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"Wolverine and the X-Men: Final Crisis Trilogy" (DVD) - Reviewed by Jim Milton

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Synopsis

The Battle for the Future Ends in a Shattering 3-Part Finale. It’s time to save the world from Xavier's catastrophic future in “Volume 6: Final Crisis Trilogy,” as Wolverine and the X-Men stop at nothing to prevent the world’s end in this epic first season finale. The shadowy Inner Circle has captured Jean Grey in order to possess the dangerous Phoenix inside her, while Magneto uses Mystique, disguised as Senator Kelly, to launch the Sentinels on Genosha. After discovering the truth about the Circle’s plan, Emma Frost realizes she alone must try to harness the Phoenix force and save Jean before it’s too late. Meanwhile in the future, Xavier unwillingly helps Master Mold track down every mutant on the planet…for execution. Only Wolverine can stop both Magneto and the Inner Circle, preventing the devastating future Xavier has foretold. Who will succeed? The battle for the future has arrived.

 

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 2010, Color, Not Rated, 1 Hr 8 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

If you have not seen the prior episodes to this story, you might not be up to speed on what has/is transpiring with the storyline. The animation, though colorful, is generally flat without detail or depth. The story is too deep for little ones and a bit too slow for older kids. If you’re into Marvel characters, perhaps this ones for you.

Technical

Picture quality is good for this type of animation, but being a DVD, it exhibits some artifacts, particularly "stair stepping" with diagonal lines and around moving body parts. Colors are strong and solid without bleeding. Sound quality is good with clear dialog and good use of surrounds.

Extras

Audio commentary and trailers.

None.