The X-Men Collection (2000-2013)


So this is tricky. I have no way of actually watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, so I am unable (at this point) to add it to my review collection. However, I can say distinctively at this point that it’s an incredible series worth purchasing.

The reviews:

  1. X-Men
  2. X2
  3. X-Men: The Last Stand
  4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  5. X-Men: First Class
  6. The Wolverine

Alright, so…here we go.

The X-Men are a group of special people that have evolved into super-powered mutants. They weren’t bitten by any radioactive spiders or anything like that, they were, as Lady Gaga would put it…born that way. The good ones are overall lead by Professor X – a mutant that believes in peace and coexistence between the humans and mutants. The bad guys are overall lead by Magneto, an old friend of Professor X’s that believes militant action is required against those that fear mutants, because they are inferior while mutants reign supreme.  – That’s the basics.

Wolverine is the popular mutant, and one of Marvel’s best weapons. He has the power to rapidly heal himself, so somewhere in the last 15-20 years, his entire skeleton was covered in adamantium metal, the most powerful and indestructible metal found on the planet. He is a bit of a loner, but with a good heart, and when needed, will side with the right people for the right cause.

Each film differs with plot, but they all have an overwhelming feeling of acceptance, often relateable to certain political concerns, such as racism, world peace, genocide, and even homosexuality. Society and socialism plays a huge role in these films, which actually might make a younger audience unknowingly grow concerned about problems that actually matter in the real world. Out of all of the Marvel films, X-Men is one of the most surprising films I’ve actually encountered that cover important, real-world issues in the perfect light. It’s almost considered satirical in a matter of speaking. Satirical when the concerns aren’t blatantly spoken of, of course. It’s not a huge secret though, you wouldn’t have to study it very hard to get to the bottom  and the heart of the films.

This is a very well-done series as a whole. Definitely a must-watch.

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