I’ll start out with a little of my background when it comes to X-Men and there will be spoilers in this review.
I LOVE X-Men, I used to constantly watch the 80’s television show and I now have the whole series on DVD. When the first lot of X-Men come out in the early 00’s, I was so excited to watch them, especially when I realised that they were going to have Rogue…Only to have my heart broken…Rogue is my girl…Rogue is probably my favourite female character of all time (except for River Song and Harley Quinn) Rogue’s the one I have loved the most…And they ruined her!
I refused to watch the new series of X-Men movie, but I can honestly say that they are a really good bunch of films. X-Men: Apocalypse is definitely a movie to get out and see, especially on the big screen. They have made up for the mistakes of the past and I trust that is Bryan Singer was to bring in a Rogue, she would be great. I am worried that these movies may not do as well because of the previous set of films.
The film also isn’t all about Jennifer Lawrence which I did notice was a big concern, with all the trailers making it seem like it was Mystique and the X-Men. I didn’t feel like that at all. She is a big character in the movie, but I felt like it was evenly placed all around. I didn’t feel like a single character was getting more screen time than other actors. Note, this is just my opinion, to some others, Jennifer Lawrence may get a lot of screen time.
I also loved Evan Peters and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Quicksilver and Nightcrawler. I thought that they were actually quiet perfect, especially Kodi Smit-Mcphee, he really did make me believe that he was Nightcrawler, from the 80’s, like he had popped out from the screen.
Please get out and see this movie…You will not regret it!
Over the last couple of weeks I have been re-watching a classic 90’s tv show called “Babylon 5”. It is without a doubt one of my most favourite shows, I haven’t been able to buy it myself as it’s very rare and it seems very expensive to buy. It’s one of those shows that every couple of years I re-watch the entire series and I always see something new or realise how much I have forgotten since the last time I watched it.
It’s quite a complicated science fiction and quite unique in how it was filmed. The writers had written the entire series before even staring to film, so in this way they were able to shoot events that they knew would end up tying bits of the show together. They would have “Flash Forwards” were in the present, the characters (and the viewers) would see things that would not be happening until further into the series. So before they started filming, they already knew what the outcomes would be.
Awards presented to Babylon 5 include:
Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects, 1993 (The Gathering)
Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series , 1994 (episode, “The Parliament of Dreams“)[
Hugo Award: Best Dramatic Presentation, 1996 (episode, “The Coming of Shadows“)
Hugo Award: Best Dramatic Presentation, 1997 (episode, “Severed Dreams“)
Saturn Award: Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, 1998
Space Frontier Foundation Award: Vision of the Future, 1994
Space Frontier Foundation Award: Vision of the Future, 1996
E Pluribus Unum Award: (Presented By American Cinema Association), 1997.
(A clip of my two favourite characters from the show).