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I just watched it 7 hours ago.

Thoughts: Lots of action of course. I liked the story. While it wasn't anything spectacular in this respect, it was decent enough for a fan of the series to see how he grew from the kid Jimmy to somehow becoming known as Logan (this is a part I missed) and how he grew into the X-Men character we know from the movies.

Some questions I have: The part where Stryker says they'll have to kill him/destroy him first to fuse the adamantium into his bones. Erm, all I saw was that they fused the adamantium directly into his bones. Am I wrong?

Sure, the process killed him but I thought he meant destroy as in, break his bones or something. Oh well, I guess that's what it meant.

Another - he lost his memory towards the end. I assume the adamantium bullet hit his skull hard enough to cause some brain trauma and hence, that affected his memory (and this is why we saw him regain flashes in the first X-Men movie and also why he left to try and figure things out as well).

Well, that's about all though.

Anyone stayed till after all the end credits? It wasn't anything significant though.

I wonder when Magneto the movie would be released.

Also, it seems like there would be an extension to the X-Men series in future to further develop the story maybe. Well, I hope there would be.

Verdict: I really liked/enjoyed it.
 

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Saw it about a month ago. I wondered why they put Gambit into it... he had a very tiny part. I guess it was to give respect to the comics?
Some questions I have: The part where Stryker says they'll have to kill him/destroy him first to fuse the adamantium into his bones. Erm, all I saw was that they fused the adamantium directly into his bones. Am I wrong?
I think they said the process would kill any normal person, not kill him. Not sure if they'd release a Magneto movie - they explained if quite well in the first one.
 

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i liked it for what it was. i thought it tied some things nicely together. i haven't read the comics really, so it provided some nice context and history. i also missed the Jimmy -> Logan transition.
 

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One thing that bugged me was the relationship between Logan and his brother. They never really explained why Victor was so jealous of Jimmy (Logan).

I liked it also 'cause the lady that played Wolverine GF kinda looked like Kim Deal (in her hey day).

I'm waiting for the "Colosuss" movie
 

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Who says men don't like soap operas? This movie was like an entire season's worth of soaps scrunched down into 90min. For example....

>> SPOILER ALERT <<

Man loves woman, man loses woman, man confronts woman's murderer, turns out woman was just drugged, man reunites with woman, but woman doesn't love man after all, woman changes her mind on the spot, man forgets woman.....all in the span of ten minutes.

The rest of the movie: Beating, stabbing, scraping, explosion, person breaking through wall, beating, stabbing, scraping, massive explosion, helicopter chase, helicopter explosion, scraping, shooting, beating.....same people over and over, because they just don't DIE!

It was kinda fun to watch though, I'll give it that. But we only went to see it b/c we couldn't find "Anvil" anyplace nearby.
 

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I liked it for what it is, a fun action movie... brain candy. I thought the sets were very well done- the NW logging scenes were visually fantastic.
Could have done without the melodramatic slo-mo walking away from explosion shots and KAAHHHNNN!!! like stuff.
 

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I thought it was a horrible movie. It was propped up solely on it's CGI and the acting was bad even for a CGI movie.
 

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Peanya said:
Saw it about a month ago. I wondered why they put Gambit into it... he had a very tiny part. I guess it was to give respect to the comics?

I think they said the process would kill any normal person, not kill him. Not sure if they'd release a Magneto movie - they explained if quite well in the first one.
They wanted to introduce Gambit into the X-Men storyline I suppose since he was slated to be in X2 and The Last Stand even.

It was probably more to satisfy viewers but I liked his inclusion.

I heard that there would be a Wolverine and Magneto movie but never heard anything about a Colossus movie.

JaeP said:
One thing that bugged me was the relationship between Logan and his brother. They never really explained why Victor was so jealous of Jimmy (Logan).

I liked it also 'cause the lady that played Wolverine GF kinda looked like Kim Deal (in her hey day).

I'm waiting for the "Colosuss" movie
Well, as we could see, Victor is just an ass apparently so there's no need to give a reason for that. :)

See above for Colossus discussion. :idea:
 

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I LMAO at his story about his son on the Daily Show the other day... go to ~1:50 into the clip:

<table style='font:11px arial; color:#333; background-color:#f5f5f5' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' width='360' height='353'><tbody><tr style='background-color:#e5e5e5' valign='middle'><td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;'><a target='_blank' style='color:#333; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/'>The Daily Show With Jon Stewart</a></td><td style='padding:2px 5px 0px 5px; text-align:right; font-weight:bold;'>M - Th 11p / 10c</td></tr><tr style='height:14px;' valign='middle'><td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan='2'><a target='_blank' style='color:#333; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=225922&title=hugh-jackman'>Hugh Jackman</a></td></tr><tr style='height:14px; background-color:#353535' valign='middle'><td colspan='2' style='padding:2px 5px 0px 5px; width:360px; overflow:hidden; text-align:right'><a target='_blank' style='color:#96deff; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/'>thedailyshow.com</a></td></tr><tr valign='middle'><td style='padding:0px;' colspan='2'><embed style='display:block' src='http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:225922' width='360' height='301' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' wmode='window' allowFullscreen='true' flashvars='autoPlay=false' allowscriptaccess='always' allownetworking='all' bgcolor='#000000'></embed></td></tr><tr style='height:18px;' valign='middle'><td style='padding:0px;' colspan='2'><table style='margin:0px; text-align:center' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' width='100%' height='100%'><tr valign='middle'><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml'>Daily Show<br/> Full Episodes</a></td><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/tagSearchResults.jhtml?term=Clusterf%23%40k+to+the+Poor+House'>Economic Crisis</a></td><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://blog.indecisionforever.com/2009/04/29/barack-obamas-first-100-days-in-100-seconds/'>First 100 Days</a></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table>
 

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It's getting pretty 'meh' reviews overall:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808665084/critic

If true, that's too bad. It'd mean that Hollywood has gone 1-for-4 on the X-Men franchise, with X2 being the only truly good one. Three different directors in four films is also kinda weird.

Oh well. That's still better than the 0-for-2 they are with the Fantasic Four. :(
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Andrea138 said:
I LMAO at his story about his son on the Daily Show the other day... go to ~1:50 into the clip:

<table style='font:11px arial; color:#333; background-color:#f5f5f5' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' width='360' height='353'><tbody><tr style='background-color:#e5e5e5' valign='middle'><td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;'><a target='_blank' style='color:#333; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/'>The Daily Show With Jon Stewart</a></td><td style='padding:2px 5px 0px 5px; text-align:right; font-weight:bold;'>M - Th 11p / 10c</td></tr><tr style='height:14px;' valign='middle'><td style='padding:2px 1px 0px 5px;' colspan='2'><a target='_blank' style='color:#333; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=225922&title=hugh-jackman'>Hugh Jackman</a></td></tr><tr style='height:14px; background-color:#353535' valign='middle'><td colspan='2' style='padding:2px 5px 0px 5px; width:360px; overflow:hidden; text-align:right'><a target='_blank' style='color:#96deff; text-decoration:none; font-weight:bold;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/'>thedailyshow.com</a></td></tr><tr valign='middle'><td style='padding:0px;' colspan='2'><embed style='display:block' src='http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:225922' width='360' height='301' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' wmode='window' allowFullscreen='true' flashvars='autoPlay=false' allowscriptaccess='always' allownetworking='all' bgcolor='#000000'></embed></td></tr><tr style='height:18px;' valign='middle'><td style='padding:0px;' colspan='2'><table style='margin:0px; text-align:center' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' width='100%' height='100%'><tr valign='middle'><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/index.jhtml'>Daily Show<br/> Full Episodes</a></td><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://www.thedailyshow.com/tagSearchResults.jhtml?term=Clusterf%23%40k+to+the+Poor+House'>Economic Crisis</a></td><td style='padding:3px; width:33%;'><a target='_blank' style='font:10px arial; color:#333; text-decoration:none;' href='http://blog.indecisionforever.com/2009/04/29/barack-obamas-first-100-days-in-100-seconds/'>First 100 Days</a></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table>
Freakin hilarious!

Now that's a kid who knows how to use his dad for his own needs!
 

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It's getting pretty 'meh' reviews overall:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808665084/critic

If true, that's too bad. It'd mean that Hollywood has gone 1-for-4 on the X-Men franchise, with X2 being the only truly good one. Three different directors in four films is also kinda weird.

Oh well. That's still better than the 0-for-2 they are with the Fantasic Four. :(
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Well, IMDB's rating is around a 7 for now so that's not bad.

I liked X3 actually but was unhappy with some aspects of how the story developed - Cyclops 'died' and such but I think that could well be an avenue to exploit in future to bring Mr. Sinister into the storyline and have Cyclops kidnapped by him on the Island (Muir Island? Forgot the name) etc with Jean also not dying since she's a level 5 mutant anyway.

I see that being an avenue they could work towards but who knows.
 

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Well, IMDB's rating is around a 7 for now so that's not bad.

I liked X3 actually but was unhappy with some aspects of how the story developed - Cyclops 'died' and such but I think that could well be an avenue to exploit in future to bring Mr. Sinister into the storyline and have Cyclops kidnapped by him on the Island (Muir Island? Forgot the name) etc with Jean also not dying since she's a level 5 mutant anyway.

I see that being an avenue they could work towards but who knows.
Maybe... it's just so hit-and-miss with movies based on g-novels or comic books.

Some directors know how to do it (Zack Snyder with 300, Rob Rodriquez with Sin City, Jon Favreau with Iron Man), and others are just action-movie hacks who don't truly understand the material/mythology and certainly have no reverence for it.

The sad thing is you can already see beginning of the end... there's too many superhero movies coming out, many of them mediocre-to-bad. That's a really good way to kill off a film genre, and I'm sure in a few years more and more ppl will be going 'meh' to the release of almost any new g-novel or hero flick, in the same way that enthusiasm for kiddie CGI flicks has declined since they've become so commonplace (not that some still don't make good money. But some utterly bomb at the box office nowadays).
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Maybe... it's just so hit-and-miss with movies based on g-novels or comic books.

Some directors know how to do it (Zack Snyder with 300, Rob Rodriquez with Sin City, Jon Favreau with Iron Man), and others are just action-movie hacks who don't truly understand the material/mythology and certainly have no reverence for it.

The sad thing is you can already see beginning of the end... there's too many superhero movies coming out, many of them mediocre-to-bad. That's a really good way to kill off a film genre, and I'm sure in a few years more and more ppl will be going 'meh' to the release of almost any new g-novel or hero flick, in the same way that enthusiasm for kiddie CGI flicks has declined since they've become so commonplace (not that some still don't make good money. But some utterly bomb at the box office nowadays).
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Is that why no one watches p()rn nowadays?
 

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SystemShock said:
Maybe... it's just so hit-and-miss with movies based on g-novels or comic books.

Some directors know how to do it (Zack Snyder with 300, Rob Rodriquez with Sin City, Jon Favreau with Iron Man), and others are just action-movie hacks who don't truly understand the material/mythology and certainly have no reverence for it.

The sad thing is you can already see beginning of the end... there's too many superhero movies coming out, many of them mediocre-to-bad. That's a really good way to kill off a film genre, and I'm sure in a few years more and more ppl will be going 'meh' to the release of almost any new g-novel or hero flick, in the same way that enthusiasm for kiddie CGI flicks has declined since they've become so commonplace (not that some still don't make good money. But some utterly bomb at the box office nowadays).
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Is that why no one watches p()rn nowadays?
 
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