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It’s early November, which means that much like the big box retailers, it’s time for Hollywood studios to put away the Halloween stuff and start pushing the Christmas crap way too early. So join us as we once again make…
After helming two successful X-Men films, director Bryan Singer departed from the franchise to work on smaller, more personal projects. But we’re dealing with Bryan Singer here, which means that he left to do a $200 million Superman film that’s almost entirely made of frowns.
“The characters are all well acted and mostly well written; it’s just a pity that they all got sidelined not just for an action-disaster movie, but for a boring action-disaster movie.”
“All of these plot points could be used to write three good Superman films. It is a waste that we didn’t even get one.”
“This movie left me wanting more, rather than leaving me frustrated, which is high praise for a film that deliberately screws over its own continuity this much.”
“Maybe I hadn’t given Singer enough credit before, and X2 would be a lot better than I remember it being. It wasn’t. It was worse. Way worse.”
“Jesus, maybe it’s just the line reading the actress gives, but the only way this scene could be less subtle is if Wolverine suddenly broke into a song and dance routine.”
Solkir examines the recurring themes of the movie version of X-Men and its 2003 sequel X2! What is this sim-ball-ism of which you speak? Never heard of such a thing.
The Lunatic Fringe takes a look at Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects, a mystery/crime thriller about a heist gone wrong that became famous for its big twist ending. Unfortunately, Joshua has some major problems with that ending. Naturally, this review contains major SPOILERS! for a 17 year old movie. And also, Bruce Willis is a ghost.