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Seriously, Marvel?

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Okay, I am going to try and not be too harsh on this. Last night I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now, I am as big a fan of the Marvel movies as anyone. They are fun, bombtastic, and completely entertaining. So, I went into this sequel prepared to be entertained. Maybe it was just too much hotness on one screen. Maybe it was the writer who sat there last night instead of the fan. Whoever it was sitting in my seat, it could not have been me because I have been waiting to see this movie for over a year now, and I was completely expecting an outstanding blockbuster film. I’m fairly certain it was the writer because she began to smile in certain spots of the movie where she caught certain mistakes in the storyline. I know Marvel movies don’t win Oscars, and I KNOW they are meant to have holes in them. But, when you begin to play with time travel and altering time, there are certain things you need to explain otherwise the story becomes too unbelievable and you dumb your audience down. I liked how Marvel tied all the movies together finally to make them more cohesive, but I was left with a bad taste in my mind at how the future was too easily, and too happily, tied up.

I do wish there were some things that could have been left in the past they way they were. As it is said in the movie by Hank (Beast) time is like a current. Some things will happen no matter what you do to change them. Even though I don’t know if I believe that or not, I do think I would have liked to have seen some pieces of the puzzle not fit so well into place. It would have had more of a reality to it than the ‘let’s bring everybody back to life” story. (Except they forgot one puzzle piece-go rewatch Wolverine and see if you can spot it.) I know they have to set up the next sequel, but seriously, I would have liked to see less of a happy ending. It was too convenient, and I felt as if they ran out of time and wanted to just tie up all the knots.

Now, all of that being said, it was fun. My favorite scene was with Quicksilver. That was absolutely hilarious. It had some terrific lines, as usual, like this one:

“The past: a place of potential promise, and possibility. We are the sum of our choices, as what we do now defines what we will do. Infinite decisions mean infinite consequences, for the future is never truly set.”

And this:

“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they can’t be saved.”

And this one because it’s funny:

Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver): Do you know karate?

Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto): I don’t know karate. But I know crazy.

I have no doubt that fans will love this movie. It is good for what it is, but I was not blown away by it like I was with the lastest Spiderman sequel. I will definitely be buying it when it comes out on DVD. However, I don’t know that I want to sit through another showing. And that is my review.

I know, I know. How can I harsh on a Marvel film? I don’t know. I’m slightly disappointed in myself as well. (hides head under pillow) I’m going to blame the combination of McKellan, Stewart, McAvoy, Jackman, Lawrence (yes, I have a crush on Jennifer Lawrence-do not judge me-she’s hot), & Fassbender ALL together on one screen. My brain just couldn’t handle it. It was too much pressure and my brain reverted to what it was last dealing with, which was writing. Yeah, that sounds good, right?

xo Jesi

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

One Comment

  • Jessica

    Thank you for letting me know. The theme I am using comes with Google Webfonts and I am limited to those. So, I am looking at having to change the theme. But I am working on the issue, and will hopefully have it resolved this next week. Thank you again, and please let me know if you have any more problems!

    Jesi

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