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Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:14 am
Anyone else seen this yet?
I thought it had it's moments but wasn't near as good as the other two. I wish Bryan Singer would have stayed and finished off the trilogy as director. Some good action sequences though!
Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:35 am
Just got back from seeing it and have to agree. This entry does have it's moments but it just doesn't measure up to the first two films. The story (while good and interesting) just didn't grab me the way the first two did. But the action scenes were pretty decent and there were some nice twists along the way. Beast and Juggernaut were pretty cool and it was nice to see more of Colossus. Without giving away any spoilers, those who complained about the lack of Cyclops in the last film are in for a disappointment since he has even less this time around. Ditto for Mystique, although she does have a few decent moments. In short, not the best entry in the series but worth seeing if you liked the first two. I'm not sure if this one will be the final film but if they do a fourth one, hopefully it will be better.
I was also disappointed that Bryan Singer didn't stay on board for this one. Brett Ratner did a fairly good job, but I can't help but wonder how Singer would have done this one differently. The good news is that Singer passed on X3 to do SUPERMAN RETURNS. Can't wait to see how he handles that since the Superman franchise definitely needed a shot in the arm.
Posted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:51 am
Yeah--you could tell that this came from the director of RUSH HOUR and not the director of THE USUAL SUSPECTS. Then again, I liked RUSH HOUR and I liked THE USUAL SUSPECTS.
I think we've all gotten the "point" of the X-MEN film series by now ("We don't need a cure!"--gee, I wonder what rights group is REALLY being reflected here?), but it remains interesting to see a "superhero" series that does NOT actually involve "crimefighters" (though they must frequently act against the activities of their own kind). And the action was fine--even though Magneto COULD have commandeered a boat or two, the Golden Gate Bridge stunt was an appropriate show-stopper.
Characters? Eh. The ones who were firmly established in the first two films were just fine--and I especially enjoyed the "twenty years younger" Xavier and Magneto sequence. But now we're settling for punchlines a little too often (okay, "Grow THOSE back" made me smile), and I thought that Jughead or whatever his name was was simply a bit TOO silly and an excuse for unnecessary mild profanity and bathroom jokes (my son asked me "Is 'dickhead' a bad word?"--something I didn't have to care about earlier).
I enjoyed Multiple Man's shining moment, wish I could have learned more about that evil mutant that looked like an Asian Hilary Swank, and thought the Angel stuff was WAY too obvious, from the "Oh, my God, not you, too!" opening through the "Good thing I just HAPPENED to be flying by at that particular moment" climax.
A decent time at the movies, nothing more profound. Oh, and if you do go, make sure you stay through the end credits.
Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 12:57 pm
i cant wait to see this. i am most certainly an x-men geek. i have every comic on data disks for me to read whenever.
as for cyclops not being much of a factor in this movie... good! cyclops is a fucking homo.
Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:09 am
It's missing something and I think Singer was it.
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:11 pm
I think it was missing effort. Effort in acting, script, energy, etc.
It was an alright Summer flick though.
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:18 pm
yea well i wish i had the damn money to go see it
from what i have seen of preveiws and stuff
i think that its a great thing that they are really showing off the powers and that they are really bringing in some more of the muntants like angel and juggernat so yea i cant wait till i get to see it i think it will be pretty impresive and now i just need to get the damn money to see it hahaha
would any one like to donate hahaha jk
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:15 pm
it pissed me off that they made juggernaut a mutant in the movie, when in the comic books he isnt a mutant... along with other things, because i am an x-men purist, but still the same, there were a couple parts where i got teary-eyed... especially over what logan had to do...
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:40 pm
ARGH no revealing hahahaha damn it hahahaha yea well i thoguht that they didnt make juggernaut a muntant i thought that all they did was design the suit for him huh well that sucks cause yea he wasnt a muntant just a really badass human haha
well i still cant wait to see it and examine it for my self
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:21 pm
Tasty_Gore wrote:ARGH no revealing hahahaha damn it hahahaha yea well i thoguht that they didnt make juggernaut a muntant i thought that all they did was design the suit for him huh well that sucks cause yea he wasnt a muntant just a really badass human haha
well i still cant wait to see it and examine it for my self
It is still worth seeing. Just not great
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:42 pm
yea well i need to find the mula for it first so yea well i'm going to get it and see it i know i will just gotta look around for the money but yea thats a good thing
Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:44 pm
Project Undead Vish wrote: as for cyclops not being much of a factor in this movie... good! cyclops is a fucking homo.
hahah! totally. Im no x-men geek, but my roommate is THE x-men geek. No joke, i mean he knows so much crap about that stuff its unreal. Although, i do know that x-men is one the most, if not the most in-depth comics ever made. With more character than anyone could remember and a serious backstory for all of them, i can guess the movie(s) will stay action based with less emphasis on the plot since its sorta like the lord of the rings thing(where the movies made less sense in parts because of the lack of details on the backstory) Regardless i believe these movies are the type that are meant to be good once anyway, repeat viewing is not really worth it. Anyway, i havent even seen it yet, but since the overall opinion isnt "IT SUCKS" ill check it.
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:48 am
yea well i went and finally saw it the other night and well i thoguth some things could have been done differently but other than that i think the movie overall was pretty fucking badass and i think there might be another one i hope cause i thought that one was good cept the whole thing with juggernaut that was pretty crap how they did that
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:02 am
Tasty_Gore wrote: i think there might be another one
If that's the case, there goes the symbolism behind the barrage of 'Omega' tattoos. ( Or at least that's how it seemed to me.
Sheesh, did anyone else notice that ?
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:07 am
Just saw it...
not all that exciting either....
but hey... what do I know?
Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:02 am
MaggotExistence wrote:hahah! totally. Im no x-men geek, but my roommate is THE x-men geek. No joke, i mean he knows so much crap about that stuff its unreal.
your roommate and i would get along. i have every x-men comic ever made on scanned on data disks.
Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:51 pm
So there is a rumor that there is going to be a spin off movie based off of Wolverine...... sounds lame to me...
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:49 am
where did you hear that seriously i would like to read that shit
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:10 am
mvn i found that sounds kinda interesting and it mentioned something bout GAMBIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! hells yea me and my freind were actualy talking bout how hard it would be to find the right person to play him