For many kids of the 90’s, we grew up on Saturday morning cartoons, it was all about the X-Men. Well, the G4 Network must have been like many of us and are bringing back the Marvel superheroes with an all-new anime series.
I got a chance to watch the first episode, which airs this Friday at 11 pm on G4. It’s brilliantly well done and drawn just beautifully that any X-Men fan will appreciate. What I think makes this a better series than what most fans have seen before, besides being drawn as an anime, is that each character is given more personality than that cookie cutter look and feel that we all are used to. Also what is great is that we get stellar voice performances from actors who have played some of the characters before like Steve Blum who voices Wolverine.
Once again G4 brings us fanboys an awesome pop culture icon with the X-Men anime that any fanboy or fangirl will love. We get to see our favorite mutants in a whole new light. I know for one that I am already hooked! “X-Men” on G4 premieres this Friday at 11 pm.
So early this evening I got a chance to watch an advance screening of Starz newest series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” on the big screen at the Landmark Theater and let me tell you its everything a guy could ask for. Besides the cheesy green screen backgrounds, which were cool, the basics were there from Blood, violence, gladiator battles, vulgar language, and hot women.
Besides all those, the original storyline is still there. Spartacus is played by an unknown actor Andy Whitfield who from all accounts could easily go up against King Leonidas from “300”. Right from the start Whitfield takes the famous part and runs with it, which makes him easily believable as Spartacus.
Some other parts of the first episode were seeing such actors as Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess) and John Hannah (The Mummy Trilogy). While both weren’t in much of the first episode I expect we will see great things from both these awesome actors.
All in all, with great action scenes and fight choreography, Starz is guaranteed to have a hit on their hands.