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maroule
29-05-2006, 08:54:25
surprisingly, nobody has talked about it yet

I'm pretty much a X Men fan and enjoyed my time with the first two. I consider it the best type of 'fantasy' blockbuster, just after spiderman (i.e in both they actually manage to achieve proper character creation). Other attemps at comic franchise have had their hits and miss (the batman series alternated from good to pathetic), or were downright awful (daredevil, fantastic four, etc.)

The trailer of the third is pretty rousing, meaning I'll probably go and watch it this week. Critics here have been pretty average though (but what do they know, the suckers). Anybody saw it yet?

MoSe
29-05-2006, 10:12:42
I'm planning to see it this week, alas not in english

I have to admit that even if as standalones DD & FF were indeed subpar, I liked them anyway as I think they managed to recreate the spirit I found in them as a 6yo reader :cute: :D

I'm waiting for Thor and Iron Man now ;)

maroule
29-05-2006, 10:19:36
they're adapting Thor????

MoSe
29-05-2006, 10:35:20
no idea, was just wishing

paiktis22
29-05-2006, 11:01:45
I was to see it this sunday but i opted to go to the beach instead for my first swim this year :cool: didn't regret it because i saw the most amazing peach shaped ass ever! :love: em, the sea was good. played rackets and water polo.

Gibsie
29-05-2006, 15:59:03
I hear it's good. Yup.

Sir Penguin
29-05-2006, 16:14:10
I thought it was pretty average. The dialog was terrible (much worse than the other two movies), the directing was generic, the editing seemed like it was done by a drunk construction worker, and pretty much everything had an air of uninterestingness around it. The acting and effects were very strong for a comic book movie. The final battle scene was great. There were some good premises that failed in execution because the movie never really focused on anything. The ending (both the movie ending and the bonus scene after the credits) were lame.

Personally, I was disappointed, but if you thought the first two were dragged down by character and dialog, and you're just looking for an action movie, you'll probably like it.

One of the best parts of the movie was the Snakes on a Plane teaser.

SP

Tizzy
29-05-2006, 19:08:57
Saw it yesterday and I enjoyed it

BigGameHunter
30-05-2006, 03:31:18
It was a fun "date" movie...saw it with my wife last night.
Agree with all that was said here--editing sucked massively, plot line was choppy and a bit confusing (lingered too long in th e wrong places and passed over the right one's too quickly).
The effects and mutants and so forth were great, but if it hadn't been the "X Men" it would have been "Escape from L.A".
Trailer for "My Super Ex Girlfriend" and "TacoLibre" were much more tantalizing.

Funko
30-05-2006, 09:13:04
I really liked it.

Venom
30-05-2006, 12:45:48
It was alright. Entertaining. Could have been miles better though.

MoSe
30-05-2006, 14:58:02
then it would have been The X-Miles :rolleyes:

maroule
31-05-2006, 07:28:25
saw it yesterday, was a bit disappointed, I saw the second one a week ago and it was clearly better, at least at characterising the individuals and their conflicts. This one was more average, with fairly terrible dialogues and a bit tepid overall. And I missed Diablo! Some good scenes though, like the fight in Phoenix house

lightblue
02-06-2006, 13:31:48
Too many characters in my opinion, they could've left out the dude with the wings quite easily.

MOBIUS
02-06-2006, 19:34:23
Thought it was pretty crappy, plot holes you could drive a fleet of buses through and a sort of making-up-mutant-powers-as-we-go-along feel to it... Worst of the 3 by far!

Darkstar
02-06-2006, 22:53:42
Well, the rule is that the even numbered sequels are the ones that don't (completely) suck. So what would you expect? ;)

self biased
07-06-2006, 17:10:45
i thought that only applied to Trek films. i saw it last night. it was mediocre. i thought they killed off too many staple characters.

also, the last scene with magneto should have included Xaviar in some fashion to show he was still around. possibly Magneto talking to him, but have it ambiguous if he's just wondering aloud...

Venom
07-06-2006, 18:25:22
If you would have waited until after the credits you would have gotten an Xavier ending.

Darkstar
07-06-2006, 19:12:32
It's a rule for everything. Most people just discover it while watching Star Trek films.

self biased
08-06-2006, 14:17:49
yeah, but i shouldn't have been required to stay for an easter egg that contained vital plot information.

Tizzy
08-06-2006, 14:44:08
If you want to know everything that happens in a film, you watch to the end, right?

That is the end.

self biased
08-06-2006, 14:59:59
generally speaking, the movie ends when the credits roll. which means that the entirity of monty python and the holy grail is one long easter egg.

Funko
08-06-2006, 15:07:09
Originally posted by self biased
yeah, but i shouldn't have been required to stay for an easter egg that contained vital plot information.

I agree..

Darkstar
08-06-2006, 21:31:21
If you didn't stay until the very end, then you weren't really a fan, were you?

Venom
08-06-2006, 21:49:06
First of all, the credits are part of the movie. Skip them at your own risk.

Secondly, it's not really critical plot information. It is, as you said, an easter egg. Which is a bit of a treat. Not critical plot.

self biased
09-06-2006, 04:28:07
the fact that charles xavier isn't really dead is a pretty fucking big easter egg.

Venom
09-06-2006, 12:34:23
Doesn't change anything. That could be the beginning of the next movie.

Funko
09-06-2006, 13:45:34
Are they doing another then?

Venom
09-06-2006, 14:01:22
No real word yet, but there are rumors.

Especially considering how well it did in the box office.

They're very close to a Wolverine prequel however.

mr_G
16-06-2006, 10:23:58
it sucked Venom's balss.

Sir Penguin
16-06-2006, 23:20:55
Originally posted by self biased
the fact that charles xavier isn't really dead is a pretty fucking big easter egg.
It was also really lame. Not worth the time. It's not like they can bring the same actor back in a sequel (at least, not sensibly).

SP