I read some time ago a paper (or was it a presentation) stating that there are a dozen of stories, that are changed and adapted, generating all the movies we have seen since the story of the world. I am not that drastic, but it seems that at least there was some kind of information sharing between the writers of this movie and the writers of Star Trek, into the Darkness. Why? Same base… somehow it seemed that the current status of the X-men World story wasn’t flexible enough, so lets get back into time, and change the story, so that now we can rewrite it, making some characters that were dead alive again. For Star Trek it was similar, the actors were idolized, or almost, and therefore, they got back in time to somehow introduce the new actors.
Not that I am against the idea. If you read an older post about the Star Trek movie I really gave my congratulations to the writers for that idea. Now I am not sure if I should congratulate again, as it seems the idea is not new.
Anyway, the movie is good. The story acceptable. Lots of action, fun, and a lot of different mutants around (I like when there are a lot of them, not just one or two). But what I liked the most? The scene I captured above, with Quicksilver. Not just I like the character, but Evan Peters is great. Please, please, please, make him come back in future movies.
First the relevant question: where does he buy those clothes that survive such explosions? I might be interested.
The movie is OK. Nothing brilliant. But enjoyable for the kind of movie you expect from a Marvel hero. There are some flaws, even in the extended version, that make me sad. Also, there are some inexplicable details that I would like to see more clearly. For instance, [spoilers alert!] what would that Viper gain helping the old and dying human? That is not explained anywhere.
The best thing in this movie, and for the first time in this blog, is not a girl. But that bed where the old guy is dying. That seems great. I one to test one of those.
Another Marvel-based movie, with known super-hero. This leads to be watching the movie knowing that the main character will survive. But then, that is the usual thing with Hollywood movies (in this one there is something different, but not that different…). So, no big news.
Now, back to the movie: I am not an X-Men fan. I mean, I am not a X-Men reader, but I am a usual X-Men movie watcher. I like action, special effects, I think mutant idea is cool, I know some main characters. That is enough to enjoy the movie.
It starts in a great way. While credits are shown a lot of history is transmitted to the watcher making it easier to follow the movie. Then, the movie is not just action. It has some love and it has a good amount of jokes. That is cool.