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Old 05-27-2006, 09:17 AM   #1281
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X-Men 3


Really, Really, Realllllllly disappointing.

Was bored half the time and the big action sequences were naff especially the moving the Golden Gate Bridge SFX (which sucked).

Bring Back Bryan Singer.

P.s if you do have the misfortune to go see it wait until after the credits as there is a short extra scene.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:34 AM   #1282
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I saw it twice in the cinema. (dont ask) I thought the Phoenix sequences were lame, Jean just sat there and stared, I mean can't they actually Fight instead of stairing for 10 minutes.

Is this the last Xmen? It can't be with all these cliff hangers.
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Is this the last Xmen? It can't be with all these cliff hangers.
I believe that at least some of them have signed on to do another.
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I really hope it is. They butchered the series in this one. From an article I read, Wolverine said he would come back for a 4th one, but Storm (Halle Barry) said she had her share of super hero movies. Storm was by far my favorite X-(Wo)man
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P.s if you do have the misfortune to go see it wait until after the credits as there is a short extra scene.
I missed that. is there any place on the web to see it?
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I missed that. is there any place on the web to see it?
Not that I know of, but if you want to know


SPOILERS

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Professor X isn't dead. Remember the coma victim and the discussion on Ethics where he said what if you could transfer someone elses mind into the body. Would you do it?

At the end you see the body and hear Prof X's voice say "Moira" to the nurse (Moira McTaggart was in the comics) and she says "Charles" and the screen goes black.

Looks like he transfers his conciousness to another body
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Old 05-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #1288
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Really, Really, Realllllllly disappointing.

Was bored half the time and the big action sequences were naff especially the moving the Golden Gate Bridge SFX (which sucked).
Hey! It was moved by Magneto! How can that suck?

I don't get the second or third X-Men movies (I haven't seen the first, so I don't know if the same applies to it) - they have potential, potential they do use to greatness in some scenes... and then other scenes are so horribly clichéd and overdone FX that it makes your eyes bleed.

I wasn't disappointed as much as confused.

Scenes I loved in X2 and X3:

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X2: Magneto pulling out one of the security guard's blood. Well, the iron in the blood, anyway. Pricelessly cruel.

X2: Magneto pulling out the pins out of the handgrenades.

X3: Angel trying to cut off his wings right near the beginning. I <3 the desperation and shame.

X3: Hell hath no fury like a deserted woman. (Well, I saw it in german, I'm not sure what the quote is in english)

X3: Magneto pummeling the cars. Yay! Pancakes! Okay - I'm easily amused. c.c

X3: The hilarious moment where the family in the car closes the doors.

X3: That Rogue actually took "the cure".

X3: Magneto sitting alone in a park near the end and looking depressed (and obviously not because of his "lost" powers, because they were still sort of there). Might just be me, but I got the impression he's missing Xavier.


Scenes I hated in the movies:

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X2: Xavier being manipulated as he is, rather than differently. I thought the chap was only able to project illusions? Powerful illusions, yes, but an illusion would just give Xavier different variables to consider, not twist his morals? I'm a bit confused about that one. Meh.

X3: Magneto not caring for Mystique's transformation - he doesn't care much for humans, but I'd have expected him to be vastly more furious that one of his 'children' had been turned human. That'd be like having your girlfriend turned into a cockroach or something. c.c You'd be furious.

X3: Magneto caring less than he usually does if mutants die. It's out of character. Yes, the greater goal and all - but that was a little too cold.

X3: Jean. No amount of sexyness makes up for lack of acting. Or, well, parts to act.

X3: Magneto not having lost his powers. That was four ****ing doses! Christ. Yes, he's powerful, but he should have lost them. I would have wept and mourned, because his powers were so damn awesome - but it would only have been fair.

X3: Xavier not being dead. Whilst it was kind of clear from the wink (atrocious!) that he wasn't all gone, the rest of the movie made it almost believable - unlike with Jean, there was a gravestone, etc. And it would have been a "wrong", but pleasantly courageous move. "Wrong" because X-Men are X-Men - you can't just take Xavier away from them and have them be the same. Pleasantly courageous because Xavier is the core figure.


And a couple of others (in both categories), but I've just ordered food and my stomach is rumbling like mad, which isn't motivating me to picture the whole of either movie again. Heh.
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At a guess I would say that the "Cure" is temporary and doesn't work. Eventually they will all regain their powers. Even Mystique.

Magneto is quicker as he's more powerful.
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Point. That would make sense. In fact, that would make a lot of sense, given where the cure came from... hm...

Thanks for that insight.
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Saw X-Men last night... I was sad when I left the theatre, they ruined it, X1 and X2 were almost perfect and this one... so hollow.

What the hell was Phoenix the second half of the movie? Following Magneto with sleppy eyes?!? I don't know nothing of the original Dark Phoenix storyline in the comics but even I can tell this was extremely wrong, specially after a great set-up in the first 2 movies.

And what about Angel? His presentation was good, but then... 4 lines the whole movie?!?

And Rogue?!? That pointless love triangle?!? (Kittie Pryde was cute... )

And Wolverine doing stupid one-liners ("Try growing back these")

And Cyclops... his fate is understandable but that scene had no emotional punch...

Beast was ok, I guess, and Ian McKellen as Magneto is great, and the Cure was a great premise, but all these plot and subplots could hardly be told in 2 movies... But no, they had to stick everything in a 1h45m movie... I hate Fox!!!

Maybe they didn't call it X3 because it's a alternate reality and Bryan Singer will come back to finish his job...

I guess not. The crime has payd off 44 million opening day - second best ever... Damn.
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And Wolverine doing stupid one-liners ("Try growing back these")
He uses one-liners in the comics...
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He uses one-liners in the comics...
Yeah, but not stupid... (Note: I really don't know, only read a few comics...)
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X3 is a classic, huge old fashioned blockbuster like they used to make. It's a crowd pleaser, getting excellent word of mouth from everyday people, and is on track to coming out of the gate with the biggest opening weekend ever($44+ million on Friday). I saw it at the midnight showing on Thursday night and the audience loved it as did I and my little gang of misfits. I'm sure this box office will insure a new trilogy, but we are at least guaranteed the already in pre-producction Wolverine prequel(to X1).
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I read the comics, and used to watch the old cartoons, and yeah Wolverine always uses one liners, and humour.

The movie was good, I liked it. But where is NIGHTCRAWLER?!
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Good question Cumming was a no-show. Wasn't Nightcrawler in the Last Stand game? I thought I saw Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler in the game.
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Princess Bride.

Seeing the young Fred Savage's bedroom brought back memories. I used to have He-Man toys and the Lambourgini Transformer. When I saw him eating salami sandwhiches I had to go out and buy some whitebread and salami. Memory lane.

The film is ok too I guess but the humor doesn't date well.
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Princess Bride.

Seeing the young Fred Savage's bedroom brought back memories.
*SHOCK*

That's just not right.


p.s Princess Bride rocks it's one of my all time fav movies. Inconceivable.
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That truly is one of the best movies ever. You killed my father, prepare to die!
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