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The Gifted – eXodus

by Alan Rapp on October 18, 2017

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The Gifted - eXodus television review

“eXodus” answers a couple of questions for viewers. First, we learn how far Reed (Stephen Moyer) is willing to go in order to protect his family and what lines he won’t cross. And second, we learn the identity of the mutant underground’s morally ambiguous character (pretty much every version of the X-Men has at least one). While the overall season plot isn’t advanced much further, the show continues to reinforce basic ideas (humans all bad, government all bad, every mutant is reasonably good… at least so far) as Kate‘s (Amy Acker) attempts to get her family’s help only lead to more trouble for everyone involved. We also see the increased aggression in Andy (Percy Hynes White) and it seems as if the show’s writers have already decided on the character prancing down the road to super-villainy at a good pace.

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The Gifted – rX

by Alan Rapp on October 11, 2017

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The Gifted - rX television review

The second episode of The Gifted is mainly about Kate (Amy Acker) and her children finding a home with the mutant underground while helping the injured Blink (Jamie Chung). On the flip side, after being pressured for nearly the entire episode, the captured Reed (Stephen Moyer) makes a compromise that likely he and his whole family may regret by agreeing to help the government take down the mutants in return for his family’s safety. When push comes to shove, whose trust will he betray? The other major storyline of the episode gives us Polaris‘ (Emma Dumont) early days in prison. Aside from the logistical issues of putting mutant prisoners in with humans rather than housing them in more secure facility, the mutant-dampening collars feel a bit too goofy (even for a show based on comic book characters) and it’s all-too-obvious that they are a major weakness in the only thing keeping the character from her friends.

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The Gifted – eXposed

by Alan Rapp on October 4, 2017

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The Gifted - eXposed television review

In a world where humanity fears and distrust mutants and the X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants have disappeared, an underground community of mutants fights to stay free. The pilot episode of The Gifted introduces us to the core group of mutants: Eclipse (Sean Teale), Blink (Jamie Chung), Thunderbird (Blair Redford), and Polaris (Emma Dumont). We also meet the Strucker family whose world is turned upside down when a federal prosecutor (Stephen Moyer) and his wife (Amy Acker) discover that their son (Percy Hynes White) and daughter (Natalie Alyn Lind) are the the kinds of mutants he’s been helping put behind bars for years.

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X-Men Classic Magneto Pop! Vinyl Figure

The Master of Magnetism can be yours in Pop! Vinyl form for the low, low price of $11.

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Secret Warriors #3

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2017

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Secret Warriors #3 comic reviewOn the run from Hydra and searching for one missing Inhuman, Daisy Johnson‘s band of warriors head to the mutant sovereign nation of New Tian where the group, understandably, has trouble making new friends. After dealing with the Beast and the welcome party who tell Daisy’s team to leave, the group seek for answers in a secret outhouse. No, really. Where they encounter another Beast (seriously, how many versions of the same character does Marvel need).

Aside from the conflict with the X-Men, which is more of a staring contest than anything else, most of the tension from Secret Warriors #3 comes from inside the group as Ms. Marvel questions Daisy’s less-than-heroic actions. While the teenage makes some valid points, this will likely not be the last time Daisy or one of her team need to cross the line to get what they need.

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