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X-Men: First Class

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Truronian, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Saw this last night. Thought it was pretty enjoyable, though the numerous continuity niggles annoyed greatly. Anyone else seen it?

    Specifics in spoilers...

    Spoiler :
    The good:
    - The Argentina scene
    - Nic Hoult
    - Prof X and Magneto's relationship
    - Mystique for most of the film
    - Azazel
    - The cameos

    The bad:
    - The child acting
    - Emma Frost's acting
    - Moira MacTaggart
    - Character motivations in the last act. A gradual shift for Magneto would have been better than his sudden kill-all-humans attitude change. This would have also made Mystique's decisions more believable.

    The ugly:
    - Beast's feet
     
  2. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    I'm glad to hear a good review. Being an X-Men fan I want it to do well, but I didn't have super high hopes for the film since the last two were rather crappy.
     
  3. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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  4. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    :yup: One that probably screws the cannon of the other ones to the wall.
     
  5. Esckey

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    I hear it leans more to the reboot side then a prequel. And I hope that's true
     
  6. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus

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    Saw it yesterday and actually quite enjoyed it. Not likely to win any oscars, but good fun and for once the hero was British!
     
  7. RedFusion

    RedFusion tOSU 37 scUM 7

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    They did a really, really good job with this movie. I saw it yesterday with my wife (who hadn't seen any of the other X-Men movie) and she loved it.
     
  8. Lovebird

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    I wish real movies were popular instead of crap like this :(
     
  9. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Gosh Lovebird, why are you always such a wet blanket?
     
  10. Abaddon

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    This film was so awesome it made Boundless and I watch the box-set the next night. We were disappointed by this. I want to be Azazel.
     
  11. Communisto

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    It was okay. The pacing felt rushed, ("I-AM-GONNA-BE-A-PROFFESSOR-NOW-I-AM-ONE-LOOK-WERE-XMEN-NOW"). Magneto was good but Wolverine's cameo was easily the best part, which is all you really need to know about the movie. Kevin Bacon has a stupid face.
     
  12. Dumanios

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    The movie was quite excellent, in my opinion. The Wolverine cameo was easily the best part.
     
  13. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus

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    I smiled at that. His own film was possibly better, if anything, actually.
     
  14. Boundless

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    I LOVED Magneto and how his character developed - the only flaw was how quickly he went 'evil' I suppose - but it kind of made sense - he was almost TOO nice at points considering how god-awful his life had been before.
    I loved the whole film!
     
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    Between this and Inglourious Basterds, I think there's a case that "Michael Fassbender kills Nazis in bars" ought to become its own genre. I loved his performance, probably more than I liked McKellan's. I'd cautiously declare this the best X-Men yet, but it's been a while since I've seen X2, so I may have to reevaluate. The lack of Wolverine focus was very refreshing though.
     
  16. Abaddon

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    For me, I know it was a nod to the fan boys, but it was actually a bit of a jerk to see his character I could have done without.

    I agree entirely that Michael Fassbender played his role awesomely. Especially the Argentinian scenes.
     
  17. Boundless

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    SO refreshing, and I say this as a woman. Although I don't find Hugh Jackman attractive, so maybe I'm just an anomaly.
     
  18. Abaddon

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    Well thats a given
     
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    That I am an anomaly? Or that I don't find Jackman attractive?
     
  20. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    I liked the movie, but found the continuity issues significant to the point of distraction. And while I smiled at the Wolverine cameo, it also made me cringe, because it never happened and slapped the first X-Man movie in the face continuity wise. Also, I thought in the first X-Man movie it was stated that Cerebro was built by Professor X and Magneto, but this movie indicates that Hank McCoy built it - and apparently McCoy is such a super-genius that he built everything...even their modified SR-71 Blackbird. Oh well.

    I did like the Magneto back-story, and appreciated the time they took telling it. By far the most complex and interesting character in the film. I also didnt mind Shaw either, and thought Kevin Bacon did a pretty good job as the bad guy here.

    Liked the movie, but would have liked it more had it been consistent with the other movies and messed with the canon less.
     

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