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Old 10-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #103
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Default Re: The Official James McAvoy/Professor Xavier Thread - Part 1

Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes View Post
Melbourne, Australia.

Yeah it would be a great shame if James' performance didn't make it into some countries' cinemas

I feel rather iffy about the "magic cure" as well, for the reasons you and Loganbabe mentioned. But to be fair, we're talking about an action summer blockbuster, not an inspirational character piece about dealing with paralysis, and Charles just could never keep up with the action and the rest of the characters if he's in a wheelchair all the time. I just hope that if he does walk at some point in the movie it's dealt with intelligently and not as some stupid fix-everything just to make a character active again.
I definitely see the reasoning behind it. It is an action summer blockbuster with a character that's confined to a wheelchair; that's hard for even the best writers to sort out. And in sci-fi, one of the things that makes it such an amazing genre, is that anything is possible.

On the flip side, if you pick up any book about writing and storytelling, one of the lessons that's always there is...never, ever give the character a magic fix for their problems. No gods coming down to clean up the magic pill that will cure what ails you. It's considered a big no-no; the character has to either overcome their problem, even if they are never fully rid of it.

If they do decide to go this route, my guess is it'll be to both give Xavier a chance to be in the action, and to correlate with X3 and X-men Origins: Wolverine (both sucky movies I wish we could just take a magic pill to forget).

But in any case, whatever the "cure" is, it seems like it's only temporary.

Or...maybe Xavier is using a mental projection of himself in the scene where he's standing. He is a telepath, after all.

GuestStar...that is too hilarious!!!

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