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X-Men 3: The Last Stand - Elf M. Sternberg
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Omaha and I managed to swing someone to watch the kids, so we went to watch X-Men III: The Last Stand.

On the whole, it's a popcorn comic-book movie. They got many things right, and several things agressively wrong. The second movie discussed Kurt's Catholicism, so why in this film did the director or costumer refuse to give Kitty the Star of David she always wore? Where was Peter's Russian accent? Where was Rogue's Louisiana drawl?

It was badly edited and poorly written, and it could have been so much better. They got Kitty so right, and Colossus so cardboard. The ending makes sense, but not in the context of the comic book. It's much of a wash. If you're a serious X-Man fan from the 80s, you'll probably have the same love-hate reaction to it I did. Great actors doing great jobs with great characters in a setting and story that nobody could love.

And Hugh Jackman is still hot. Whoof!

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sirfox From: sirfox Date: May 29th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
you stayed through the credits, right?
elfs From: elfs Date: May 29th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I didn't. Why, did I miss something?
sirfox From: sirfox Date: May 29th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
yup. of course.. i can't describe what you missed without giving away large chunks of plot to some of your readers who haven't seen it yet.
slfisher From: slfisher Date: May 29th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
*I* stayed. :-)

My take on it, from the audience around me, is if one is steeped in the canon it's an unsatisfying movie, but if one has just seen a few of the animated cartoons or something, it's fine.

Huge was definitely cute, though Patrick Stewart was pretty damn hot in the flashback. I sure get the vibe that he and Erik were a couple.
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elfs From: elfs Date: May 30th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, having grown up starting with the Claremont/Byrne saga, I more or less think of that as canon and Jim Shooter as teh evil one who ruined the good ride for the rest of us.
gromm From: gromm Date: May 29th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the lack of accents in the character had me going "wtf?" But this is nothing new... Rogue hasn't had an accent in any of the movies. Neither did Collossus. I think that movie makers are afraid of doing accents in movies anymore because they get hate mail saying that they're mocking the accents in question. The original "Little shop of Horrors" would be a good example of what it used to be like, and watching that now makes is obvious that it's just not done anymore.

The pacing of this one wasn't the greatest. I liked the other two a bit more, except...

I love a good tragedy. Even with the bit at the end of the credits, they didn't fuck around with making a happy ending. I haven't seen so many important characters killed off in a movie since Dangerous Liasons.

I sincerely hope that this is the last movie they're going to make though. As much as the comic book tends to read like a bad soap opera with each character being killed and brought back to life multiple times, that's really something that I could do without.
memegarden From: memegarden Date: May 29th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
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