A few of the many reasons I will NOT be watching X-men First Clas

Posted by Squares (6507 posts) - - Show Bio
ELISHA CUTHBERT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PICKED AS EMMA FROST. There, now that that's out of the way, I'd like to state a few key reasons as to why I have decided not to watch X-men: First Class. 
- Jennifer Lawrence is way too cute to be a convincing Mystique. Sorry, no, not buying it. I mean, I know she can look like anyone she wants, but I really, really doubt she would choose to look that adorable.
- Emma Frost's diamond form looks kinda like a broken windshield. 
- It's almost entirely a nostalgia movie. You're expected to walk in already knowing something about at least some of the characters, and then there's the characters that got included to try and take people who actually follow the comic off-guard. You know, because they're so obscure, and aren't really needed in the movie.
- I hate every trailer I've ever seen for the movie. 
- On the topic of trailers, why do I keep getting the impression that the movie focuses largely on Magneto? Surely that can't be the case....right?
- Holy continuity issues, Batman! I don't know where to start! For one, Angel Salvadore wasn't even born yet in the 60s, let alone some sleek-looking twenty-something.
- Call me fixated, but January Jones does not do it for me in her role as Emma Frost. And her voice is just all wrong.
- Those character profile posters are really, really weird.
- I can't think of an actually plausible reason to include Angel Salvadore or Azazel in the movie. Angel was a pain in the ass, and I don't recall Azazel doing anything outside of The Draco, which was a long time ago and isn't really worth mentioning these days.
- Who the hell is Edie Lensherr? Or 'Mrs. Xavier'? 
- Beast's mutation has nothing to do with his intellect! He's just REALLY SMART!
- People I know who do see the movie are going to be asking me if I saw it for a long, long, time, so I had to make this list to save time explaining the myriad reasons I don't want to watch the goddamn thing.
#1 Posted by Kairan1979 (16746 posts) - - Show Bio

The reason why I don't want to see this movie - it's centered on Cuban Missile Crisis, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Russians are going to be the bad guys... again. I don't remember the last rime Americans were pictured as bad guys in Russian movie, but Hollywood never stopped the Cold War.

#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squares said:

- Emma Frost's diamond form looks kinda like a broken windshield.

I laughed SO much at that!

Personally, I'm not going because I know it will irritate the hell out of me. I can't justify buying Generation Hope because it irritates the hell out of me, so I'm sure as hell not going to pay to sit in a dark room for a couple of hours to be irritated.

Just as a matter of interest, I happened to catch the first X-Men film on TV the other night. Professor X explains to Wolverine that Cyclops, Jean & Storm were amongst his first students. "First students" would be in the "First Class"... but where are they in this film??? Ahhh, I can feel the irritation rising again...

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#3 Posted by Aiden Cross (15569 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll see it and consider it an alternate universe and i'll be able to watch it with fun =)

#4 Posted by ComicMan24 (147090 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll probaly watch it on DVD.

#5 Posted by Zjd106 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

The other movies were pretty damn good as long as you didn't try to connect them to the comics. 
 
This one looks pretty good as well.  I don't mind any continuity issues because, the fact is, it is a completely different story than what we have seen in the comics.  TO be honest, I'm kind of looking forward to it for that reason... Characters depicted in new ways... Aiden Cross has the right idea

#6 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

No Cyclops. 
No reason to see it.

#7 Posted by Squares (6507 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kairan1979: How many Russian movies have you seen? Any reccomendations?
@xerox-kitty: Fantastic reasoning. Also, as far as this movie is concerned, the previous three films (and possibly the Wolverine origin movie) never happened; they're rebooting the franchise. 
@FadeToBlackBolt: They're already planning a sequel, Cyclops will show up later.
#8 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squares: He'd better, and he should be the main character >_<
#9 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squares said:

Also, as far as this movie is concerned, the previous three films (and possibly the Wolverine origin movie) never happened; they're rebooting the franchise.

They've linked to the original movies by using clips in the trailers. They do seem to be trying to retcon the movie continuity... which makes me wish that they'd just hand the franchise over to Marvel Studios & let them work the same magic that has been cast over the Avengers solo movies. A real reboot.

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#10 Posted by fesak (7053 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squares 
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#11 Posted by Squares (6507 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: Now THAT would be a movie worth watching. The sheer challenge of making something that starred Cyclops and managed to portray him properly while still managing to be a good movie is pretty staggering.
@xerox-kitty:  Oh. Wow, I totally got my information wrong. Heh heh n_n;
@fesak: Simply fantastic.
#12 Posted by celestial_man (108 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kairan1979: @Kairan1979 said:
The reason why I don't want to see this movie - it's centered on Cuban Missile Crisis, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Russians are going to be the bad guys... again. I don't remember the last rime Americans were pictured as bad guys in Russian movie, but Hollywood never stopped the Cold War.
spoiler:
 
actually  the Russians come out of it pretty well.  both the americans and the  soviets are shown to  have been manipulated  into the Cuban missle crisis by the the  hellfireclub
#13 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@celestial_man said:
@Kairan1979: @Kairan1979 said:
The reason why I don't want to see this movie - it's centered on Cuban Missile Crisis, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Russians are going to be the bad guys... again. I don't remember the last rime Americans were pictured as bad guys in Russian movie, but Hollywood never stopped the Cold War.
spoiler:  actually  the Russians come out of it pretty well.  both the americans and the  soviets are shown to  have been manipulated  into the Cuban missle crisis by the the  hellfireclub
That's kind of worse. Rather than applaud the efforts of Kruschev and Kennedy to avoid war, the X-Men came in and saved the day? Weak. That sort of cartoonish portrayal of war is one of the reasons the final act of Inglourious Basterds sucked.
#14 Posted by Kairan1979 (16746 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
@celestial_man said:
@Kairan1979: @Kairan1979 said:
The reason why I don't want to see this movie - it's centered on Cuban Missile Crisis, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Russians are going to be the bad guys... again. I don't remember the last rime Americans were pictured as bad guys in Russian movie, but Hollywood never stopped the Cold War.
spoiler:  actually  the Russians come out of it pretty well.  both the americans and the  soviets are shown to  have been manipulated  into the Cuban missle crisis by the the  hellfireclub
That's kind of worse. Rather than applaud the efforts of Kruschev and Kennedy to avoid war, the X-Men came in and saved the day? Weak. That sort of cartoonish portrayal of war is one of the reasons the final act of Inglourious Basterds sucked.
My thoughts exactly.
#15 Posted by Squares (6507 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kairan1979: Seconded. Except I haven't seen Inglorious Basterds yet...
#16 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeaaaaaaaahhhh..... I'm still gonna watch the movie....... I watch anything with X-Men in it.

#17 Posted by Squares (6507 posts) - - Show Bio
@Doctor!!!!!: Can't fault you for that.
#18 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18854 posts) - - Show Bio
@Doctor!!!!! said:
Yeaaaaaaaahhhh..... I'm still gonna watch the movie....... I watch anything with X-Men in it.
Same here :P
#19 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2055 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squares said:
@Doctor!!!!!: Can't fault you for that.
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
@Doctor!!!!! said:
Yeaaaaaaaahhhh..... I'm still gonna watch the movie....... I watch anything with X-Men in it.
Same here :P
I love My X-Men, so Matthew Vaughan take my money!
#20 Edited by Edamame (28136 posts) - - Show Bio

With regards to the "X-Men saving the day", I believe that happens in order to show to the human world that mutants are the "better men" (by using their mutant powers for good/to benefit society).  Xavier figured that if the X-Men saved the day, the humans would think twice about discriminating against them.  
 
Magneto: "Mankind will turn on us. They will fear us, and that fear will turn into hatred." 
Xavier: "Not if we stop a war. Not if we risk our lives doing so."

#21 Posted by Jake Fury (18616 posts) - - Show Bio
@celestial_man said:
@Kairan1979: @Kairan1979 said:
The reason why I don't want to see this movie - it's centered on Cuban Missile Crisis, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Russians are going to be the bad guys... again. I don't remember the last rime Americans were pictured as bad guys in Russian movie, but Hollywood never stopped the Cold War.
spoiler:  actually  the Russians come out of it pretty well.  both the americans and the  soviets are shown to  have been manipulated  into the Cuban missle crisis by the the  hellfireclub

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