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Shasta 4/19/2011 7:13:37 AM

Why did they even have to go with Mystique? TONS of other characters they could have chose from that were actually part of a class at Xaviers school. Fan fav or something?  meh, oh well.

Batmite 4/19/2011 7:15:51 AM

@CrazyCEO,

I'd say the combination of the first X-Men film plus the first Spider-Man film really raised the bar for comics movies.  Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Dark Knight were also top-notch.

Oddly, though, sometimes that just doesn't sink in with producers.  I think back on the original Planet of the Apes.  The movie biz was in a slump, but PotA was a smash hit for Fox, grossing more than any of their movies in 1968.  So they commissioned a sequel.

But what stupid thing did they do?  They cut the budget.  And thus, several apes in the film are seen wearing pull-over masks instead of the incredible make-up effects that sold people on the first movie.  Still, it made a ton of money.  So they commissioned another sequel.

And they cut the budget even more.  So now, instead of having it take place in Ape City, they had to set it in modern day California so they didn't have to build so many sets.  And, there were only two apes in it.

I really hope that doesn't become the trend for comics films.  Keep the budgets high, get the best talent, and they will be profitable.

CrazyCEO 4/19/2011 7:39:54 AM

I'd say the first X-Men was promising but then the character development did kinda slow down or stop with 2 and 3.  I was really looking forward to the Phoenix story line for the 3rd but it just got watered down too much.  I enjoyed all three but just didn't love all three.

The POTA point was just spot on.  Heston got really pissed about that and insisted he was not in the whole sequal and when he was he had to be killed.

The characters I would like a decent movie made just don't seem to happen.  Superman is a great example.  I was all nostalgic for Superman Returns with them using the same music and Marlon Brando voice in the Trailer.  I really didn't mind Kevin Stacey as Luther but it just lacked that something special.

Hopefully the next one will get there.  Just to add, I would like to see a good Punisher movie.  I didn't mind the Thomas Jane one but the golden rule of the original story shouldn't be broken.  He was always NYC, moving it to Tampa was a wrong move.

wessmith1966 4/19/2011 7:41:58 AM

@ Batmite...I think it's more a Fox thing than anything else. They see franchises as cash cows and right now comic book properties are fat cows just milling around the meadow waiting to be milked dry. Thanks for that bit of history on PoTA. I didn't know that about the films' budgets. Interesting.

Wiseguy 4/19/2011 9:33:55 AM

I agree with Batmite and yes interesting bit of movie history. I'm not a huge POTA fan haven't even seen all of them so  all that is news to me. Funny that FOX seems to be guilty of the same stuff they did way back then. You'd think the culture would have changed by now.

And yes CEO I also enjoyed all the X films but they all fell short of what I wanted. Even X2 which was based on a great graphic novel fell short.

SarcasticCaveman 4/19/2011 10:06:07 AM

 CrazyCEO - there's an AWESOME Punisher movie out there...it's called Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington...well, me and my friends agree it's the best Punisher movie ever.  LOL

aucturas 4/19/2011 10:08:40 AM

wow thats terrible

Higgy 4/19/2011 10:20:39 AM

I agree with ddiaz...it's the hairline.  They made it too high and it makes her look weird.  Cause she's a very pretty girl when you take that makeup off.

monkeyfoot 4/19/2011 11:42:38 AM

I'm also looking forward to this film. Like the premise, cast, director, and what I've seen in the trailer.

Not liking that Mystique hairline, though. RRS was indeed still hot under her make-up. Jennifer Lawrence is an attractive girl also, and recent Oscar nominee. Don't know why they didn't bring her good looks through the make-up like they did Stamos.

almostunbiased 4/19/2011 2:34:39 PM

Definitely not as hot as Rebecca, but she's supposed to be younger so maybe she shouldn't be.  I'll go see this, but not excited yet.

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