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Old 01-07-2009, 11:40 AM   #22
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Default Re: The Avengers (2011) = the end of the X-men?

Originally Posted by BMM View Post
I'm more inclined to agree with this earlier post of yours...
Those two posts were essentially saying very similar things though. I certainly don't recall 'normal' people on the streets recoiling with horror at the thought of X3, either before it or after it, nor did i hear bad word. Even though it could have been better/deeper/longer etc.

Originally Posted by BMM View Post
In its remaining theatrical run, The Last Stand was unable to match what it made in its first four days. To my knowledge, that doesn't happen very often, even amongst bombs like Speed Racer. There's a reason for that. In my opinion, the movie didn't meet audience expectations, and it hurt the movie's performance.
I'd love to know the exact reasons. But remember the film's domestic total beat (in the same year) Casino Royale, Superman Returns, Da Vinci Code, Happy Feet and Ice Age: The Meltdown among others. And yet oddly failed to match or beat Night at the Museum. Casino Royale had a very modest USA box office, quite oddly. All that shows it's quite a complicated thing to analyse.

Originally Posted by BMM View Post
After this summer alone, I would hope the X-Men film makers step-up their game.
I'm always hopeful of that.

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

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