Fool Me Once: A Review of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

I am sick to death of superhero franchises. We need to put a stop to them, and quickly.

Studios have realized two things: One, that people will see absolutely anything as long as it’s got superheroes or a Marvel logo in it, and two, that they can trick people into getting invested in the franchise by treating it like a television show. X-Men: Days of Future Past is an infuriating film, mostly because it isn’t a film at all. It’s a palate cleanser, a mega-blockbuster excuse to stroke fandom ego and put pieces in place for their next mega-blockbuster. And they’ve sunk lower than ever before with this one. This movie is less like an episode of a TV show and more like the webisode-prequel to a new season of a TV show. There is nothing accomplished in this movie that isn’t just about moving pieces into place for whatever the next movie is going to be about. It’s an insult to the audience.

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A Review of “Prometheus”

Ridley Scott’s recent re-entry to the world of sci-fi, Prometheus, is a movie that should have been incredible. Scott revolutionized and redefined the genre with his seminal classic Blade Runner, so his return to it was heralded with more hype than most of the other films released last summer. Considering that Prometheus shared theaters with The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, two films which its target audience had been anticipating for years, the hype for Prometheus was surprising in its fervor.

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