So watching the Super Bowl with my staff at The Orbiting Press Studios really put a dent in our spirits for this already mixed-emotions-movie. Granted, I love(ED) X-Men and while a tweenager in the early 90's, I remember getting my ass up early on Saturday morning and tuning into FOX to watch badass characters come to life in animation. Again Bryan Singer somehow pulls the funds out of his rich egotistical-ass backing his movies with over the top, poor casting and rushed special affects. Yes, I sound like a dick that has no idea how to make a movie but I know for certain that this these X-Men "adaptations" are far from the original universe. In my nerd rage I will still watch this shit and complain about Bryan Singer directing another X-Men movie...
The poor casting comes from two iconic characters: Psylocke and Storm. The trailer brought us a look at Olivia Munn and Alexandra Shipp. Meh...I am not sure about the acting capabilities of both but will see. I loved...again LOVE(ED) Olivia Munn in the ill-fated G4tv Attack of the Show making her success on willful and hopeful nerds. Those nerds spring boarded her into Comedy Central and now we see her on the big screen. GOOD FOR HER...but damn I do hope I am wrong about her in X-Men. Fox Studios could have casted a beautiful Asian from England with an ENGLISH accent. Not sure how the movie will pull this off with Olivia but from my understanding, Psylocke is the sister of Captain Britain.
Every time I hear, watch, and see promotions of X-Men:Apocalypse I breathe a hefty sigh of sadness and disappointment. Most people would disagree and really flock to the movies like fleas on a cat. I enjoyed the prequel X-Men adaptations as the castings for those fit-well however, the adaptions being produced and written still bug the shit out of me.
The one actress that I WILL fart up the cash just to see is Sophie Turner. Her portrayal of Jean Grey will be the decisive factor in me actually giving this movie at hearty half-thumbs up and 5 percent of brain attention span.
We all know a few months ago that Twitter blew up with the Apocalypse actor. I will point out as so many have that the villain I came to love in the 90s reading X-Men comics looks as if his ass was taken from a low budget Power Ranger Saturday morning episode. This only adds fuel to the fire that Bryan Singer sucks badly as a story-teller but successfully pulls money and funding for his fuck-ups. How unsuccessful Bryan Singer's "adaptations" is for fanboys is fuel for his success in the box office. No matter how shitty it may seem, people will still puke up their money to go see this shit.
So will I.
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