Originally Posted by Hound55
At least Ratner's had a Red Dragon to his name... that piece alone puts him above anything Bay COULD do...
X3 was pretty much "middle of the board" to me... And when you consider all of the crap FOX was pulling I'd say it was a fairly pleasant surprise that it was as good as it was...
That's exactly when I realized he was not to blame - because he can adapt a book/comicbook brilliantly, when he has the actual time and effort necessary from all those involved. Obviously rushing X-Men into production hurt the movie in so many ways, as many cast members had to drop out/get written out early on due to scheduling conflicts, and we were left with a Frankenstein version of the script we were meant to have. So I try not to blame Ratner or Penn, because I honestly believe them when they say they put in their best effort and did all they could do. It's just a shame that most of us had to judge the movie on the end-product, and not on the good intentions of those involved.