Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|X-Men Evolution - Season 1 Collection |
UnXpected Changes / Xplosive Days / X Marks the Spot / Xposing the Truth
Actors: Scott McNeil, Meghan Black, Christopher Judge, Kirby Morrow, Venus Terzo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
This collection includes all 4 of the following titles X-Men Revolution titles: 1) UnXpected Changes: Volume 1 includes episodes 1-3. "Strategy X" - Cyclops has an "Accident" with his optical beams while trying to defend T... more »
The Evolution Begins
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 4-DVD collection consists the following four DVDs: 1. UnXpected Changes, 2. Xplosive Days, 3. X Marks the Spot and 4. Xposing the Truth. All 13 episodes from the first season of the X-MEN: EVOLUTION anmiation series were included. Many of these episodes were done with the aim of establishing the foundation for the X-Men story. Of course, the origins of different mutants are altered slightly from the comics, yet they're acceptable changes needed to be done for a primarily kids-oriented show.
The first few episodes introduced the core of PROFESSOR X's X-Men team. While CYCLOPS, JEAN GREY, STORM and WOLVERINE were already members of the team, the early episodes brought in the likes of NIGHTCRAWLER, SHADOW CAT, ROGUE and SPYKE. Spyke was never a comic character, but coincidentally, he has the powers of the comic character MARROW. The bad guys, like TOAD, AVALANCHE, THE BLOB and QUICKSILVER were also quickly introduced, with MYSTIQUE and MAGNETO secretly forming the BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS to counter Xavier's team.There're plenty of comic references in the show. The creators of X-Men: Evolution took time to explain the various technical jargons associated with the X-Men. For example, in the episode STRATEGY X, viewers were introduced to the DANGER ROOM and the CEREBRO. In GRIM REMINDER, Wolverine gets a blast from his WEAPON X past. In THE CAULDRON, Magneto's base, known to many as the ASTEROID M, was mentioned. Also, several mutants who do not regularly appear in the show also get their first taste of action, for example, FORGE and HAVOK.
The special features of these DVDs are also interesting. The producers have took pains to include EPISODE INTRODUCTIONS for every single episode found in the DVDs. That means 13 whopping interviews detailing the "whys" and "hows" of the shows. Also included are the trailer to the DVDs, and the following documentaries: 1. The Evolution of X-Men, 2. The Art of X-Men, 3. Tales of X-Men and 4. The X-Men Unmasked.
All in all, this 4-DVDs pack will be a nice addition for X-Men lovers. If you've been following the show in Season 2 and 3, you should already know that the plot will thicken in the later episodes. This 4-pack will allow you to start collecting all the episodes sequentially. Apart from great story-telling and awesome artwork on the animation, the special features on the DVDs also make this 4-pack a worthwhile purchase. A+"
Info for the DVD
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As you know,this DVD contains all the episodes of Season 1 which means the season has 13 episodes.First is Strategy X which contains the dealing with Nightcrawler and Toad.The second is The X-Impulse which deals with Shadowcat and Avalanche.Third is Rogue Recruit which deals with Rogue and her deadly power.Fourth is Mutant Crush which deals with The Blob and the kidnap of Jean Grey,fifth is Speed and Spyke which deals with Spyke and his arch-nemesis Quicksilver.Sixth is Middleverse,Kurt is trapped in a weird dimension.Seventh is Turn of the Rogue,Rogue finds out the truth and will she join the X-Men?Eight is SpykeCam,Spyke gets a film report and caughts Sabertooth's attention.Ninth is Survival of the Fittest,The X-Men and the Brotherhood are forced to go to camp and Juggernaut is on a rampage.Tenth is Shadowed Past,Rogue starts dreaming of Kurt's past.Eleventh is Grim Reminder,Wolverine starts seeing visions and is controlled by Stryker.And finally 12th and 13th is The Cauldron,Magneto is having the ultimate showdown between the X-Men and the Brotherhood while Scott finally found his long-lost brother Havok.This DVD will rockn your world and you will wish you were a mutant!"
MasterTrunks | Texas | 12/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big X-Men fan, i like almost anything Marvel has done, and it is true, this series cannot compare to the older x-men cartoon.
this one is better.
now, i will watch the older one whenever i can, it has started coming back on tv recently and i watch it almost every day, but honestly, there are many times that i find it...boring. i mean, i love the plot lines, but there is far too much talking, far too many flashbacks for no apparent reason, and far too much jubilee, and not nearly enough gambit.
but this review is supposed to be about the new series, sorry i got off topic there for a minute
x-men evolution, as the other guides have already mentioned, portrays the x-men as high schoolers (with the exception of a few), and gives some great development for characters. i especially like nightcrawler in this series, often times he is betrayed as a thing to be scared of, and very serious, but in evolution he is the fun loving character he should have been all along, a big furball, or the fuzzy blue elf as he is sometimes referred to. cyclops is very serious, and looks out for everyone alot, like always. jean grey is pretty much on the same level as cyclops, but not quite as extreme. they also have a on and off relationship, but they were always destined to be, right? spyke is new, basically a teenage boy form of marrow, big trouble maker and storm's nephew, though he has a few good plot lines through out the show. then shadowcat is also a main character, the girl that can walk through walls (or any other solid object), who is an average teenage...mutant...ninja tur-oh wait, i mean girl. wolvie is the same old guy, as is professor X, and storm is pretty much the same as always too, but luckily she has left her "catch phrases" such as "power of wind, get real windy!" back in the older show. oh yeah, and rogue, at first she is with the brotherhood, but then she joins the x-men, never really sure where she belongs. i guess never being able to touch another person will freak you out some.
there is also a large selection of bad guys. there is the "brotherhood of mutants" who at first is led by magneto, but they tend to go off on their own alot. they are made up of blob, fat and stupid, quake, he can...make earthquakes and has a thing for shadowcat, quicksilver, magneto's beloved (or not so) son, and toad, who has all the powers, and intelligence, of a toad. magneto has the same old plans for global domination for the "homo-superiors" (mutant kind), and mystique is his loyal as ever follower...when we know who she is at the time. there are also others that follow magneto, but arent part of the brotherhood (not in high school with them...) including sabertooth, wolverine's arch foe, pyro, the australian with attitude, colossus, the guy with the awesome body armour that comes out of no where, and gambit. this was a huge problem with alot of people, putting gambit as a bad guy, but i rather like it. gambit was trained by his father to be a theif, and as a bad guy he really got the opportunity to use those skills, and do some very cool moves with his powers besides throwing cards at everyone like when he was a good guy (dont worry, he still does though)
now i know i didnt tell you any of the plots of the episodes, but hopefully all you x-men fans that are afraid to try this show will see that despite some changes, it isnt the bane of x-men history like some have suggested. it is a great show."
Good buy for Evolution fans
Pecos Bill | Gaithersburg, MD United States | 10/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I won't try to talk you into liking Evolution, other reviews have done that.I'll just say that if you're already an Evolution fan, these DVD's are excellent.Each DVD has a special features section, and this is why you want to buy them.There's a director's overview of every episode talking about the decisions they made during the creation, which is cool. It gives you more insight into the show that just makes it all the more enjoyable. Why is Spyke like Marrow? They answer that.But by far the best are the other features, 1 per DVD. They talk about the art of the X-Men, how they settled on the character's appearences and animation styles and best of all, some face to face interviews with several of the voice actors (including the actors behind Wolverine, Xavier, Shadowcat, Spyke, Rogue and Mystique). They discuss what it's like to work on a show like this, how they were selected for their voice role and how they handle different voicing scenarios.For the $... Amazon wants I'd say this is a good buy, just for these special features. I hope we see more interviews like these for the next seasons!"