X-Men Movies (Spoiler Alert)

#1 Posted by tomzoid13 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

So I just saw X-Men First Class and at the end of the movie I realized that there is no way that this movie is in the same universe as the first 3 X-Men movies.One reason is that Magneto and Xavier met Jean Grey together as friends, when Jean Grey was a child. This was shown in a flashback, in X-Men 3. But, in X-Men First Class, Xavier and Magneto part ways before this event. Do you guys agree? Or disagree? Post some more reasons

#2 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio

That's one reason. Another reason is that X2 specifically say that Magneto helped Charles create Cerebro, while in First Class it was Beast. 
 
I think they're rebooting the series while making slight references to the first trilogy, but they are not trying to stay in continuity.

#3 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: I've been calling it a soft reboot which basically means they're keeping what they want but still making it it's own world 
#4 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: I've been calling it a soft reboot which basically means they're keeping what they want but still making it it's own world 
Pretty much, yeah.
 
Personally, if I were the one in charge, I wouldn't have Magneto leave until the sequel. What this movie lacked was the relationship between Charles and Magneto. It's very important and built upon. They were good friends for years.
#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: If I had been in charge it would have been a full reboot with the real original xmen but I also agree with your thoughts 
#6 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: If I had been in charge it would have been a full reboot with the real original xmen but I also agree with your thoughts 
Well, that too. And I would have given Moira that Scottish accent.
#7 Posted by tomzoid13 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Also I did not like the kid who played Magneto. IDK why but I just don't

#8 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@tomzoid13: I have the same feeling towards Kevin Bacon, not that he did a bad job but there's just something about that dude that makes me want to punch him. Though I have felt this way ever since the first time I saw footloose so technically this has nothing to do with the movie
#9 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@tomzoid13: I have the same feeling towards Kevin Bacon, not that he did a bad job but there's just something about that dude that makes me want to punch him. Though I have felt this way ever since the first time I saw footloose so technically this has nothing to do with the movie
He wasn't bad, but I didn't see him as Shaw. That and...
 
HE LACKED A PONY TAIL!
 
That kinda irritated me.
#10 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: Don't get me wrong I think Kevin Bacon is a good actor its just for some reason I just don't like him I suppose that works to his advantage when he's playing a villain 
#11 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: Don't get me wrong I think Kevin Bacon is a good actor its just for some reason I just don't like him I suppose that works to his advantage when he's playing a villain 
True. I neither like nor dislike him. He wasn't a bad villain, but again, I don't see him as Sebastian Shaw.
#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: I honestly think he would have made a better Mr. Sinister 
#13 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: I honestly think he would have made a better Mr. Sinister 
Could work. Maybe. 
 
I was actually discussing it with Edamame. We think Sinister would fit; a lot better than Shaw, actually.
#14 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: I'm not saying its a perfect fit but I agree with you that he just wasn't Shaw
#15 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: I'm not saying its a perfect fit but I agree with you that he just wasn't Shaw
I meant fit in the storyline. Sinister makes more sense than Shaw.
#16 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: True, plus if you ask me Shaw was too big a part of the action cause that's not his style he's a master mind type who only fights when he has to the movie version seemed to be trying to impress people where as the comic version doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks about him its what makes him cool
#17 Posted by tomzoid13 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

My friends and I also saw that Shaw was also called Schmidt. Is he anyway related to the Red Skull, you know Johann Schmidt 

#18 Posted by Edamame (28007 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
@joshmightbe said:
@JediXMan: I honestly think he would have made a better Mr. Sinister 
Could work. Maybe.   I was actually discussing it with Edamame. We think Sinister would fit; a lot better than Shaw, actually.
Could you imagine an ending scene to this film in which we see Shaw's "dead" body, but we slowly but surely start to see Shaw's forehead with a glowing red diamond, eyes going red, an evil smile appearing and a maniacal laugh being heard.  ; )
 
Maybe we could call Kevin Bacon's character "Mr. Sinishaw".  LOL
 
I think this actor could portray Mr. Sinister very well:
#19 Posted by JediXMan (27954 posts) - - Show Bio
@Edamame
 
Just a red diamond appearing for a second would have been enough for me to scream "YES!" in the theater. 
 
Hm. Guy looks pretty good for the role. Plus, the good thing about Sinister is that he doesn't have to look like he does in the comics. He's known for taking over other bodies, after all

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