The worst installment of the highly regarded franchise to date,… MoreThe worst installment of the highly regarded franchise to date, Wolverine is a mess of an action film with a retread plot. Hugh Jackman is still really good like always, but many of the newcomers are lacking when compared to the other installments. Focusing on just Wolverine takes out too much of the fun of the other films. It just doesn't feel the same and when you change elements of a successful franchise you have to replace them with something worthwhile. That was the biggest mistake. This is not worth the time.
While The Last Stand is a step down from X-2 thanks to a switch to the… MoreWhile The Last Stand is a step down from X-2 thanks to a switch to the more action-oriented direction of Brett Ratner, it is nonetheless a highly entertaining installment in the franchise. Excellent set pieces and special effects are the highlights, while the plot is a little messy and underdeveloped. Regardless of its shortcomings, I enjoyed my time with The Last Stand and the new characters are fun to watch.
One of the first commercially successful comic book blockbusters,… MoreOne of the first commercially successful comic book blockbusters, X-Men is a little dated, but nonetheless is an effective start to a long-standing franchise. It holds up well thanks to a good cast, solid special effects driven action, and a plot that gets expanded in future installments. While a little scaled back compared to future comic book adaptations, X-Men helped pave the way for the future of the genre and deserves credit for doing so.
Brings credibility back to the X-Men franchise thanks mainly to… MoreBrings credibility back to the X-Men franchise thanks mainly to Michael Fassbender's excellent portrayal of a young Magneto. James McAvoy does a good job too as Xavier, but he and everyone else surrenders the screen as soon as Michael Fassbender steps in. The chemistry and bond between the two characters drives the movie and although the story is going places already shown in later films of the series, it's still nice to see it all happen and done in a manner that it's still exciting and suspenseful. This is the best installment since X-2. Sometimes taking a step back really is the way to move forward.
The best X-Men movie to date, X-2 set the bar for comic book movies… MoreThe best X-Men movie to date, X-2 set the bar for comic book movies when it was released and featured an improved blend of science fiction and political thriller that started with the first. Expanding the roster and featuring big name actors with solid performances, X-2 was bigger and bolder than its predecessor and better in every way.
One of Pixar's best films, Inside Out is an emotional roller coaster… MoreOne of Pixar's best films, Inside Out is an emotional roller coaster with wonderful characters and a unique premise that lends itself to laughs, heartache, and joy. After several decent, but unspectacular sequels and original films, it is nice to know that Pixar still has their magic. Absolutely top shelf in terms of Pixar's filmography, Inside Out is a must watch for anyone.