lbiu -> RE: X-Men: The Last Stand (28/5/2006 11:52:10 AM)
ORIGINAL: The Captain
I have been away from the forum for awhile now , but after seeing x-men 3 i had to come on and put my thoughts down .
FUCKING SHIT !
Yes , that is right all the people that liked this film you heard me correctly , it is AWFUL .
I am a huge x - men fan , a huge comic book fan and a huge movie fan , and this did nothing to satisfy any of these three points . it failed on every level , and i will try to break it down so you can understand why i feel like this .
1 ) There was no emotional attachment to the characters in the slightest . major characters were killed off and at no point were we allowed to feel pity , loss or sadness , it was a simple case of , this person is dead , oh well never mind , lets just forget about them and move on .
2 ) Was there any point in bringing in so many new characters when they were there for literally no other reason than to appease the fans , well i am a fan and was not appeased due to the appalling way that they were handled . Oh great angel is in it , but wait he does Fuck all in the film ! My fav x - man ( colossus ) is in it , oh but wait he is only there to carry a TV down the hall and due the fastball special with wolverine , COME ON ! it was a waste of decent characters that are better than they were allowed to be .
3 ) The story was terrible , and i do mean terrible . this is essentially two different stories and two different film . The dark phoenix saga is one of the best comic book stories , and i hate to say it but this was in no way the phoenix story . it was just a joke to see Phoenix as a henchman to magneto , wondering around after him the whole film . This is a character that can literally destroy a star system and yet she is handled with no more respect than say juggernaut ! the second story is taken from joss whedons first arc on astonishing x - men , and the cure was handled so much better in that than it ever was on screen . the two just did not gel ! Make a film about the cure , or make a film about Phoenix , but decide on which before you do it !
4 ) Halle Berry ! how the fuck did this woman win an oscar when every time that she delivered a line i just wanted to laugh out loud ! she was terrible ! she was not convincing and was understandable why she was not allowed a bigger part in the first two when all she did was deliver bad line after bad line
5 ) Juggernaut , HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
6 ) Fox studios ! Thank you for fucking this up in the extreme , by not hiring bryan singer fast enough , before he was offered Superman Returns . For employing talentless wankers to right a below average screenplay . For rushing this through just so it could come out before superman , to try to piss bryan singer off . For hiring Brett Ratner , a yes man who could get the job done for you but has never made an above average film in his life !
7 ) The special affects were just poor in most places and the wire work did not look graceful or stylish .
8 ) the whole bridge sequance , while pretty was utterly pointless . You are telling me that magneto would waste time and energy moving a whole bridge just to take a few mutants over to the island , when he could just ripp up a small portion ot it and fly it over there , hmmm do not think so .
9 ) The legacy of the first two films and the hard work of bryan singer is destroyed in 90 or so short minutes . Do not forget that x -men brought back the comic book film to the big screen . After superman 3 and 4 and batman forever and batman and robin , studios were very reluctant to touch comic book movies . x - men changed this and paved the way for spider - man batman begins and superman returns . Bryan singer made costumes cool again and allowed people who were not keen on comics to relate to the characters by making us care for them !
Well there you have it there are probably more points that i could put down as to why it was just so awful , but i have rambled for far to long .
It is not better than the first x - men film and is a shit stain on the underpants of x men 2 . It was a big let down for me , a shit film and an undeserving end to the franchise that has a great film ( x - men ) , a perfect and flawless comic book movie ( x - men 2 ) and this pile of shit thrown in on the end !
Anyone who thought this was a good movie really don't know what a good movie is. Its not about comic book fans, I have neevr read the comics...it is about actually making a GOOD movie. Most of the people saying they liked it are using the excuses "its a popcorn flick." WTF? So if I make a god awful movie, and strap it with tons of action can I use that excuse!?! That's just a stupid word so hollywood can cram down crap on the screens and idiots go flock to see them. WOW it has action, SO?!!? Alien had action, Jurassic Park had action, hell X1 and X2 had action, but they are miles ahead of this because they actually had a consistant plot and decent acting.