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Strong opening scenes have been part of both X-Men and X2 , often the most memorable and effective scenes in their respective movies. From the haunting but thematically blunt Holocaust scene in the first movie, to the visually thrilling Nightcrawler attack scene in the sequel; X-Men 3 does things differently.
Mutation. It's something that has happened since life began, and will undoubtedly happen again. This would sound much better if Patrick Stewart were saying it. By referencing mutation I thusly invoke the saga of the X-Men, and as the latest film starring one of that lot - THE WOLVERINE - hits cinemas tomorrow, it's a good time to do a tie-in article about the music of the children of the atom. Snikt!
How do you follow up something like DRIVE? It must be a tricky prospect, following up a wildly popular film that shot Ryan Gosling to stardom and had an infectious soundtrack ripped straight from the 1980s. So it's understandable that director Nicolas Winding Refn did a 180, putting Gosling in a revenge drama set in Thailand, keeping the shocking violence of DRIVE but jettisoning the shocking pink and 80s reverence that accompanied it. Luckily, composer Cliff Martinez also stayed on board, and its his music that scores ONLY GOD FORGIVES.
X-Men started something big. We had no idea how big at the time, but two years later we had Spider-Man stepping up the game, and in 2003 we had our first major sequel of the new age of the superhero movie.
If you are looking for the remaining parts to my Franchise of Steel Superman retrospective, the logistics of putting it together and the constant delays put too much strain on completing it. The series will now be finished and posted during Man of Steel's home video release, when the story is relevant again.
This week, however, is all about the other landmark superhero franchise - which sees its latest entry released this Friday.
Each week Ashley Partridge re-watches a movie he hated seeing the first time round. Not all of the films featured will have been critical duds. There may be some revered classics that he just didn't get but he believes in giving them a fair chance. Comments made here are all his opinion. If you don't like it, he has two words for ya: suck it.
In honour of the release of Guillmero del Toro's Pacific Rim last week, here is a list of the ten most terrifying movie monsters of all time. Movie monsters that you would probably want to just consider running from opposed to actually fighting. This isn't necessarily a list of the most iconic monsters, but the ones that were the most nightmare-inducing when seen as a kid (and, in some cases, as an adult!).