Thursday, June 21, 2007

Comic book extravaganza #1: X2

Staring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Brian Cox
Director: Bryan Singer

If there is any comic book film to aspire to, it’s this one. X2 is just about the perfect comic book film that has ever been made. Only building on the first films success, this film takes the characters and the plot to an entirely new level.

The first film, compared to this one, is terrible. And frankly, the first film is still pretty amazing.

Of course, like the other X-men Films, McKellen and Stewart shine. They’re easily the best of the cast, and best acted people in this film. Hugh Jackman surprisingly does a fantastic job, even if you start to realize he probably doesn’t want to be there for many more films.

It might have the presence of a “typical” Hollywood present-day empty-headed film, with absolutely nothing going for it, but that simply isn’t’ the case, especially when you attempt to compare it to other superhero films, there is simply no comparison, that is, if you have taste.

The film deserves all the hype it has received since it was released. If you’re a comic book fan/super hero fan and you’re sorry you spent money on this film you’re a complete moron and without a doubt have the worst taste in cinema. That means you probably liked Hulk or Elektra.

One of the best aspects of the film is that it’s an absolutely serious rendition of the X-Men story, without any of the camp that is thrown in so many other comic book films. When will producers realize that that isn’t the way of doing things?

And with that I’m finally done counting down the top 10 of these films. If not for actually having a real job to go to, it would have been done in exactly 10 days. There are some things that just have to be dealt with. Also, please remember to actually publish posts instead of just saving them, they'll actually display that way. Enjoy!

***** / *****

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