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They (Fox). Can’t. Be. Serious… Can They?

At this point I don’t know what to believe, or say, when it comes to the new Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past. Not just about the movie as a whole, but rather what they are doing to one character in particular. One grey wig flaunting, shiny pants flashing, goggles-for-the-sake-of-goggles wearing Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. When the first pictures came out, I was all like… whaaaaa??? And then when more pictures came out, I was all like huuuuuhh???

I feel really confused about all of this. I really do. I am not even trying to be funny at this point. I am just horribly confused, so confused and baffled that it literally makes my head hurt. Now I know how Paul must feel… going through life confused by all the colors and shapes, all the “WYE-FYE”  this and “CELL-PHONE” that. Poor guy.

But lets take a look at the exactly what I am so confused. The following promotional video shows us the brand new “X-Man” Quicksilver, eating breakfast. YUP. That’s right. I said eating breakfast, specifically A Carl’s Jr. breakfast sandwich. (WARNING – the images you are about to see are considered extremely stupid, and should not be watched by those easily angered)

So there you have it. That is him eating breakfast. It is so damn absurd I just cannot for the life of me think of a good reason they would continue to show us this character, when he looks SO HORRIBLY RIDICULOUS. But I think I finally figured it out (Paul, not so much). I think I have narrowed it down to two options –

Option 1 – The marketing team at FOX is nothing but geniuses. The team is probably stacked full of Nobel Laureates, people doing ground breaking work in the fields of physics, chemistry, economics, and other thingies. They are so smart, that they actually understand the internet… THE ENTIRE INTERNET. They understand it to the point of the old saying “any press is good press,” which if I understand the 21st Century correctly, roughly translates into something called “Trolling” (I think?). Now Trolling is basically intentionally making  controversial statements or comments, with the sole intention of evoking an emotional response. And if that video of a comic book character, dressed like a complete idiot, selling a giant corporations breakfast sandwich isn’t purposefully trying to evoke an emotional response, then I don’t know what is. They are basically trolling every person on earth, just to get people talking about their movie. And its working. Kind of.

Option 2 – The costume designers for this movie were literally a group of blind cigarette smoking chimps, who had access to a 1980’s hair metal bands wardrobe closet, and Bryan Singer is making the biggest mistake of his career. The movie will break records, it will be a box office smash, but it will be laughed at. Once again, just like in X-Men: First Class (listen to our review of that here), a great story line and a handful of great actors and characters will be trampled on and overshadowed by annoying teenager “mutants,” the other horribly shallow characters, and laughable costume design. So much so that it will tarnish the entire movie. I’m calling it now, this will be so glaring that it will effect peoples opinion on the whole movie. The most we can hope is that he is not a central character, and has very little screen time.

But what do I know? I’m just a guy who doesn’t dress up like this…

Don't dress like this.

Don’t dress like this.

 


Episode 04/05/14

Today on the show, we earn our stars and stripes with our review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier!  (0:12:25)

Also, Cassie joins us to watch all the scary parts while we turn away…Its the Cinema Recon review of Afflicted!  (1:07:35)

In the news… (1:53:10)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Jackass!
  • Marvel has planned their cinematic universe for the next millennia!
  • Quicksilver looks ridiculous!
  • Splinter Cell will come out before Jake dies!
  • Goonies 2 is apparently truffle shuffling to us soon!
  • Game of Thrones is back!

Listen Below:

Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”):  CR: Episode 04/05/14


Possibly The Worst X-Men Picture, In All of Movie Marketing…

Good morning internet, just how the hell are ya? That’s nice, now listen to me. I checked the internets this morning and I found this terrific little nugget of information on the upcoming Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now, when I first saw this picture I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t the beloved 1st of April. A day for pranks, gags, jokes, and fun for everyone! Because man, this picture SURE IS FUNNY. But alas, no… ‘tis not the 1st of April. It is the 2nd of April, which means this picture is no joke… it is real my friends.

Now let me soften the blow for you a bit, and start with some standard issue, magazine promo cover art. The following picture comes to us via the French edition of Premiere magazine, and it has a nice little cover with young Magneto (Michael Fassbender), old Magneto (Ian McKellen), young Professor X (James McAvoy), old Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and of course our beloved Wolverine who appears as though he is sneaking up behind everyone and is about to rip their heads off. But this cover is pretty standard, nothing to see here really.

Watch out behind you James McAvoy!!!

Watch out behind you James McAvoy!!!

The real joke here, is the picture that was released showing us yet again, the new Quicksilver! … O.M.G. followed by a W.T.F….

 

Now you MUST look at me!

Now you MUST look at me!

In absolutely no way can I take this picture seriously! “Hi, my name is Quicksilver, and NOBODY KNOWS WHY THE HELL I LOOK LIKE THIS.” I really do find it hard to believe that they made Quicksilver look like this, ON PURPOSE!!! And, that they know he looks like this and they continue to release pictures of him ON PURPOSE!!! It’s like Brian Singer lost a bet or something. The most annoying thing about the Matthew Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class was the whiny, wimpy, light hearted and severely out of place teenage mutants/X-Men, and I just really hope that they do something with Quicksilver because just on his looks alone he is already annoying the shit out of me! But Quicksilver’s retarded looks aside, even the picture itself is a BAD PICTURE! How on Earth would they let this be released as a promotional image for the movie!? It’s the most bland, boring, show me nothing tell me nothing piece of movie marketing I have ever seen! You can see what this version of Quicksilver looks like compared to the Quicksilver in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron here, but I warn you, it’s not much better.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23rd, 2014… I’ll be the guy in the audience constantly yelling, “YOU LOOK STUPID!”


New Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past!!!

Whats up Cinema Recon-ites!? I bring you fine spices, jewels, and a new trailer for the upcoming Brian Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past! Now if you don’t know, this new flick deals with a bit of time traveling… that’s right… the FUTURE!!! (and also the past, but that doesn’t sound as exciting)

In the near future our mutants are facing near extinction at the hands of Bolivar Trask, played by the absolutely always amazing Peter Dinklage. Trask you see, is the inventor of some of the most menacing machinery our mutants will ever have to face… The Sentinels! (queue loud, shocking music) So the X-Men send Wolverine back in time to convince the younger Professor X that he must band together with Magneto to defeat Trask and the Sentinels, and to save all mutant kind! Its the ol’ good guys and bad guys must come together to face a super-bad-guy before he kills them all! Yeah, pretty much exactly like that!

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!


Roses are red, violets are blue, this is Quicksilver, and so is this.

In today’s “WTF OMG R U serious, like for realz?” news segment, we will take a look at some pictures released of the new superhero Quicksliver. As you may know, Quicksilver will be starring in not one, but TWO super-superhero movies coming out relatively soon.

First up lets take a look at the version of Quicksilver played by Evan Peters from the Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past… Now, I want to warn you, the images you are about to see may be considered shocking… 

Quicksilver

Oh no you di-dnt

Now I know what you are thinking but hold on… before you go throwing your laptop into the ocean and sending us money for bringing you this information, let’s provide some background. Days of Future Past is going to partially take place in the 1970’s… OK that’s enough background, proceed to make fun. At least he has one of those cool Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches… Man, he is about one Google Glass away from being pretty much the biggest dork on this superhero loving planet. Hey, Liberace called, he wants his jacket back.

Hey, I want my jacket back.

Hey, I want my jacket back.

Well that was brutal, now on to the Joss Whedon directed Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also has a version of Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Why do they both have a version of Quicksilver, and why is it a different actor and a different take on the character you might ask? Great question! I have no idea! Something to do with copyright laws and character rights contracts and shit nobody understands! But anyways, we all know and love the Avengers, and the Marvel Universe has such bad ass character designs, we can be sure we will get something better than what Brian Singer designed, right!? WRONG. So very, very wrong… I give you, Quicksilver (again)!

What the fuck?

What the fuck?

Now now, we do know that most likely on both of these young lads there will be some touch up and CGI in post production so you cant really expect him to look like this in the final cut. At least, for Marvels sake, lets hope not. Jesus, he looks like the long lost Backstreet Boy who never changed out of his performance spandex after all these years, and who may or may not also have a crack cocaine addiction.

Well there you have it, two of the biggest superhero movies have two of the lamest looking new characters of all time. The only thing we can hope is that either –

  • A). There is a HEAVY amount of post production work to make them look awesome and not retarded.
  • B). Out of sheer coincidence, in both movies a bus falls out of the sky as soon as Quicksilver appears on screen, and he is killed instantly and we never see or hear about him again.

Whatever happens, I am sure both movies will be giant box office smash hits. And whether Quicksilver looks like he belongs in a boy band or… well, in a 1970’s boy band, you can bet your ass Paul and I will be first in line for both these superhero flicks.

Note – Interesting connection, Both Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were in Kick Ass. Guess its not that interesting but whatever, you don’t have to be a jerk about it!


Episode 03/16/14

Today on the show, we are thinking of a number between 1 and 300… If you guess correctly, you win a free show! (0:08:00)

In the news… (1:16:15)

  • Maggie Grace gets Taken again!
  • Idris Elba is a tiger!
  • Paul Giamatti is a Rhino (for a few minutes)!
  • TMNT, now in toy form!
  • Halle Berry may be storming out of X-Men: Days of Future Past!
  • Star Wars rumors just because!
  • Terminator: Genesis may have found a drunken detective!
  • Captain America vs Batman vs Superman vs Our Attention

Listen Below:

Download Here (by right clicking, then “save as”):  CR: Episode 03/16/14


Episode 12/22/13

Well Happy Holidays!  Grab a heaping slice of fruitcake, pour some extra brandy in your nog, and curl up next to our toasty review of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues(0:07:30)

In the very superhero-heavy news… (0:42:10)

Listen Below:

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