X-MEN, X-MEN, SAVES THE DAY, SAVES THE DAY! X-MEN, X-MEN…COMING YOUR WAY! That is my jam! Let’s get started. I’m too hyped on this to think of an intro. You read the title. You know what’s happening here.
I’m about to drop a list of my TOP 5 MARVEL CARTOON THEME SONGS.
So, this show held up like a wet piece of bread.
It didn’t….is what I’m getting at. I tried watching it within the last few years, and it bored the crap out of me. Then I read that the censors destroyed it, which explained so much. That’s why they only fire lasers, and Spider-Man throws like three punches in the entire series run. Hell, apparently censorship was so bad at Fox, that one of their notes was, “when Spider-Man lands on a rooftop, make sure he doesn’t harm any pigeons.”
Thank you, IMDB Trivia.
So, this list is going to be predominantly Spider-Man. It’s not my fault. No one can deny that he has had some great theme songs. There’s still one more, coming up in the next spot. Something about the guy lends to a catchy tune.
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN
This is the best animated show that Marvel has ever produced. It’s incredible. It’s got drama, comedy, and phenomenal action. Also, nobody fires a laser gun, at any point, which is nice.
The theme is annoyingly catchy, but the opening video is awesome. I especially dig how they recreated some shots from the Sam Raimi directed trilogy, such as Spidey landing on the top of the train.
Before I move on – if you haven’t seen this show – you need to go and change that.
Yeah, this list is all X-Men and Spider-Man. If you have a problem with that, I don’t know what to tell you. I can’t help it that those two properties have had such fire themes. What do you want me to do, put the ’94 “Iron-Man” cartoon in this spot, all so it could be something different?
Real talk: even as a kid, I knew that show was garbage.
PRYDE OF THE X-MEN
This is a little known television show. It never got past one episode. The pilot then floated around, somehow, and eventually, I got my hands on it. As a kid, it was one of my favorite things in the world. In fact, I still have my VHS copy.
As an adult, however, I recognize that the show is straight booty, as Big E would say. I don’t know what’s worse: the voice-acting, or the animation. The portrayal of Wolverine is laughable. He has what I remember being an Australian accent, but I also haven’t watched it in a long time. Regardless, it’s not Canadian.
Not by a long shot. With that said, if you can silence the adult part of your brain, the childish one will have a blast. It’s the X-Men vs. Magneto and the Brotherhood of Mutants – straight up. There’s nothing funny about it. The two groups simply face off, in what I can only assume was to be the first of many encounters, had the show been picked up.
Well, that’s my TOP 5. What are yours? Feel free to hit the comment section, and tell me all about it.
I’ll be here to respond, should you choose to do that.