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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” final trailer

The final trailer before X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23rd has been released.

The trailer looks good, it gives us more insight into the movie, but I do have a question about Xavier walking.  In some scenes he is walking around and in others he is in the wheelchair.  The speculation is that he is using mechanical leg braces which he has used in the comics.  That would make sense especially with Beast hanging around/living with him.  I am curious as to what happened between First Class and Days of Future Past.  Magento is captured and Mystique seems to be just chilling and not trying to get Magneto out.  Did they have a lovers quarrel, with those two I wouldn’t be shocked.  It might have had something to do with her sleeping with Azazel, obviously Nightcrawler must become a thing.  Please let Quicksilver know that Magneto is his father or find out during the movie.  I really don’t want another Mystique – Nightcrawler thing from X2, it made me so mad that they never brought up he was her son.

Who is planning on checking out the movie on May 23rd?

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Opening Clip

Anyone who watched the MTV Movie Awards last night got a first look at the opening battle clip from X-Men: Days of the Future Past.  If you did not see like myself because you were watching Game of Thrones, well we have the clip right here:

I like the clip, it gives you some insight into the powers of the new characters such as Blink, Bishop, and Sunspot.  You still get to see some returning characters such as Kitty Pryde and Iceman.  I have to say I like the clip, it really show how well the group works as a team.  I did love finally seeing Iceman use his ice gliding ability that he is known for.  I am not sure how I feel about the look of the sentinels, they almost look like aliens.  They look different from sentinels as I know them and also different from the sentinels that are first introduced in the movie.  I guess they are doing a Terminator where the machines are alway evolving and becoming more advanced.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be in theaters on May 23rd.

Why Beast looks human in Day of Future Past stills.

We have all seen the stills and a trailer for the new X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie.  While the stills and trailer look good, I have had a question (a few actually) about the movie – why is Beast human?  I am sure we all remember in X-Men: First Class, Beast taking a serum that instead of controlling his mutation actually accelerates it thus causing him to become blue and furry.

What I know from various other X-Men incarnations and the comics, um Beast stays blue and furry.  Ok, except for when he goes green, scaly, and furry – I think most of us would like to forget this version existed.

Many faces of Beast

Many faces of Beast

Then why is he in human form in some of the stills for the movie?

Beast looks rather human here

Beast looks rather human here

An argument can be made that he is using a hologram, which has been used in the X-Men cartoons, but that was also in the 90’s not the 70’s.  While Beast is super smart and can build anything, I am not sure he could have built a hologram in the 70’s, the tech for it probably doesn’t exist.  Lucky for us we don’t have to wonder anymore, Nick Hoult who plays Beast has given us an explanation:

“What’s happened up to this point is between the time of the last movie and this movie my character has created a serum which basically controls his mutation so his appearance is normal as long as he doesn’t get worked up. Any animal instinct or urges, that kind of brings him out. So yeah, he changes into Beast a few times throughout the story and they’ve done some great action sequences with him this time, particularly in the mansion flying around on these chandeliers and stuff.” – Nick Hoult

Is that why he is blue in this scene?

Is that why he is blue in this scene?

Basically Beast is now the Hulk only blue, I don’t know about anyone else but I am not fully feeling this idea.  Beast is supposed to be blue and furry, that is a part of the character.  More importantly is important to the character’s growth, Beast learns to come to grips and accept what he is and he learns to be “Mutant and Proud,” did anyone else hate that line from First Class?  Beast learning to accept his new form is pivotal to his character, the same as it is for the Thing in Fantastic Four.  By making it so that Beast can control his form and only ‘Hulk’ out into it is doing an injustice to the character and making it hard for him to be “Mutant and Proud.”

Beast all Beasted out

Beast all Beasted out

What are your thoughts on the whole Beast being able to control his form?

-Christena

Anticipated Movies of 2014

The start of the New Year always brings something to look forward to.  One of those things is new movies.  I complied a list of the anticipated movies coming out this year.  Lets take a look at what will be gracing the movie screens this month and the upcoming months.

Legend of Hercules (Jan 10)

Pretty much looks like Gladiator meets 300, unfortunately that is enough to put me off the movie.  I will not be rushing out to see this one.

Lego Movie (Feb 7)

Legos, do I really need to say anymore.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (March 7)

I grew up watching reruns of Rocky and Bullwinkle as a kid, naturally this movie fascinates me.  Not sure if I am going to see it in theaters or wait for to come on TV yet.  If people are going to see it, I don’t see why I wouldn’t tag  along.

300: Rise of an Empire (March 7)

I will probably be killed for what I am about to say but I did not like the first one.  I found the movie to be over hyped, thus making it a let down when I saw it.  While I am not going to see it, the trailer does look good.  If you liked the first one, then you should go out to see this one.

Need for Speed (March 14)

While I was never a huge fan of the Need for Speed video games (that probably has something to do with the fact I suck at racing games), but the trailer looks interesting.  If you liked the game or like racing movies, then you should probably check it out.

Veronica Mars (March 14)

While I never watched the show, it does have its fan following, which is why I added it to the list.  I have to say the trailer does look rather interesting, it does feel like it can stand alone from the show.

Divergent (March 21)

I have never read the books, but they have been recommended to me since I love Hunger Games.  The trailer and concept look interesting, I not sure if I am going to see it in theaters yet.  If you are a fan of Hunger Games, this is supposed to similar so it might be worth checking out.

Muppets Most Wanted (March 21)

It’s the Muppets, does anything else really need to be said.

Captain America: Winter Solider (April 4)

Seriously who is not going to see this?  Also is it just me or does Winter Soldier look like Sub-Zero?

The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2)

If you are a fan of the first one then you’re going to see this.  I like the new approach so I will be checking this out.  I do worry that they might be trying to do too much and we all saw how well that worked out for the 3rd one.  Is it just me or does Harry look a bit emo?

Godzilla (May 16)

This one is an oldie, who has not seen at least one Godzilla movie?  It has been awhile since someone has remade a Godzilla movie (not since 1998).  With all the improvements to CGI and other special effects, I am curious to see how it looks.  I am not anticipating a great story.  I doubt I am going to rush to see it in theaters but I’ll have no problem checking it out when it comes on TV.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)

Ok, so First Class wasn’t the greatest of movies but it was nice to see things from the beginning (even though is barely followed lore but lets just not get started on that).  I am an X-Men fan so I am going to see this.  I’m curious how they will execute the story line, I am planning keeping an open mind.

Maleficent (May 30)

Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies, so that alone is enough to get me to see this.  I like the approach of telling a well-known tale from the antagonist point of view.  I am a huge fan of the Wicked book for this reason.  I am looking forward to seeing this when it comes out.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13)

If you liked the first one obviously you are going to see this one.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27)

Well the 3rd movie was pretty horrible, the 2nd was one was only alright.  I am pretty much on the Michael Bay why won’t you just give this franchise up already bandwagon.  Without a trailer it is hard to make an accurate call, but it really feels like Michael Bay is still trying to capitalize the success of the first one.  Granted this one will have a whole new cast and possibly bring in the Dinobots (I am a fan of Beast Wars) but I don’t think that will be enough to save it.  I am reserving judgement until I see a trailer.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11)

I am not a Planet of the Apes person so I am not going to be seeing it.  I just could never get into the whole talking Apes controlling the world.  I do appreciate the fact they have been starting from the beginning and doing prequels.  If you are a fan of this franchise then you should probably check out the new one.

Hercules (July 25)

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After seeing the trailer for the first one and seeing many of the Rock’s other movies I am a bit hesitant.  I just can’t help but feel like this is going to be another big money movie with no real story.  I do want to see what the trailer looks like before I make that call.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1)

I will admit I am not as familiar with this series or story lines, so I have some research to do.  It is a Marvel movie so I will be seeing in theaters for that reason alone.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8)

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Not really looking forward to this based on everything I have heard about it.  First the turtles are from an alien race, then they are from another dimension.  Shredder is also from another dimension.  OK, let’s be fair we all know the whole ooze thing is completely impractical but we didn’t care.  The ooze is what made them, there was no need to change that.  Megan Fox as April O’Neil, really?  There will apparently no Casey Jones.  Not really looking forward to this, but as a Turtles fan I will check it out – more than likely when it comes on TV.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Aug 22)

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Lets be fair the first one was good, but how long has it been since the first one came out almost 10 years.  While I am more than likely going to see this in theaters, I am worried about it.  I am really worried that it will become over hyped and just not live up to the expectation.  Here is to hoping that it will still be as good as the first one.

Dracula Untold (Oct 17)

Luke Evans as Vlad

Luke Evans as Vlad

Not sure about this one yet, since I have not been able to find much about it.  I am a fan of Dracula and vampires, I do like how they are not doing the Bram Strokers tale but instead a story about Vlad the Impaler.  It would be nice to see something about the man who started the legend.

Big Hero 6 (Nov 7)

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With Disney now in charge of Marvel they seem to putting out all as many Marvel movies as they can.  Since it is a Marvel movie, I will naturally be seeing it.  I do like the fact that this one will be animated, that will give the movie a different vibe.  I would like to say I am excited for the movie but it is another series/story line that I am not familiar with, so I see a bit of Marvel research in my future.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Nov 21)

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Since I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan, I will be in the theater on thurs night seeing it.  I just really hope they end it at a certain point in the story so that it will be cliffhanger to all those who have not read the books.  I am also curious to see how much of other people’s point of views they show.  I expect this to be great since Francis Lawrence did a great job with the second one.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Dec 17)

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With any luck I will have finally seen the other 2 Hobbit movies which I have not seen and I will have read the books by this point.  Hopefully by then I will have gotten into the movies and will want to see this one in theaters.  Better late then never, besides let’s be fair anyone who is a fan of the fandom is going to see this movie since it is the last one.

Here is the movie list for 2014, let us know what movies you are most looking forward to and why?

-Christena