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Is this an X-Men movie or
special on skin care?
What's that? You've never heard of Generation X? First off, you're lucky. Second, let me give you a brief of a history lesson. Generation X is based off of the X-Men spin-off comic of the same name. The comic was meant to relate to the teenage audience. The movie was made so that Fox could make a TV series after it and pair it The X-Files. Get it? They would both have "X" in the title. But, the movie aired and no one gave a flying crap, so plans for the show were scrapped and the movie has left to be forgotten. Until YouTube came along that is.
The plot of the film is an absolute mess, but here's the gist of it. Sean Cassidy AKA Banshee (Jeremy Ratchford) and Emma Frost (Finola Hughes) are teaching a group of young mutants at the Xavier School. Jubilee (Heather McComb) can shoot fireworks from her fingers. Skin (Agustin Rodriguez) has stretchy skin. Refrax (Randall Salvin) shoots lazers from his eyes (Sound familiar?). Buff (Suzanne Davis) is super strong. Mondo (Bumper Robinson) is... super strong? M (Amarilis) is the "perfect mutant". They take a break from learning that the evil Dr. Tresh (Matt Frewer, AKA Taggart from Eureka) from becoming a mutant through... the power of dreams?
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Yet, it does entirely seem meant for adults. Unless your parents read comic books meant for teenagers. I just don't get this movie. The story's awful. Maybe it was watching in on YouTube. I could never really grasp what was going on. Somehow, Tresh wanted to get a gene out of a mutant brain and but it into his brain in order to become a mutant. And, he used a dream machine to get it, I guess? And that machine somehow made his a mutant anyway? This is one of those movies, folks. It just tries to throw twists in no matter how stupid they are.
I'd get into the acting, but is it really necessary? Look, nobody is that great. Frewer is the best with his over-the-top Jim Carrey impression. Ratchford is the worst. Let's just say I really hope for his sake that that was a fake Scottish accent. Yes, Jubilee is Asian in the comic and is white here. Yes, they never use they're powers because they can barely afford the X-Men name. Look, the movie is terrible, but after all, I was the one who had to go and dig it up.
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There's a reason bad thing want to stay buried. Usually, it's because there bad. Generation X is no exception. It's obviously dated. The acting and characters are about as unlikable as they get. The story makes no sense what so ever. Look, if your just a casual film-goer, skip this one. But, if your a fan of X-Men or comic books in general, look for this one YouTube. Sure it sucks, but it is a pretty neat part of X-Men film history. Generation X gets 2 stars out of 6.