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Old 03-10-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Do you think the casual movie goer will care about charles and magneto?

The x=men films were known for cool mutants with amazing powers and the star of each film has been wolverine. a mutant with a mysterious past yet cool attitude and powers. movie goers loved him and his popularity soared.

Now we have magneto and charles. Out of all the x-men films did anyone really care about them? did they even have fans? outside of comic book fanboys of course.I doubt most movie goers really gave a crap about these two old bags.


YET NOW there making a movie based on there love affair/divorce?BORING! yes they are young now but minus magneto telepathy isn't all that exciting visually. i expect to be bored to tears and i think the TRAILER shows the level of boredom this movie will insure.


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Old 03-10-2011, 12:53 AM   #2
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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Old 03-10-2011, 01:45 AM   #4
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If you can get a careless moviegoer to truly react to a dramatic scene, then the dynamic works.
We'll see how it goes.

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I think the casual movie goer will go to see it. If not for Charles and Magneto then they will for James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:26 AM   #6
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that's the thing. i think the average movie goer will be interested because it seems to be a story driven ensemble action adventure film. it will be fun.

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The average movie goer will see this because it has X-Men in the title and the visuals are cool.

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:24 AM   #8
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I think the average movie goer will be interested in Magnetos story as he was a pretty kick ass character in the previous trilogy. Charles on the other hand I'm not so sure but the fact that its X-Men will get people in seats

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #9
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I'm relatively certain that the reason non fans cared much about the X-Men movies in the first place was because of Charles and Eric, or, more to the point, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. And Jackman's Wolverine, of course.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #10
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I think Magneto backstory is going to be a pretty big draw for this movie, and like someone else stated it has X-men in the title, people will flock to it regardless of who is in it.

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:23 AM   #11
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Magneto alone isn't a draw for me; I was never interested in a Magneto - Origins movie anyway.
But both Erik and Charles, and their relationship and backstory, are a very powerful draw. Charles without the X-Men isn't really interesting, and neither is Magneto without Prof. X and the X-Men.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #12
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I think the word "X-Men" will bring in the average moviegoer. They won't care who the story focuses on.

They will just say,

"Yo, it's a new X-Men movie. Let's go see it."

"Who's it about?"

"The X-Men. Duh."

"Oh, cool. Let's go see it."

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #13
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Love affair? What the hell are you talking about?

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #14
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I can see more people being interested in Erik rather than Charles.

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I can see more people being interested in Erik rather than Charles.
Certainly neither me nor my friends - who aren't into comics, therefore can be called "the average moviegoers". So, it'll be a 50/50, imo.

People who don't know the X-Men from the comics will watch the movie because it's "X-Men", a very well-known movie franchise - period. They don't even know Magneto is called "Erik"; hell, even my mother knows the X-Men from the movies, but she doesn't have any idea about the comics' background of the characters.

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That's... not really what i'm talking about. I'm talking about when they watch the movie the character of Erik will probably be more interesting. He's got the whole holocause survivor thing in his history. He's got a real tragedy there. Charles doesn't.

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Old 03-16-2011, 07:46 AM   #17
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Its X-Men and its a summer film! Casual movie-goer will watch the movie whether they care or don't care about Magneto and Professor X.

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Magneto may have a real tragedy...but he IS Charles' tragedy.

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was there ever a "Magneto Origins" script that was significantly different from what we are getting in X-Men First Class?
I have always been under the impression that this is the only movie that was ever considered, and it has just gotten a name change to tie into the recent comic series.

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I think they just renamed the magneto movie into x-men first class.

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The average movie goer will care about all the things blowing up and cool powers.

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You say "X-Men" to the average movie-goer and they're going to immediately think of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The fact that he's absent from First Class, and this being the first X-Men film without his presence is a major hurdle. No offense, but no they're not going to care about seeing young Xavier and Magneto after spending eleven years associating Stewart and McKellen to those roles.

And after the last two films were unfavorably received, banking on the X-Men brand-name isn't going to be enough to entice people back.

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Yes.

There are similarities, but it was a lot different, actually. For one, Magneto was just hunting Nazis up the chain to get revenge on the people who destroyed his life. It felt a lot like HANNIBAL RISING. Here, he's basically going to be doing that at the beginning it seems, and maybe that theme will carry through the film, his desire for vengeance, etc.

Magneto did join up with a CIA agent at one point in the script, and Xavier and Magneto did meet an start the school in MAGNETO, but there was no fledgling team of X-Men, and the adventures were much smaller and more personal. Xavier's role was much smaller in general. There was a Captain America reference or two as well. They have a few elements in common, mostly the relationship between Xavier and Erik, and it's clear that FIRST CLASS exits more or less because they wanted to make MAGNETO but couldn't, but the story itself is almost entirely different.

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You say "X-Men" to the average movie-goer and they're going to immediately think of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The fact that he's absent from First Class, and this being the first X-Men film without his presence is a major hurdle. No offense, but no they're not going to care about seeing young Xavier and Magneto after spending eleven years associating Stewart and McKellen to those roles.

And after the last two films were unfavorably received, banking on the X-Men brand-name isn't going to be enough to entice people back.


i thought the last two films did very well?

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X3 and Wolverine were successful and didn't flop.

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