Let the blockbusters begin

X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-blue guy
Quick! Hide your hands!

Big weekend for blockbusters, but I only see two: Godzilla and X-Men. Here are some reviews:

X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Review by Soren Andersen, Seattle Times

Spoilers: Too many! I had to skim most of the review; the stars,  first and last paragraphs tell us all we need to know.

Plot: haters vs. mutants with time travel.

The lowdown: “one of the best installments in the X-men series.” 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Comment: You had me at 3.5.

Enough with the blades. They aren't even your mutant power!
Enough with the blades. That isn’t even your mutant power.

X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003), wetting our appetite for the current installment

Review by Thy Critic Man, fellow blogger.

Spoilers: None!

Plot: haters vs. mutants, time travel edition. Chief hater is a scientist.

The Lowdown: This movie rocks! Rent it.

Comment: This review rocks!



review by Chris Nashawaty, EW.com, as re-blogged by CNN.com

Spoilers: there are spoilers, but they didn’t bother me for some reason. Kind of the same old thing, nuclear style.


Plot ”MUTOs” (massive unidentified terrestrial organisms) that are  “a male and female duo of giant, Giger-esque creatures with sleek pincer jaws that resemble humongous staple removers.” Tne MUTO’s “care about two things: feeding on the radiation that created them and mating with each other….” Godzilla must detroy them.

The Lowdown: Meh. It has some cool moments, but it is disjointed. Movie focuses on the three creatures, not so much the actors.


  • I didn’t know Godzilla is good, but maybe this is an aberration  from the earlier movies?
  • Love this quote in the review: “…Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins are a pair of exposition-spouting scientists trying to keep straight faces while talking about electromagnetic pulses and mankind’s hubris.”
  • Do not love this one: “And the thrill of the film is getting the chance to fetishize their sheer size [Godzilla and enemies] and physicality as they rip through power lines and demolish buildings with their lashing tails.”
  • Fetish/Fetishize, as defined by dictionary.com:  “any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades.” Godzilla’s too gross for a fetish, but he does have a noble mission. This must be a very personal statement because Nashawaty admits that he has loved monster movies since he was a kid.




3 thoughts on “Let the blockbusters begin

  1. You mean James McAoy from Scotland?!I like most of those actors! Michael Fassbinder and About a Boy kid is my fave (I’m so happy he turned out to be cool!). But I like a good


  2. I’ve heard the new X-Men is the best of the whole lot. It needed that. I was very much cooled and bored with the franchise. Love McAvoy, so maybe will go see it this weekend.


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