The X daySaturday, March 13, 2004
I put my paws on a box set featuring both X-Men and X-Men 2 (aka X2) and I sat down today (that’s yesterday in blog time) intending to watch them. And it took some time because two movies equals two discs with the motion pictures themselves plus two discs containing the extras for each of them. The movies are pretty good (especially in their league) but the extra disc for X2 really blew me away with its impressive amount of 4 hours of related material beside the two audio commentaries on the movie disc itself. From the birth of the movie to the post production including in depth coverage of the special effects, costumes, music, concept art galleries, trailers and many many more… Some serious candy for the movie fan in me! It took some time but I checked it all out.
As I said the movies themselves weren’t bad either the sequel being the better one of the two in my opinion. Of course that seeing all those extras elevate the movies in my eyes because there’s obviously a tremendous amount of work packed into them.
I recently saw Lost in Translation and I can say I liked that one too. It wasn’t an earthshaker but it’s a very enjoyable movie even if it doesn’t have any action or a specific plot. But Sofia manages to keep the viewer watching with interest until the almost obvious ending which features that famous whisper (famous for those of us who have been watching the Oscar night). Very nice melancholic movie.