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Old 03-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #597
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Default Re: Days of Future Past News and Discussion - Part 1

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Originally Posted by Mulholland '49 View Post
The Avengers screentime worked because each individual character got their own movie before it. Now imagine how it would have turned out if they didn't.
I believe that a lot of people who saw Avengers hadn't seen all of the individual movies; the film was just a big summer event.

The people I know who saw Avengers had not seen Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America. In fact, I know someone who hadn't seen any of those movies and still loved Avengers.

It worked because it (largely) fulfilled expectations of the the three key groups: diehard fans, critics and mainstream viewers. That's not to say it was perfect or provided deep meaningful ideas, but it worked.

I would not want X-Men to emulate Avengers. But there are some key things in Avengers that could also apply to X-Men - respecting the comics and classic characters (including the costumes), not having one character overshadow everyone else and providing a sense of scale and spectacle (backed up with excellent special effects).

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