X-Men: Days of Future Past
based on “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
While I’m always excited for summer movie season, X-Men: Days of Future Past grabbed my imagination because I couldn’t quite believe it was happening. Every new detail released about the film promised simply too much to fit into one summer blockbuster: a cast of thousands, from both sides of the reboot! Sentinels! Time travel! I had no idea how all of this could even fit into a single film—and, unfortunately, neither did the film.
Ever since Captain America, I’ve been feeling all warm and fuzzy towards Marvel; the uncertain nature of the new DC reboot certainly helps. But I’ve always been fond of She-Hulk, the Hulk’s distaff counterpart. Quick version for those who don’t know She-Hulk—once upon a time, timid lawyer Jennifer Walters gets a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Branner, and becomes the She-Hulk. Except that instead of becoming an enormous slab of anger, she becomes a jade giantess with a good sense of humor and her mind intact. And she occasionally punches the forth wall in the face. Love it.