View Full Version : The "Classic" Film: 'Superman Returns' or 'X3'?
07-17-2006, 04:04 AM
Now that all is said and done... let's forget the box office takings or the reviews...
Which film will genuinely be remembered as a "classic"?
07-17-2006, 01:39 PM
I had to vote neither even though I loved x-3 I know it won't be remembered as a classic but the trilogy will. As for superman returns it won't be remember for the actual movie but rather the budget vs the box office.
07-17-2006, 01:52 PM
I don't think either will really be seen as "classics" - neither met with the absolute, widespread love that they need to meet that. That said, SUPERMAN RETURNS is closer to being a classic than X3 is.
07-17-2006, 02:03 PM
I don't think either one will become classics.
They'll be remebered, but I don't think they'll become classics the way a lot of other films (not just comic book movies) have.
07-17-2006, 03:14 PM
I have to give it to Superman Returns.
07-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Superman Returns and X3 both failed to hit the mark... so I say neither.
07-17-2006, 04:11 PM
Superman Returns is the "classic" of the two IMO.
07-17-2006, 04:15 PM
As much as I loved X3, I won't go as far as to call it a classic.
07-17-2006, 04:17 PM
^ yeah, same here. it felt wrong :p so i voted neither.
07-17-2006, 04:18 PM
What's that in your avi?
07-17-2006, 04:19 PM
Harry Osborn from Spider-Man 3
07-17-2006, 04:36 PM
Neither was classic imo.
07-17-2006, 04:44 PM
I liked both movies. I liked X3 better. I doubt any of these movies would be considered classics. Theres alot of supes, X3 bashing going on. I think theyd be considered good comic movies, but nothing to write home to mom about.
07-17-2006, 05:05 PM
The reason I chose 'Superman Returns'? Because... forgetting it's unbalanced budget for a moment... it just has the simplicity and emotion of a long-gone era. The score, the fun, the no-apologies plot that comes second to character and doesn't breed so many questions...
'X3', on the other hand, was a total missed opportunity... in my opinion, anyway. No matter how well-remembered the first two will be, I think the third will always be recalled as below-par and little more than a business decision. It was just a patchwork movie with little heart, whereas it should have been a memorable event like 'Return of the Jedi'.
Still... they could both learn something from 'Pirates of the Caribbean' or - dare I jinx it - 'Spider-Man'.
07-17-2006, 05:10 PM
Superman Returns was basically made to be classic. Hell, most people's complaints stem from that fact. So, I'd definitely say SR.
07-17-2006, 06:52 PM
Neither are classic.
X3 is a short, sharp blast ... enjoyable but rushed.
Superman was ... imo ... just not very good.
07-17-2006, 09:02 PM
I think 'Superman Returns' only real flaw was being a little too obviously linked with the Richard Donner films. The opening credits, while a nice homage to a long-gone era, were a little tacky in this day and age. I do think the film as a whole will be a grower (not a shower). It is what it is and hard to outwardly "hate", I think.
'X3', on the other hand, needs some serious re-editing, story tweaking and effects work to turn the endless array of great ideas into a complete and timeless whole. The worst thing about that film is that the pieces were almost all there for a great film... and the missed opportunity is what makes it so bad. They couldn't even get the opening credits or logo in sync with the former films. :eek:
07-17-2006, 09:15 PM
returns will be remembered as some Odd vague sequel attempt that didn't really work.
X3 too will be remembered as some Odd vague sequel attempt that didn't really work though I must say I did enjoy it more than the plodding and somber return of supes.
I wish I could combine the fun factor of X3 with the quiet elegance of return to make one badass cool film that's memorable forever.
07-18-2006, 05:27 AM
Even though I liked both films, I voted Superman Returns. I wouldn't say that X-Men: The Last Stand will be remembered for being a classic.
07-18-2006, 06:30 AM
Classic exercise in cut and paste, perhaps...
Hey... Scrapbooking's all the rage these days. Maybe Fox were going for that angle. :)
07-18-2006, 06:32 AM
I think once the BO vs Budget stuff dies away SR may well come to be seen as a classic.X3 though is not in any way IMO
07-18-2006, 12:15 PM
Returns is great, but Superman the Movie is the classic, Returns just follows in it's footsteps.
X3is simply not good enough.
07-18-2006, 12:51 PM
X3 is a Classic comic book movie!!!!:up::up::xmen::wolverine
07-18-2006, 12:54 PM
Superman looks like an expensive Fan Film, what a waste of money because Superman Returns is so boring.:supes::down
07-18-2006, 12:57 PM
What's this I'm hearing about an ambulance?
07-19-2006, 07:30 AM
Out of those two, Superman Returns
07-19-2006, 11:46 PM
I voted for neither. I don't think Superman Returns has the edge to be remembered as a classic movie.
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