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Offline spacebarsux

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New X-Men Movie
« on: June 10, 2011, 04:39:37 AM »
So I am a huge X-Men trilogy fan. The New X-men movie is gonna be released here next week. Anyone seen it? how is it? how does it compare to the previous 3?
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 07:57:30 AM »
I saw it Monday. It is very good although different than the other X-Men movies in terms of style. Since it is mostly set in the 1960s there is a touch of James Bond, which makes the movie fun. The actors playing Xavier and Magneto are great. Kevin Bacon plays Sebastian Shaw as a truly scary villain. January Jones as Emma Frost looks the part but plays her too cool-- although there is one scene with a Russian general that is perfect. The special effects are great. For me this movie ranks up there with the first two X-Men movies. I couldn't get over them ruining the Phoenix story line in the third movie and The Wolverine movie just didn't gel.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 08:14:00 AM »
Oh cool! I can't wait to see it.  I like X-Men 3 too! Althought it was completely different to the first 2. And yeah they did go a little over the top with the whole phoenix idea.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 09:41:40 AM »
I'm going all geek here, but the original story of Phoenix was about "absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Jean Grey was "the girl" of the original X-Men, kindhearted but not very powerful. She then, in an act of self sacrifice, she dies and is resurrected with telepathic and telekinetic abilities that increase exponentially as she uses them. Where the third X-Men movie totally screwed up was giving her a separate, evil personality. In the original story she is still Jean but slowly becomes seduced by the ability to change everything and everyone. She gradually goes from being the weakest member of the team to making the X-Men unnecessary. She can read the bad guy's minds and stop them with a thought. She gets adrenaline highs out of destroying things, to the point she telekinetically makes a star go supernova just for the rush. The whole time she struggles with retaining her humanity, not with a separate evil personality. In the end she realizes that she can't control herself, she is going to lose to her selfish impulses and in a final act of self sacrifice, the quality that defined Jean as a person, kills herself. The real story was about how the more power you have the more tempting it is to use it and when you have the ability to literally change everything even the best person is going to do bad things.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 11:46:51 AM »
I'm going all geek here, but the original story of Phoenix was about "absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Jean Grey was "the girl" of the original X-Men, kindhearted but not very powerful. She then, in an act of self sacrifice, she dies and is resurrected with telepathic and telekinetic abilities that increase exponentially as she uses them. Where the third X-Men movie totally screwed up was giving her a separate, evil personality. In the original story she is still Jean but slowly becomes seduced by the ability to change everything and everyone. She gradually goes from being the weakest member of the team to making the X-Men unnecessary. She can read the bad guy's minds and stop them with a thought. She gets adrenaline highs out of destroying things, to the point she telekinetically makes a star go supernova just for the rush. The whole time she struggles with retaining her humanity, not with a separate evil personality. In the end she realizes that she can't control herself, she is going to lose to her selfish impulses and in a final act of self sacrifice, the quality that defined Jean as a person, kills herself. The real story was about how the more power you have the more tempting it is to use it and when you have the ability to literally change everything even the best person is going to do bad things.

Those episodes were always one of my favorite arcs in the cartoon series.  Thanks for the fun memories, F   ;)
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 11:59:55 AM »
I'm going all geek here, but the original story of Phoenix was about "absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Jean Grey was "the girl" of the original X-Men, kindhearted but not very powerful. She then, in an act of self sacrifice, she dies and is resurrected with telepathic and telekinetic abilities that increase exponentially as she uses them. Where the third X-Men movie totally screwed up was giving her a separate, evil personality. In the original story she is still Jean but slowly becomes seduced by the ability to change everything and everyone. She gradually goes from being the weakest member of the team to making the X-Men unnecessary. She can read the bad guy's minds and stop them with a thought. She gets adrenaline highs out of destroying things, to the point she telekinetically makes a star go supernova just for the rush. The whole time she struggles with retaining her humanity, not with a separate evil personality. In the end she realizes that she can't control herself, she is going to lose to her selfish impulses and in a final act of self sacrifice, the quality that defined Jean as a person, kills herself. The real story was about how the more power you have the more tempting it is to use it and when you have the ability to literally change everything even the best person is going to do bad things.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 02:40:01 PM »
I'm going all geek here, but the original story of Phoenix was about "absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Jean Grey was "the girl" of the original X-Men, kindhearted but not very powerful. She then, in an act of self sacrifice, she dies and is resurrected with telepathic and telekinetic abilities that increase exponentially as she uses them. Where the third X-Men movie totally screwed up was giving her a separate, evil personality. In the original story she is still Jean but slowly becomes seduced by the ability to change everything and everyone. She gradually goes from being the weakest member of the team to making the X-Men unnecessary. She can read the bad guy's minds and stop them with a thought. She gets adrenaline highs out of destroying things, to the point she telekinetically makes a star go supernova just for the rush. The whole time she struggles with retaining her humanity, not with a separate evil personality. In the end she realizes that she can't control herself, she is going to lose to her selfish impulses and in a final act of self sacrifice, the quality that defined Jean as a person, kills herself. The real story was about how the more power you have the more tempting it is to use it and when you have the ability to literally change everything even the best person is going to do bad things.


Wow!! That is deep. Looks like you're a much much bigger X Men fan than i will ever be ;)
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 04:19:22 PM »
oh, and I second how much of a hash they made of the Phoenix plot in X-Men 3. The "cure" or the Phoenix would have been enough to fill the plot of a movie, both was just too much. Killing off Cyclops off-screen, not giving Rogue anything to do... meh!

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011, 05:16:35 PM »
I wasnt too happy with the rogue from the movies either
she was so bad ass in the 90's cartoon and the comics. flying around, beating people
in the movies she really didn't do much.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 02:14:30 AM »
As a piece of entertainment X-Men 3 didnít come even close to the first 2.

The reason I liked X-Men 3 was completely different. The main theme of the movie was about ďcuringĒ the mutants. In one scene Storm even says, ďthis isnít a disease, we donít need a cure. There is nothing wrong with usĒ.

The whole idea of viewing it as a disease as opposed to just being ďdifferentĒ made me think of how society views homosexuals, in general. How being different to the norm can, to some people, be such a deviation from what they consider normal- that it could be viewed as a Ďdiseaseí. So my mental analogy of curing mutants and the whole gay thing probably made it interesting for me. Towards the end of the movie, Rogue even goes and cures herself- she exercises the choice of not being Ďdifferentí. To be "normal" again.

Maybe I read too much in to it! lol. But I like my interpretation. ;)





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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 02:18:24 AM »
Bryan Singer the director is an avid homosexual so I believe the parallels you draw between being a mutant and being a homo were intentional.

Edit:  Although I just remembered Brian Singer did not direct the third movie because he and James Marsden were busy making the Superman movie.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 02:22:22 AM »
Bryan Singer the director is an avid homosexual so I believe the parallels you draw between being a mutant and being a homo were intentional.


Oh is it? Yeah, some things were just too apparent for it to be a coincidence.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 02:44:53 AM »
Saw it. Awesome. Possibly best of the lot.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 01:12:50 PM »
i love these movies as well and will try and catch the xmen movie soon. has anyone seen the animated novels? they were in my netflix queue and i was simply amazed. took a few moment to get use to the graphics but i was suckered in shortly thereafter.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2011, 01:31:10 PM »
i love these movies as well and will try and catch the xmen movie soon. has anyone seen the animated novels? they were in my netflix queue and i was simply amazed. took a few moment to get use to the graphics but i was suckered in shortly thereafter.

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I streamed "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" on Netflix last week. It does take a minute to get used to the graphics but it was good.

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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2011, 03:37:43 PM »
i was pissed that the episodes were only 12 minutes long. i can't wait for the next xmen one to come out. i ventured over to superman cause i was on a comic trip :)
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2011, 03:56:14 AM »
X Men: First Class- Some gaping plotholes? [SPOILER ALERT]

- In X Men 1 that was set sometime in the early 2000's I clearly remember I dialogue where Profesor X says that "Magneto has found a way to block out my thoughts?" Later, Magneto is shown wearing that helmet that blocks out Professor's psychic abilities. However, in X men First class - set in the 1960's- we see Magneto acquire that helmet from Sebastian Shaw (Which Professor X is all to aware of). Obviously the dialogue in X Men 1 (set in the 2000's ) becomes pointless.

- Also in the earlier (by release date) X Men movies- Professor X says that he and Magneto built Cerebro together. That's not quite right. The CIA built it. Professor X and Magneto only used it to find other mutants.

Anyone else notice this?
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2011, 07:26:43 AM »
X Men: First Class- Some gaping plotholes? [SPOILER ALERT]

- In X Men 1 that was set sometime in the early 2000's I clearly remember I dialogue where Profesor X says that "Magneto has found a way to block out my thoughts?" Later, Magneto is shown wearing that helmet that blocks out Professor's psychic abilities. However, in X men First class - set in the 1960's- we see Magneto acquire that helmet from Sebastian Shaw (Which Professor X is all to aware of). Obviously the dialogue in X Men 1 (set in the 2000's ) becomes pointless.

- Also in the earlier (by release date) X Men movies- Professor X says that he and Magneto built Cerebro together. That's not quite right. The CIA built it. Professor X and Magneto only used it to find other mutants.

Anyone else notice this?

"X-Men First Class" doesn't really fit the continuity of the other movies. For example, Emma Frost is one of the teenagers Wolverine and Professor X rescue in "Wolverine".

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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2011, 09:18:02 AM »
"X-Men First Class" doesn't really fit the continuity of the other movies. For example, Emma Frost is one of the teenagers Wolverine and Professor X rescue in "Wolverine".

SPOILER ALERT
But Bryan Singer was one of the producers of X men -first class as well as X Men 1 and 2. Surely, he tried his best to fit it in with the rest of the movies in terms of chronology, right?

The friendship between Magneto and Professor X that is referred to in the earler X men movies was one of the main themes in this movie. Also, it showed the background to Magneto turning evil or whatver- and why Mytique chose to leave Professor X and go to Magneto. The opening scene where they show child Erik Lensherr bend the gates in the concentration camp  was the same as the scene shown in X- men 1.

In my eyes there was at least an ostensible effort made to make the events  fit in chronologically with the other films.  It doesn't come across as a stand alone film by any stretch.

So do you think the producers//directors thought that the audience would forget such minor points?- or maybe the "Wolverine" movie is to be viewed as stand alone?

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2011, 09:49:19 AM »
I just don't think they were able to make all the movies fit together. They tried, they failed. The movie X-Men: First Class doesn't resemble the comic series in any respect.


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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2011, 09:55:53 AM »
So is Emma Frost your fav X-Men? ;)
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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2011, 11:52:57 AM »
So is Emma Frost your fav X-Men? ;)

The White Queen wasn't an X-man was she?

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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2011, 02:10:21 PM »
The White Queen wasn't an X-man was she?

GSOGymrat's avatar photo is Emma Frost in X-Men First Class :)
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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2011, 02:15:28 PM »
GSOGymrat's avatar photo is Emma Frost in X-Men First Class :)

I so thought that was Patsy from AbFab

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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2011, 02:45:14 PM »
So is Emma Frost your fav X-Men? ;)

I don't know about my favorite but she is fun.

The White Queen wasn't an X-man was she?

She started out in the Hellfire Club with Sabastian Shaw, like in the movie, but later joined the X-Men and hooked up with Cyclops. She is still not your average hero though:


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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2011, 03:14:55 PM »
SPOILER ALERT
But Bryan Singer was one of the producers of X men -first class as well as X Men 1 and 2. Surely, he tried his best to fit it in with the rest of the movies in terms of chronology, right?


LOL.  That doesn't matter.  I've seen many movies re-write complete histories in order to get those teenage boys (as that seems to be the audience they're going for these days) to plop down money for tickets.  You have to remember that even in the graphic novels complete backstories have been revised in the name of creating some alternative universe in order to justify changing the facts, so most of the kids today wouldn't know where any of these characters originated.

It all depends on how much pressure the director is to crank out a blockbuster when it comes to sticking to the truth as most of us knew it at one time  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 07:54:05 PM »
Anyone heard about X-Men:First Class 2? What characters will be in it?

I thought it was fairly fun, Moira Mactaggart being an American CIA agent aside :) Good take on the X-Men movie mythos...

Oh, and my favourite Emma quote below. She was brilliant when Grant Morrison took over X-Men, she's been watered down considerably since...



Also love the subtle fact that subsequent writers have missed that when Emma's in her diamond form, she shuts down her emotions... often a clue to her mental state.

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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 03:15:43 AM »
Anyone heard about X-Men:First Class 2? What characters will be in it?

I thought it was fairly fun, Moira Mactaggart being an American CIA agent aside :) Good take on the X-Men movie mythos...

Oh, and my favourite Emma quote below. She was brilliant when Grant Morrison took over X-Men, she's been watered down considerably since...



Also love the subtle fact that subsequent writers have missed that when Emma's in her diamond form, she shuts down her emotions... often a clue to her mental state.

LOL, I like that. hehe.

XMen First Class 2, don't know much about it. This link says that the sequel is going to explore Magneto's development even more thoroughly. I hope they find a way to bring Hugh Jackman into it, although I'm quite tired of the Wolverine character.  :P

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2012, 01:24:58 PM »
Not X-Men, but has anyone seen Avengers?

I saw it yesterday. The special effects were good and all, but the plot, the story and the rest was just so over the top. Felt like being inside a video game.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2012, 02:06:29 PM »
I'm sure you were distracted by Chris Evan's ass.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2012, 05:50:06 PM »
I'm sure you were distracted by Chris Evan's ass.

Who wouldn't be?  That boy is fine.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2012, 11:16:43 PM »
I'm going all geek here, but the original story of Phoenix was about "absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Jean Grey was "the girl" of the original X-Men, kindhearted but not very powerful. She then, in an act of self sacrifice, she dies and is resurrected with telepathic and telekinetic abilities that increase exponentially as she uses them. Where the third X-Men movie totally screwed up was giving her a separate, evil personality. In the original story she is still Jean but slowly becomes seduced by the ability to change everything and everyone. She gradually goes from being the weakest member of the team to making the X-Men unnecessary. She can read the bad guy's minds and stop them with a thought. She gets adrenaline highs out of destroying things, to the point she telekinetically makes a star go supernova just for the rush. The whole time she struggles with retaining her humanity, not with a separate evil personality. In the end she realizes that she can't control herself, she is going to lose to her selfish impulses and in a final act of self sacrifice, the quality that defined Jean as a person, kills herself. The real story was about how the more power you have the more tempting it is to use it and when you have the ability to literally change everything even the best person is going to do bad things.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
Who wouldn't be?  That boy is fine.

Totally, he's hot.

Although that Robert Downey Jr is so tedious. He's cultivated this pretentious supercilious demeanour which seems even more pronounced with his goatee. He might as well have been Sherlock Holmes in an Avenger's suit.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2012, 12:33:39 AM »
How can anyone hate the star of Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus?
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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2012, 12:52:20 AM »
I haven't heard of that film, but I just googled it and it looks like something I'd never watch. Nicole Kidman can be tedious too. lol.

I liked her in "The Hours" and a few other films though.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2012, 01:03:41 AM »
I haven't heard of that film, but I just googled it and it looks like something I'd never watch.

That's because you have very low taste levels and watch comic book movies.
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2012, 01:45:32 AM »
That's because you have very low taste levels and watch comic book movies.

Actually, Iím quite a movie buff. I watch a wide range of movies including all the mainstream and alternative Indian movies, some of which are very good.

Itís not so much comic book as much as Sci-Fi that takes my fancy and often the two genres overlap.

Among the American movies released this past year or so, the ones I really liked were:

Ides of March, Drive, The Help, The Descendants, X-Men First Class and Midnight in Paris.

In the last 5 years, one movie that moved me particularly was The Panís Labyrinth (Spanish).

Most overrated movie in the recent past: Slumdog Millionaire. Rehashed standard Bollywood-masala fare, based on a very Bollywood-inspired book. It was entertaining but had nothing novel about it. And it was full of inaccuracies and factual mistakes for e.g.: Kids from Bombay slums barely speak any English, let alone with a British inflection.
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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2012, 02:36:39 PM »
Pan's Labyrinth was a fantastic movie, definitely in my top ten.

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Re: New X-Men Movie
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2012, 08:56:25 PM »
I finally got a day off and saw The Avengers. Loved it! Joss Whedon really pulled it off. All the characters were developed, it was smartly paced, the script was snappy, the action well done.  Mark Ruffalo actually made me want to see more of Bruce Banner/Hulk. Loki meets Hulk was so Whedon and oh so satisfying!

I'm sure you were distracted by Chris Evan's ass.

I was definitely distracted by Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Hot!


 


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