Blunt Reviews Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past – Rogue Cut (2014)

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This was interesting, because I liked the original theatrical cut of the film very much, so there wasn’t an awful lot I would change. That being said, I rather enjoyed this extended edition. It wasn’t groundbreaking, and it certainly didn’t change my experience of the film like many fans would have lead me to believe, but it did add several minutes of previously unseen footage that was intriguing. I wouldn’t say any of the new footage was essential, and I still prefer the original cut, but I’m glad I took the time to see what all the fuss was about.

Blunt Reviews Presents: The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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As much as I love Wes Anderson as a filmmaker, this wasn’t quite as good as I had hoped. It starts as a pastiche of American philosophical tourism, which is subversive and genuinely quite funny, but the second half of the film seems to slip into the very thing it originally set out to mock, which is a shame. It still has a certain level of charm and there is much to like about it, but personally I got more from the short film that precedes the main picture, entitled Hotel Chevalier, which held a lot more substance.