Thursday, January 16, 2014

Podcast: Generation X (1996)

Travel back with us as we appreciate 25 things that only 90s kids will get: all of which take place in the movie Generation X! A mere four short years before Fox's breakout hit X-Men (nearly 300 million worldwide), came Generation X (0 dollars worldwide), the final Marvel film made by New World Pictures, the former owners of Marvel Comics and the studio that gave us the Punisher, Captain America, and the Fantastic Four (New World was bought out by 20th Century Fox in 1997). Unlike Fantastic Four, this film was released on television, where it was apparently pitched as a TV pilot. It was not picked up. Join us as we discuss mutant power levels, dream dimensions, and Jim Carrey's performance in Batman Forever.

The film is available entirely on YouTube:

Some notes:
  • An X-Men Arcade game is clearly visible in the background of a scene that takes place at an arcade.
  • 90% of all businesses in the 90s were arcades.
  • Learn more about the Get the Chinese Out of California Act. Also known as the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • The actor that played Banshee is Canadian actor Jeremy Ratchford, who voiced Banshee in the X-Men cartoon. Despite Nick picking on his build, Ratchford was also on CBS's hit drama "Cold Case" for 7 years.
  • If you enjoy making fun of comic book movies, maybe you like a humorous blog that focuses on comic books? If so, check out Chris's sister blog The Pouch Files.

1 comment:

  1. AHHHH the body building chick when the blond guy uses his xray vision