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X-Men: The Last Stand


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As an x-men comic and television cartoon fan, I've followed the movies with reserved anticipation. The first two, albeit far from their origins, were entertaining, kept certain aspects of the original story line(s), and allowed for possible decent movie futures.

With the announcement of X-Men: The Last Stand, I became excitied, following the development, watching all the sneak previews. You know, general fan things. This weekend, I finally got around to watching the movie.

I won't tell you what was horrible about it. I'll leave it to you to go and and see this pile of dung for yourself. But as far as I'm concerned, the third movie does not exist. It has nothing to do with x-men besides the names of the characters.

Any thoughts?

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Well... first of all, the movie isn't released here, it will take another week or so i guess.

As for comments...
Don't click here to see some other thoughts about it.

I think i can make a valid guess that indeed X1 and X2 were decent and that Vinny Jones was a good cast for the right character in X3.
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Saw it, wasn't bad. Kept in mind the director commentary from the first movie along the lines of took the core of the spirit of X-Men with the intention of telling a new story, not one already covered by the comics. Ignoring all the snafu's of the "canon" comic storylines it isn't a bad movie. Not to say it's an excellent movie either... just a decent one.

I'll attempt to be vague enough not to give away any spoilers but like anything what may seem trivial to one in the know could be world shattering for those not. So yeah, if you want to see the movie in a "pure" mindset you may want to stop reading till then.





Has a few rather jarring flaws like all the cars on the bridge having their freaking lights on cause it's full on night when not an hour earlier it was a sunny mid-afternoon and not a single one had them on. Kelsey Grammer was a great choice as beast and he does justice to the character. Vinney Jones does a decent job with Juggernaut despite the only "explanation" offered for his power being 'unstoppable once in motion.' Was an interesting shift to see Jaime Maddox as a full on bad guy (Multiple Man, mostly from the X-Force comics) but it did advance a certain portion of the plot. About my only harsh criticism is the whole emotional Logan. Even not being a comic "purist" it's jarring and doesn't seem to fit the core of Logan as a character. Though I suppose without the comic background it probably wouldn't be as much of an issue and in the end it sort of worked out for the story.
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I liked it. It was a fun movie. Forget the whole "this/that wasnt exactly like the comic" debate. It was a good MOVIE. I liked it just as I liked the first two movies.

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JEAN GREY!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!! :angry: Apart from that, thought it was an okay movie. More action packed, they did try to tell a lot in a short space of time though, so many storylines to follow and not all of them, i think were covered properly, i mean whats the point of having new characters if you're not going to explore them properly there just there for the sake of being there. Blah! Though, saying that, if Famke Janssen wasn't in it, i'd call it complete crap!

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I thought the movie was good insofar as the special effects and the mutations were concerned. However, I don't like that fact that they basically killed off most of the important characters - Cyclops, Phoenix, some of the more recently created characters such as Spike - and made human the rest (Magneto and Mystique, for example - and what about Rogue, whose whole character is based around her mutation?). The only ones left were Colossus, Nightcrawler (who didn't appear in this film), Storm, Wolverine, Pyro (whose 'story' was never really 'finished' in this movie), Iceman, Angel (though I liked the way his story went here), and a couple of others. All in all, I think they could have come up with a few more solutions than just killing everybody off or taking away their mutations.

Just my two-cents-worth there...

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I liked it. It sucked that Mystique got made human because she looked so hot blue, but I'm glad that Jean Grey bit the dust; I've never liked her and I've always wanted Rogue to get it on with Wolverine.
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Did you know she was totally naked when in her blue form? Seriously. They put blue body paint all over her. The only thing she was wearing was a smile.

Drool.

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