I never got around to reviewing X-Men: Apocalypse. I enjoyed the film on a purely nostalgic level, seeing the X-Men characters be kind of awesome. But the movie itself wasn’t all that great. Still, it’s good for comedy!
This one might have the best alternate ending ever! Though hopefully Deadpool doesn’t insert himself in every video the HISHE people do from now on. Though this one was apparently written by fan submission!
There’s a new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer today, and while we don’t get any sign of Multiple Man, a few more familiar mutants show up.
I’m definitely going to see this movie, and I’ll probably enjoy it. But I don’t think I have any excitement left for the X-Men franchise. Their movies just keep coming and coming, a never-ending barrage of general OKness. It lacks the excitement that comes from Captain America: Civil War. Just sayin’.
If you didn’t know already, the Blob is one of my favorite comic book characters. He’s definitely my favorite X-villain. There’s just something really down-to-Earth about the Blob that I like. He’s not some maniacal supervillain trying to take over the world. He’s a blue collar bad guy, a regular mutant who could have, just as easily, been a member of the X-Men. He’s as much a mutant as the rest of them. But he’s also an asshole, and he took another path. So he’s a favorite of mine, and it looks like he’ll show up in X-Men: Apocalypse! Director Bryan Singer posted this online this weekend.
That’s definitely the Blob. Note the yellow stripes on his outfit and boots. That’s his signature comics look.
So awesome! As you may or may not know, Blob appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But he could be rebooted thanks to Days of Future Past. We don’t yet really know how all of that works. But it also, hopefully, leaves the door open to a new version of Multiple Man in movie continuity! Please!
Did you know there’s a new X-Men movie out this year? Yeah, they’re tucking it down in there behind all the hype for Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s called X-Men: Apocalypse, and they are really trying.
I’m probably being a bit harsh on this movie. Not sure why. The X-Men movies have always been fine. But this franchise feels played out. So many better and more nuanced superhero movies and franchises have come along. Do the X-Men really mean anything anymore? They haven’t had a consistent team lineup for several movies.
I dunno, I’m just griping. The trailer was pretty epic and exciting. I just don’t know if the franchise has any more gas in the tank.
Just like every year, the Super Bowl featured a whole bunch of nifty trailers for this year’s movies. They’re all pretty great. I love me some movies. Let’s run them down, shall we?
Captain America: Civil War
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
The Jungle Book
Independence Day: Resurgence