I hope this movie has a more nuanced look at mutant differences and discrimination

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by HeroLover, May 18, 2006.

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    It looks like this movie is actually distinguishing between different mutations and how they affect the individual. Yes, we saw Rogue dealing with hers, but it was never really discussed much during the first two movies. No mention of how some mutants are gifted with extraordinary powers while others feel cursed with an odd appearance. There is also this idea that all mutants are tolerant toward each other and all mutant-hating humans treat them the same. Ummmm, no. Why do Morlocks live in the sewer? Physical appearance and powers would separate mutants into different categories, just like humans do. It would suck to be an outsider in an already marginalized group. Humans militants might use the rhetoric that all mutants must be destroyed in public, but I bet they really would be jealous of their powers and would try and ally with the human-looking ones to destroy the more freakish of the group. X-Men wants to keep things simple obviously, but experience contradicts it.
     
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    This is hilarious. I try and start a discussion that isn't to attack or defend the film, and it sinks like a rock. From now on, nobody better claim they wanted to move beyond petty fanboy squabbles.
     
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    Well, I agree. What more is there to say? The X-men metaphor is always a bit ham-handed, its best as superheroics, not political brilliance.
     
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    I think Singer nailed the depiction if people suddenly had unexplained supernatual traits, regular humans would see it as a threat for the most part after the oohs and ahs died down after years. Theyd also be seen as demons or whatever..lol i enjoy how it all slips perfectly into phenominon.
     

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