“X-Men: Days of Future Past”: Was Cutting Rogue Necessary?

Before “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was released in May 2014 Director Bryan Singer revealed he cut various scenes from the film involving Rogue.

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Anna Paquin as Rogue in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ The Rogue Cut.

Many fans were eager to see the contactual mutant on screen again, but Anna Paquin‘s character was reduced to a brief cameo in the theatrical release.

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The Rogue Cut, now available on DVD

In July, Fox released an alternate version of the film titled The Rogue Cut. The new release added 17 minutes of unused footage, involving a subplot in which Rogue is rescued by Magneto and Bobby Drake. Rogue then uses her powers to take the place of a wounded Kitty Pride in maintaining Wolverine’s conscious in 1973.

Paquin recently admitted she didn’t mind being cut from the film and is eager to work on future “X-Men” projects.

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Rogue sending Wolverine’s consciousness to 1973.

Overall, the Rogue subplot doesn’t add much to the story, so I can kind of see why they decided to cut it. But I would have liked it if they kept those additional scenes. The entire X-Men franchise revolves mainly on the characters Magneto, Xavier, and Wolverine and I enjoyed seeing Rogue take a role in the films after eight years.

Have you seen The Rogue Cut? What are your thoughts?

The Deterioration of the Women of “Back to the Future Part II”

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Today is Oct. 21, 2015, also known as Back to the Future Day. So bust out your hover boards everyone, we’re in the future now.

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Doc pointing to the DeLorean time machine’s dashboard.

In “Back to the Future II” (1989), Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, travelled to this date to save the future McFly Jr.

In spirit of this cinematic holiday, I decided to rewatch “Back to the Future II.”

While other blogs will tell you what BTTF got right or wrong about 2015, here are reasons why BTTF II set back the women in the film franchise.

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Meet the Women Who Helped Bring ‘The Martian’ Home

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This past weekend I saw “The Martian. Despite the movie’s overwhelming male presence, several women stood out vital to the story.

Adapted from Andy Weir’s novel, the film is about astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is stranded on Mars after his crew presumes him dead. With no way to contact Earth or his crew members, Watney uses ingenuity to survive.

Though the majority of the film revolves strictly around Damon’s character, who takes up the most screen time, Watney’s rescue is owed to the women of the film.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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