Here's What 'X-Men' Would Be Like as Directed by Wes Anderson
by Ethan Anderton
March 4, 2015
If you go look online, there's a lot of parodies inspired by the work of Wes Anderson. Honestly, they all should have stopped after "Saturday Night Live" nailed it by creating the director's first horror film, but here we are with yet another spoof in the style of the director behind The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums. This time, Patrick H. Willems has created a trailer for The Uncanny X-Men as if Wes Anderson directed the Marvel mutant comic book flick. It's quirky and odd as you would expect, and while it's mildly entertaining, it just feels a little uninspired, despite the effort put in. But surely some will enjoy it.
Here's The Uncanny X-Men as directed by Wes Anderson by Patrick H. Willems (via EW):
And if you want to see how they pulled it off, here's a making of featurette:
My problem is mostly that parodies of Wes Anderson movies are somewhat easy to do because they can be made with a low budget and whatever is lying around the house. While I appreciate the effort put into the dioramas used to show various rooms of Charles Xavier's mansion and the Danger Room, this just didn't blow me away. But kudos to the team who put this together, including James Zebooker as Iceman, Scott Thomas as Cyclops, Chloe Holgate as Jean Grey, Matt Torpey as Beast, Jacob Torpey as Angel, Zac MacKrell as Wolverine, Nate Miller as Magneto, Kendra Pettis as Storm, Chad Ruhle as the voice of Professor X.