4 Episodes from the Animated TV Series with Never-Before-Seen Footage. Over an Hour of Super X-men Action!
Before they become the formidable force of the X-men, these superheroes 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! This action packed collection of exciting episodes puts these teens in turmoil, in trouble and to the test! As students at Xavier's School for the gifted, their daily homework is to save the world... as if trying to blend into the popular crowd wasn't enough pressure! So grab you rbackpack and suit up with Cyclops, Rogue, Jean Grey and other teen X-men to conquer evil... and highschool!
- Growing Pains
- Power Surge
- Bada-Bing Bada-Boom
- Fun and Games
- Episode Introductions with producer Boyd Kirkland
- The X-Men
- The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
- The X-men Comic Book Adventure
- Languages: English, Espanol & Portugues
- Subtitles: English, Francais, Spanish & Portugues
Episode Introductions ||
Definitely a nice special feature! On this disk, we lose the input of Greg Johnson and the various directors, but as we still get the insight of Boyd Kirkland, all is not lost. He has some very interesting things to say, regarding the Scott/Jean dynamic, as well some of the ideas behind Tabby. Still a great feature.
The X-Men ||
Truely an interesting feature. Though I would take all the information offered here with a grain of salt (some of it seems to directly counterdict information given within episodes) it's still an interesting base to go off of. In addition to covering each of the main X-men, a small maybe 30 second video montage is included of them in action. Really awesome. The language used is, like on the box, a liiitle bit cheesy, but one does need to keep in mind the "intended audience," I suppose.
The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants ||
- Shadowcat || Kitty Pryde, the youngest member of the X-men, is an endless supply of cheer and optimism to her teammates. Kitty posses a uncanny natural understanding of computers, and she's become Professor X's asstant, helping the students of the institute adjust to their new lives as X-men recruits. Kitty's mutant ability allow her to pass through walls in a ghost like fasion, and when she takes the hands of others she can phase them through solid objects. Her now you-see-her, now-you-don't tallents make Kitty a valuable teammember and earn her the name Shadowcat.
- Professor X || One of the most brilliant minds on the planet is not all that he seems. Professor Charles Xavier is, unbeknownest to nearly all of mankind, a power mutant with extrodinary psionic powers. Professor X can enter and exit minds with ease, and is able project thoughts into the minds of others. The Xavier institute is Professor X's effort to help young mutants as they learn to control and refine their special gifts. Professor X continually works towards his goal: to live in a world where man and mutant live side by side, in harmony, and without fear.
- Cyclops || Scott summers posses the power to unlease devistating optic blasts, spelling troube for the fearsom foes of the X-men. An unrelenting perfectionist, Scott is anything but your average teen. When he's not slammed with school work or cramming for quizzes, he spends hours training in the dangerroom. Preparing himself for any form of attack, his confidence, heroic nature, and ability to remain clam in the most deadly situations make him the obvious choice to help Professor X lead the X-men into action. When in costume, Scott's ruby-red visor appears as a single, glowing, crimson eye, earning him his codename; Cyclops.
- Jean Grey || Jean Grey is a telepath. She can read the minds of others as easly as most teenagers can read a comic book. Jean also posseses telekenitc powers that allow her to move objects solely with the use of her mind. In the hands of most highschool kids, telepathic powers could be disasterous, but jean is mature enough to use her powers to help others. A charming and beautiful young woman, Jean doesn't alow her mutant abilites to make her feel insucere. Instead, she's a popular girl, and commands the attention of more teenaged boys than scott summers would like to admit.
- Nightcrawler || Growth spursts, an ever changing voice, and acne are the concerns of most teenaged boys, while Kurt Wagner has to deal with blue skin, a forked tail and three fingered hands. Despite his different appearance, Kurt's devilish appearance can't mask his angelic heart. His vulnerableites have made him the most considerate and sweet natured member of the X-Men team. Kurt's tail acts as a thrid hand, aiding him in his awe inspiring acrobatics, while his most amizing mutant ability remains his power to teleport from one place to another. While attending school with the so called "normal kids," it's necesscary for Kurt to use a holographic inducer to mask his alterego, Nightcrawler.
- Rogue || Rogue is a typical teenager: insecure and uncerten of herself. She has to contend with the fact that when her bare skin touches another person, she temporary steals their memories and conciousness. Dating is hard enough without having to worry about innocent hand holding leading to severe mental lapse for your boyfriend. Rogue's mutant power does have a benift to the X-men, as she can take on the power and abilities of any mutant she touches, there by rending a foe unconcious and empowering herself with the fallen mutant's powers. Rogue's abilities lead her to feel isolated, and she acts out the way many teens would: with scarcasm and defensiveness. Rogue gives the terms "teen angst" and "girl power" new meaning.
- Spyke || Evan Daniles is the epitome of the New York City native. He's quick witted, street smart and self assured. Evan is the nephew of Storm and, like his aunt, he possesses special mutant powers. As the young X-man Spyke, Evan has the ability to project large bone spikes as a means of defence and when on the attack, he can launch these spikes as projectiles. A teenager through and through, Evan would much rather spend his time hitting the pavement on his sketeboard, than hitting the books at Bayveill high.
This is the exact same deal as "The X-Men," only focused instead on the Brotherhood. I was plesantly suprirised when I found this feature, as oftentimes with animation aimed at children, it's assumed that no-one likes the villians. I think though, that the Brotherhood is probably more popular among the older fans (also known as: The fans who have money to buy these DVDs) so getting a little something on the Brotherhood Boys was definately nice.
The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
The X-men Comic Book Adventure ||
- Toad || Todd Tolansky is the nasty and nimble Toad. Arguably the most repulsive member of Bayville's mischevious mutant gang, the Brotherhood. Toad earned his name through ability to leap about with expert agility and for his long lashing tongue. Part third arm, part bullwhip, when Toad isn't useing his tongue to slap and thrash the X-Men, he's snacking on bugs, useing his innate flyswatter to trap the treats. In the midst of a showdown with the X-Men, Toad can be found bouncing through the battlefiled, dodging the hero's assults, scanning for the perfect oppertunity to flogg an opponent with his terrible tongue.
- Mystique || The mysterious and dagnerous Mystique is a sinister shapehsifting mutant who guards many dark secrets. As the deadly den mother of the Brotherhood, Mystique masterminds many of their mssions to foil and flat line Professor X's plans for mutant peace with mankind. Masking her evil identity behind the harmless exterior of several Bayville citizens, Mystique is free to plot against the Professor, and futher her own twisted ideals of mutant superiority to man.
- Blob || Big. Brutal. Brawny. Just a few words that describe the hooligan heavyweght named Fred J. Dukes, aka, Blob. Blob is a massive, immovable and virtually indistructable mutant who's fattend flab conceals his pure might and muscle. Blob eats, drinks and bunks with the badnews Brotherhood, putting him in constant conflict with Bayville's good natured guardians, the X-Men.
- Avalanche || Lance Alvers is much much more than a lanky misguided youth. He's Avalanch, a young mutant who posses the power to emit seisimic rays, rocking the earth around him, creating geoligical shifts and shakes. Despite the fact that Lance has developed feelings for Kitty Pryde, and a curriousity for what life would be like as a member of the X-Men, Avalanche's alegance remains with the bad-boy Brotherhood. Avalanche means serious busines to the good gang at Xavier's Institue, as he can conjure up a series of killer quakes with a flick of the wrist.
- Quicksilver || Speed is the key for the sly and scheming Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. A forgin exchange student with a taste for fowl play, Quicksilver is endowed with the awesome mutant ability to move faster than the eye can see. When pitted against the X-Men, Quicksilver races through their ranks at astonishing speeds, covering jaw-dropping distances in seconds flat, and leaving his rightious rivals dazed and confused.
Not sure why they called it a "Comic Book Adventure" as other than having screen shots in pannels, it resembled a comic book in absolutely no way. It's actually a very simple little "Choose Your Own Adventure" story, which, if you make the right choices, rewards you with a detailed bio on Scott Summers. This sort of has the feel like they were going to do more with it, or maybe include other 'Adventures' on different DVDs, with different X-Men bios as rewards, but so far, Scott's is the only one. Ahh well. It's interesting, anyway. I've recreated the "Comic Book Adventure" for you all to enjoy. It's in the "Games" section of this websight. Enjoy? |[The X-men Comic Book Adventure
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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