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Post by HoodedMan » Fri May 26, 2006 12:08 pm

I don't know if anyone else noticed but the predictions for X3 were HORRIBLE before the movie hit theatres and they still have a negative vibe! I just read in my paper today, "Here's a faint-praise review for X-Men: The Last Stand. It's not nearly as bad as we thought."

It then goes on to talk about the new director, Brett Ratner, who they thought would kill the series (their words). Why is it that everyone thought that anyone but Bryan Singer couldn't handle the X-Men?

It goes on to talk about the movie, has a nice promo pic of Angel who unfortunately from what I've heard is only there for the promo pics and ends saying that the series is ended, not horribly, and Bryan Singer has moved on; "Maybe so should we."

Bah. It's good to the movie and bad to the movie at the same time. I don't know how they manage. Anyone else seeing the huge negative vibe that still exists? I know Roger and Ebert rated it highly though.
ACHTUNG! Alles touristen und non-technischen looken peepers! Das computermachine ist nicht fuer gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fuer gewerken bei das dumpkopfen. Das rubbernecken sichtseeren keepen das cotten-pickenen hans in das pockets muss; relaxen und watchen das blinkenlichten.

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Post by Slarti » Fri May 26, 2006 2:12 pm

"X-ASPERATING: Can’t ‘Stand’ it: Such a good premise, such a disappointing X-ecution"

That was the headline in my newspaper today.

The reviewer compared it to the Batman movies, which went downhill after Tim Burton left and she said the X-Men had been “Schumachered.” On the other hand, they had some cool graphics and a box of X-Men factoids about the Dark Phoenix saga and the origins of Beast, Angel and the Morlocks.

I don’t care. We’re still gonna go see it tonight.

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Post by fourpawsonthefloor » Fri May 26, 2006 3:04 pm

Well I went and picked up the tickies for it last night - so at 7:30 I will be bouncing in my theater seat.

I have heard mixed reviews...both bad and good from comic lovers and others alike. The main thing is that they say that it can be a bit corny, but then for those of us reading the comics can we honestly say that the plot lines and times weren't a bit corny?

Anyway, I also got something else from the theater last night that WILL make you want to scratch my eyes out.

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Post by HoodedMan » Fri May 26, 2006 3:17 pm

I do want to scratch your eyes out. But actually I've reserved a movie poster, the Angel one, when stores get it. But just in case, I'm going to check with the theatre. :P
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Post by Northstars Love » Fri May 26, 2006 3:26 pm

Despite the reviews I'm seeing it today and will see it again next week. I don't really listen to reviews anyway. I love the X-Men!

fourpaws - I will check on my theatre to see if they have any posters for the movie like you have above. If not, oh well. I got two signed X-3 posters, one which I'm giving a way on my site starting this weekend. I've gathered so much X-3 stuff its making my head spin! :hypno

Now, I'm off to get ready to see the 10:45am showing! :dance



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Post by HoodedMan » Fri May 26, 2006 3:40 pm

Northstars Love: I envy you. Mucho. I was going to get some signed stuff, but I have to wait for my next paycheck. The 4'x6' bus shelter poster made a big dent in my emergency money.
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Post by steyn » Fri May 26, 2006 9:34 pm

I saw it, and I wouldn't have believed that it could have been done, but Brett Ratner has actually “Schumachered” Xmen 3.

The movie is full of incredible effects, but the thing is so, well, how can I say it, all softed up. There were so many scenes where I just couldn't stopped laughing. Not that it was funny scenes, but the fact that they tried so hard to make this movie a tear jerker. Unfortunately they failed, miserably.

Now to show how much I liked this movie, I'm going to arrange the three Xmen movies from best to worst:
Xmen 2;
Xmen 1;

Daredevil;


Xmen 3.

And that's about how I felt, but I'm pretty sure there's a lot of you who actually liked it.

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Post by Slarti » Sat May 27, 2006 5:16 am

We just got back, and while I won't go so far as to say it was totally Schumachered, it was busy. The effects were amazing, but, ack! There was just soooo much going on that nothing got the proper focus.

It was damn cool to see Jean Phoenix out though. Even if she did remind me of "scary, veiny Willow" from Buffy.

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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Sat May 27, 2006 5:26 am

I'm not even gonna lie, I nearly crapped myself everytime Jean went all Phoenix:eek I didn't think it was as bad as the critics said.. sure, it could've been better, but it was still a great movie
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Post by DeeJay » Sat May 27, 2006 8:09 am

Phoenix is a super bitch.

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Post by littlebamf » Sat May 27, 2006 8:55 am

I agree with what the critic in my newspaper said about the movie (Though I can't find it to quote it). I thought it was good, but it was way too rushed, too many useless random people. It could have been more developed, sure but I did like it enough to see it on Thursday night and Friday night - I double booked Thursday night so ended up having to go again the following night....

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Post by Nandireya » Sat May 27, 2006 11:08 pm

Here's the review from our Sunday paper...still haven't changed my mind about not going...
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Post by Eleri » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:28 pm

I read in Empire magazine how there were to many characters and sub-plots, and they only gave it 3 Stars which is a shame really they should have focused on the whole Phoenix being a threat to the world thing. But I haven't seen it yet D: We get stuff so late where I am -_- But I don't care what the reviews say I'm still going to watch it!

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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:39 pm

I agree that it was bursting with characters that never got their fair share in the movie.. I've said it a hundred times already, but a half an hour was all they really needed to give some insight into the characters.. if they would've only done that, I would've been happier with the movie:doh!
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Post by Eleri » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:49 pm

Ye I kinda wish Bryan Singer had done it, but he went off and did Superman -_- Ah well I have the first and second movie and will watch them so often xD
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Post by Singe » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:59 pm

I think Schumachered a pretty good verb, but for reasons that are pretty politically incorrect.

At least Ratner didn't change the tone and vibe as radically as Schumacher did. He probably knows that people would be calling for his blood more than they already are (which isn't a whole lot, granted). Then again, Schumacher isn't quite the studio yes-man Ratner's so well known to be. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing?
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