X-Men

Season 5 Episode 7

Storm Front (1)

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Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Nov 02, 1996 on FOX
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7.4
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  • On the faraway planet of Corsus the brutal king, Arkon, tricks Storm into believing that he is a just ruler who needs her mutant powers to save his planet. The visiting X-Men come to learn about Arkon true intentions and help lead a slave revolt.

    6.5
    This was the begining of the end for the series, well known for its groundbreaking comic book adaption featuring amazing artwork, animation, writing and voice talent.

    Arkon is an actual character from the Marvel universe, although much of his backstory is simply ignored or vaguely implied. Storm, one of my favorite X-men, is depicted here as being incredibly naive, inept and downright oblivious to the reality. She falls in love with Arkon too quickly, seems a bit too eager to belive his lies and leaves the tyrant in power, albeit without the strange device he used to control the slaves. The entire storyline just seemed to be slightly below average for an X-men episode. I appreciate the powerful themes (love, slavery, war, absolute power) that are trying to be used, but they just dont seem to work well.
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