Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
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• English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
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• Trailer Gallery
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Further complicating the show's identity is its closeness to the X-Men franchise that preceded it; X-Men: Evolution (which was actually done by the same creative team). Evolution took the X-Men to a decidedly high-school slant in effort to compete with some of the other teen-targeted superhero programs of the era; Teen Titans and Batman Beyond to mention a few. Evolution ran from 2000-2003, spanning four seasons in the process and Wolverine and the X-Men came on the scene five years later (beginning in September of 2008 and running until November of 2009).
The premise of Wolverine and the X-Men works off the adult-versions of the beloved characters and centers on a sudden explosion at the Xavier Institute. Initially perceived among the X-Men to be an attack by an unknown assailant, targeted at telepaths, (particularly Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey) who consequently go missing in the immediate aftermath. The resulting trauma causes the X-Men to disband and go their separate ways.
A year after the incident, an organization known as the Mutant Response Division (MRD) is formed for detainment and registration of mutants and begins capturing mutants around the nation. This course of action spurs Wolverine and Beast to rally and attempt to bring the defunct X-Men team back together once more to fight for mutant-freedoms.Read more ›
The irony of the situation is that in this series, Cyclops acts like...Wolverine (read the spoiler below to find out why). I didn't like Cyclops's new uniform since it made him look like a bum. Rogue was useless in this series. I miss the sexy Rogue with Ms. Marvel's powers from the 1990's series. Storm and Beast didn't do much either. The only secondary character who was useful was Nightcrawler. (SPOILER) I liked the subplot with him and Scarlet Witch.
Despite the many flaws of this series, it's still X-Men and it's still very interesting. It's the usual premise of the mutants being persecuted by the humans and Magneto wanting to prove that mutants are superior to humans.
There was an explosion at the mansion caused by Phoenix (though at the time no one knew it was caused by Phoenix). Xavier and Jean Grey went missing. Cyclops went into a state of depression. After the MRD (Mutant Response Division) started rounding up mutants, the X-Men reunited. Cyclops was obsessed with finding Jean. He wasn't much of a team player (sounds familiar)?
I'm sure everyone knows about how Magneto established Genosha as a sanctuary for mutants. Of course, he wasn't content with that. Quicksilver always sought his father's approval but never received it.Read more ›
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Its a pretty good show but the last disc I received has like a factory defect. Its bubbly looking and won't play so I was left with a cliff hanger. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven Donald Cody Lawson
If you like the X-Men this is another good Animated Series of X-Men. I loved it.Published 4 months ago by southernlass
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I completely agree. Wolverine and the X-Men was probably one of the greatest animated shows in the past decade. It is incredibly hard to believe that when the financial backer for season 2 fell trough that Disney did not fund it themselves.
Aug 12, 2010 by J. Rayl | See all 5 posts
|Are these the ones that played in the early 90's||
No, I believe you're thinking of the 'X-Men: The Animated Series' beginning in 1992 (which they have subsequently just started to continue in comic-book format coincidentally!) - Disney have released the series in season box-sets, with Parts 1 and 2 etc. - they are advertised on Amazon if you... Read More
Jun 20, 2015 by Nicholas Richard Pearson | See all 3 posts
|Does this show share continuity with other Marvel animation?||
Just 'X-Men Evolution' - this is a follow-up to that series. It doesn't share continuity with the 90's Marvel Animated Universe.
Jun 20, 2015 by Nicholas Richard Pearson | See all 2 posts
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