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Old 09-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #29
The Batkilt
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Default Re: Say something positive about The Last Stand

Originally Posted by The Batman View Post
That the awfulness of this and Wolverine possibly led to X-Men First class being so good.
I don't think First Class was great, to be honest. As a stand-alone film? Sure, it was good. But when it was produced - and originally set to be directed - by the same guy that directed X-Men and X2? I don't think there's any need to disregard the continuity of those films. (Aye, I'm one of those saddos that does harp on about continuity.) I also didn't like that Havok being used either, to be honest. He wasn't central to the plot, so why changed an established character with clear comic ties to Cyclops?

I think the general premise of how Xavier and Magneto first came to be allies and the 'bond-esque' feel were fun, but I'd have preferred it if that was the focus on the movie - and it left out the whole 'first class' bit. (I'd rather have seeb a first class featuring Cyclops, Jean, Beast, and a couple others seeing as Iceman and Angel couldn't be used.)

As for The Last Stand? Beast looked pretty bad ass - much preferred Beast from TLS to FC - and Kelsey Grammer did a fine job. That's honestly the best thing I can say about it. It's a decent popcorn flick the same way XO:W is a decent popcorn flick, but I hold X-Men and X2 in higher regard, which makes TLS a bit of a let down.

Oh, and as a Scot I much preferred Scottish scientist Moira MacTaggert to boring CIA agent Moira MacTaggert.

Originally Posted by Gianakin_ View Post
Oh my God... you're one of them... the Clean Ones, the Untouched, the Innocents! Endgame is the Dark Knight compared to the Source. You have no idea. NO idea.
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