X.M.E. T.V.

X Marks the Spot

Before they become the formidable force of the X-men, these Super Heroes are just an average bunch of teenagers... yeah right! With mutant abilities like telekinesis, teleportation and transference, even activities like a high school soccer game can become a supercharged battle of good versus evil! In this action-packed collection, Rogue discovers the sinister truth about Principal Darkholme and must chose between Mystique's minions and teaming up with the X-men.

Then, Spyke's school project results in disaster when it leads to a confrontation between Wolverine and Sabertooth. Finally, while the X-men attend a survival school, they are forced to team with their enemies in a desperate battle against the unstoppable Juggernaut!

In Review

Episode Introductions || Definitely a nice special feature! Each of the introductions on this disk made me smile, with nods to fan reactions to "Survival of the Fittest" aS well as talking about "breaking the rules" with Mystique's shape changing, and Rogue's reaction to Sabertooth's powers. Really, I don't think there are any introductions I don't like. They're ALL good.

Tales of the X-men || Just as the last disk covered the art that went into Evolution, this disk goes into the story telling. Now, I'm not what most people would call a "writer" (no, really?), but I found this special feature to be facinating, discussing the logic behind choseing A stories and how to pair a B story with it, as well as how "themes" were intergrated. It makes me happy, certainly, that the creators spent time trying to create stories that would make me care about the characters. Clearly: It worked. There's also input by four of the voice actors, which always makes me happy. Getting to see the face behind the voice is a real treat, I think!

X-men: Evoultion Trailer || Not the most facinating sepecial feature. Well put together, but in the end, it's just an add to buy the other DVDs. Whiiiich you should really be buying ANYWAY... right?

Packaging || Flimsy, to say the least. Also, rather unsurprisingly, the language used on the box is a little laughable. But the actual design's not bad, and if it gets my my Evo DVDs, I'm not gonna complain.

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