Or you could just buy the comic. So, starting with 5 stars, I take away one because I just can't give a motion comic 5 stars, take away another because of the jerky effect, then give them back a star because it's Whedon and Cassaday. As a bonus, Nick Fury shows up and S. Apologies to Grant Morrison and his quirk and others who did decent in their X-Men runs, but no one's done it better recently than Joss Whedon. It's pretty minimal stuff, but in spite of the inherent stiffness and the limits to this new medium, the computer graphic artists do wonders.
And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! My only complaint is that there are no subtitles on any of the discs. If you are looking for an X Men movie with more mature subject matter this is in your wheelhouse. If Marvel, and whichever other comic book company, were to stick with its best products, then motion comics might make a go of it as a valid medium. I was hesitant at first but when you watch the movie after a while the story takes over and you forget about the motion. It's Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! But Whedon is a notorious serial killer. That's really all you get that you didn't already have. Two separate plot threads but, as it turns out, it's all one single thread.
Neal Adams has stated that he someday wants this medium to get a movie theater release, but that is some serious reaching at this early stage. In fact I bought the next 2 titles, Dangerous and Torn The other complaint is that the movie is shown in episode style and the episodes are short, like under 15 minutes each, and they have a long credit sequence. But hey, it's one of the best writers Joss Whedon and best artists John Cassaday on one of the best X-Men stories, so what more do you want? And we already know Joss Whedon's story itself has legs. The movements aren't that fluid or continuous. I'm not saying that that happens here. And, after you grow to care about them, he kills them off.
So if a comic book company were to launch a new platform to showcase its comics, mining Whedon's brilliance seems a straight-up no-brainer. And just to demonstrate that Whedon doesn't only kill people off, an X-Man returns from the dead. Change your Netflix country with a few simple steps and start watching. In terms of character development, Kitty is the richest character. Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Season 1 of Astonishing X-Men has 6 episodes. I'm still not sold on this motion comics thing. Kavita Rao develops a controversial mutant cure, Professor Charles Xaviers X-Men, the aggressive Wolverine, conflicted Beast and newly returned Kitty Pryde, led by Cyclops and Emma Frost, once again find themselves battling against science, prejudice and a mysterious new foe named Ord! Think of it as taking the original artwork from the comic book and tweaking it here and there just enough so that there are bits of movement.
Whedon gets a crack at writing Kitty Pryde, and if you don't fall in love with her, you are some sort of soulless. Whedon pulls out all the usual tools from his utility belt: the wit, the humor, the emotional gut checks, the pop culture plunge, the plot swerve. After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable! First, the comic book gives you more, in case you haven't read it yet. Artist John Cassaday helped, too.
Can the X-Men protect the mutants of the world against this powerful new alien menace and the concoction that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities? Cyclops is kind of boring well, I guess he's supposed to be boring , and Emma Frost has no trace of a fake British accent yet there's still the odd colloquialism , otherwise, it's reasonably well done. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? You can also click on any episode below to get more information on which Netflix countries it is available in. The voice actors - a bunch of unknowns - flesh out the characters and are pitch perfect for their roles. The availability of Astonishing X-Men: Gifted on American Netflix can be found in our listings below for each season. But this motion comics adaptation ain't so shabby, either.
She returns to the X-Men proper here, and as a member of Xavier Institute's faculty, all grown up. If you are a casual animated fan then this movie really isn't for you, if you are expecting a normal animated movie, again this is not for you. He makes you love the characters, even characters you didn't give an ef about going in I'm looking at you, Cyclops. Thanks to them - and thanks to project overseer Neal Adams and Cassaday himself - this motion comics achieves a sort of dynamic flow. No, really, we mean it! They would have been especially handy in the last chapter of Gifted where the background sound effects of the action scenes were so high in the mix that you could not make out what the characters were saying. The remaining 18 issues are covered in the follow-up discs.
Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable While you can watch the first Gifted by itself, as you get through the series, you will need to see the other stories to better understand the overall story. Don't get it twisted, what's featured here isn't full blown animation or a cartoon or what have you. If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs - because you haven't seen anything yet, as things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Okay, so it's a motion comic. Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. The neat thing to this concept is that there is absolute devotion to the source material, the comic book's original artwork is preserved, as well as the words. Meanwhile, with the ever present anti-mutant hysteria as a backdrop, a brilliant geneticist publicly announces a cure for the mutant gene. So, if you alreay have the comics, why get this? The complete series is, in order: 1.