Essay 1: Auteur
X-Men series of film is an institution in its amazing way. Bryan Singer pioneered this popular comic characters and brought them to the silver screen. It is a very gigantic task to convert the fictional fantasy of an existence of a superhuman into a realistic visual treat. However, highly creative mind of Bryan Singer is capable of this task. The history is the evidence (The Usual Suspects) of the mastery of Bryan Singer in direction and storytelling. The thesis statement of this paper is the powerful auteur of the directorial team of the movie to bring his vision into reality.
Very few directors have the charisma of converting their vision or an idea into a story. It is even more difficult to transform a story into a motion picture. However, Bryan Singer is highly capable of bearing the responsibilities of such stature. The X-Men is a hard concept to picture visually and technically in the way that the audience can digest. There should be a palatable story, drama and action enveloped equally and meticulously. When it comes to working with superheroes, it is very difficult to inculcate enough drama and emotional angles to the story. However, the way Bryan has put his vision into action for this latest version of the X-Men series is amazing.
The story and plot is engaging. The star cast and choice of character details are apt. the audience and fan base can spot and feel the directors personal touch into the movie as it proceeds in the first half and hour of the movie. For example, in the scene where the young professor Xavier is in dilemma, wolverine suggests him to look into his mind and have a connection with the current version of himself. The conversation between James Mcavoy and Patrick Stewart is a clear reflection of creativity of the visionary directory. He manages to prove that all superhero movies are not filled with only meaningless violence and utter lack of story.
Essay 2: GENRE
The genre of cinema are expanding exponentially. The genre of Science fiction and fantasy are considerably popular genre than other genres of cinema. Especially in American cinema, action, fantasy and science fiction are evergreen formulae for success. The use of gadgets and cars and highly advanced weapons system are very popular among a certain class of audience and profession. People relate science fiction films with the reality. The new vision and possibilities of a science fiction movie inspires the audience to think and use their brains a bit more rather than laugh at meaningless slapstick comedies or a rom-com. The thesis of this paper is that the genre-wise, X-Men: Days of the future past is a successful masterpiece and holds up to the standards of the genre.
In the movie one can find all the features and characteristics of a fantasy and a science fiction genre. As the wolverine is a proven best superhero all over the collection of the superheroes, his presence in the movie carrying a very heavy role is expected and well delivered. The friendship cum foe relationship of Professor Xavier and Magneto is another supplement of fantasy of millions of fans of X-men series.
The wide variety of new mutants and their amazing display of power is also the essence of the genre. The use of technology, computers, and the portrayal of the basic rules of physics are the key elements of the science fiction genre. These elements are abundantly applied in the movie. For example, the scene of breaking out the younger Magneto from the high security prison, and the slow motion scene where the mutant who travels fast and changes the directions of the every bullet coming towards his friends is a stunning visual treat. This way the movie is perfectly capable of delivering the essentials of the genre of Fantasy and Science fiction. The visionary directorial team and production house of Marvel Comics are well known for their dedication and expertise in making science fiction popular among the layman community.
Essay 3: language
Use of proper language in a movie of such stature is also another challenge. The use of gore, violence, adult language in a movie which is supposed to attract a lot of teens and children can be inappropriate in many ways. It is a responsibility of the writer team of the movie to scrutinize the dialogues and situations where the use of such language is nullified. However, in X-Men series the language orientation is the best virtue altogether. The directorial team is very keen about the way the movie is representing the positive messages in the society and the minds of the youngest viewers of the movie. For example, in the scenes where there is extreme anger or hatred is involved, the language of the character is very appropriate and acceptable for the standards of the family viewers. The thesis statement for this essay whether use of the language in the movie is apt for the audience of all levels.
The differentiation between the various regional accents of the various characters in the movie is also very obdurate. The British accent of Professor Xavier is aptly distinguish in the conversations of both the versions of his character. Since the movie series jumps between the larger period of time starting from mid nineteenth century and the modern times, the significant change in the language of the character is obvious and apparent.
The scenes where the scientific language with a lot of technical jargons becomes necessary are also very well under scrutiny in this particular film. The ways this movie explains the rather complicated plot in simple and understandable language to the audience is appreciated.
Thus the idea of using time-appropriate language is makes the movie highly palatable and acceptable. There is no use of unnecessary strong language or offensive language. There are no scenes or sequences in the movie where there is politically incorrect or racial dissipation is a part of the dialogues. Thus the movie comprises of the apt and proper use of language in terms of all the conversations and situations.
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