Star Wars vs. Star Trek by Matt Forbeck

“COULD THE EMPIRE KICK THE FEDERATION’S ASS? and other galaxy-shaking enigmas”

Includes Forewords by Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in Star Wars) and Tim Russ (Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager)
Summary
WHO RULES? CAPTAIN KIRK or HAN SOLO?
Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser? Could a Cardassian beat a Chazrach in a fair fight? Would a Federation ship making the Kessel Run crack the Millennium Falcon’s record of less than twelve parsecs? And most important…in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win?
Ever since the first Trekkie walked out of Star Wars in 1977 and said “Meh!”, fans of the two series have gone head to head over these questions. Now you can line up – side by side – aliens, technology, story points, weaponry, and heroes from the two great SF sagas of all time.
Whether you can pronounce “Heglu’meH QaQ jajvam!” (that’s “Today is a good day to die!” in Klingon) or can recite all the names of the members of the Imperial Senate (which meets on Coruscant), you’ll want the detailed information Matt Forbeck has compiled about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings. So phasers on stun and light sabers at the ready! It’s on.”
Review
This book is SO much fun to read. My family is a huge Star Trek/ Star Wars family. We are all Trekkie’s (while my mom is more so with my dad), but my dad and I are both Star Wars fans as well (I more so.) So we sometimes get into debates over who is better. (I won’t state my opinion as a backlash will ensue, don’t want to start a galactic war now do I? >:) ). So when Christmas came around and I saw this book in Bookends, I just had to buy it, hoping that it would put to rest some of our arguments (sadly it didn’t really.)
This book really does help with many questions that one may have between the two fandoms. 
The book is split up into sections, different creatures, weapons, ships, culture, heroes, and even an ending section of Star Wars fans versus Star Trek fans (haven’t read that part yet haha.) Then within each section, well known character, weapons, ships and so forth are taken from each universe and compared to each other and a situation is set up. The situation is fake but it is as if the two universes collided and then there is an outcome and who would win. The book could be biased in some way or another but still it is SO MUCH FUN TO READ! 
I never would have thought of doing this and its such a genius idea. There are even some quizzes to test you knowledge. There isn’t  a scoring system or anything like that but there are the answers so that you can know if you are correct or not. AND IT IS SO MUCH FUN! We did these quizzes at dinner and would be laughing (or arguing) over different answers.
There isn’t terribly much to say about the book as it is quite self-explanatory but I just have to say that you must try to find it if you are a fan. It is a great read and a good way to have some fun with the family and your friends. You may even learn a thing or two (for that day when you need to choose between joining the Empire of the Federation (that day is coming….I’m telling you :D )). So go and check this book out and let me know what you think because in my opinion it’s so much fun to read. Enjoy!

The Mist (2007)

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Re-watched this last night so I wanted to share it all with you again…just to refresh your memories. Definitely a good watch but for 16 years and older as it is violent and gruesome. I also tell you to get tissues for the end :(
But watch and enjoy….and let me know what you think of it.

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Summary

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

-IMDB.com

Review

Yup, that summary just about covers the entire movie. That was technically what the entire movie was about. But it was absolutely terrifying. There was a lot of blood and it was extremely gruesome. It was R so it does fit its rating. This is definitely not a movie for people under the age of 15/16. Also if you are squeamish with blood don’t watch it, and the same with spiders. I hate spiders and I didn’t remember then in the book and there was a huge sections with spiders, and now I am even more scared. The blood in this movie was not terribly realistic but when you are captured in the movie it does not make a difference.

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The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Starring

Jeremy Renner – Aaron Cross
Scott Glenn – Ezra Kramer
Rachel Weisz – Dr. Marta Shearing

Review

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMOMG! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE!

I have an obsession with Jeremy Renner to start with (as he played Hawkeye in Avengers and he was my favorite and is in my opinion the coolest) and to top that all off I absolutely LOVE the Bourne series. I loved Matt Damon playing Jason Bourne but then this was just an amazing movie. There were car chases, there was subtle romantic stuff, there was a small amount of espionage and a ton of running from the US government and local authorities which was exciting.

This movie will be extremely confusing if you do not watch the first three, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. This is the fourth one in the series and you have to watch the other three to understand the story as it does carry on. It was also a little confusing sometimes because of what they were talking about. They were talking about gene therapy, and enhancing neurons in the brain and making people stronger, smarter, faster, and be more resilient. You did have to pay a little attention as to what was going on otherwise you would have been a little lost.

I liked this movie because of how it was filmed and where it was filmed. They chose very interesting locations to film the movie and it added to the effect. They also did very interesting coloring and filming, sometimes making parts blurry to make you focus on something else, or making it kind of fish eye when something happened (not telling what.)

There was also a really amazing car chase in the movie which was absolutely epic and was quite exciting :D

It was PG-13 but there was no language that I can remember. It was just all the violence with a few people getting shot, a lot of punching and kicking, a bunch of people killed, but none of which was gruesome or anything. It was just the violence overall.

I just overall definitely recommend this movie if you love spy movies or you love this series. It was just like the others just without Jason Bourne in it, it was Aaron Cross this time.

I loved it because Jeremy Renner was in it (FANGIRL) and it was one of the reason I wanted to see it so badly.

So go to your local library and get the movie and watch it ASAP! You MUST watch it!

The Heat (2013)

Starring

Sandra Bullok – Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy – Mullins
Demián Bichir – Hale
Marlon Wayans – Levy

Summary

An FBI agent is paired up with a local Boston police department cop to take down the local drug lord. Hilarity and ass kicking ensues.

Review

I have to say that this was one of the funniest movies I have seen for quite a long time.

I will say now that this movie is R and it definitely lives up to its rating.There is constant cursing and every other word is the eff word. CommonSenseMedia.org says that it is iffy for 16 years. Click here to see their website.

The story line was great and kept you guessing the entire time as to who the drug lord was as you never really found out until the very end. There were a lot of falls and moments when you cringed with pain (i.e. shooting someone where the sun doesn’t shine)

But the entire time you were laughing your head off.

There isn’t really anything sexual in it but a few jokes and talk about what they have done or the lack of what they have done, but nothing too inappropriate in that department….well mostly.

It was very simply done with no special effects. There was only like 3 people killed, and they were shot and one explosion. Otherwise it was all language and just comedy. I liked that there were no special effects because everything now has a ton of special effects in it, an example being Pacific Rim which has just come out.

It has quite a few one-liners which will keep you laughing after it, so it does stick with you for a while.

It was also nice that the two main characters were women and they were strong women as well. Not many movies have strong women in them, let alone having them as the lead so that was another reason that I went to go and check this out.

Overall this is just a cute movie to see but you should be at least 18 or older. Yes there were younger children in the movie theatre, but I don’t really agree with that, but that is just my opinion.

I would definitely recommend you going to see it or at least checking it out later.

Book’s to Movies coming soon or just out!

Just a few books to movies which are either coming out soon or are just out.

1. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones –> Book review and Movie on IMDB –> coming in the summer

2. Parker –> Book review coming soon (in process of reading) and Movie on IMDB –> out now

3. Jack the Giant Slayer –> everyone knows the story about Jack and the beanstalk and Movie on IMDB –> coming soon

4. Beautiful Creatures –> haven’t read the book yet and Movie on IMDB –> out now

5. Carrie –> review hopefully coming soon and Movie on IMDB –> coming later this year

6. Ender’s Game –> haven’t read the book yet and Movie on IMDB –> coming later this year

Click here to see a list of 70 book’s to movies which will be coming out either this year or some time in the future.

I am excited!

How about you?

Expendables 2 (2012)

Starring

Sylvester Stallone – Barney Ross
Jason Statham – Lee Christmas
Jean-Claude Van Damme – Vilain
Jet Li – Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren – Gunnar Jensen
Chuck Norris – Booker
Bruce Willis – Church
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Trench
Terry Crews – Hale Caesar
Randy Couture – Toll Road
Liam Hemsworth – Bill The Kid

Summary

“The cast of The Expendables, with newest members Billy the Kid (Hemsworth) and Maggie (Nan) aboard, are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

Well. This was an interesting movie, to say the least. Definitely full of testosterone – a complete guy movie. It was rated R and it went with the rating. There was constant swearing and a lot of violence and blood. Most of the blood really was not realistic, but there was a lot of it. The swearing was constantly going on (what do you expect when you get a bunch of BIG guys and stick them together in stressful situations.)

Stallone did direct, write, and star in this movie, and I was impressed. It was quite well done. It did have a good story, good actors, good acting, great action and fight sequences, most of it was realistic, and it was extremely funny.

You would not expect a movie like this to be funny, but I was constantly laughing as there were references to the characters that the actors played in other movies, and just jokes going on all the time.

I would say that this is a movie for 16 year olds and over because of the violence and swearing. There really was nothing sexual in it, except maybe a few brief references.

There were a lot of explosions and a lot of people dying. There was also a big character death which changed the entire course of the movie. You really did not expect it.

I also do like the music in it. The soundtrack is one thing which I do love about movies, and will frequently listen to if it was worth it. This one is not in the same caliber as Avengers and Tron, but it was still quite enjoyable to listen to and well done.

I do recommend seeing it if you are interested in this type of movie as it was well done. It is not on my top 10 list but it was still enjoyable.

And yes there will be a third one, or so Stallone said. I didn’t see Expendables 1, but maybe one day when I have some time to kill I will. I don’t think seeing the first movie is needed to understand this one :)

Hope that you enjoy.

Warning: The trailer does have a lot of action and shows violence.

The Mist (2007)

Summary

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

-IMDB.com

Review

Yup, that summary just about covers the entire movie. That was technically what the entire movie was about. But it was absolutely terrifying. There was a lot of blood and it was extremely gruesome. It was R so it does fit its rating. This is definitely not a movie for people under the age of 15/16. Also if you are squeamish with blood don’t watch it, and the same with spiders. I hate spiders and I didn’t remember then in the book and there was a huge sections with spiders, and now I am even more scared. The blood in this movie was not terribly realistic but when you are captured in the movie it does not make a difference.

I had to watch this on a Macbook computer screen because I was so scared I would not be able to make it. I made it through the movie, but I think I am now regretting it. I dream about it now. I am fine reading it, but this movie was  just really creepy.

The ending was also really terribly sad. I cried and I was depressed a few days after the movie.

It does stay quite close to the book, but there are a few things which are different, like the ending and a few other moments.

There is no sex in this movie or romance of any sort. But there is a lot of cursing. Many 4 letter words were used, but I may have been doing the same thing in their situation. It was really realistic.

It was a really well done movie and it was acted really well but do be careful.

Warning: Trailer does contain some frightening images for younger children. 

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Starring

Kristen Stewart – Snow White
Chris Hemsworth – The Huntsman
Charlize Theron – Ravenna
Sam Clafin – William

Summary

Definitely not your average retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman is a dark, action-fantasy film that’s based more on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale than the well-known Disney version of the story. It features intriguing concepts, impressive special effects, and some disappointingly lackluster acting. The essence of the “Snow White” story is preserved in this recounting: the queen’s beautiful daughter Snow White, who is heir to the throne, is displaced and persecuted by an evil stepmother after her mother dies. Here, the evil stepmother Ravenna possesses a disturbing power to maintain her own perpetual youth by stealing youthfulness from the hearts of the young and beautiful, but her magic mirror warns that Snow White’s innocence and purity as she comes of age will destroy Ravenna’s chance at immortality. When Snow White escapes from the castle prison, Ravenna hires a downtrodden Huntsman to bring her back so that Ravenna can steal her youth and achieve personal immortality. But Snow White runs into a dark and sinister forest where mushrooms disperse hallucinogenic spores, trees come to life, flocks of bats spring from inanimate objects, and dwarves lurk in the shadows. The roles of the seven dwarves and the Huntsman in this version of the story prove to be quite different from the original, but what remain steadfast are Snow White’s inner strength and absolute goodness, and her stepmother’s innate evilness. This film is full of fascinating imagery that’s brought to life through powerful special effects, great costuming, and captivating cinematography–the scenes in the dark forest and the fairy-filled wilderness beyond are reason enough to see it. Unfortunately, the story moves a bit slowly and the acting by Kristen Stewart (Snow White) and Chris Hemsworth (Huntsman) is rather stoical and passionless and lacks chemistry, though Charlize Theron does stand out as a particularly disturbing Ravenna.

-From Amazon.com by Tami Horiuchi

Review

Well, if you want the classic story of Snow White, this really is not it. But if you want the plot of Snow White with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in, then this is the movie for you.

It follows Snow White’s story with a bit of extra, umph, put into it.

I thought Kristen was a very good actor to put as Snow White. She played the part quite well and I was impressed as I feel that this character fit her well. I thought she was going to be too, Kristen Stewart, and she did have a few of those moments, but otherwise she was really good.  Chris was a good part as the Huntsman as he was this big, burly guy, who was a little unsure. He acted the part of the Huntsman really well. They also let him keep his natural accent which was really great. Charlize I also thought played her role well. I had never heard of her and when I first saw her in the first scene she was in, I was skeptical that it would work. She is an extremely beautiful actress and I just felt it was not going to work at all. But when the time came for her to be evil, she was really good. She has one of those types of faces that can be extremely gentle and the next can make you cower with fear.

The CGI’s were also really good. My favorite part of the entire movie was in the Sanctuary. The colors were vibrant and it was just so beautiful. I thought that that was the best but you have to see it to see for yourselves.

The movie did have many good moments with the acting and the CGI’s, but it also did have some bad moments. The ending was really weak in my opinion. It was building and building and building, and then it just, bang, it was terrible. I also thought that there was going to be more romance between Snow White and the Huntsman but nothing really ever happened. There was also so many un-answered questions so hopefully there will be a sequel as there could be a follow-up movie to answer some questions and show the love between Snow White and the Huntsman.

I also disliked how they gave Kristen Stewart a fake British accent. She kept slipping in and out of it and I feel that that was a bad idea on the directors part.

Overall I believe that this is a good movie to see. Maybe not worth buying, but something to go and see once or twice at the movie theater or borrowing it from your local library.

Hope that you enjoy.

The Avengers (2012)

Starring

Rober Downey Jr – Iron Man/ Tony Stark
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/ Captain America
Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner/ The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow
Jeremy Renner – Clint Barton/ Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston – Loki

Summary

Blasphemy? Perhaps. But the best thing about what may be the most rousing and well-crafted superhero movie since The Dark Knight is not the boffo action scenes that culminate in a New York City-destroying finale that rivals Michael Bay’s obliteration of the Chicago skyline in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. No, the real appeal of The Avengers comes from the quiet moments among a group of decidedly unquiet humans, extra-humans, mutants, and demigods. In no particular order those are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), S.H.I.E.L.D. world-government commander Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and indispensable functionary Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). That’s a superstar lineup both in and out of character, and The Avengersbrilliantly integrates the cast of ensemble egos into a story that snaps and crackles–not to mention smashes, trashes, and destroys–at breakneck pace, never sacrificing visual dazzle or hard-earned story dynamics. Writer-director Joss Whedon is no slouch when it comes to being a comic geek and he handles the heavy duty reins with efficient panache. The effects are of course spectacular. They include a monstrous flying aircraft carrier that is home base to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury’s Avenger Initiative; Tony Stark’s gleaming skyscraper in midtown Manhattan; off-world scenes of malignant evil; as well as blindingly apocalyptic fights and the above-mentioned showdown that leaves New York a virtual ruin. Yet it’s the deeply personal conversations and confrontations among the very reluctant team of Avengers that makes the movie pop. Full of humor, snappy dialogue, and little asides that include inside jokes, eye rolls, and personal grudge matches, the script makes these superhumans real beings with sincere passion or feelings of disillusionment. The conviction of the actors as they fully commit to their clever lines gives credibility to what comes off as more than simple banter, even during the more incredible moments among them (of which are many). The plot involves the appearance of Loki, disgraced villain and brother of Thor, who was also a key player in his eponymous movie. Loki has come to Earth to retrieve the Tesseract, a blue-glowing energy cube that is valuable beyond compare to forces good and evil throughout the universe. As Loki, Tom Hiddleston is supremely, yea gloriously appealing as the brilliantly wicked regal charmer who captures minds from S.H.I.E.L.D. and attempts to conquer Earth with the hideous army at his command. To say he is foiled is an understatement. His face-off with the Hulk is one of the giddiest moments in a movie filled with lightheaded mayhem, and is a perfect example of Whedon’s throwaway approach to translating the mythic mystique of the Marvel comics universe. Though at times deadly serious (as deadly serious as an outrageous superhero destructo/fight-fest movie can be, that is), The Avengers is best when it lightens up and lets the fun fly alongside the powerhouse punches. By the way, a single blink-and-you’ll-miss-it powerhouse punch is another moment that makes Hulk the most loveable underdog of a smashing green rage monster ever. That spirit of fun and pure adventure makes The Avengers the greatest kind of escapist Hollywood fantasy $250 million can buy. A blockbuster in the most literal sense.

- From Amazon.com by Ted Fry

Review

I was excited for this movie was soon as it was announced as I had just finished the movie Thor and I was ready to find out what happened next. So I was so pumped for this movie (also because I love Chris Hemsworth) and could not wait for it to come out. So I decided to go on opening weekend. I was lucky to get the movie showing which I wanted to go to as the movie theatre was beyond full. There was almost standing room only.

But the lights dimmed, the final trailers ended, and the beginning of the movie started. I was beyond excited.

Then the movie started. From the beginning until the end there was nothing but action. But not blood or anything like that – it was all comic violence. But it was extremely exciting.

The Marvel character’s in this movie were Hawkeye, Black Widow, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, and Loki. I have to say, the actors which they got to play each character were incredibly believable to be able to be these super heroes.  The movie overall did an amazing job portraying these Super Hero’s and them saving the world from evil :)

I was also extremely impressed with the graphics in this. As you can tell from all of the trailers, there was a lot of city destruction and it was all computer graphics (obviously.) Also an interesting fact was the fly over of the military planes which you see were actually computer generated as the government would not do a military fly over as they did not support the idea of S.H.I.E.L.D and its role in the movie. The government has done flyovers in many movies like Transformers, and upcoming Battleship (which I am also excited for), but they said no to this one (phooey :) ). But don’t worry, with the amazing technology which we have now, it did not affect the movie one bit.

The story line was definitely entertaining. It would definitely help though if the viewer has previously seen Thor as it explains what is happening, and Captain America. I had only seen Thor but it was still understandable. It was just that they made some references to the other movies so it would have been good to see the other ones too.

You walk into this movie thinking that all it was, was going to be action. But actually there was a lot of humor in it. I was laughing so much watching this movie as it did have some funny parts, well actually hilarious parts.

So overall this was a very impressive movie, acting and graphics wise. It tied all of the Marvel characters together and I believe that this is going to be one of the biggest movies of all time – if it is not already. On the rate it is going, it probably will or has already passed Titanic (sorry James.)

So I really hope that you all enjoy this movie. Tell me what you thought of it and what you disliked. I personally could not find anything bad about this movie, and it may be my all time favorite movie right now.

Hope that you love it as much as I did.

For some reason none of the trailers will actually work with this post. But I am sure that you can google it and find some good ones.

 

Cowboys and Aliens (2011)

Starring
Daniel Craig – Jake Lonergan
Harrison Ford – Woodrow Dolarhyde
Olivia Wilde – Ella Swenson

Summary

“The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.”

- Amazon.com

Review

This was quite a strange movie. It was a mix of Transformers, G.I. Joe, John Wayne Westerns, Indiana Jones, and many other movies put together. If you just mash up some of your favorite sci-fi, action, romance movies, then you get Cowboys and Aliens. Don’t get me wrong, it was done very well and the settings were great, and the way they created the story line was very creative, but it was quite predictable. There were a few parts which made you jump and there were a few parts which you did not expect, but most of it was something you have probably seen in some other movie.

The acting in the movie was really good and what added to it was the fact that they had great actors. Anything which has Harrison Ford and/or Daniel Craig in it is going to be great.

I definitely would recommend this movie but it is for a more mature audience. I would say ok for 15 or 16 year old. No one under that age should see it because there is some bad language, shooting, creepy aliens, and some sensuality. Otherwise this was a very good movie. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars.

But what do you think?

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Starring

James McAvoy – Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender – Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
Kevin Bacon – Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne – Miora MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence – Raven/Mystique

Summary

“When Bryan Singer brought Marvel’s X-Men to the big screen, Magneto and Professor X were elder statesmen, but Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) travels back in time to present an origin story–and an alternate version of history. While Charles Xavier (Laurence Belcher) grows up privileged in New York, Erik Lehnsherr (Bill Milner) grows up underprivileged in Poland. As children, the mind-reading Charles finds a friend in the shape-shifting Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Erik finds an enemy in Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), an energy-absorbing Nazi scientist who treats the metal-bending lad like a lab rat. By 1962, Charles (James McAvoy) has become a swaggering genetics professor and Erik (Michael Fassbender, McAvoy’s Band of Brothers costar) has become a brooding agent of revenge. CIA agent Moira (Rose Byrne) brings the two together to work for Division X. With the help of MIB (Oliver Platt) and Hank (A Single Man’s Nicholas Hoult), they seek out other mutants, while fending off Shaw and Emma Frost (Mad Men’s January Jones), who try to recruit them for more nefarious ends, leading to a showdown in Cuba between the United States and the Soviet Union, the good and bad mutants, and Charles and Erik, whose goals have begun to diverge. Throughout, Vaughn crisscrosses the globe, piles on the visual effects, and juices the action with a rousing score, but it’s the actors who make the biggest impression as McAvoy and Fassbender prove themselves worthy successors to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. The movie comes alive whenever they take center stage, and dies a little when they don’t. For the most part, though, Vaughn does right by playing up the James Bond parallels and acknowledging the debt to producer Bryan Singer through a couple of clever cameos.”

–Kathleen C. Fennessy from Amazon.com

Review

There was so much happening all of the time during this movie. This movie was telling the story of the X-Men before they were The X-Men. It followed them from where they started off and how they came to be the X-Men and the process of them training to save the world from Sebastian Shaw.

The movie was a little confusing and at few points and I lost what was going on but you could quickly figure out what you missed. This may have been due to the fact that I have not seen any of the previous X-Men movies (something which I plan to change soon.) But the C.G.I’s in this movie were done very well.

And some of the costumes/makeup which was done was quite impressive.

The movie was set in the past and starts off with showing Erik Lehnsherr, later named Magneto, while he was a child. He was separated from his parents in a Nazi camp and it showed him getting angry and using his power. That was how the movie opened up. It got you intrigued and you wanted to watch some more.

This movie, I would say, would be for ages 14/15+ because there was quite a lot of violence. Especially in a scene were Sebastian Shaw broke into the mutants hideout and killed every single security guard and it was kind of creepy, especially when it is raining bodies – literally.

But otherwise this movie was still really good. I liked how in some of the scenes, when it was showing the past, they filmed in a different color. They filmed in a black/white/sepia color so it made it look older which was a really nice effect.

It was an enjoyable movie and I do recommend it, so I hope that you enjoy.