Re: Famke finally speaks her mind about the treatment of Phoenix in X3
I wouldn't go that far. But where they went wrong is NOT that they changed things but that they didn't fully justify their own changes.
If you're going to kill Cyclops, then give it a sense of meaning and ceremony; if you are going to have Phoenix decide to go to Alcatraz then give it some meaning and depth.
I've been reading the comics for 30 years and i don't mind the changes - it's no use being totally anal about things being altered. X3 did push things a lot beyond the comicbook interpretation, but its mistake was that it didn't make those changes work properly. Not only did they upset fans, but they disappointed the mainstream who have no idea of the comicbook background.
I would love an extended edition; others want to just forget the movie and move on and yet they don't seem able to move on...