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Old 02-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #133
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Default Re: 3 Reasons "Days Of Future Past" Is Actually X4

Originally Posted by Mrs Vimes View Post
This "balance" of The Avengers is IMO nothing that the X-Men movies should try to copy. It was so busy hopping from one character to another to another, it just made the movie feel like it was full of supporting characters with no real development to anyone.

If you tried to be "fair" to all the characters in X-Men movies, you wouldn't end up with a movie where every character is a Wolverine, you'd just have a movie where every character is a Banshee.
I think you may be missing the entire point of why this franchise--and the comics it's based on--has been so revered since the 1960s.

The X-Men are very much a family. A dysfunctional family--but a family nonetheless. The storylines are best when they operate as one. They are essentially orphans taken in by one foster father (Xavier) and it's their growing pains together that makes the collective so irresistable.

We're not getting that on screen. In the movieverse the X-Men are little more than co-workers in an office. Avengers succeeded in this area and that's why it was so wildly popular. The writers/directors for that project got it.

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