Wednesday, May 24, 2006

X-Men = Ex-Ex-Gay?

I never read the comic books, but when the first X-Men movie came out I was hooked! The action, the characters and oh yeah, Hugh Jackman, (I still remember that first shot of Wolverine) yes I was hooked. But it was the story too. A group of people on earth being singled out for something they were born with. They have to keep it secret for fear people will rally against them and create laws to limit their equality.

In the second movie, X2 X-Men United, there is a scene in which a kid tells his parents he's a mutant (that's what these people with special powers are called by the "normal" or rather less-special people") It was priceless.

Well, the third X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, opens this Friday and it's about a "cure" for the mutants to make them "normal".

In X-Men: The Last Stand, the climax in the "X-Men" motion picture trilogy. A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice; retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believe in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test triggering the war to end all wars.

Within the framework of an epic, action-packed story, X-Men: The Last Stand raises issues with strong contemporary relevance: Is conformity an antidote to prejudice? Is it cowardice to give up individuality to fit in and avoid persecution? Do ends justify means? Is great power a blessing or a curse?

And of course, there are new characters. This up on the new mutant Angel:
Born in to a family of wealth and power, attended prestigious East Coast boarding school. The son of pharmaceutical tycoon Warren Worthington II. Subject and his family have had great difficulty accepting his mutant abilities and have used a special harness to conceal his wings behind his back.
Hmmm...sound familiar? The movie looks great and is expected to be huge. I'm so excited!

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

The New York Times' reviewer made that connection today.