I think for me it probably helped that I am not as invested in the X-Men movies as I am in the MCU - I wasn't really into comic book stuff at the time the first ones came out, catching them on T.V. later, and saw First Class primarily because of how much I like James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. So I didn't really have any expectations of this movie other than another chance to watch actors I enjoy and hopefully have a good time. On that score, the movie succeeded very well. By the time Age of Apocalypse comes out I plan to have read a few X-Men comic book arcs, so maybe I'll have more nits to pick with that one, but it was nice to go in without huge expectations and be entertained.
Post by sammiecassell on May 31, 2014 9:09:53 GMT -5
I feel like this was probably the best Xmen effort to date too. I enjoyed the interaction within the cast. I liked the Quicksilver stuff although his outfit did look like he was Speedball or Whizzer. Unlike the staff, I liked all the "new" Xmen stuff. Blink was awesome (check her out in Exiles, she's the team leader but I think I liked her look even better in the movie and I have an all new appreciation for her powers), I actually liked Sunspot and Warpath, Sunspot is what he was shown as, everybody can't be a awesome superpowered person. Wish they had shown more of Warpaths skill set as he is a cool,character in the early Xforce stuff and a bad ass. Also liked the Bishop stuff, I thought they explained it without having to EXPLAIN it. If they explained every skill set of every mutant, we'd have either less mutants or an entire movie of origin stories. Also, if the audience REALLY cares, they know it's a comic movie, go to a comic store, and ask, and READ. Tell them to take their kids and get them the books and READ!! I read all the X books and have for 10 or so years so yes I'm a fan, but not a "purist", entertain me and I'm happy, and this movie did that!
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Post by iamasianbatgirl on Jun 3, 2014 22:24:17 GMT -5
I really enjoyed the film and I think it's the best since X2. I suppose I'm excited to see where and when they'll set the next movie. I really want a movie that introduces some of the original X-Men (a REAL first class please), like young Jean, Scott, and Storm. Hopefully it'll be another movie with little-to-no Wolverine just to give some other characters room to breathe. I kind of enjoyed Mystique's storyline and the end left me wondering how that'll affect her character development differently in future films.
It was good; much better than it had any right to be, considering the six movies that came before it, at least 4 of which were travishammockeries of the lowest and most deplorable order. There's still all sorts of comic-book shame on display, it's not even close to where Marvel/Disney's been since they put out Iron Man 1 in 2008 (excepting for the fucking joke that was Iron Man 3; uggghhhh, though they went on to totally redeem themselves with Dark World and Winter Soldier, a trend that looks to continue with Guardians in a few weeks), they need desperately to jettison the Singer-verse wholesale, and they still can't get some of the big things even close to right, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
That being said, is it really too much to ask to have Mystique done right just once? Just a single time? Please? That "naked" rubber suit bullshit has gotten on my very last nerve (and it has been doing so since it debuted 15 years ago), and as a long-time fan of the x-family i'm shocked and mortified that lizard skin Mystique with an awful, ridiculously fake-looking, fugly, oily, slicked-back red wig on is still a thing. Seriously, is it really so hard to do on a major motion picture what cosplayers have been homespinning to near-perfection for years? Why are we putting up with it? I can only assume it started as a shock-value ploy/gimmick to try and get teenage boys into the theater to see "naked Rebecca Romijn" (thanks a bunch, Singer), who, let's be honest, isn't likely to carry a film with her acting ability (though, to be fair, Femme Fatale wasn't all that bad). So because of that we have to hamstring Oscar-winner (and three-time nominee, at the tender age of 23) Jennifer Lawrence with that shit? Why? How has no-one in a position of power on these pictures noticed how awful it looks? And not just the look, but because she's playing a young "Rebecca Romijn's Mystique", she's also playing the character so flat and just . . I dunno . . odd. I think J Law is a fantastic actress; i'm a huge fan of her in every other picture she's done. But in this, and even to some extent in First Class (though it wasn't as egregious in that), she's been severely toned-down and the humanity has been stripped from her. I certainly never read Mystique that way, and it comes across to me as such a waste. It's a shame. It demeans and debases both the character and the actress, it reduces her to a cheap stunt, and it is not now, nor has it ever been ok.
Just caught this over the weekend. Really enjoyed it. Couple of nitpicks, Kitty's secondary mutation of phasing minds through time. ..wtf. Couldn't they have just used another telepath? Why not old White Queen? It just seemed sloppy. Also, Magneto using train tracks to control the sentinals, that's fine, makes sense. But how did that allow him to actually activate them them and give verbal commands? I just figured he'd be moving them kind of like puppets. All in all though, I did enjoy it. Might prefer First Class though. Days was a much grander movie.