Review: Generation X (1996)
Yeah, so the concept really wasn't all that new. The whole "young mutants being trained to be the mutant heroes of tomorrow" formula was actually done three times prior to Generation X in the form of the new Mutants, the Hellions, and X-Force. The X-Men themselves started out as teenagers being trained to be heroes, so yeah it's been done a bit. So, what set Generation X apart from these other teams/concepts? Well, it was set in the 90's, which meant it dealt with characters who I actually identified with, as I was a kid going through things in that time frame. It also had a character who shared a name (and nickname) with one of my best friends. I don't know how to explain it, I just gravitated towards this series. It just dropped at the right time, I suppose. The creators of the comic gave birth to some really interesting characters too, including Husk and Chamber (who are still two of my favourite characters) who developed an on/off relationship through the series. It also featured Jubilee, because they knew kids would recognize her from the cartoon. It was a solid comic.
|At least it was before the wrong writer came in & shat all over it, leading to its cancellation.|
|How bad could it really be...?|
|I'm betting they're really just big Max Headroom fans and are willing to let him off based on that.|
|God dammit, I said LESS STUPID!|
|"Your pain brings me pleasure."|
|And by "subliminal" I mean his disembodied head materializes in the game like he's the magic mirror.|
|"I'm only here to make sure you keep this piece of shit on until the very end."|
|I feel like I'm looking at the cast of a Saved by the Bell clone.|
We also do not have Synch, because I guess we can only have so many non-white guys in one television movie before the executives get uncomfortable. It doesn't matter, the other students seem to be assholes, Jubilee says fuck a lot (because it's edgy, remember?) and Matt Frewer starts invading their dreams. Some commentary about racism happens (I think?) and we get a lot more stupid piled onto the pile of what has come before. Things happen, they beat the bad guy, he becomes a vegetable, and Buff ends up modelling the uniform from the comics because they wanted to toss one bit of accuracy in here.
|Funny that the shitty tv movie has more accuracy in the costume department than the big budget films did.|
|Seriously though, the comic was really cool. Just look at it.|
|Turn around, bright eyes.|