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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by cml750, May 24, 2014.

  1. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    I saw it yesterday and thought it was really good. There will be a lot of implications from the movie for the next First Class movie or the older X-Men series if they make any more.
  2. REDVOLUTION

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    Xmen turned into a cha-ching machine. They don't stop making them.
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  3. DallasEast

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    The early reviews are very favorable for the movie. Metacritic.com reports paid critics are giving it a 74 rating, while users are putting a 8.6 stamp on the film.

    I was underwhelmed (is that a word?). I thought that Matthew Vaughn would have been the better director choice. Vaughn's pacing, comics storyline detail, and character proportioning was much better in X-Men:First Class in my opinion. X:FS remains my favorite of the movie franchise.

    On a more personal note, I think that I will stop putting as much emphasis on comics-to-movie translations from now on. My wife and I saw the movie together yesterday. She pointed that out to me after we arrived back home and I immediately dug into my old collection to re-read the original Days of Future Past issues from The Uncanny X-Men. Even though the issues were better than the movie, the movie was a fresh approach to the concept of the classic story. I will commend Bryan Singer for that. It's a good move preparing me for Guardians of the Galaxy anyway. I'll be more lenient with it (lol).

    Time to start scouting for a new avatar. I haven't been paying attention to future movie trailers all that much. Our theater played The Secret Service trailer before Future Past. It looked pretty good and will premiere this October. I looked it up after the movie. Matthew Vaughn's the director. Makes sense. :)
  4. Phoenix

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    Thinking of going to see this in an hour
  5. Teren_Kanan

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    Well done movie, I enjoyed it. I feel like for being the main character, wolverine didn't get enough action, but still liked his part. The storyline was good, even though I'm certain there were continuity errors, but hey, Xmen 3 technically never happened now, so that's a victory in my book.

    The post credit scene setting up one of my favorite storylines from the comics. I am actually really excited for the next movie now.
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  6. stasheroo

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    I wasn't blown away by it, but thought it was a good movie. I'd rate it a 7.5 out of 10. What I found most interesting is how Singer took out a big eraser and put the X universe right back where he had left it. It seems to me that he's making the X-Men his sandbox now. I especially liked the cameos.
  7. ChldsPlay

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    Is it right where he left it? People say they are glad he "erased" x-men 3, but he erased x-men 2 and probably x-men as well. Of course, I am in the minority that liked X3, even more than X2. I haven't seen it since the theater though, so I can't remember why. I do think Singer has trouble building action. I think all of his X-Men movies start stronger than they finish (the reason I have X3 over X2). First Class is still the best IMO.
  8. DallasEast

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    When I saw it, I immediately started hoping Matthew Vaughn will direct. While not as sinister, Vaughn's direction and Kevin Bacon portrayal as the chief antagonist in X-Men:First Class was superb. That level of supremely menacing quality will be crucial for the next film to match the character in my opinion.

    Just when I thought the only BIG bad in an upcoming Marvel movie would be Thanos. As William Shatner said in Star Trek:Generations, "Should be fun." :)
  9. stasheroo

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    I think it pretty much is.

    The three main characters killed off in X3 are all back among the living. (With to my knowledge, not even an explanation offered for the Professor!)
  10. ChldsPlay

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    He left it with Jean dead, though...and the professor was still alive after last stand.
  11. stasheroo

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    That wasn't Singer on X3.

    And the last I saw of Stewart's Professor in X3, his body was disintegrated.

    There was a voice at film's end, but no explanation that I'm aware of.
  12. ChldsPlay

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    Jean was dead at the end of x2 (Singer). She is not where he left her.
  13. stasheroo

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    But we all knew where the story was going. Even Singer's X2 alluded to the Phoenix storyline for the next film.
  14. joseephuss

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    There was an explanation earlier in the movie alluding to the ability to transfer a consciousness into someone else. There was a comatose patient with no brain activity being monitored by Dr. Moira McTaggert. This is the same person we later her the voice emanating from at the end of the movie.
  15. Teren_Kanan

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    Pretty sure the details never made it into a movie, but the comatose patient was actually xaviers identical twin brother who was born brain dead due to Xavier's powers pretty much taking his "Brain power" in the womb. He was able to transfer his consciousness into his brain dead twin brother.
  16. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    But did you feel that 'explanation' was sufficient?

    Because I very much didn't.
  17. stasheroo

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    Not 'shooting the messenger', but does anyone else see how bad this 'explanation' reads?
  18. joseephuss

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    Yes, I think it was sufficient. Not great, but sufficient. I had no idea about the twin brother aspect. That makes things worse and I'm glad was left out of the movie. There was no explanation for Magneto getting his powers back. Also, I still don't see how the end credit scene from The Wolverine ties in.
  19. Teren_Kanan

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    The explanation was crap, but who cares. Singer did the responsible thing and ignored that crap fest Ratner put out as much as possible, and I applaud him for it.

    Ratner took a dump on the franchise and it was near impossible to clean off all the poop. The franchise is more or less back on track now, so long as we don't get anymore garbage like Origins or Last Stand. Xmen has a clean slate now, they can kind of do whatever they want without worrying about the original trilogy. Heck even Origins/The Wolverine technically didn't have to happen with the new timeline. It's all win/win.
  20. stasheroo

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    While I'm glad that they got there, I wasn't completely thrilled with how they got there. So I guess I care.

    But overall, I agree. The X-Men franchise is in a much better place going forward. It's anyone's guess where they go from this point.

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