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Pop Culture Icon Joss Whedon And Award-Winning Artist John Cassaday Bring You The Continuing Saga Of The Astonishing X-Men!
The tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men, an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move. This new foe doesnt want wealth, power or world domination: it only wants them dead. As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn theyve been deceived by one of their own . . . even if they survive, the team will never be the same.
A second set of Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men comic book series comes into view with this slickly tooled story, which fits a couple of metropolis-bashing battles (and various intra-X dramas) into about 70 minutes or so. Dangerous finds a batch of the Xers fending off large threats, notably a Danger Room that traps a bunch of students in its deadly walls and a major smackdown involving Professor Xavier himself. You've also got the Fantastic Four swooping in to collaborate on cleaning up a mess in Manhattan, an alliance that leads to a little territory-marking between the two groups. The "motion comics" approach means that John Cassaday's comic book art is given (pretty darned vivid) life not by full animation but a clever digital style. It's effective enough to make you forget about the limitations of the technique after a while, and the big set pieces--and there are some big set pieces--don't suffer in the slightest. Whedon's tongue-in-cheek one-liners are securely in place, and (like his work on The Avengers) manage to create a humorous undercurrent without subverting the spirit of the mutant heroes. The motion comics enterprise will always be a hybrid, but if you're going to do it at all, this is the way to do it. --Robert Horton
quality a little low/ not you the video japaneese,not marvelPublished 10 months ago by thomas lavoie
Like I said, it's what I see when I read comics~!!!!Published 13 months ago by Christopher R. Filkins
This DVD is part of an overall story arc. The complete series is, in order:
1. Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
2. Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous
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I have grown up reading X-Men from their very first battle with Magneto all the way through to issue 281
it was great seeing my Heroes in Action..... Two thumbs up!!! Read more
. . . I have no personal opinion of the movie.
The recipient, a relative, put it in his wish list;
so, he must have really wanted to see it!