Un­canny X- Men

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - EGuide DVDS -

AF­TER the less-than-stel­lar of­fer­ings of X-Men: The Last Stand and Hugh Jack­man’s X-Men Ori­gins: Wolver­ine, the X-Men fran­chise gets back on track in this fifth in­stal­ment which serves as a re­boot and a pre­quel. Events take place in an al­ter­nate re­al­ity where the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis in the 1960s is or­ches­trated by mu­tant ex-Nazi su­pervil­lain Se­bas­tian Shaw ( Kevin Ba­con) and where Pro­fes­sor X ( James McAvoy) and Mag­neto ( Michael Fass­ben­der) are still de­vel­op­ing their pow­ers and re­la­tion­ship. En­ter the US govern­ment, which charges these two mu­tant mates and a team of other mu­tant broth­ers to stop Shaw – an as­sign­ment that frag­ments the two friends who have de­vel­oped wildly dif­fer­ent ide­olo­gies on how the mu­tants are per­ceived by hu­man­ity. Di­rec­tor Matthew Vaughn gets plenty right here, in­clud­ing the cast­ing, ac­tion and a su­per block­buster fi­nale and, most im­por­tantly, fires you up for the in­evitable se­quels. Ex­tras ( BD): A mu­tant tracker in­ter­ac­tive fea­ture about your favourite X-Men fran­chise char­ac­ters. There’s also an eight-part pre-pro­duc­tion to post­pro­duc­tion fea­turette se­ries, ex­tended and deleted scenes plus com­poser’s iso­lated score. NOT VIEWED.

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