‘The New Mutants’ Review- Yeah, This Is Stupid

Fox’s original X-Men franchise comes to its end with ‘The New Mutants,’ directed by Josh Boone. It had a tumultuous production with numerous recuts and reshoots before 20th Century Fox was acquired by Disney, who finally released it. After an incident that kills her entire family including her father (Adam Beach), Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt)…

DEWAR: ‘Dark Phoenix’ Review- Pure Passion Kills

We are met with the young Jean Grey when she is introduced with Professor Xavier. After a traumatic experience concerning her mutant powers, Xavier decides to psychologically shield Jean from a truth. This incident drives the drama in this plot. Xavier gives Jean an important lesson about inanimate objects, and how they are instruments that…

Movie Review- X-Men: Apocalypse

Directed by Bryan Singer, 20th Century Fox brings us the next Marvel movie X-Men: Apocalypse. It is the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, continuing on the new franchise. It stars an ensemble cast and while it delivers in some areas, it fails in others.  In the days of ancient Egypt, the first mutant, En…

Movie Review Flashback- X-Men: First Class

In 2011, Matthew Vaughn was tasked with revitalizing 20th Century Fox’s Marvel Comics franchise with the prequel X-Men First Class. This movie was confusing to some fans because it seemed to have some inconsistencies. No worries, they would be addressed in the sequel. Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) work with…

Movie Review Flashback- X-Men: The Last Stand

After Bryan Singer jumped ship to Warner Bros. to direct the terrible Superman Return, Brett Ratner was chosen to direct 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand for 20th Century Fox. It attempted to bring in the villainous alter-ego of Jean Grey known as the Dark Phoenix to the big screen. Still reeling from the supposed death…

Movie Review Flashback- X2: X-Men United

Bryan Singer returns to direct the 2003 film X2: X-Men United, which continues the saga of the mutant franchise, based on the Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee. It brings the characters to full circle and explores the origins of one of the most iconic anti-heroes on the team. Following a startling attack on the…

Movie Review Flashback- X-Men (2000)

In 2000, director Bryan Singer brought to life X-Men, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on the Marvel Comic created by Stan Lee. Excelsior. It has an all-star cast, an epic plot, and the gall to kickstart a movie genre that has changed Hollywood forever. Mutants have been appearing all over the world.…

Graphic Novel Review- X-Men Season One

X-Men Season One joins the ranks of Marvel Comics retelling the origins of their most post popular franchises. Written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, this graphic novel brings the mutant team into the twenty-first century. The story shows Professor Charles Xavier aka Professor X recruiting and training the founding five X-Men: Marvel…

Characters That Could Defeat The Man of Steel

Superman fans consistently claim that because the Man of Steel was the first comic book hero, he could not possibly be defeated. Well, I hate to break it to the fans, but that is not true. The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger all precede Superman. I can hear the fans scream, “Oh, but those…