X.M.E. T.V.

Mutants Rising

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!

In Review

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 || 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 X-men Comic Book Adventure || 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]|

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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