Critics' Reviews: Discussion

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by protocida, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. protocida

    protocida Well-Known Member

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    X-men Origins: Wolverine opens on April 30. So, early reviews are expected for the next weeks and, since i haven't found a official thread for them, let's make this one the one. There's only one (fan) review by now, and it sounds quite believable, despite certain Spoilers everyone's hoping to be false:

     
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  2. icelemt38

    icelemt38 Well-Known Member

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    Someone from another board that I go to said that in a German magazine, it was reported that there was a screening for the rough cut of the movie and the general consensus was that they all gave it very good reviews.
     
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  3. protocida

    protocida Well-Known Member

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    *Twirling fingers ala Mr. Burns* Exceleeeent...
     
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  4. chaseter

    chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Another review that was put together from the trailers....k.
     
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  5. Spider-ManHero12

    Spider-ManHero12 Web-Slinger

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    Tbh, I can't wait to see mroe reviews. Hopefully they are good.
     
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  6. protocida

    protocida Well-Known Member

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    Answer me thins: Do you think the movie will be well-receveid by the critics?
     
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  7. Juggernaut33

    Juggernaut33 Well-Known Member

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    If it's good, yes.

    If it's bad, no.

    Wow, I went deeper than I'd expected.
     
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  8. King of Kings

    King of Kings Yes! Yes! Yes!

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    Back to the shallow end of the pool.

    But yeah, you pretty much sum it up.:woot:
     
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  9. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I can't take seriously any review this early. :(
     
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  10. Goodfellas

    Goodfellas Well-Known Member

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    No offense but this movie probably wont get alot of great reviews

    But have a feeling this movie is going to make a killing at the box office and i feel like its going to be a pretty good summer popcorn flick and hopefully better than x3
     
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  11. Stretch2643

    Stretch2643 legal badass

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    Honestly, no. Outside of Dark Knight it's hard for the movie industry to take comic books movies seriously. Still, I think it'll still be a film worth seeing...
     
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  12. Nell2ThaIzzay

    Nell2ThaIzzay Well-Known Member

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    Honestly though, the comic book movie industry has been taken seriously since X-Men.

    X-Men and Spider-Man really brought legitimacy to comic book movies.

    Obviously Batman Begins and The Dark Knight took it to another level. But I'd argue there'd be no Dark Knight without X-Men.
     
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  13. danoyse

    danoyse Snikt. Stab. Repeat.

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    Iron Man also got great reviews, as did X2.

    Honestly, if it's a good movie you'll see good reviews. I rarely see the majority of critics bash a movie in recent years just because it's comic book film.
     
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    icelemt38 Well-Known Member

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    I've actually noticed that comic books movies, the good ones get the pass when they deserve it. X1, X2, Spiderman 1 & 2, Iron Man, Hellboy 1 & 2, Batman Begins, TDK, the list goes on for comic book movies that got really great reviews, all over 80% on RT I think. So if its a movie of quality then it will get good reviews, heck even X3 was almost fresh on RT and given the pass by a lot of critics when I honestly didn't like it very much at all.
     
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  15. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    yeah, but I thought X3 was decent so it only goes to show that reviews are subjective. Go and see the movie because you want to, not because someone says it's good or bad. :)
     
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  16. King of Kings

    King of Kings Yes! Yes! Yes!

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    Totally agreed, the best person to judge a film is yourself.
     
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  17. Hugh'sMrs

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    I call ********. The rough cut is seen by a very limited number of people. It certainly wouldn't have been shown to anyone so they could give a public review. :whatever:
     
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  18. Peter McCabe

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    not true.

    if you attend a screening of a film that's still in post production, meaning the cut you're watching has no score or no completed cgi, you are in no way contractually obligated to keep your mouth shut about it.

    i've seen rough cuts of two big hollywood films in the presence of the film's cinematographer and director.

    one of them was terrible and I coulda written about it all night and day if I wanted to.
     
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    heheh.. another thingy after the credits, huh? ok, I'll stay :hehe:
     
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    The reviewer said it was not a screening. Mentioned something about there being alot of people who worked on the film who have seen it, and later said that hes in the industry.

    Which is another reason I dont fully believe it. There is no way someone who worked on the film could give out all that info. But...alot of it is turning out true.

    Edit: He works in the industry but has no affiliation with Fox. But did sign a confidentiality agreement.
     
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    i expect it to do decent and maybe gross around 200 million domestically and 200 internationaly
     
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  22. AmazSpiderman1

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    Im not sure if I believe this review just yet. For one thing it's written very childish, with lots of Omg! It was sooooo awesomeeee!" Takes away from the legitemacy. And even if it is true, it sounds like he is easily pleased.

    What happened to the WWII footage also? Or the Revolutionary War? The reviewer makes it seem like they jump cut from childhood to Vietnam.

    I'm pleased that they kept his origin from the comic "Origin", but I think it sucks that they had Wolvie and Sabretooth basically hang out together for 100 years or so before splitting up to be enemies. Even if they dont explicitely tell us that Wolverine travelled, I would still like to think he did - going to Japan and such, but I highly doubt that happened, now that he's joined at the hip with Creed. When did Silver Fox get killed in the comics?
     
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  23. Hugh'sMrs

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    I know about those kinds of test screenings. I just don't believe it about Wolverine because Tom Rothman threw a b*tchfit when a review of X3's rough cut hit the web. I don't believe they'd allow random people to see this film and let them blab about it all over the internet.
     
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  24. wobbly

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    Always thought the name Wolverine came from his likeness in nature (and stature in the books) that he has to the animal...

    Anyways...Is it possible a rough cut has been screened? Yes.

    Do I believe the above reviewer has seen it (as well as the other similar one that was doing the rounds).

    No: Not mentioning the 3 war scenes (we have shots from the Civil War, WW1 and WW2 to account for) and just stating 'fast forward to Viet Nam', just like the other review, seems like no small oversight. Would also say the confrontation with Logan and Creed in the garage (when he still has the bone claws) might be earlier than Viet-Nam. The cars in that clip look like something from the 40's.
     
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  25. Peter McCabe

    Peter McCabe Well-Known Member

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    the confrontation takes place in a bar/barn after 'Nam.

    Logan finds Creed in the bar (ala Wolverine #10) a few hours after finding Kayla's corpse by the cabin.
     
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