In the currently ongoing Second Coming story line a couple of mutants have died or have been taken out of the picture. This is completely understandable as stories without a little death or events that invoke an emotional responce in the remaining characters are generally boring. My problem is that they are all teleporters.
1. Illyana Rasputin: who uses Teleport Disks (I think thats what they are called): is sent to Limbo and, since that ties in to her own Second Coming story line, probably won't be coming back until the end of the story. 2. Ariel: who uses Doorway Teleportation (I got Authority flashbacks): is blown up in a car. 3. Nightcawler (Rest In Peace Elf) Sort-Range Teleportation: is killed by Bastion while saving Hope.
I can see why Marvel wanted to do this, six teleporters connected to the X-Men is alittle much. But they seem to have gotten rid of the good ones and left the ones with problems.
1. Vanisher: who can teleport anywhere but would probably run out on the team the first time he was in any real danger. 2. Lila Cheney: who can only teleport to distances over a light-year away (seriously!) 3. Pixie: who almost every reader seems to hate!
So until Magik gets back from Limbo, or unless Hope has somekind of resserection power, we're stuck with a thief who's out for himself, an interstellar rockstar who has to travel to another planet before she can teleport to the local supermarket, and a girl with a soul-dagger, pixie dust and alot of people that want her to die too.
The A-Team100% Welcome to the A-Team. A soldier of fortune is the life for you. You'll get to travel to different places, shoot machine guns and help polish Mr. T's chains.
Hellfire Club The Hellfire Club is for you. It can be a dark place but the benefits...and scenery can pay off. Get ready for some good times.
Thieves Guild So you've chosen the Thieves Guild, eh? The world is yours for the taking. You'll learn the art of...thievery. Why pay for something when you can just take it, right? Just watch out for the law.
Damage Control Damage Control. You know there's going to be job security with all the superheroes smashing everything. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty or wearing a hard hat, this is the place for you.
Wolverine100% Face it bub, you're the best there is at what you do...that must mean you are THE quiz taker. Despite being covered in hair, you somehow are able to attract the ladies. Snikt!
Luke Cage You are the bad mutha' known as Luke Cage, yo. You don't take crap from anyone. Heck, you even wore yellow satin shirts for the longest time and everyone was afraid to tell you how bad it looked.
Thor You are Thor, the mighty god. You have a big hammer. Watch out where you swing it.
Gambit Hey chere, you da man. Dat 'tis pretty cool, mon ami. You are able to charge things up...even the ladies.
This film had good points and, though alot of fans may think this is sacriligous, bad points.
The major good point: it follows the comic very closely. All the important points of the comic book are recreated, the Comedian's life and death, Rorschach's relentless and sociopathic dediacation to justice, Dr. Manhattan's detatchment from humanity. The fact that the cast was made up of unknowns actually helped the film, as the chosen stars looked just like their comic book counterparts (Nite Owl looks like he has been plucked right off the page) and their voices were just as I had envisioned. The fight scenes were bloody and spectacular, more so than I thought they would be, but that's to be expected as there is only so much that a drawing can show. And, though there is only one sex scene, the fan boys will enjoy it, if only for the fact that Silk Spectre keeps her boots on.
Now for the bad points: it follows the comic too closely. The fact that the film is a bladder-achingly 2 hours and 42 minutes isn't helped that most of the film is just talking, and though the fight scenes are great, they are too short and too few. And, for my own tastes at least, Dr. Manhattan spends far too much of the film showing off his bright, blue penis than he does using his god-like powers.
Fans of the comic will love seeing their favorite charaters in live-action and probably rate this as 9/10 or even 10/10.
But for those that haven't read the book... they will enjoy it, but will spend most of the film waiting for Rorchach to beat the crap out of someone else. 7/10
Xavier Institute for Higher Learning You've chosen the teaching profession. You will have a hand in guiding the mutants of tomorrow. You might be able to get your own classroom. Just watch out on those field trips.
Gotham City Police Department You've joined the proud men and women of the G.C.P.D. Those are some dirty streets that need some serious cleaning. Working together, you can help fight evil and write parking tickets. You also get your own gun! Just steer clear of any purple dressed clowns.
Arkham Asylum Hope you like wearing white coats and don't mind crazy screaming. Arkham Asylum is a place to try to reform the criminal element. You're doing a good deed. Just be prepared if the inmates break out on casual Friday.
The A-Team Welcome to the A-Team. A soldier of fortune is the life for you. You'll get to travel to different places, shoot machine guns and help polish Mr. T's chains.