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The ‘X-Men’ Animated Series Is Way Better than the Movies

I always knew the X-Men movies had their problems, with exceptions (Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Halle Berry’s storm, every iteration of Professor X and Magneto), but it wasn’t until I started watching the X-Men animated series that I realized how bad the movies really are.

The show is very intense. The romance is very prevalent, dramatic, and important in a way that feels far more warranted than in the movies. The action is fun to watch. The characters are fleshed out so much more, like Rogue for example. She is awesome in the cartoon. And it’s just so much more fun to watch.

I’m really hoping that the X-Men we receive in the MCU will be treated as well as they were in the cartoon because if so, we’ve got a lot more drama to enjoy.

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I’ve Gearing Up For Another Marvel Marathon

In a little over 70 days, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be entering theaters. Yeah, we’re about ten and a half weeks away from the first MCU movie of the year and my excitement is building rapidly. With each new Marvel movie, I usually like to do a Marvel marathon. My last marathon was before Shang-Chi and I had decided to start the marathon seventeen days before the movie came out. That was a bad idea.

Trying to get through 20+ movies in just a little over two weeks was an absolute nightmare and I realized from there on I would have to really plan ahead of time to prepare myself for these marathons.

This time, ahead of Multiverse of Madness, I’m going to watch everything possibly related to the film and that means I’ve got to make a list. However, I decided to share that list with you all and the order I will be watching these movies (and shows) so…here’s my Marvel marathon.

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‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Is Almost One of the Best X-Men Movies Ever Made

Well, I have now watched every X-Men movie with the name X-Men in the title and honestly, from all of the atrocious things I’ve heard about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I thought it would be the worst film. To my great surprise, this movie had my attention from the get-go.

Is X-Men Origins: Wolverine a bad movie? Well, yes it is. The CGI is beyond dismal, there are a lot of obvious plot holes and convenient setups to make this film feel connected to the previous movies, and it gets kind of corny in some areas. And yet, I came away from the film mildly shocked.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a surprisingly really good origin story for the claw-wielding character as it reveals to us his evil (and really scary) brother, Victor a.k.a Sabretooth. The love story he has in this film feels more real and connected with me more than the hot romances he usually has with Jean Grey or that lady in The Wolverine.

The supporting characters were actually pretty cool and had me thoroughly surprised and whoa, Ryan Reynolds ACTUALLY plays Deadpool in this movie. I was not expecting that. Of course, it doesn’t connect with his role as Deadpool in his standalone films at all but still, it was an unexpected surprise.

As someone who thinks X-Men: Dark Phoenix is pretty good and despises X2, I felt that X-Men Origins: Wolverine–with a tidier script–could’ve easily been one of the best movies of the franchise. In short, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

I’ll give this movie 83 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. It wasn’t anywhere close to perfect but hey, that was a fun ride.

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Movie Review Flashback: ‘The Wolverine’ Is Just Plain Fun

I’ve watched basically all of the X-Men movies but there are some that I still haven’t seen yet, one of them being The Wolverine. Since it just dropped on Disney+ I decided to watch it and yeah, its conclusion was predictable, its one-liners were a bit cliche, but overall, I kind of had a blast.

I’m a fan of action films featuring martial arts heavy action scenes so with that aspect paired with Wolverine’s ultimate butt-kicking I found myself grinning on several occasions.

Just like all X-Men films, there’s a real sense of peril. For a while, I didn’t know who was going to live and who was going to die…well, I knew that Logan would make it but it still didn’t make watching him stave off death over and over again any less intense.

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Why Do People Hate ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Again?

For the third time yesterday, (yes, third time!) I watched X-Men: Dark Phoenix and as I sat riveted before the television I found myself wondering why people hate this movie so much? I remember the scathing reviews. Fans said it was horrible, that it displayed some downright terrible acting (as if we’re really expecting Oscar-level performances from a superhero film), and was the worst X-Men movie ever made. How can that be?

The film is well-edited, allowing me to understand what’s happening in the story. The acting seems pretty much similar to the acting in the other X-Men movies. And the action is definitely the best of the X-Men films besides Logan.

This movie makes me happy on so many levels. The music, composed by Hans Zimmer, is dark and powerful, imbuing every scene with a sense of purpose. The X-Men get to really shine as powerful units who play upon each other’s strengths to fight various enemies. And the movie has the best CGI of the films which almost feels like a miracle considering how bad the CGI can be. By the film’s conclusion, I am legitimately pleased every time.

No, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not the greatest superhero movie ever made but it sure isn’t the worst either. For those of you who are straying from this film because of the bad reviews don’t. It’s pretty good and definitely is far better than the neigh sayers are blaring.

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Madripoor Is an Easter Egg Worth Getting Excited About!

In the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we were introduced to the fictional island, Madripoor, where Sam and Bucky learned some interesting information that turned the series on its head. I, of course, went Googling to see what significance the fictional city had for the MCU and what I learned excited me big time.

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Apparently, Madripoor is very popular with X-Men character, Wolverine. Yeah, you’re hearing correctly. I see what the MCU is cleverly doing. They’re slowly weaving in the areas that have something to do with these X-Men characters and that is truly an exhilarating thought!

I just wanted to share that tidbit with you and I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.