Tuesday, June 13, 2006

X-Men still the best

I'm not a big superhero fan. Musclebound men in tights just seem way too homoerotic for my tastes....sort of like professional wrestling, I suppose. Still, I do like the X-Men franchise. Wolverine is far more compelling than Superman and Storm is way hotter than Wonder Woman. Also the apocalyptic ambience of the human-mutant conflict in the Marvel Universe is appealing. So I looked forward with great anticipation to X-Men III: The Last Stand and despite some lukewarm response from the critics, I have to say it delivers. All the old favourites are back: Wolverine, Storm, Charles Xavier, Magneto and Mystique and there are more than a few surprises. I won't reveal anything here because half the fun is figuring out who is going to make it and who isn't. I will say this much though. Go see it and be sure to sit through the credits. It will be worth the wait.