X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters tonight, and it will be following the KT Readers’ pick for Best X-Movie of All-Time: X-Men Days of Future Past. Just edging out this year’s Deadpool, DOFP captured the crown in voting that saw nods to six of the eight existing entries (someone voted for X-Men Origins: Wolverine….I want to find you). My favorite film in the series is X2 followed by X-Men: First Class, but the readers have spoken and DOFP is our official answer to The Mutant Question.
We are now two weeks away from X8 or X9 if you count Deadpool as an X-Men film. I do, because there’s no way he’s not going to be woven into the fold in the future. Though X-Men: Apocalypse is not getting the kind of reviews we’ve come to expect from a Brian Singer X-Men film, the franchise will go on, and hopefully to better things. It’s a shame though that probably the best villain never to make it on the big screen is going to be wasted and thrown in the “Mr. Freeze bin” of tainted blue dastardlies. Vote for your favorite X-Film and we’ll have the results when Apocalypse opens on May 27, 2016.
It’s been awhile since we had a good Supercut. A montage of movie magic by Marc Federico. And what better way to greet Friday than with the primal cinematic howl of NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Time-tested and abused unto death, it remains awesome in its pathos. I wish my days were dramatic enough to require its constant usage to a John Williams score. Happy Friday to all!