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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:50 pm

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be directed by Bryan Singer.

Shitty.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Will probably be better than the last one, then.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:01 pm

I'm fine with Singer returning.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:05 pm

Considering he directed the only two X-MEN flicks I like. Though my problem with FIRST CLASS are simply that they crammed too much into it.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:45 pm

Singer's a good fit for this franchise.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:05 am

Singer knows his X-Men. Good safe reliable pick.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:09 pm

Harmsway wrote:
Singer's a good fit for this franchise.

I agree. I think he finds the perfect pitch and balance for X-MEN.

I hope this movie has Gambit, BTW. Frak the WOLVERINE flick.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:19 am

Trailer for THE WOLVERINE is up.



Looks like it could be good, I'll wait and see. I still haven't seen ORIGINS.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:36 am

ORIGINS was awful. This doesn't look like anything special either, but still looks a million times better than ORIGINS.

I am also excited for SInger's return to the director's chair in next year's DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, a time-travel story that will serve as a sequel to both FIRST CLASS and THE LAST STAND.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:37 am

Fairbairn-Sykes wrote:
ORIGINS was awful. This doesn't look like anything special either, but still looks a million times better than ORIGINS.

I am also excited for SInger's return to the director's chair in next year's DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, a time-travel story that will serve as a sequel to both FIRST CLASS and THE LAST STAND.

This really, though I have to concede being increasingly bored/fed up by the emphasis placed on the Wolverine and Magneto characters in this franchise (not just on film).
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:02 am

I have thought that the films have been at their best when addressing the Xavier and Magneto relationship, although I have always criticized the fact that the de facto lead character of the franchise, Cyclops, was totally pushed to the background before being given a total redshirt death.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:12 am

Yeah, Cyclops was also completely missing for the entire second act of X2 (as a result of deleting a subplot of course). THE LAST STAND would have been a good opportunity to showcase Cyclops rising to the challenge as the leader after Xavier's death, but Halle Berry had more clout than Mardsen.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:45 pm

Fairbairn-Sykes wrote:
This doesn't look like anything special either, but still looks a million times better than ORIGINS.
It mgiht look better than ORIGINS, but it still looks horrible.

I was excited for this film when it was first announced. Jackman's great in the role, and Darren Aronofsky handling Claremont and Miller's original material was an intriguing idea, the kind that could have been something more than a comic book movie.

But all Im seeing is two guys fighting atop a bullet train, and my interest died pretty quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Colour me apprehensive but intrigued at this point.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 pm

Fairbairn-Sykes wrote:
I have thought that the films have been at their best when addressing the Xavier and Magneto relationship, although I have always criticized the fact that the de facto lead character of the franchise, Cyclops, was totally pushed to the background before being given a total redshirt death.

I agree but I find the bias given to it demands so much of the series that the real casualty is the ability of any other interesting aspect or character to get a look in. As you point out cyclops had the potential to really shine but it seems the films are too focussed on a very limited subset of the characters to dare to take that forward.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:49 am

It looks better than "Origins", but that is very faint praise.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:54 am

A colonoscopy by chainsaw looks better than ORIGINS.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:55 am

Favourite Prodigy record is still Music for the Jilted Generation.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:16 am

Longer trailer of Wolverine 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEbzZP-_Ssc

Fox found there new Die Another Day mixed Batman Begins.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:45 am

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/10-moments-wolverine-trailer-stole-from-batman-begins/
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:34 am

I'll still be giving this one a chance...if it's loosely based on the hit 1982 Wolverine mini-series done by Frank Miller.

And for those of you interested, Marvel recently launched its new Wolverine series...I believe it's Volume 3.

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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:04 am

Exclusive new pic of Wolverine

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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:23 am

That's not a wolverine.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:24 am

More...more, a space hopper.
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PostSubject: Re: The X-Men Series   Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:06 pm

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Doing my X-Men countdown for the upcoming WOLVERINE flick. Naturally I enjoyed the first two, haven't changed my opinion on them. THE LAST STAND is one I've never revisited much. It pissed me off so much in theaters with its handling of the characters, the stories not playing out well, and that it just feels like a dumbed down studio take after the first two films. I don't mind this third entry going bigger than the last two. I think that was appropriate, but it goes the most obvious route where studios always demand "we need an action beat, it's been ten minutes too long". This is probably my third viewing ever of this flick (the first in theaters, then rental right when the DVD came out). I probably enjoyed it a little better this time but still not enough to get me into the flick. Killing off Xavier doesn't bother me so much now, though I think it should have been done differently. Scott Summers killed? Inexcusable. After a chuck of his scenes got cut out in X2, it was time for him to get more focus, especially with the Phoenix story in play. But no, Halle Berry demanded more screentime. :x Hated the treatment of characters beyond bad deaths. Rogue, who is now just passive aggressive and thrown aside for a whole chunk of the flick. Stuff like Xavier giving up on Cyclops so casually "aw fuck it, he's gone". Great to see Iceman in action, though he's no better in the more "dramatic bits" playing the idiot boyfriend. Magneto abandoning Mystique, "you're not one of us, bye". I can't buy that. Worse, Mystique, after taking a bullet for Magneto, then goes to the government to give up his hideaway. UGH. So frustrating. Then there's the dialogue, dumbed down to bad one-liners. "Wolverine. I hear you're quite the animal." "Look who's talking." They just come out of nowhere. Overall, it's watchable as a summer blockbuster tentpole, but I hate the treatment of the characters too much to really get into it. I will say now that it's better than its 2006 summer competitor SUPERMAN RETURNS, just for the fact that it at least tries to be a fun spectacle.

This will probably be the last time I see this in a very long time. Doubtful I'll include it in the countdown next year when DAYS OF FUTURE PAST comes around. Up next, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. This will be my first ever viewing of it.
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