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Welcome to Now Playing's X-Men Movie Retrospective Series! With the upcoming release of X-Men First Class, Now Playing hosts Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob as we look back on all the X-Men films from Generation X to Wolverine, ending with First Class! This is one school with classes you don't want to skip, so listen now!

Now Playing: The X-Men Retrospective Series Venganza Media, Inc.

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5, 93 Ratings

Welcome to Now Playing's X-Men Movie Retrospective Series! With the upcoming release of X-Men First Class, Now Playing hosts Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob as we look back on all the X-Men films from Generation X to Wolverine, ending with First Class! This is one school with classes you don't want to skip, so listen now!

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

starfleet3000 ,

The best movie review podcast. PERIOD!

I’ve been listening to Now Playing since the beginning and the shows just get better and better.

Arnie, Jacob and Stewart have great viewpoints and opinions on the movies they revue, even making me see some movies in a new light.
They have a good time together discussing the movies and Arnie and Stewart have such a long friendship that it makes the banter all the better.

You need to listen to this show if you love movie!!!!

Kmoejo ,

Clueless PC Prattle

I started listening to the episode on the first X-Men movie. The first 15 minutes was spent on the prologue where young Erik Lehnsherr (later to become Magneto) is a prisoner at a Nazi death camp with his parents. In my opinion, it’s one of the best openings in a superhero movie. It is a tragically visceral scene that immediately gives insight, understanding, and sympathy for the eventual villain of the movie. It informs Magneto’s motives, sets up the Martin Luther King v Malcom X like struggle between Professor X and Magneto, and illuminates the irony that Erik, now as Magneto, has become the tyrant, the oppressor, and the butcherer of the innocent, much like the Nazi’s that killed his parents.

But the podcasters miss these points almost entirely and instead prattle “politically correct” nonsense about how it was disrespectful to the memory of the Holocaust. How is it disrespectful?! Do these podcasters understand the phrase “never forget”? We should never forget the Holocaust and the capacity of man’s evil toward one another, and having this in a superhero movie reminds even teenagers of this tragic reality.

The podcasters then move to the scene of the debate on mutant registration. They say that it didn’t seem very realistic in 2000, but is much more realistic now with the “tea party” movement. Once again, they are clueless. The tea party movement was about LIMITING government and its power. Sadly, the podcasters appear to be mere simpletons regurgitating pc propaganda, a cacophony of cymbal banging in a vacuous wind tunnel. At this point, I stopped the podcast to search for something more intelligent and entertaining.

JSR_kfriem ,

Another winner

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