May 4, 2012 2 Comments
I guess I am still on a comic book movie kick as of late, which is perfectly fine for me since I adore these sort of films. As you all know, I am a comic book geek, so this post, like my other comic book posts, will be filled with glee and adoration for the medium and genre. I wrote about the first film of the X-Men series about a year ago right before the release of the X-Men First Class film, which I loved. I have a lot of attachment to the comic series as it was one of the first comic books I ever remember reading. I remember getting excited about the television series, toys, collector cards and the comic themselves as I will continuously go back to the trades and re-read them. The first film, after looking back at it, is a setup for what the second film was hoping to vault from. X-Men started out slow with the methodical setup of the world in which mutants existed and how society copes and deals with them. It wasn’t an action heavy first film, but more of a drama that establishes the world in which the X-Men exist. Now in the grand tradition of sequels surpassing the original film, X2 managed to open up with one of the best comic book film openings, cementing the ride we were about to take.