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X Men: First Class

We are the future Charles. Not them-from X Men.

I am a fan of X Men right from the day I watched the film on TV. So when X Men:First Class released, I didn’t want to miss the fun. Especially Magneto.

So there I was, on the second day it released in my city(we don’t have many good theaters here and good films don’t last forever).  I wasn’t disappointed.

What a film! Fantastic. I was equally thrilled to see the theater houseful with kids and parents alike and a couple of guys like me with an eccentric liking .Shame that they are dubbing it in the local languages. One ought to watch it in the original language to get the pun and sarcasm right. I don’t blame the dubbed version watchers-only one thing-improve your language.

The prequel keeps its pace very well in relation to the previous films and is faithful. We get to see young Xavier, Mystic, Eric et al. Delightful! And the line that seperates Xavier and Eric are well brought out by the narration and visualization, till the very last where with Xavier injured, Eric takes his own stand and forms the Brotherhood of Mutants-as Magneto(the last scene is a must watch)

The film is not just a film alone but imparts good values, if watched closely. If you had watched the entire set of X Men films-X Men, X2-X Men United, X Men The Last Stand, X Men Origins-Wolverine, and this one, you will find how against all adversaries, some mutants keep their cool and go on to help humanity in a great way while the others, equally gifted as they are, are doomed to fail(the last scone in X Men Last Stand where Eric is all alone pushing his chess pieces is a stunning scene)

Yes. It is a good one and you will love it. Do take time to watch all of them. And relax.

Here’s a scene I loved from X Men Last Stand for you:

 

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Timeline

There is not one universe, but many universes. In fact there are multiverses-a dialogue from the film The One

In 1957, a physicist named Hugh Everett proposed a daring new theory. He claimed that our universe-the universe we see, the universe of rocks, and trees and people and galaxies out in space-was just one of an infinite number of universes, existing side by side.

Quantum foam;

makes me roam   -an extract from the novel.

So if there is a universe where Obama is US President, there is a unievrse where Hillary is President of US. and so on..

Imagine if you were able to travel to one of these multiverses that exist. What would happen? Will the past be the same or will there be changes? Will we be able to behave the same way we do here? Will we be the same we? Michael Crichton tries out this interesting Q in Timeline.

The Time Machine was different. Timeline is an even different one in a different plane. But the idea is fascinating…and terrifying.

As we start from page 1 and find the solitary traveller who wanders with no memory of where he came from or what his name was(quandum phone makes me roam) , the story takes a racy format.

As the revolutionary company ITC that developed the technology to travel to the other universes and its hyperactive CEO Doniger appear, you know you cannot put the book down. With the appearance of the archaeological group lead by Professor Johnston(a.k.a Edward Magister, a chilling role in the later parts), Marek, Chris plough into their reearch and find a bizarre thing which contrasts their research, the pages start to roll by in a warp.

As the story takes you into the 100 years war into the realms of Castlegrad itself, we are excited just like Chris to find out what it is and how it will be.

And we are not disappointed a wee bit.

If you wanna know, read…and wonder.

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