You know what happens when an Obsessive Viewer watches X-Men? The same thing that happens to everyone else…uh, he watches X-Men.
This review (and all subsequent X-Men reviews) comes from someone who isn’t terribly familiar with the greater X-Men comic book mythology. My knowledge of X-Men prior to the first movie was gleaned from a few viewings of a cartoon in the 90s and hours of arguing with friends over who we’d play as before the street lights came on and our parents called us home for dinner.
Having said that, here are my thoughts on 2000’s X-Men. Continue reading
Posted in Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged Anna Paquin, Bargain Buy, Bryan singer, comic book, Famke Janssen, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James Marsden, Marvel, Movie Review, Patrick Stewart, Ray Park, Rebecca Romijn, Tyler Mane, X-Men
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had plenty going against it before it opened last Friday, May 2nd. (Early showings started around 8 on Thursday.) Early reviews were lukewarm at best. Rumors of too many villains bogging down the film were strong, and incessant trailers and TV spots seemed to leave very few surprises. More than anything, ASM 2 absolutely needed to improve upon director Marc Webb’s first Spidey outing, 2012’s even-less-than-lukewarm reboot. Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t need to be amazing (it’s not,) it simply needed to be better (it is.) Continue reading
Posted in Mike White's Columns, Movie Reviews, Obsessive Friends
Tagged Andrew Garfield, aunt may, Buy it Full Price, comic book, comic book movies, comics, dane dehaan, death, electro, emma stone, green goblin, gwen stacy, harry osborn, jamie foxx, kirsten dunst, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Giamatti, peter parker, rhino, Sam Raimi, Sequel, Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Tobey Maguire