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beautiful...and how it should be
on 13 October 2010
Having now had the chance to sit down and watch all three of these wonderful films on blu-ray, I can honestly say that anyone wanting to own them should do so in this format. The colours and sound are excellent...and just for the hell of it, I sat and watched them all through back to back, preceeded by the Wolverine origin movie...Yes, it was a mammoth session, but so enjoyable, and despite the obvious difference in the age/appearance of Hugh Jackman, the first X-Men movie follows on fairly seamlessly after the Wolverine movie, so I hope when they put the sequel together of Wolverine's Japanese adventures, this too will slot nicely in and not detract from this excellent series. There are those who say that 'The Last Stand' was awful or at least not as good and a bit of a let down, but I hasten to disagree. It finished the trilogy off so well, and actually whet my appetite for another trilogy dealing with other members of the X-Men who have swelled the ranks over the years, possibly having the Sentinels or Apocalypse as the bad guys. I have heard that there is another movie in the pipeline called 'First Class', as well as an 'origin movie' of Magneto. If these are anywhere near as good as this boxed set, then I'll be pre-ordering them.
This really is a must-have collection for fans of this wonderful bunch of superheroes, and shows just how good they can be when treated with respect, dignity and trying to remain true to the ethos of all the characters...Now I only have to wade through the bonus material and see what treasures lay in store for me there. If you only buy one blu-ray boxed set this year, make it this one...I love it.