Is X-Men the most grown up comic book movie series?

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by LostSon88, May 19, 2006.

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Is the X-Men series the most grown up comic book movie franchise to date?

  1. Yes.

  2. No.

  3. I don't know.

  4. At the moment.

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  1. LostSon88 Registered

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    So I was reading one of the reviews of X3 on rottentomatoes...and the writer (who gave X3 a 3.5/5) said something that really caught my attention:

    But there are moments when it springs brilliantly to life, forcing characters to make some very difficult decisions. Combined with the gripping story, this insight continues to mark this as one of the most grown-up comic book movie series ever made.

    So thinking back on the series as a whole and the message its tried to get across (tolerance, acceptance, dangers of ignorance, etc.)...in your opinion, is the X-Men series the most grown-up comic book movie franchise?
     
  2. spinny0617 Registered

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    yes, more so under singer I think. especially X1.
     
  3. phoenix_force Registered

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    Yep i truely think it is! and yay this is my 900th post! lol
     
  4. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    series yes

    as for putting them all together as individual films i would say x1 is the second highest ranking.
     
  5. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    Yes, I believe so.

    And I think it stems from the X-Men probably being one of the more grown up comics as well.

    It has very serious, and very real themes, wrapped up in a pretty package of yellow spandex and optic blasts.

    But it's the reason why I love the first 2 X-Men films so much, because instead of focusing on the flash first, and the meaning second, Singer focused on the meaning first, and the flash second.

    It's what makes the X-Men universe special. And it's why I don't understand how people can even remotley say the movies are inaccurate to the comics, because the movies got what counts right; the depth of the universe these people live in, the trails and tribulations that they face, and who these characters are. Sure, some things are botched, but the important things are there.

    It's why killing off Cyclops sucks. This isn't a fiction where people are just killed off for shock value, and there's that one uber hero dude that does everything. These characters function together as one, and are all important to telling the story. And the relationships between these characters is what makes the universe for me, not their powers, and the action. That's all nice, and HELPS, but it's the foundation of what these characters are about, and what this world is about, that makes the X-Men so appealing.
     
  6. Devon_Farmer Registered

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    Crap, I accidentally hit no, so, add another to yes.
     
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  8. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    In terms of superhero movies, yes, along with Batman Begins.
     
  9. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    batman begins isn't really a series, it's an individual movie.
     
  10. Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    I'm having a tough time deciding which I think was handled in a more mature way: X-Men or Spider-man.
     
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    I think if you strip away all the superhero stuff, Nell is right. theme-atically, the comic was always very adult in the way it dealt with tolerance and acceptance of minorities. By originally having a director of taste and intelligence, Fox were able to reflect this across the first two movies. One of the simplest scenes is, imo, one of the best: Bobby's coming out scene. you can really see McKellen's and Singer's influence on that (especially McKellen's...coming out was a much bigger deal in his day).

    Im not so sure about the third. i cant see how the two mainplots are going to be levered into a 90 minute movie, and keep the same level of nous the first two had. It might in onbe or two small scenes,. but i suspect what get will be fuller, but more vacuous
     
  12. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    Until 2008...
     
  13. Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    Um..... V for Vendetta is the most "grown-up" comic book movie.
    the most grown-up series will the BB series. X-men is close though.
     
  14. Kurosawa Registered

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    The new Batman series is much more adult. The X-Men series is actually pretty juvinile in places. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
  15. Electrix Registered

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    X-Men has a real message and a meaning, not just going around fighting bad guys like Spiderman, Superman, Batman and Fantastic Four.
     
  16. DarknessOfDeath Rebel Scoundrel

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  17. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    So do these characters if you pay attention.
     
  18. lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    Yes, until the Batman Begins sequel.
     
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    Totally agree. I think X-men could be the most grown up because of the issues inherant in the stories but as they are now, I agree that they are behind V and Batman. I still really like the current series but they just don't hit on all the themes they could.
     
  20. RagingTempest Registered

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    I agree!!! The DC comic book movies just don't have the realism and passion that the Marvel movies have, especially X-men!!!:up:
     
  21. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    i guess so...
     
  22. Electrix Registered

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    Magneto and the Brotherhood arnt simply 'bad guys' they are standing up for their freedom and their way of life. They are the minority.

    It is slightly different in the comics but the movies are more grown up than Spiderman and FF.
     
  23. CrypticOne Poetic Violence

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    I said yes because it deals with a lot of emotion and todays problems.
     
  24. RagingTempest Registered

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    The X-men movies deal with mutants in a way that real life prejudice is dealt with!!! The movies really make you think about being in that position!!!:up:
     
  25. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    You can argue that Ra´s Al Ghul wants to make the world a better place, he just used the wrong methods, like Magneto. Doc Ock wanted to do a fusion experiment that was supposed to bring huge benefits to mankind, but he doesn´t see the danger he´s causing.
     

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