Wolverine and The X-Men Deadly Enemies
The four adaptation of the
X-Men Series returns again in Wolverine and the X-Men:
Deadly Enemies, and I have to say that this volume is one of
the best compilation of episodes yet. I heard and read many
complains about how Lions Gate, Nickelodeon and Marvel are
delivering this series with only 5 episodes DVDs, and I can
not agree more with them. It is a rip off, the series is
great, each episode is beautifully animated and the stories
are engaging and entertaining, but only five episodes? It
seems just not enough for its price, at this rate just for
the first season there will be a total of five DVDs.
However, I got to say, that these Five Episodes in my
opinions are worth it.
In this episode the X men team begins to take shape, with
the introduction of key characters such as Nightcrawler, The
Gambit, and Storm, however what makes this DVD better than
its predecessor is the villains. Each episode has a live in
their own, presenting an epic battle between good and evil.
Foes like the Shadow king, Mojo, and Gambit test Logan and
his X-men, but with out a doubt the special appearance of
Fury and of course the Incredible Hulk, it definitely adds a
plus to the DVD. It was fantastic how this episode was
adapted to the previous encounter between the green giant
and Wolverine. The last episode Time Bomb had a direction
that previous X men episodes lacked, which is somehow
shocking but at the same time somehow realistic.
Having seen the series in TV I had to say that this is the
Second best X-men series falling behind to 1992 X-Men the
animated Series, however, it is logical that its animation
is better than the 1992 classic, its characters are as
appealing as the comic books, making each episode highly
entertaining. In Deadly Enemies we see a greater sense of
teamwork among X-men, since this time around, Logan is not
the only problem solver, instead many supporting characters
step up to his aid by displaying their unique and awesome
powers. Nonetheless, story wise as in this first volume it
does not seem that the actions in each episode are actually
affecting the outcome of the real story. It is hard for me
to recommend the DVD in a sense that it let you with a sour
taste for the amount of episodes. As a fan I think this DVD
is worth to have for the episodes and enemies presented,
also because the episodes can stand alone from the series.
However if you are a fan of the series I seriously advice
you to wait for the box set to come out.
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
SPECIAL FEATURES: The DVD‘s special features as its
first version is nothing to be impressed, it consist only of
an audio commentary and commercials.
Audio commentary with Supervising
Producer Craig Kyle, Head Writer Greg Johnson and Writer
RATING BREAK DOWN:
Submit Your Movie Review
MORE MOVIE REVIEWS