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Old 09-29-2008, 08:00 PM   #10
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Default Re: The Avengers (2011) = the end of the X-men?

Originally Posted by Snikt View Post
Well, let's look at this way. FOX wants to make money, like all studios do and they want to make quality movies, like most studios do. In they're eyes, I'm sure they believed they did an awesome job with the X-Men Trilogy. Which for all intents and purposes, they did a good job.
I think Fox must also be aware of their failings with the series. The movies turned out reasonably well but often fall short of their potential, either through underfunding or through poor judgment in technical areas such as directing/writing/acting/casting.

Originally Posted by Snikt View Post
None of the X-Men movies were crucified for being the worst comic book movie ever made. Each of their movies made more than the last one, as in X1<X2<X3.
It's worth noting that X2 made the most profit, according to BoxOfficeMojo. For a budget of $110m it made $408million, a profit of $298million! While X3 was made for $210m and produced $459m at the box office, a profit of $249million. However, According to TheNumbers website, X2 had a $125million budget and a $406million box office, a profit of $281million while X3 had a $150m budget and a $459m box office, a profit of $309m. Either way, the box office of X3 didn't soar as high as many expected. It should have hit the $500million mark really.

While I don't rave on about X2 like many people do, it is a more consistent film than X3. Having seen all three films back to back in IMAX, the differences and deficiencies in each film were very apparent.

Originally Posted by Snikt View Post
Now hopefully, after seeing the Dark Knight and Iron Man, they can see and understand, you can have a 2 + Hr. comic movie and not worry about sacrificing character or plot.
Well, they did already allow X2 to exceed two hours. In fact it could have been longer if several key sequences weren't cut from the script. What's most amazing is the running time of X3 - most people believe it to have been too short for the momentous storylines it was trying to support. When are we getting an Extended Edition???

Show me an X-Men comic where Mystique is the leader and walks round all day as a bored blonde
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