i apologize for the rant, but as mostly everyone that i know do not love comics as much as i do, my only means to vent is on this site.
i read a bunch of reviews this one included about this film, and they all were giving such positive remarks that it made me change my mind of how bad this movie would be. So i went to go see it, and i really wish i had saved the money and just downloaded it. Though it wasnt terrible it was a three star film at best.
once again bryan singer has shown he can direct a decent movie but knows absolutely nothing about the characters.
heres the good
1.) good story. flowed well some plot holes here or there but overall good.
2.) the acting, xavier, magneto, mystique and wolverine were great. young magneto once again completely stole the show from old magneto.
3.) quicksilver was cool. Lets not go overboard like most people have been though. It was a cool scene but nothing we havent seen time and time again since the matrix was made
1.) i understand the way it worked in the story sending wolverine to the past. but it was just unnecessary. it was the prime opportunity to use bishop. introduce another cool character to keep fans interested instead of just cameos, which, im sorry, thats really all he was. Heres what you do. You introduce a mutant that can send people back to the past. they pick bishop. thats it, no other explanation needed. dont overcomplicate it. just for the sake of overcomplicating it.
2.) wolverine (cashcow) could still be in it. I love wolverine, hes one of my favorite characters ever i want to see as much of him as i can but he just doesnt have to be the guy to go to the past. he was alive back then and in the future, you can still write him in through the entire movie without making him the central character to keep the plot moving. i want to see another character be a centerpiece. i should add another character besides wolverine, xavier, or magneto. its been done, we get it, theyre awesome.
3.) why does bishop need to have a gun plugged into him? i always liked the idea that, hes not always charged so when hes not he has a gun to fight with. Not i need this gun to discharge all the power i absorbed. i mean was he born with said gun in hand? *SIDENOTE - the way he died, ok just pull the trigger thats all the power your absorbing going away right there, now you dont explode.*
4.) the sentinels from the past looked so much cooler than the future ones. i was so dissappointed when i saw the future sentinels. i know theyre supposed to look like mystique but they looked awful.
5.) they dont need mystiques powers to be a threat. the whole story could have been just to stop an assassination that would lead to the sentinel program being ok'ed causing a desolate future of the mutants being virtually exterminated by thousands of sentinels. ONCE AGAIN DONT OVERCOMPLICATE IT!
1.) first why, why, why did they even use kitty pryde as the time traveling power person. i know there saying her powers evolved to that point , but really how does becoming intangible correlate with the space time continuum? they could have just created an original character and it would have made more sense. *SIDENOTE- so if the sentinels came while she was doing the whole wolverine in past thing. why didnt she just stop send someone back again and say hey this wolverine in the past thing will be interrupted on this day so dont do it at that time. *
2.) they ruined beast. this goes back to my comment about singer's understanding of the characters. turning beast into a guy that can just turn his power on and off goes against everything beast was. he turned himself into the blue creature because he wanted so desperately not to become it, he used a serum that actually accelerated his mutation when he was trying to rid himself of it. you would think he may have learned his lesson from that and just learned to accept himself for who he was. in fact thats what makes his character great, because he does do that. Turning him into some sort of hulk creature is not who beast is. its about looking past his beastly exterior to realize hes not a brute but an intellectual genius
3.) ok i know im picking apart a "scifi" plot here, but how exactly does mystiques powers correlate to sentinels assimilating powers of other mutants? last time i checked she could only shapeshift into people not take on their powers. this again goes into bryan singer knowing nothing about the characters hes working with.
4.) wolverine apparently cant drown. didnt know a mutant healing ability also makes you grow gills which is just about the only way he could have survived being under water for 10-20 minutes there
5.) so mystique takes wolverine as stryker in the end, this leads to all sorts of huh? so how does the real stryker get him? does he even care about him? was mystique the one that gave him his adamantium?
6.) people keep telling me that this movie made all the good things from the franchise's past movies valid and the bad things null. but i was left completely confused over it. maybe i missed something. did x3 even happen? i mean lord knows i hope it didnt but cyclops is there, jeans there. how?
7.) The useless cameos. wow, i dont think ive seen so much money wasted on completely useless cameos. heres a list of people that were overpaid because their part could not have been completely excluded and it would have been the same movie - anna paquin; rogue, halle berry; storm, shawn ashmore; iceman, Daniel Cudmore; colossus, Adan Canto; sunspot, BooBoo Stewart; warpath, Lucas Till; havok, Evan Jonigkeit; toad, Famke Jansen; Jean, James Marsden; cyclops. THATS 10 PEOPLE JUST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD!!!
8.) Halle Berry. When x-men first came out in 2000 halle berry was by far the best person to play storm. she had the look and the acting chops. i think we all thought she was the quintessential storrm at casting. now weve seen her, and 14 yrs have gone by. though she may be a good actress for other things, action movies are not for her. she can not pull them off. in 14 yrs you cant tell me they couldnt have found another qualified actress to play storm and one who could do a good performance for the money they wanted to pay, instead of overpaying halle to get nothing out of it.
9.) Look i know im being a harsh critic but my feelings are this, if a 40 minute cartoon (x-men tas) can depict this story with its own spin on it better than a multimillion dollar movie than somethings wrong.
10.) the Apocalypse after credits scene. Ugh the not understanding the characters your using thing again. If that was supposed to be Apocalypse, since when can he telekinetically move objects. I know he has a ton of powers but i dont remember that as one. I really hope that scrawny guy isnt the one theyve chosen to play apocalypse. And where are the marks on his face, i always liked that unique look about him. not his grey skin.
please dont ruin age of apocalypse too. Quit destroying all the x-stories i love.