X-Men: Apocalypse First Look Reaction

Cyclops: Cyclops is PERFECT. Right off the bat, like how he is looking down; I feel like this is physical representation/characterization of how is still insecure about his powers (and who wouldn’t be at this point; a mere gaze could kill people). It really reminds of me of that iconic line from Astonishing X-Men: “And me…I can lead a team. But I haven’t looked anybody in the eye since I was fifteen”. I can’t wait to see his journey from insecure and unsure teen to master tactician and leader of Xavier’s dream; along with when he gets his visor, as well. Aesthetic-wise, Cyclops has an Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cops look to him. I love it!! It makes sense in a way and make his powers a bit cooler.

Nightcrawler: I like how Nightcrawler has Thriller jacket. Also, a friend of mine pointed that in his initial reveal pictures, his jacket and shirt have a black triangle with a red outline; clever homage to his debut, and in many ways iconic look. I just hope the actor can pull off the accent.

Jubilee: Blame it on the 90’s X-MEN Animated TV show but, I have always liked Jubilee more than Kitty Pryde. Her power to produce Energy Plasmoids or “fireworks”, was so cool to me. But what really got me was that she has the jacket. SHE HAS THE YELLOW JACKET!!! And the pink glasses. It’s like she is right out of the cartoon.

Jean Grey: Not too sure about her look. Honestly, I feel like when it comes to her it’s going to come down more to character dynamics and acting ability than any visual encapsulation of the persona.

The only thing I wish this photo had was Storm. I’m really curious to see how Singer is going to play her. I’m 85% sure it’s going to be the 80’s leather depiction but he just might go for that Kenyan queen dynamic. Still, these looks are so spot on I can already hear the 90’s theme song playing!

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Films That Surprised You
[3] Black Swan 2010 - «The only person standing in your way is you.»
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.