Fan Film Friday: The Uncanny X-Men
Mar 2, 2012 by     3 Comments    Posted In: Fan Film Friday

Charge those optic blasts, unleash your claws, and prepare to bend metal as I welcome you to another edition of Fan Film Friday!  This week, we take a look at what has the potential to be an awesome X-Men Fan series.  Bamf with me as we take a look from a fan’s perspective on those oh so hated mutants, the Uncanny X-Men!

This series, is by far, one of the better depictions of a franchise than most others I’ve seen.  It has a clever use of sets, which really help to make you believe that they are where they claim to be.  When they are in the abandoned S.H.I.E.L.D. space station, with the help of some not to shabby CGI, it really does feel they are there.  The costumes are believable and had some thought put into them.  Though they look simple, it give credibility to who the character is.  Accents are fairly good, but with a low budget fan film, beggars can’t be choosers.  Some of the acting could have been better (Cyclops runs around like his arms don’t work half the time) but other than that, this was a real joy to watch!  I will say this though, it has a fair amount of language to it, with lots of F bombs and other choice cuss words, so be weary when having the kids around.  Other than that, sit back, prop up your feet, and enjoy this excellent rendition of X-Men!  See you next week for another edition of Fan Film Friday!




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  • Jason Newcomb March 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    That dude looks more like Wolverine than Hugh Jackman, but he’s obviously not a smoker.

    And everything looks pretty ridiculous. It was pretty hilarious to watch actually. Mostly horrible acting too. Come on people, read a book or something.

    These fan film people need to capitalize on their limitations. Instead of half-assing a big budget action flick imitation which always come across dumb and goofy they need to go grungy, experimental, weird and instead of wasting their efforts on effects and horse shit like that, take the time to learn to act and read books on cinematography so you know how to compose shots in a way that’s interesting.

    Instead of trying to be Hollywood about it they should do all the things a big studio can’t do. Choose to adapt stories that you would not likely see in Hollywood. Like Harvey Pekar’s stories or Chester Brown, Seth. Those types of stories are tailor-made for no-budget flicks.

  • Tim Morse March 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    A Harvey Pekar fan film? I’d watch that! I thought it was good for what it was though, considering the budget and limited acting ability. He was clever in how he edited shots, and locations, and the CGI? Though low budget, still had the desired effect on me. It’s better than some other fan films I’ve seen. 😀

  • DarkHorse March 5, 2012 at 1:27 am

    I really enjoyed this. This is the best X-Men fan film ive ever seen. The others are total crap. Unlike Jason, I can tell they put a lot into this. The costumes, sets, story is great. Translating comicbooks to film is a lot harder than people think. Big budget films dont have the time to do it this way instead they come up with crap and thats why Spidey 3 and Wolverine movie turned out like crap. This is no budget, so I assume the actors were not paid, so you cant expect too much. Its all in fun. Everyones a critic lol.