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rogue188 9/9/2011 1:15:54 PM

First Class was a great comic book movie, but maybe not the best X-Men movie. Its hard to do it, but if you separate continuity away from the films, they are more good than bad. Wolverine and X-Men 3 stunk, though.

JarrodSarafin 9/9/2011 4:02:52 PM

That's pretty much what I thought when I first read it last night, Monkey. A bunch of "blah, blah, blah. X-Men franchise is still out there. Don't focus all your energies on Avengers, Bats and Supes. Blah, blah, blah". Seeing is believing...

evilbeagle 9/9/2011 4:41:33 PM

Baz13, I couldn't have said it better.  First Class was a good movie, but still did not do right by X-men.  The action sequences were still subpar, and I disliked the continuity issues and some of the character choices.  Not to mention that January Jones couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag even in diamond form.

I hate Fox. 

I'm also done with Jackman being Wolverine.  It's not that he's bad, but he's cried on screen too many times and ruined it for me.  I thought he was great in X1, but has gone downhill since then.  X2 wasn't bad, but that's when the crying started...

flyinroo 9/9/2011 11:44:58 PM

I agree they are just trying to capture some attention since Avengers, Batman, and Superman are all highly anticipated movies coming up. I am 50/50 on continuing with Vaughn at the helm. I truly enjoyed the first 2/3's of the movie, but the ending was really bad imo. And having the character Angel was just a really bad move, what a ridiculous mutant she was, and just terrible to see the actions scenes with her. Fassbender was amazing as Magneto and I would love to see much more based just around him.  If they can make a whole movie as good as they made the first half of First Class, I'll be all in.

InnerSanctum 9/10/2011 7:16:53 AM

 You know, the whole continuity thing just doesn't bother me.  They made changes in the Marvel produced films.  Some good and some not so good.  They all follow the same formats.  XFC was different.  It made Xavier fun and Magneto cool.  I loved the time frame.  I was a loyal X-Men reader growing up and this, by far, was my favorite in the series.  Followed by X2.  The others can be simply forgotten in my book.  

As far as January Jones not being able to act...well, maybe she wasn't given enough to do in XFC (but, after all, she was playing a woman as emotionless as her diamond exterior).  If you don't think she can act..you haven't given Mad Men a shot.  

BTW, I thought the ending of XFC was, well, first rate.  Enjoyed the whole film from beginning to end.  It definitely was better than Thor, The Hulk (man, I love that hero...do him right) and Iron Man 2.  I place it a notch above Captain America only because they seemed so determined to get the Avengers link into play which took away from the emotional ending for me.  That is an unfair comparison since XFC felt more like it was grounded in reality where CA was definitely comic book all the way.   Overall, fun comic book summer (minus GL...although nice outer space CGI) and I look forward to more.  More with less Ryan Reynolds.  The guy really is beginning to grate on my nerves.  Go back to cheesy romantic comedies will ya.  

Dazzler 9/10/2011 7:25:36 AM

I thought Deadpool was fine in Wolverine.  It was just irony that they sewed his mouth shut.  I think it's salvagable for his character from that without rebooting.  And remember to keep it low budget since it's a low grade property. 

BunyonSnipe 9/10/2011 8:26:28 AM

Wise has hit the nail on the head...

Full reboot please at Marvel Studios!

VinJoy 9/10/2011 11:49:16 AM

Um guys I didn't see any continuity issues in X-Men First Class. I need some specifics.

We need a new Spawn movie with Michael Jai White. He was a great Spawn and for the time the special effects weren't that bad.

InnerSanctum 9/10/2011 1:11:05 PM

 Vinjoy:  I think they mean continuity from the comics to the movies.  Not having the original X men team bothered  a few fans.  Which, honestly, would have been hard since that would have placed everyone in their mid to late 40's by time X1 occurred (which they were obviously a young team.  And, arguably some were underused and miscast.)  We should be grateful though that the success of this franchise is what lead to getting the other Marvel characters on the screen (in all fairness Blade is often neglected as the one to really jump start Marvel films.)  I hope Whedon does well by the Avengers...because that is a make it or break it film.  

fenngibbon 9/11/2011 9:26:58 AM

 Unless they make it a follow-up from Wolverine, a Deadpool movie will have deal with his origin; he's just not that well-known to the general public.  I'd say go bold, break the fouth wall, and have his origin revealed by an argument among the voices in his head and have one of them just start talking directly to the audience.  Better yet, since they've made this joke in the comics, have at least one of the voices just be text in a yellow box that pops up on the screen and have Wade point to it and the other characters in the movie, of course, have no idea what he's pointing to.

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