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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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In the last Captain America (and other Marvel movies), Nick Fury has been a big part of the underlying story. And to some degree, you expect to see him pop up from time to time in most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films

But now word on the street is that Samuel L. Jackson will not be appearingin Captain America: Civil War, which is due out in theaters on May 6, 2016.

And he is not sure what happened, considering that at first he was being told he was going to have a role in the film. Which is odd, considering how many other folks are in it. Though there is conjecture that since he only has two films left with his Marvel contract, they might be saving him for the last two Avengers films… while not having to fight out a renegotiation with the actor.

Either way…

This is just one more piece of disenchanting news coming out of the Disney/Marvel camp.

Over the last few months I’ve been seeing bits and pieces about how the hostilities between Marvel/Disney and the character rights holders of the Fantastic Four and X-Men have been seemingly growing.

The rumor is this:

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X-MEN As A Live Action TV Series?

January 28, 2015

Have you heard that Fox is looking to capitalize on the momentum of television super hero series? They’re investigating if a live-action X-Men series is a doable project. It could be if done right. Smallville had set a great tone on The CW when it ran for ten seasons, showing that if you kept it […]

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New on Blu-Ray (X-MEN) and In Theaters (FURY) This Week

October 13, 2014

This week we have mutants leading the new DVD/Blu-ray charge to the home entertainment market while Brad Pitt steps in front of the camera to lead the new movies in theaters. First up are the New movies coming out this Friday, October 17: Fury, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, & Michael Pea. “As […]

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Bits of Movie News from Cap 2, X-Men & Valiant

October 31, 2012

Check out whose joining Captain America 2, who has shown up to take over the directorial chair on the latest X-Men movie, and a cool, non-movie bit of news from the Winter Olympics and a luge team uniform! – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Join Captain America 2 Word on the street is that the Captain America Sequel, […]

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Marvel X-Men Animation Cels Going Up For Auction

October 9, 2012

If you were a fan of the animated Marvel cartoon on TV in the 1990’s, The X-Men series, you have a chance to own a piece of that TV history. The X-Men cartoon series has been the longest running Marvel Comics property on TV, to date. Profiles in History will be having an online auction […]

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Entertainment Headlines From The Week Ending Friday, Sept 28th:

September 29, 2012

This week there was some news that I was interested in about Fox on their Marvel titles, Patrick Stewart, Transformers 4, The Dark Knight Rises DVD/BD, Thor 2, Captain America 2, and a bit of IMAX news on the upcoming Bond movie. – Transformers 4 Remember when Michael Bay said he wasn’t doing a 3rd […]

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Will Joss Whedon Be Overseeing Marvel Movies For The Next Few Years?

August 17, 2012

I’m sure you’ve heard the news about The Avengers 2… That Joss Whedon signed on to direct and it will be due out in theaters on May 1st, 2015. And that he will be overseeing the Marvel TV series that takes place in the universe of the Avengers, but not include those heroes specifically. […]

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‘X-Men: First Class’ is Just That – A Movie Review from Cinema Static

June 3, 2011

‘X-Men: First Class’ is Just That – A Movie Review from Cinema Static

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WonderCon Day 1: ‘Falling Skies’ ‘Immortals’ ‘Green Lantern’

April 2, 2011

Cinema Static’s report: WonderCon Day 1: ‘Falling Skies’ ‘Immortals’ ‘Green Lantern’

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Wolverine and the X-Men – Series & DVD Review

October 28, 2010

The following is a review of the animated series, Wolverine and the X-Men, plus, as provided, a quick take on the series on DVD. In a word or two, if you’re even a partial fan, I thin you can’t go wrong with the series released on DVD.

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