X-Men Franchise Review with X-Writers


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  • Wayne A. Pollock
    Wayne A. Pollock  3 days back

    Ron Jeremy would have been a good fit for Wolverine.

    • Wayne A. Pollock
      Wayne A. Pollock  3 days back

      I haven’t seen screen junkies in years. I didn’t know Hal Rudnick was back.

      • Daniel Ivaldi
        Daniel Ivaldi  1 months back

        Unfortunately for those of us who read the comics first, the cartoon sucked too.

        • Grappler Gray
          Grappler Gray  1 months back

          Please let the animated series directors do the MCU movie of the X-men!

          • Grappler Gray
            Grappler Gray  1 months back

            The red head Japanese woman should have been Psylocke!

            • drjwww
              drjwww  1 months back

              A much better discussion than I expected, frankly, even if the Dewalds do kinda get pushed to one side for a large portion in the middle. Also, it was very sweet to see how genuinely emotional Julia is throughout the discussion, nearly tearing up sometimes, making gestures of spontaneous agreement and excitement and thanks and such. Lovely to see.

              • One on One with Lp
                One on One with Lp  2 months back

                Sad how the films were ruined and great characters wasted..

                • Heidi Wills
                  Heidi Wills  2 months back

                  The explanation of the number one thing wrong with X3 is so spot on. I hadn't realized what bugged me THAT much. Magneto was completely out of character. He does love his people. He is the Malcolm X to Xavier's MLK.

                  • Heidi Wills
                    Heidi Wills  2 months back

                    I agree that the X:Men animated series is what paved the way to today's superhero movie success. I used to watch it faithfully.

                    • Sean Kwualski Cuerdo
                      Sean Kwualski Cuerdo  2 months back

                      Amazong people.

                      • Gilbert Ortiz
                        Gilbert Ortiz  2 months back

                        Do Rick and Morty

                        • elchamber
                          elchamber  2 months back

                          The Xmen animated Fox show was so good that it didn't have to be cannon.

                          • Jugal kishor Sahu
                            Jugal kishor Sahu  2 months back

                            The best screen junkies is Honest trailers!

                            • Blackton Obvious
                              Blackton Obvious  3 months back

                              While I was already reading the X-men comics before TAS debuted, my kid self still wants to give a heartfelt "thank you" to the Lewalds for creating a series that made the X-men so mainstream. I hope the MCU hires them as consultants. The "FoX-men" movies didn't have a script written until the last minute? 🤔 Now I know why all the movies seemed rushed. I'm sure Feige already has everything planned out for the next decade for them. His advanced planning, attention to detail, & characterization is why the MCU is so successful.

                              • Stewart Howell
                                Stewart Howell  3 months back

                                Great conversation. The X Men cartoon had such a profound effect on my childhood. It's so great to hear from the Lewalds on the legacy of the franchise.

                              • hoochiemoochie
                                hoochiemoochie  3 months back

                                For some reason I was never a big fan of the first X-Men movie. I find it boring and stale but at least it jumpstarted the genre. I definitely loved X2. X3 is really dumb, but it’s fun, silly, and allows Magneto to shine in a lot of scenes.

                                First Class is impeccably excellent and DoFP was a grand follow-up. Apocalypse felt like an afterthought. Haven’t seen Dark Phoenix yet.

                                • Emlyn Davis
                                  Emlyn Davis  3 months back

                                  I remember being so disappointed when the first X-men movie came out and Cyclops was so weak compared to the cartoon. He was my favourite character.

                                  • etheangel2220
                                    etheangel2220  3 months back

                                    Im going to be frank with the Screen Junkies...Do NOT put the creators/writers of the X-Men animated on a panel with two other guys who wont let them talk!! I came to hear what they have to say about the experience of creating that show, not just to see you cutting to them as they nod about whatever the hell those other guys are talking about! Big thumbs down on this one.

                                    • Robert Xavier
                                      Robert Xavier  3 months back

                                      Great Show! :)

                                      • solfeggietto
                                        solfeggietto  3 months back

                                        This is almost 44 minutes and it flew by! Thanks for this! For the future, would like to see an all characters of colour X-Men cast.

                                        • Zachary McDonough
                                          Zachary McDonough  4 months back

                                          X2 and Logan, especially Logan!

                                          • Lost In The Woods
                                            Lost In The Woods  4 months back

                                            Zack's point at around 34:48 is spot on about where the movie industry is in today's entertainment culture. If a film isn't a "must see" I'll wait and stream it. If I don't have a burning desire to see it now, I'll wait and see it later. Part of that is the raw cost of movie tickets and concessions now. If I take my boys to go see a film, it costs us around $70 just for tickets. If we each get a soda and candy, it's another $60+. However, I can stream the film for $6 or less and pay Walmart prices for concessions if I'm willing to wait a little while. I don't know how theaters correct this trend other than prices coming down. Anymore, I'd rather they just release films to streaming and let me watch it at home from the start ... but I know the industry doesn't want that to happen.

                                            • Gerin X
                                              Gerin X  4 months back

                                              This video actually makes me sad, because the animated series has stood the test of time - so many people today know about it and love it. People will still talk about it in years to come, decades, even.

                                              In contrast to this, the fox movies ruined the aesthetic of the X-Men with their refusal to make them dress like their comic book counterparts, and it didn’t want to acknowledge the resource material.

                                              And this was in an era before social justice and diversity/woke narratives consuming today’s comic books. I yearn for this era again.

                                              No one will look back on the movies fondly, I can promise you that.

                                              Most of these comments are all about how awesome and memorable the animated series is. The movies - especially dark Phoenix - will never such lasting praise.

                                              • Gerin X
                                                Gerin X  4 months back

                                                Why is hector there? He’s done nothing. He doesn’t belong there.

                                                • Christopher Orta
                                                  Christopher Orta  4 months back

                                                  Loved this!

                                                  • PcerdaJR
                                                    PcerdaJR  4 months back

                                                    Can anyone tell me why the 90s theme song hasn't been used in any of the movies?

                                                    • Benjamin Lee-Roche
                                                      Benjamin Lee-Roche  4 months back

                                                      Loved the animated xmen

                                                      • Speedy Quick
                                                        Speedy Quick  4 months back

                                                        First Class was trash tho

                                                        • Francesco Carnovale
                                                          Francesco Carnovale  4 months back

                                                          What Zach says in the beginning is like he was inside my mind..I didn't have money to buy comics every week, the cartoons were my comics and the biggest reason I love this movies today..really cool content guys!

                                                        • bahmat
                                                          bahmat  4 months back

                                                          The animated series introduced me to the X-Men and made me a huge fan.

                                                          The live action movies almost made me stop being one.

                                                          • EastBay MauiBoy
                                                            EastBay MauiBoy  4 months back

                                                            I WANT THAT BOOK!!

                                                            • Shin Gouki
                                                              Shin Gouki  4 months back

                                                              The biggest question is, wtf is FOX doing retreading the same damn story?!

                                                              • James Dixon
                                                                James Dixon  4 months back

                                                                Rogue, Captain Marvel and Mystique would make an EXCELLENT story in itself.

                                                                • Spike 92.3FM
                                                                  Spike 92.3FM  4 months back

                                                                  Wolverine game was way better then the movie

                                                                  • Sam Nelson
                                                                    Sam Nelson  4 months back

                                                                    Yet no main character is black! So how can you base it on black coulture and no leader isn't a black man.

                                                                    • Melvin Banks
                                                                      Melvin Banks  4 months back

                                                                      Wait so y'all think it paved the way ???? It helped sure ,but No BLADE No super hero genre period end of story !! Lol Blade took that risk to show gritty , supernatural, powers and special abilities can make a really good action packed movie !!

                                                                      • MrSilvertrance
                                                                        MrSilvertrance  4 months back

                                                                        I'm glad it will become part of MCU eventually but I still want New Mutants so bad. I think Magik and Wolfsbane can give Fox it's last hoorah from X-Men.

                                                                        • Anton A.
                                                                          Anton A.  4 months back

                                                                          I hate this Zack dude so much. He's so full of s&^%, He sits there, talking s#$% about other people's work, but did he forget that he wrote the first Thor movie? The worst parts about that movie, which are all scenes on earth involving Natalie Portman and her nerd commandos, were his ideas. Also, I can just as easily pick First Class apart. Mainly, the obvious inconsistenceies with the previous X-Men films. And are you serious about talking how some of those movies are inaccurate to the comics? You are the same guy that took one of the weirdest X-Men villains, Sebastian Shaw and the Hellfire Club, and turned them into generic Bond villains. Shut up, pal.

                                                                          • Roberto Sanchez
                                                                            Roberto Sanchez  4 months back

                                                                            X-men and Spider-Man animated series is my childhood. Just because I remember as a kid thinking DC heroes sucked. I mean I didn’t get into DC until I was atleast 14. But my childhood was all marvel.

                                                                            • Mukund Srinivas
                                                                              Mukund Srinivas  4 months back

                                                                              I DON WANNA BE A PIRATE (Seinfeld)

                                                                              • Danibles 1
                                                                                Danibles 1  4 months back

                                                                                origins wolverine recast sabertooth, first major fixing of a flaw.

                                                                                • Too Many Lies
                                                                                  Too Many Lies  4 months back

                                                                                  Glad I watched this. I actually wish it was longer, but maybe it would have felt too bloated. Great stuff. Thanks!

                                                                                  • Rembrandt BS
                                                                                    Rembrandt BS  4 months back

                                                                                    I love how they are not afraid to admit some of the movies weren't that good

                                                                                    • fireflame62
                                                                                      fireflame62  4 months back

                                                                                      The X-Men are going to already exist on another earth and its going to bring them in with a avengers

                                                                                      • CMSixSeven
                                                                                        CMSixSeven  4 months back

                                                                                        I just want to see the same epic battles vs sentinels that the animated series gaves us. Less time travel plots. A well written Gambit character would be a plus too.

                                                                                        • Jeff Ehren
                                                                                          Jeff Ehren  4 months back

                                                                                          This was awesome! I loved the animated series which played during my college years. As a lover of film, I enjoy hearing frank discussions about behind the scenes. As an aspiring writer, I learn a lot from those who have been there and done it. Thank you!

                                                                                          • Ace Diamonds
                                                                                            Ace Diamonds  4 months back

                                                                                            magneto kills nazis? obviously he is the bad guy.

                                                                                            • mark
                                                                                              mark  4 months back

                                                                                              holy hell what a flush peace. yikes.. it hurt... like. Ok I get it. I would love to meet all these people. truly. very talented. Yet as a person who reviews movies... not a single hard hitting question.
                                                                                              I hope you get more interviews... seems like that is all you are working for. Look, it hurts to say it, but damn. This was horrible.