FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Steve Rogers, now finding difficult to fit in to the era of today then leads an assault against a friend turned rival from World War II, a Soviet emissary known as "The Winter Soldier" and his lead of a precarious uprising.
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An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with the alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer to defeating the enemy.
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.
Logan, a.k.a, The Wolverine, is sent into modern-day Japan by a billionaire for his thanks, But when Logan gets convoluted in a battle where he does not only face a deviant atrocity and lethal samurai steel, but will judge Logan's struggle against his own immortality.
Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person's consciousness into the person's past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it's Mystique who's responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is... Written by
According to Simon Kinberg, the story's main theme is hope: "It confronts the notions of second chances. It's about characters that are lost trying to find themselves. In the other films, the characters had come into their own and knew who they were. In this one, they're all lost and they're trying to keep it together." See more »
A 747-400 jetliner can be seen in a 1973 scene. This variant of the 747 did not fly until 1988. See more »
The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?
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The film title appears in a sequence of cells and circuitry. See more »
The Parisian premiere was yesterday and therefore, I actually did see the movie and let me tell you this: all the waiting and fuss around this movie is well worth it and well deserved. It is a great movie, easily relatable in many ways.
I won't say a word about the acting. When you have established actors such as McAvoy who repeatedly stole the screen with his heart-clenching performance and Fassbender, along with their older 'counterparts' McKellen and Stewart you are in for a treat when it comes to the acting performance itself. No surprise there.
This movie is a great movie in the sense that it finds its source in the very core of humanity's struggles, and shows that Xmen's themes much like Marvel's latest movies are still very relevant in the world today. You will see that yourself.
The movie is action packed. There is no irrelevant scenes I tend to judge movies by the ratio of irrelevant scenes per minute in it and there is no break between action scenes and more emotional, storyline scenes. You won't be bored.
But along with the action, and the acting, there is also the usual dose of humor found in most Marvel movies, without being out of place and without cutting the pace of the movie in itself. There, Hugh Jackman will provide you with a few laughs, or at least, will bring a smile to your face.
The cinematography in itself was excellent. Excellent use of the 3D. Great camera work at some point, you will be rather amazed by the use of slow mo and 3D.
So, why not 10 out of 10 then? Because of the score. If the soundtrack was good, it didn't match what I got used to with the recent Marvel movies. Good score but not as good as I expected it to be. Maybe it was because we were all more focused on the fast-paced action scenes and the storyline in itself rather than whatever was playing behind. I might need to go back and watch it again once it's out for general public to really appreciate the little details that I might have missed in a cinema filled with excited fans.
But over all, it was an excellent, entertaining and relevant Xmen movie. A good movie. A great Xmen movie. Full of Easter eggs for more hardcore fans as well. The waiting was worth it.
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