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X-Men Apocalypse reviewX-Men Apocalypse continues the saga of the rebooted Marvel property of the X-Men film franchise from Fox, but to be honest, if they’re going to reboot a film franchise, they need to make it better than the first version they’re trying to wipe the slate clean of! But more to the point, it’s more of an action flick than any kind of story about the characters.

Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer off a screenplay written by both himself and Simon Kinberg, who as a team, have been heralding in this new rebooted version of the Marvel franchise.

The cast includes

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse,  Rose Byrne, Evan Peters returns as Quicksilver, we have a new Col Stryker, played by Josh Helman, Sophie Turner is Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Olivia Munn Psylocke.

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When the film opens, well, to be honest, the first two acts felt like the slowest story opening ever conceived on film, it established the backstory of Apocalypse, and touched on past events from the first reboot film.

Very little of the story focused on the stories of the characters. We saw Erik Lehnsherr (Fassbender) in his life of normalcy that turns to his personal hell which drives him back into his Magneto persona.

We touched briefly on what makes Raven, Hank McCoy and a few others tick and I swear, if we had not seen Rose Byrne in the first film, well…

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Legion TV Review

Legion is based on the Marvel Comic title by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. It’s the story of Scott Young (Dan Stevens), a troubled but very special young man. In his youth he was diagnosed as schizophrenic and finds himself in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years.

Now in his 20’s and finding himself under the gun of some investigative team from his present psych ward, he meets a new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller).

After meeting her, David faces the possibility that the voices he used to hear and the visions he had may actually be real.

That’s generally the description distributed to describe the show, but the pilot episode was something else altogether different.

The pilot episode feels more like a psychadelic head trip as we’re shown images from his youth, present time scenes, laced with more flashbacks of a recent time line.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA No More?

August 25, 2016

The following will contain spoilers from the movie, Captain America: Civil War. More than likely if you have not seen the movie yet, you may already know what you are in store for. But in the event you are still avoiding spoilers for your own entertainment value, then, BEWARE, Civil War Story Spoilers are lying […]

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CAPTAIN AMERICAN: CIVIL WAR, A Spoiler-Filled Retrospect

May 24, 2016

Just in case you missed the title, this is a mostly spoiler-filled conversation about Captain America: Civil War. I will leave some things out just to tease or whet your appetite. The opening paragraphs are safe. – So we’ve had time to digest the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering, Captain America: Civil War. Unlike the […]

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Joss Whedon Splits From Disney/Marvel

January 4, 2016

I was not sure when it would happen, but it has finally happened: Joss Whedon had reportedly cut ties with Disney/Marvel when he finished his Avengers: Age of Ultron project. – When it was announced that Whedon was tapped to direct The Avengers, the Whedonverse was exhilirated and not totally surprised. He’s been elbow deep […]

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No Upcoming HULK Stand-Alone Movie

December 23, 2015

For me, the quick bottom line to this question is that Hulk, alone, does not pull in (enough) money. It’s like watching a giant three-year-old have a tantrum. But cooler because he can throw very big things at people. And up until Hulk played Raggedy Andy with Loki and sucker punched Thor, not too many […]

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News for FANTASTIC FOUR, DAREDEVIL, ID2 and BATMAN v SUPERMAN

June 10, 2015

Fox Pulls FANTASTIC FOUR Films From Home Venues, DAREDEVIL Casting News is good, and we have film synopsis for Independence Day 2 and Batman vs. Superman movie. – (Amazon link) I am not sure if you have heard or not, but a new Fantastic Four movie is coming out… again. It is due out in […]

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Did JASON STATHAM Really Dis Marvel? Should Fans Dis Statham?

June 8, 2015

First we heard that Jason Statham was in negotiations for a part in the Netflix series, Daredevil. Then we heard that because of that inside scoop about the negotiations, the talks fell apart, leaving neither party with any kind of advantage in the contractual talks. Then there were press tidbits from Marvel Television saying the […]

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DAREDEVIL on Netflix News

June 5, 2015

Word on the street is that the second season of Netflix’s Marvel Daredevil will be introducing Elektra to the mix and that Marvel is pursuing (translated: trying to convince) Jason Statham to come on board to play Bullseye. This is all conjecture at the moment, based off of a few words by a website with […]

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MARVEL Reboots, No Love for SHIELD, Han Solo’s What?, A Nimoy Docu

June 4, 2015

MARVEL Reboots In September 2015 Hard core comic fans are probably already aware, but for those who are intermittent fans, you might not realize it but there’s a story line in the Marvel comics world, called Secret Wars, that, when its over, will apparently herald in a new era of Marvel. Beginning on September 1, […]

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Big Legal Trouble Brewing For The Party Who Leaked AVENGERS 2 Trailer

November 7, 2014

When the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, there was quite a bit of trouble brewing in the background. But Disney/Marvel played it pretty cool so that initially, no one was the wiser. When the trailer came out, originally, it was a low res version that was leaked to the public but a […]

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Plot Synopsis Finally Revealed by Marvel

September 17, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron In case you had not heard (what cave are you in?) the plot for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released by Marvel Studios. Here it is: Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries […]

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AVENGERS NOW: Marvel Is Showcasing Their New Characters

July 18, 2014

Today Marvel made the announcement that culminates a collection of character changing announcements (pre Comic-Con) that involves the new versions of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. The project is called Avengers Now and the story line within that title involves our newly anointed characters in their new roles. And to be honest, I’m not […]

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A New Tony Stark Is On The Horizon

July 18, 2014

It would seem there’s a new Tony Stark on the horizon in the Marvel Comics world, and it will see a twisty new take on the old Tony. In the early days of Tony’s life, he was quite the party-goer, boozing it up and hitting up the ladies every which way he could. And it […]

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Who Will Be The New CAPTAIN AMERICA?

July 17, 2014

Marvel is making some sweeping changes within the ranks of their comic franchise. Or should I say Disney, Marvel’s owner? Today (Wed, 7-16-14) Marvel, via Joe Quesada stopping by the TV show, The Colbert Report, announced that the comic character of Sam Wilson will be taking over the cowl of Captain America. With Wilson taking […]

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A New THOR

July 15, 2014

via press release: Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops). This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever […]

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Joss Whedon’s New TV Series, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ Will Rock!

February 19, 2013

SPOILERS for The Avengers movie ensue… proceed with caution. Today I’m chatting about why I think ABC’s new TV movie pilot, S.H.I.E.L.D., will be a fun show, and I later am motivated to talk about Agent Coulson’s apparent demise in The Avengers movie. – Before Marvel’s The Avengers, Joss Whedon‘s core set of fans that […]

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When A Marvel Character Dies, Fans Need to Lay Off the Death Threats

December 26, 2012

There’s a recent story development going on in the Marvel Comic universe where the writer of the story is getting death threats. And I have to tell you folks, I know fans can get very… “impassioned” about their favored characters. But I think death threats are a bit over the top. They’re excessively immature and […]

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