X-Men Days of Future Past Review
The history of the X-Men movies has been very turbulent since the first film, X-Men, came out in 2000. The first film was toted as a superhero movie group film finally done right. Hell, back in 2000 superhero movies were mostly considered jokes. You had the classics, the first two Batman movies and the first two Superman films but those had been made throughout the 70s through early 90s. After Batman and Robin came out, the superhero genre was pretty much considered dead. At the time we didn't have any Spider-Man or Avengers films, the closest Marvel had gotten to making good superhero films were the Blade films, which while good, are more ultra-violent action/horror flicks than traditional superhero films. Marvel had tried a couple times before to make movies based on their characters but movies like The Fantastic Four (1994) and Captain America (1990) were pretty awful and didn't do much at the box office.
'Friday the 13th' Game Review
Friday the 13th and Jason Vorhees, probably the second biggest horror franchise right behind Nightmare on Elm Street. The films, while some are better than others (I'd say the best ones are Part 2", Part 4: Jason Dies and Part 7 ala Jason vs Carrie) all (well except for part 9 and part 10) all have a certain atmosphere to them that makes even the worst of the series, that makes them just work. Camp Crystal Lake is extremely eerie at night, imagine being in that situation, imagine being in one of the camps from the films and trying to survive Jason. That's such a good, simple premise that's it amazing that it hasn't been done before as a video game. Or imagine BEING Jason and just straight up gutting counselors. That's the experience this game tries to duplicate and it does a fairly good job.