This week on End Credits, after a couple of weeks of heavy dramas, we kick back, relax, and get back to the thing that makes cinema life worthwhile: superheroes, but with jokes! Yes, we review Deadpool 2, even though it’s probably about as critic proof as you can get, and before that, we look back at 18 years of X-Men cinema and decide once and for all which ones are the best.
This Wednesday, May 23, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
1) The X-Men Movie Draft 2018. Second only to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of the number of entries, the X-Men film series is the oldest, continuous comic book franchise in movie history. Here’s the thing: all 11 movies in the series so far have veered wildly in quality from one to the other, from the dizzying highs of X2: X-Men United, to the disappointed lows of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. For posterity, we’ll draft the Top 5 X-Men films so far, and talk about our picks.
REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018). Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the X-Mansion… The Merc with the Mouth returns for a follow-up to his 2016 smash hit, Deadpool. What follows is a non-stop series of gross out gags, graphic violence, slapstick humour, and comic book movie references out the wazoo as Deadpool puts together his own team of mutant heroes, X-Force (sounds like a f**king franchise), to stop Cable, a cyborg soldier from the future, from killing a troubled young mutant. Seriously, it’s a family film!
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.
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