My brother turned me onto these videos from Screen Rant. A dude named Ryan George does this rapid back-and-forth pitch meetings for popular movies, with the screenwriter pitching the movie to the studio executive. They’re pretty funny! Here’s the newest one, for X-Men: First Class:
There’s a whole bunch of these, and I’ve been marathoning them pretty heavily over the past day or so. They’re a good bit!
X-Men: Days of Future Past is getting insanely good reviews! I’m getting more and more excited, but I’m not going to see it until Saturday night, so somehow I just have to hold on. I can bide my time with Honest Trailers! They wrapped up all three original X-Men movies into one parody!
I think my favorite X-Men film remains X-Men: First Class. But here’s hoping Days of Future Past blows it out of the water.
We know that the next X-Men movie is going to be called ‘Days of Future Past’, and that it’s going to be directed by Bryan Singer. That’s pretty much all we know so far. But have we really already forgiven Singer for abandoning the X-Men franchise in order to make the crummy Superman Returns? I haven’t. Especially not after new director Matthew Vaughn did such an amazing job with X-Men: First Class. I loved that movie and I want to see more of Vaughn’s First Class world. But I’m not in charge of Hollywood – yet – so it looks like Singer is in the director’s chair and the next sequel begins filming next year-ish.
Let me first say that I think adapting ‘Days of Future Past’ is a bad idea. Dystopian futures, parallel dimensions and time travel may be staples of X-Men comics, but I just don’t think they’re going to translate as well on the big screen.
This is just my own personal preference, but when it comes to superhero movies, I strictly adhere to the ‘Keep It Simple Stupid’ rule. The comics are full of wild and weird stories like ‘Days of Future Past’, but that’s comics. We comic book fans are used to that kind of storytelling. I find that when it comes to movies, adding too many weird shenanigans just mucks up the whole show. It adds confusion for an audience that is already trying to keep up with all the different mutants on screen. People respond to the X-Men films because they have strong themes like acceptance of minorities and heroism. Adding time travel and parallel dimensions on top of that is just going to complicate the story.
But again, that’s just me. Maybe people will love it. And after the greatness of X-Men: First Class, I’m definitely in favor of more X-Men movies. Plus somebody requested this list. So here are 6 things I want to see in X-Men: Days of Future Past the motion picture.
If you’re like me, then you know all about the ‘How It Should Have Ended’ cartoon series on Youtube. The name is self-explanatory, and these guys have done it for a ton of movies, mostly superhero movies. X-Men: First Class is the latest cartoon, and it’s fantastic and funny! So consider this your introduction to the awesome world of these cartoons!