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Post style: 6 of Dave Slusher's posts this week were links, 4 were quotations, none were photos, and none were questions.
- 6 days ago
Spoilers for X-Men: First Class
In my movie catchup, I watched X-Men: First Class in preparation for possibly seeing Days of Future Past this week. Holy guacamole is this movie good! It did a good job of cleaning up a lot of the voluminous X-Men soap opera backstory, as well as putting a lot of depth into the histories of the characters.
I've only read the comic for the Matt Fraction run of a few years ago. Before that, I stopped reading in the early 90s so I have no idea what parts of the movie were comics canon and not. I loved the idea of Mystique having such a deep history with Xavier because that made her ultimately going with Magneto such a deep, meaningful betrayal. I loved the helmet coming from Shaw. I loved the dynamic between Xavier and Lehnsherr which leads to my most favorite trope - the antagonists that have a cordial relationship.
In acting, I liked James McAvoy as Xavier but let's be real. Michael Fassbender acted the pants off of everyone else. Jennifer Lawrence brought a lot of chops to the Mystique role, which has been a blank for most of the series to this point. I didn't love the kids playing Havok or Banshee and thought the guy playing Beast was barely adequate. The one actor I just flat hated was January Jones. Emma Frost is such a badass and she seemed like such a lightweight in the role.
Overall, it was a great movie. I'm really excited to see Days of Future Past now, as the buzz suggests it is at least as good. Rock on. 2 years ago
Sweet Tooth #40 is my vote for the best conclusion to any series anywhere in any medium. It is so great top to bottom, from the surprise reveal of the first few pages to the conclusion. There are multiple points in the story that made me cry, which puts it above my previous tear-jerkiest comic book story, which was Love and Rockets: The New Stories #4.(Edited: I had the issue wrong, it was #4, the conclusion to "The Love Bunglers." ) 3 years ago
In this episode, I play a song from the Siderunners and tell a little of my interactions with the band; I talk about the shooting in Charleston and dealing with third party grief; I talk about silly games you play with children; I discuss Saga and the quote about how children bring a lot of weirdos into your life; I close by discussing my ongoing search for father figures.
Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, June 23 2015
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