Angry Zen Minion Kyle Goodrich sent along this guest review of “Wolverine and the X-Men:”
Ok well sorry it took a while but I wanted to see Wolverine and the X-men beyond it’s premier. To start with I will warn all the fans this is a new story line with different character set up so if you don’t like other people taking liberties with your favorite comics then I would skip this. Wolverine is not the hard person we all know and love rather he is the leader and seems to take it well, depending on other people taking charge you know being the leader type. The rest of the cast so far is Forge the team mechanic, Beast the brains with the brawn, Kat uhh she walks though stuff, Iceman ill let the name speak for its self; Frost a telepath who reads before asking, and Cyclopes who takes Wolverine old role.
The story thus far is Jean and Xavier disappear in an “explosion”(the quotes are because there was not scientific cause just one minute they are there the next every thing around the is in ruin). Xavier shows up on Magneto’s island in a coma. After bringing him back to the institute he makes contact from the future where the world is in ruin and every one is dead and only the X-men can change that. For more in-depth details you will have to watch the show, but so far it has me hooked.
From there I will go into the style for one it is not anime, which as much as I am a fan of, I am happy for it. It is very sharp very angled faces and square bodies but all in all very pleasing to the eyes or at least mine. It also has a very wide color range, good back ground and foreground art as well as lighting; the explosions are nice along the same lines of being smooth well lit and not to fake looking.
So now for my personal impressions I like the show, the art is nice and mildly original. The story is fairly original, I know were all a little tired of Wolverine but if you look at this with a new mind; never having seen or heard of X-men then you would be set to enjoy a pretty good series as it seems so far. I like the uniforms so far as well the personalities seem to complement each other well even though they are very different from the ones we know and love.
I really hope Emma and Scott are together in this version. I hate Scott with Jean. She uses him as a door mat and he moons over her constantly. When he’s with Emma, he’s so much more badass. I’m kind of tired of Wolverine this, Wolverine that, but I may have to check out a few episodes. I think you can watch full episodes online through their website.
Thanks for the review, Kyle!