In Matthew Vaughn we trust!
Jan 30 - 12:11 PM
Very good news. Although I'm not happy with the writer of Bret Ratner's failure being attached, I'm sure Vaughn and Singer will deliver another great X-Men film.
Jan 30 - 12:53 PM
I'm starting to wonder just how important continuity should even be in these X-men films. With time traveling and outright reality warping (House of M xover), Vaughn has so many tools to retcon any inconsistencies.
What worries me most is whether or not Magneto and Xavier's relationship could be enough to carry a second film in the 'planned' trilogy. To people who weren't X-men fans per se, that seemed to be the highlight of First Class. This makes me hope that he pushes more towards a film version that excels in managing multiple (as in more than 3) character storylines in the same way X2 did. To be honest, as much as I enjoyed the film, I felt Darwin, Frost, Angel, and Havok were wasted in small part because we got so little from their backgrounds.
Regardless, I'm looking forward to this film with the wish that Vaughn surprises with mutants and cast. On a side note, it would be nice for Magneto's offspring to get some significant screen time leading to the slim possibility of any future Avenger storylines not being completely Xmen-less.
Jan 30 - 12:59 PM
As X3 taught us it's better to focus on too few characters and do them justice than focus on too many and do none of them justice.
Jan 30 - 02:05 PM
I was SO underwhelmed and disappointed in First Class (especially after hearing the raves that this was a "return to form for a series that had previously gone off the rails) - so I'm indifferent to the news of the First Class director and X3 writer doing the next one.
Jan 30 - 02:54 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only person totally unimpressed with this movie, and Matthew Vaughn in general.
Jan 31 - 01:00 PM
The "Magic Bullet" was not that at all, no matter what Oliver Stone says. Governor Connally was sitting in a seat, down and to the left of Kennedy in the limo. In such a position, the bullet that hit both of them travelled in a straight line.
Jan 30 - 03:28 PM
yeah and many people don't realize his seat was elevated as well. yes the Bullet would have needed to travel at an impossible velocity if both seats were at the same height but this was not the case.
Oh yes and, HOORAY X MEN FIRST CLASS!
Feb 1 - 07:19 AM
I actually just watched X-Men: First Class for the first time yesterday. I really liked it, though I'm honestly not sure it even beats the first two X-Men movies for me (I need to rewatch those). I did have some issues here and there with the script, acting (really only January Jones), and I felt it was too fast-paced, but it was still really good. I especially loved Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Xavier; they're the main reasons I'd like a sequel. If a sequel can improve on the issues of First Class (which was still very good), then I'm on board.
btw, I'm not really much of a comic book reader, so the fact that they didn't have all the original X-Men/changed some of them didn't really bug me.
Jan 30 - 09:58 PM
Better not have a cop out ending like the first one, I CRAVE CYNICISM!!
Jan 30 - 11:52 PM
The ending wasn't cynical? Xavier ends up paralized by his best friend and everyone comes within a hairs breath of annihilating one another, and none of the issues that brought all the parties to that point are resolved. That was pretty cynical to me.
Jan 31 - 05:13 AM
Nice, I'm glad to hear that Vaughn is back, BRING ON THE X-MEN!
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