In the span of five minutes, I heard three pieces of pop culture news that really stood out. I’m going to run with them in the order I saw them…
Tag Archive: X-Men
There’s a trend I’ve noticed in science fiction and fantasy. Any time someone wants to use their powers, they are depended upon gesturing.
Now look at this sequence from The Empire Strikes Back, specifically Vader’s attack at 3:35.
Gone is the gestures commonplace in today’s media. With hardly any gestures at all Luke is assaulted by all manner of debris. Does Vader need to point his hand or finger at Luke? No. He simply uses the power available to him.
What is more impressive? The character who has to extend their hands or the one who just does it?
With X-Men: Days of Future Past coming in a few days, I’m going to take a moment and share some of the reasons why I love these characters.
In the face of Avengers vs. X-Men about to hit comic book stores, there has been speculation that Cyclops, leader of the X-Men, will die. His cause has been saving the mutants, his religion has been restoring those like him to a point of viability instead of extinction. Stoic, stalwart leader, the first mutant to join the X-Men.
Most people think he will die. His cause will be complete, his life sacrificed as a martyr to his cause. Cyclops will die, just as his wife, Phoenix, might actually return.
But Cyclops can’t die, he just can’t.
We usually don’t have socially relevant discussions on Reality Check Fail–Pop Culture Radio but our latest entry is just that. We discuss Diversity in Comics and, well, I thought it would be a lot angrier on our parts. Luckily, we manage to have a civil, in-depth conversation on the subject. Find out more HERE.
When I first heard there would be a movie called X-Men First Class, I expected to see something that looked a lot like this:
That’s not what I’m getting though, not here at least. In fact, of the characters shown in this image, only one, Beast, is an active character in the new movie (Scott and Jean are seen briefly). Continue reading