Originally Posted by psylockolussus
According to Simon Kinberg's Wikipedia page:
He was the writer of these films:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
X-Men: The Last Stand
This Means War (this was just last year)
And he was the script doctor for:
Night of the Museum 2
Knight and Day
Sherlock Holmes 2
Out of those movies, the movie that was well-received by critics was Sherlock Holmes and Kinberg was not even the 1st writer for that movie. There is no guarantee that he would deliver a great script. If DOFP ends up as good as X2/First Class then its going to be his best movie to date. I just hope he doesn't screw up again. And I hope Matthew Vaughn/Jane Goldman are still going to do some rewrites.
And you keep blaming Rothman. Rothman was the head of FOX and it was normal that he gave suggestions but its not an excuse for the writers to deliver a so-so script. The Xavier and Emma telepathic battle was cut because according to Vaughn, it would look similar to Inception. They didn't cut the scene because of budget concerns.
Have you guys watched the deleted scene featuring this Xavier/Jean telepathic battle? I have it on DVD. It's...bad.
And again, it's not so much Famke and Patrick, it's the horrid writing. Simon Kinberg just produces hackneyed verbiage combinations that consistently make me shudder and cringe. And he's used the term "[Enter Character Name] don't do this!" like a million times on so many films. It's gotten very cliché.
If Days Of Future Past fails, I don't think Bryan will be the issue. It's going to be the script. What happened to the guys who wrote X2, which was such a smartly written storyline?