I ran into some issues with posting the X-Men review, and I suppose that should be expected. After all, I’m still getting familiar with running my first website. Fortunately, I was able to resolve those problems and learn from them, and it should be a smoother experience next time. I should also point out that it’s been brought to my attention that mobile users can see changes on my website before I even make them public, so some of you got a sneak peek look at the beginning of my X-Men review under the “Reviews” page before you could even access the full review. Heck, at least a couple of you saw it before I had even finished writing the review. So I apologize about the confusion with that mishap, and now that I’m aware of it, I can take steps to prevent it from happening again.
I told you guys I was going to write a review for X-Men: First Class, and when that wasn’t finished before Thursday, I decided to put my attention towards Days of Future Past first instead. I’ll get back to work and get that up soon while the movie is still relatively fresh in my head. As I stated in my Days of Future Past review, after seeing the new movie I want to watch all of the other films now. So I’ll probably gradually review the others over time, but I don’t want to post a smorgasbord of X-Men stuff all at once. Or perhaps I’ll do an X-Men week where I knock it all out at once, but in the meantime I want to focus on building a greater variety of content for you guys to enjoy.
Another thing I wanted to discuss with you guys involves movie soundtracks. In all fairness, I feel like I never really gave Godzilla’s music a fair shake in my review. It really just wasn’t that memorable to me, but I find that movie soundtracks have to be heard at least a couple times before they really stick with you. Maybe that’s not true of some of the legendary ones like the Jaws or Star Wars themes, but I think it’s typically true for most movies. When it came to Godzilla, the times when the music was most noticeable to me was when I thought it was used really ineffectively. Aside from that, I only remembered the music from the plane jump featured in the trailer, which I did enjoy. Regardless, I want to be able to give a better analysis of film scores and soundtracks in my reviews because I think it’s a very important aspect of movies that should not be overlooked. Therefore, from here on out, I’m making it a personal obligation to listen to a film’s music while writing its review.
In another news, this week I’ll be seeing Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West in theaters. I'll certainly try to have a review up more quickly this time. I’m a big fan of comedy films, though as I’ll no doubt explain to you in time, I have some issues with the state of today’s comedy standards. Not that I think all of today’s comedy films are bad, but I think the genre has mostly devolved into raunchy, excessively vulgar, mindless garbage. Here’s to hoping that A Million Ways to Die in the West doesn’t fall into that landfill!