Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - - - - - Part 14
A decade ago I was a staunch defender of Singer’s vision for the Xmen franchise because I recognized the challenges of adapting the source material from comic books into a coherent theatrical interpretation. Certainly I didn’t agree with the casting of a 6ft pretty boy as Wolverine and some of his choices in direction were questionable but overall I enjoyed Singer’s films.
However, following the cinematic travesty that was X3 and its blasphemous handling of one of the greatest Xmen story arcs, the Dark Phoenix Saga, along with a Wolverine: Origins that was weak at best, I am naturally disillusioned.
I understand that Singer didn’t helm either film but they were still reflections of his original vision. First Class was a positive step forward that was quickly erased by The Wolverine.
Now we have another classic Xmen storyline on that is clearly being adapted as another Wolverine-centric film, sacrificing the importance of other, just as interesting Xmen. I like the Wolverine character, but he has been overused in the Singer franchise.
The Xmen has always been a team of strong characters and Singer’s choice to focus on this character almost exclusively has soured me on his vision. One of the things that I appreciated most about First Class was Wolverine was only in it for his 10 second cameo.
Days of Future Past appears to me to be headed in the direction of another X3. I’ll check it out when it hits DVD but I’m going to pass on seeing it in the theater.
You know what we call that!? MIND-TAKING, BABY! Accept NO SUBSTITUTES!