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First Look – Logan

by Cap'n Carrot on October 24, 2016 · 0 comments

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Based on the comic book series Old Man Logan, we now have our first trailer for the next X-Men movie. Set in a dystopian future (is there any other kind?), Logan (Hugh Jackman) and a deteriorating Professor X (Patrick Stewart) attempt to help a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who has a connection to Wolverine. Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant also star. Logan opens in theaters on March 3rd.

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Honest Trailers – X-Men: Apocalypse

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Magneto‘s plan for his team of X-Men takes a turn when he proposes a partnership with the Hellfire Club. Psylocke balking at the idea of joining the Hellfire Club also leads to a flashback of Magneto recruiting Betsy as the most unlikely member of his team of X-Men.

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How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended

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Civil War II: X-Men #1Honestly, I don’t know how X-Men fans keep up on what characters are on what teams (let alone which are wearing white hats this month). It’s exhausting. Civil War II: X-Men #1 offers yet another shakeup to the X-Men universe. With a new team of Psylocke, Sabertooth, and M., led by Magneto working to protect mutants from Inhumans, the group comes into contact with another team of X-Men including Jean Grey, Magik, Iceman, Old Fart Logan, and Nightcrawler led by Storm when unleashed Terrigen Mist threatens the lives of several mutants.

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After Hours – Why Professor X Is Really The Villain of The X-Men Universe

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X-Men: Apocalypse

by Cap'n Carrot on May 11, 2016 · 0 comments

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X-Men: Apocalypse is a bloated film that wants more than anything to be epic in scale. Stuck with a ponderous first 45 minutes resetting up the world of the X-Men one decade after the events of X-Men: First Class (where apparently only some of our characters have actually aged) the movie has to spend far too much time catching us up on current events. With the script hamstrung by the need to properly introduce not only the movie’s villain Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), which means flashbacks to ancient Egypt, but also several new characters who will make up both Apocalypse’s Four Horseman (Olivia Munn, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp) and the new version of the X-Men (Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lana Condor) it takes quite some time before director Bryan Singer‘s movie gets on track.

With the resurrection of Apocalypse, who begins recruiting new mutants for his army, the movie begins in earnest with Mystique‘s (Jennifer Lawrence) return to the mansion and Professor X‘s (James McAvoy) abduction. After an appearance by Stryker (Josh Helman), used only to shoehorn in a cameo of Singer’s favorite mutant, Mystique will gather a few mutants together to reform the X-Men.

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The final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse shows us battlelines drawn as Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) leads the X-Men against Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his Four Horsemen (Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp, and Ben Hardy). James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lucas Till, and Hugh Jackman also star. X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 27th.

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The newest volume of All-New X-Men continues to focus on the time-displaced X-Men from the past and the friends they have made in the present. Issue #2 gives us more of X-23 (renamed Wolverine now) and Angel‘s romance, but it’s primary focus is to catch up on the younger Cyclops who feels trapped following the death of his older self.

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Brian Michael Bendis’ run on Uncanny X-Men comes to an end with the return of the original volume’s numbering structure (in yet another example of Marvel’s bizarre system where 600 immediately follows 35). The oversized issue brings a close various plot threads explored in his run, finds a way to bring Cyclops (at least partially) back into the larger X-Men family, the Beast being called on his (many) questionable decisions, and makes a couple of statements concerning the love lives of some of the time-displaced X-Men that other writers will have to sort out.

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