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Old 06-06-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Awesome They FINALLY Give The X-Men Films a Large Scope!

America. Russia. England. Germany. Switzerland. Argentina. This movie was all over the place. I've waited 11 years and 5 movies for this. The other X-Men films always felt so... small scale to me. We finally got an X-Men film that felt global and epic.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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HELLS YEAH

..and who knows where Shaw and Emma were when they were stuck in the ice with the submarine..

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:52 PM   #3
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LOL. Yeah, that was a nice touch.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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LOL. Yeah, that was a nice touch.

"..and this needs ice."
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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Lol I loved that part *Opens Sub hatch*

Yea the pacing, the feel, and expanse felt great.

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Yeah, that's one of the aspects I loved. It shows you that Vaughn is one hell of a director. I'll watch anything that guy directs after this. He's the Justin Lin of the X-men franchise.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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X2 coulda' had an epic feel... You know, with the whole Dark Cerebro killing all the mutants in the world thing, but Singer didn't have the directing chops to pull it off. Same with Superman Returns. Thank god for Vaughn.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #8
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I thought X2 had a great sense of scope. The film feels just as big as First Class does.

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It shows you that Vaughn is one hell of a director.
I just find it amazing that he shot this movie almost entirely in England. He really went out of his way to find convincing locations.

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I thought X2 had a great sense of scope.
Bryan Singer didn't really choose good locations. New York. Washington. Canada? It feels small. It doesn't feel global like First Class.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:31 PM   #10
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Well, global and scope aren't the same thing. I'm certain they may walk hand in hand occasionally, but one can exist without the other.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #11
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You know, with the whole Dark Cerebro killing all the mutants in the world thing, but Singer didn't have the directing chops to pull it off
Ignorance.

The truth is, they had a lot scripted for those scenes, but they ran out of time and money.


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Old 06-06-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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I think First Class and X2 are both fantastic. I don't get why someone has to put down Singer to praise Vaughn, especially when they worked hand in hand on restoring this franchise.

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The truth is, they ran out of time and money.
Typical Singer. The great thing about Matthew Vaughn is that he was a former producer. He knows how to manage a budget. Singer is too much of a spender.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #14
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I thought X-Men: The Last Stand felt pretty epic.

X2 certainly had its moments.

But I do understand about X-Men: First Class. It has a different feel from the rest that make it stand out.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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I think First Class and X2 are both fantastic. I don't get why someone has to put down Singer to praise Vaughn, especially when they worked hand in hand on restoring this franchise.
Well, I just hate Singer in general for ruining X-men and Superman. Good thing better directors have taken his place in both franchises.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #16
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EDIT: Never mind, opinions are opinions.


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Old 06-06-2011, 09:03 PM   #17
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I thought X-Men: The Last Stand felt pretty epic.
Only the ending.

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #18
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Only the ending.
Mostly, sure. But I thought the psychic duel between Xavier and Jean Grey was pretty powerful and epic as well.

Magneto's 2 speeches I felt gave incredible weight to the build.

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:10 PM   #19
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First Class did feel epic, like a Bond film. I wonder if Genosha will be in the sequels?

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #20
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What in heavens name do you mean? X1 and X2 visited exotic locales: they went to northern Canada twice??! How many movie franchises can say they've done that?

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:29 PM   #21
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The scope was cool (especially Mags hunting Nazis), but was also a bit too much for Vaughn to handle. It had the same disjointed, scatter-brained feel that plagued X3. Honestly, it made me appreciate the way Singer kept a handle on everything.

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X2 coulda' had an epic feel... You know, with the whole Dark Cerebro killing all the mutants in the world thing, but Singer didn't have the directing chops to pull it off. Same with Superman Returns. Thank god for Vaughn.
There is a difference between directing chops and money to shoot extra scenes, that most likely wasn't in his budget.

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #23
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There is a difference between directing chops and money to shoot extra scenes, that most likely wasn't in his budget.

Learn the difference.
What's his excuse for keeping the focus on Wolverine yet again? Especially when Cyke and Jean coulda' used more development to give her sacrifice at the end more emotional resonance.

They didn't have 'nuff money for that, too?


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The scope was cool (especially Mags hunting Nazis), but was also a bit too much for Vaughn to handle. It had the same disjointed, scatter-brained feel that plagued X3. Honestly, it made me appreciate the way Singer kept a handle on everything.
It's easy to have a handle on things when you're just remaking your first X-men movie with a bigger budget.

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Old 06-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #25
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I just find it amazing that he shot this movie almost entirely in England. He really went out of his way to find convincing locations.
They did do some location work in Russia, and the climatic island scene was shot in Georgia.

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