Sunday, October 25, 2009

DVD Review: Wolverine and the X-Men: Beginning of the End

The X-Men has to be one of Marvel comics largest franchise. So when it came time for a new Marvel comics cartoon, the X-Men made the most sense. This time around the main focus of the show is the popular Wolverine.

Wolverine and the X-Men is one of the better cartoons around these days, and is now on it's third DVD entitled Wolverine and the X-Men: Beginning of the End.

In the third edition of Wolverine and the X-Men, as they continue their quest of stopping the end of all mutantkind.

Wolverine and the X-Men fight to stay alive as sinister forces usher in the beginning of the end. In Volume 3, five apocalyptic episodes weave together the tale of the X-Men’s potential demise. In “Future X,” deadly plans are set in motion when Xavier and Cerebro are captured by the malevolent Sentinels. “Greetings from Genosha” welcomes Nightcrawler into a world of killer seduction on Magneto's deceptive island paradise. Time is running out for Logan as he is haunted by the darkness of his past with Weapon X in “Past Discretions.” In "eXcessive Force," Cyclops blasts his way through one old foe after another to find the missing Jean Grey. And the X-Men make what might be their last stand in "Battle Lines", when Rogue uncovers the Brotherhood's seemingly unstoppable plan to trigger the war between mutants and humans.

Now, while I kind of like this cartoon, I just didn't enjoy it that much. What is the point of having the main character having claws that cut through anything, it you're not going to use them? I can understand not much violence, but heck, he doesn't use them on robots and other inacnimate

I understand that this for kids, but nothing I hate more then when they take a comic and water it down. Nothing is worse when a dumbed down comic translation. This is why I never was a friend of the Super-Friends.

I wasn't a fan of the 90's X-Men cartoon & I'm not that much one of this version.

The only extras was an audio commentary with Supervising Producer Craig Kyle, Head Writer Greg Johnson and Writer Chris Yost.

While I'm not a fan of this show, I don't think I'm the target audience. Kids and some longtime X-Men fans will love this DVD.

Street Date: 11/3/09
MSRP: $14.98

Brian Isaacs
Executive Editor/Owner

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