Writer / Director. Horror lover. Cinephile.
Wish life was a John Hughes movie.
This is a much underrated entry into the X-Men movie canon. It sits between the older Wolverine-centric Bryan Singer X-Men movies and the efforts to reboot that universe centred around a young Xavier, Magneto and Mystique.
Whilst there were so many great/promising additions and points to this movie, they seemed counterbalanced by poor filmmaking decisions.
Primarily, as mentioned, this set of X-Men seemed to exist in a rebooted world within a reboot (i.e. set two decades after events of First…
I urge everyone to watch the Rogue Cut. Why it wasn't the official version I don’t know, other than maybe the longer runtime. But it is the superior cut!
This film set a lot of trends as it is in a fashion a multiverse MCU movie masquerading as a terminator sci fi time travel film.
I remember being excited for the superhero cameos and returning actors from previous instalments – which reminded me of the recent Doctor Strange Multiverse of…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Edgar Wright's direction is brilliant, packing in many shots. The film certainly cements him as one of the best directors around. Both the direction and the unnerving escalation of the plot made me anxious. I found myself viscerally interacting; whether it was to narrative injustice, anger at bullies, or the hypnotic nature of the onscreen horror.
Anya Taylor Joy and Thomasin McKenzie put in powerful performances, as the camera hypnotically whirls and moves through intricate and superbly clever direction. But…