On this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary re-watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine. A movie that was meant to lead to a whole bunch of solo X-Men films. This did not happen.
We talk about the 2007-2008 Writer’s Strike and it’s affect on the film, the new cast, the new prequel timeline, whether Wolverine’s first adventure will be his last and all the things the movie does right (ha!) and the things the movie does wrong (so many). Weirdly, it’s our longest episode yet.
On this episode of Previously on X-Men, we go through the trilogy ending film, X-Men: The Last Stand! At the time, it was one of the biggest movies with a huge box office return. But, things soured quickly.
Eric and Hilary talk about the things that work and a lot of things that don’t. They try to find closure in this initial trilogy and discuss time healing all wounds. What went wrong with this film and is it worth watching anymore?
In this episode of Previously on X-Men, Eric and Hilary talk about the first X-Men movie! Or, X-Men: The Movie, to some. Or, X-Men 2000, as the super cool kids say today. It makes the movie seem weirdly futuristic for something twenty years old!
We talk about the history of the movie and it’s tough rode to getting into theaters. We go through the film and talk about how well it holds up, what it gets right, the changes it made and where it puts the future of this new franchise!