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Old 07-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #326
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I might've enjoyed TDKR if Loki was in it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:19 PM   #327
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At least Poison Ivy was a better fit in the movie she was in.
Exactly. Thurman's performance was totally in tune with everyone else's in B&R.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #328
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I really don't get the OTT complaint. I'm not saying nothing can be OTT, but the x-men world (including the movies) does leave a lot of room for fantasy/sci-fi concepts. Viper never once struck me as not in keeping with the boundaries of an x-men movie.

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #329
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I believe specifically within this film. I mean Viper seemed more suited to a movie like Origins than this. She wasn't completely out of place but it would have been better to tone it down a bit. She went full mutant during the last act.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #330
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I found the actress performance a bit OTT, but the character design and other attributes like her mutant powers to me fit fine enough. To me they're an extra bit of colour in a largely serious setting. Even if the movie didn't feature the mecha-SS at all I would have still been fine with her in the film (the movie would still have ninjas for one thing). Though that may just be me.

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Old 07-29-2013, 02:44 AM   #331
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Viper and Yukio could have went at it a little more...Yukio is so dope...

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:52 AM   #332
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I honestly don't know why they even included this character? They could have found another way to get that de-powering device into logan.

She reminded of some cheesy 90's throwback villain.

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Old 07-29-2013, 04:22 AM   #333
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She represents some of the science behind Yashida's goal, makes Wolverine weaker
She's the blantantly mutant component to the antagonists. Wolverine is the blantantly mutant component to the protagonists' side
She serves as a red herring in the plot
She's able to be out there acting on behalf of Yashida while he's stuck in that mech suit in order to survive
She was the only major player that knew Yashida wasn't really dead and had to have a hand in making his "death" look real to everyone else
She gives Yukio someone to beat up at the end


I liked it fine, don't think it was harmful. Minus the dubbing.


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Old 07-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #334
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Changes I would have made to the character, just my ideas:

-Made her Japanese or America/Japanese
-Toned down the green influences and outfits (Did she really have to be called Dr Green as well??!!)
-Given her a katana or other bladed weapon which she was skilled at using
-Put in some scenes showing her and Yukio are clearly not friends, which would have added to the fight at the end which needed to be longer and more personal
-Dialled down the power usage and hissing.

Just some thoughts.

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Old 07-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #335
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For anyone wondering, this is Svetlana Khodchenkova's English speaking voice..

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #336
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Viper and Yukio could have went at it a little more...Yukio is so dope...
Well their fight scene should have been longer.

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imo viper did not need to be a mutant in the context of the movie

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:11 AM   #339
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For me, I liked that they made her a mutant. They should have just developed her more, kept all of her scenes and didn't go crazy in the final act.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:26 AM   #340
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Or in other words, not made her a cheesy, crap character.

But hey, if it was easy everybody'd be doing it.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:40 AM   #341
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Viper was fine, I rather enjoyed her. The thing is that she was so tonally different from the rest of the movie that it took some getting used to. She was a more traditional comic book type villain in what was a pretty grounded character piece. I thought that after I adjusted, she was actually kind of fun. And Yukio killing her was badass.

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After seeing it again, she still doesn't bother me one bit.

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And Yukio killing her was badass.
I felt like I was watching a R-18/slasher movie!

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Viper felt useless and the actress's performance was dreadful. She also felt very out of place. At least it gave Yukio a villain to defeat.

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My thoughts exactly. Yukio shows up and starts fighting her out of nowhere. She deserved a better foe.

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LOL, I hated the character in this movie and the actress was terrible. Her accent was all over the place.

OK, Madame Viper, let's make her an ACTUAL VIPER!

It's kind of like how in Elektra they make Typhoid Mary someone who actually gives you TYPHOID FEVER! LOL.

I found the hissing kind of goofy. Actress was hot to be sure, but I felt like it was a waste of Viper.

I'm confused, how did Fox get the rights to Viper anyway? Because she's never been a mutant.

Does this mean Marvel/Disney could still use a regular version of Lady Viper/Madame Hydra that's not a mutant?

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^Its probably because she fought with the X-Men and Wolverine in the comics and somehow they got the movie rights.

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Yeah but Kingpin has fought Spider-Man as well and in fact he was originally a Spider-Man character.

I mean Hydra has fought with everyone in the comics. So that doesn't mean much to me.

Maybe it's a Quicksilver situation.

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She was married to Wolverine at one point. She probably has other x-connections but that's probably the most significant.

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