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Scott Kurtz, the author and artist of PVP, recently posted two movie reviews on the PVP-online blog. The first was for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the second was for Godzilla.

He hated the first, and loved the second. Exactly the opposite of my own reactions.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is really good storytelling about characters that we care about. There are a couple of hiccups with continuity (it's a time-travel story, and those are notoriously difficult to pull off without some problems along the way), but overall, it's a really good, character-driven movie with just the right amount of action to make it awesome. I can see why some people might not like it (mostly because it's not the same story as in the comics), but I very much did.

Godzilla, on the other hand, featured a slew of characters about whom I could not possibly have cared less. Godzilla himself was amazing, and the fights were fantastic. But the human elements of the story were boring as fuck. This is a case where I really can't understand how anyone could have liked this film, unless they literally zoned out during the non-Godzilla-on-screen moments or neuralized themselves into not remembering how dull they were.

So ... I definitely recommend X-Men, but if you absolutely have to see Godzilla, see it at a matinee and save some money.


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May. 31st, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
I'm planning on seeing both. Fortunately, matinees are quite inexpensive here. I mentioned my new desire to watch superhero films earlier, so I will follow through.
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