X-Men ’97 Reviews Are All Saying The Same Thing

By Douglas Helm | Published

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X-Men 97’ is hitting Disney+ next week and the first reviews are in. Fans of the series can breathe a sigh of relief because everyone has the same opinion, and the opinion is that the show is awesome. If you loved the original, it sounds like this show will hit all the right notes for you.

What The Critics Say

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Adam Holmes of Cinemablend said, “I’ve seen the first 3 episodes of #XMen97, and this show understood the assignment,” adding “It excels as a revival of X-Men: The Animated Series, boasting improved animation and storytelling, but still feeling like a proper continuation.” Morgan Jeffrey from the Radio Times had a similar sentiment, saying, “I have seen #XMen97 and the biggest compliment I can pay is that it feels *just* like watching the original show – a note-perfect recreation, it captures the soul of what made the ’90s series so special.” Of course, many of the X-Men ‘97 reviews also note that the original theme song is back and just as good as ever.

The Direct’s Russ Milhem said in his X-Men ’97 review, just saw the first three episodes of ‘X-Men ’97,’ and I can confidently say that fans of the original ‘X-Men Animated series’ will be very happy with it.” ComicBook’s Jamie Jirak said, The first three episodes of ‘X-Men ’97’ are absolutely epic.” The hype for the show is definitely real.

X-Men ’97

x-men 97 reviews

X-Men ‘97 is a revival of X-Men: The Animated Series that ended in 1997 and follows the show’s original ending. Many of the voice actors have returned to reprise their roles and the fantastic new animation of the show seen in the trailers looks amazing while also managing to call to mind the beloved original series. If you’ve been worried about the reviews of the show being bad, it seems like there’s nothing to worry about.

An Unhappy Surprise

X-Men ‘97 did get quite a shocking announcement earlier this week before the reviews hit. Beau DeMayo, the creator of the revival and a writer on Marvel projects Moon Knight and Blade, was unceremoniously fired. Both Marvel and DeMayo have been silent on the matter, so there’s no word yet on the reason for the parting of ways.

DeMayo had even completed writing for Season Two of X-Men 97’ and was apparently talking about Season 3 plans, so it’s unclear who will be sailing the X-Men 97’ ship going forward. Based on these early reviews, it seems like DeMayo certainly nailed the tone and the intention of the original series, so this could be disconcerting for the future of the revival. If the show is successful, it will undoubtedly continue beyond the second season, so we’ll just have to wait and see what comes of that situation.

A Marvel-Light Year

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X-Men ‘97 is also one of the only Marvel projects we’re getting all year, so the good reviews certainly bode well for the MCU’s attempt to return to the top. Other Marvel Disney+ projects that come out in 2024 include the recently released and well-received Echo along with Agatha and the animated Spider-Man series later this year. The only MCU film slated for 2024 is the highly anticipated Deadpool & Wolverine.

The Release

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If you’ve been patiently waiting for the release of the animated X-Men ‘97, you won’t have to wait much longer to give your own review of the series. The show will release its first two episodes on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 20. The second season will have ten episodes and air new episodes weekly.

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