X-men 1 imo is the best of the triolgy

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by Goodfellas, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Goodfellas Registered

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    I dont know i watched the movie again last night and for some reason this one was the best

    Wolverine was portrayed the best in my opnion.Hugh Jackman gave a performance that puts him right up there with C Reeves as Superman imo and the charcter was spot on imo he was a dick but yet he had a bit of a sofe side as well

    And i thought Ian Mcklellan as Magneto really shined in this movie i mean he really was a menace in this movie very intimidating especialy with the Brotherhood at his side Singer really made them realistic as if they were a terrorist group .. not a group of dumb mutants

    i liked Tyler Mane as Sabretooth sure he didn't say alot but when he did say somehting it was a bit scary and Sabretooth really loooked someone you did not want to **** with

    and of course Ray Park as Toad ... this charctaer really shocked people beucase by the nd of the movie he became one of the coolest charatcers of the movie.. again he didnt say alot but his movements and when he said something it was bad ass not to mention he took out 3 x-men


    i dont know i just to this day i feel this movie was the strongest it..while i liked x2 it just wasnt as cool as x1 and x3 was good but it was to short and they hade way to many characters

    anyone else agree that this one was the best?
     
  2. Infinity9999x Registered

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    Wolverine's character was certainly not spot on. The only thing he had in common with the comic Wolverine was that he was a bit gruff. But he was no where near as gruff and a-hole like as Wolverine was in the early x-men comics. Not only that, there was not mention of Wolverine's beserker rage, nor his battle to control it, as well as no mention to Wolverine's connection to Japan and the Samurai way.
    I agree on Ian, he and Prof. X have been my favorite part of the X-men movies. They really got the essence of their characters.
    But not dumb? Sabertooth wasn't exactly a genius.
    Sabertooth was butchered in X1. The very fact that he didn't say a lot shows you how badly they treated his character. Sabertooth is a blabbermouth, the guy never shuts up. He's always saying taunting things when he's fighting, spouting off violent threats, or (if it's against Wolverine) dropping tantalizing hints about the past.


    I really wasn't very impressed with X1. Cyclops was boring, Storm was barely shown, Wolverine was a pale imitation of his comic counterpart, and Rouge didn't even act like Rouge, she acted like Kitty Pryde with Rouge's powers.

    The only X-men members I thought were done alright were Jean and Prof. X. Other then that all needed work.

    Overall the script was okay, but the doomsday machine at the end was even more contrived then the one in X2.

    Now, I'll give X1 props for kick starting the superhero phenomenon, because it did. Without X1 we probably wouldn't have the Spider-man movies or any of the other characters that have been caught up in the Super-hero movie wave. I like X1 and I don't think it's bad, but I don't think it's very good either, and I certainly wouldn't rank it ahead of X2.
     
  3. Morg Super Moderator

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    sorry but wrong, X2 is the best of the lot follow by X1 and X3 is 6th place :hehe:
     
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    X-Men is probably the truest X-Men film of the trilogy. I don’t think it’s quite as fun as X2, but it’s not obnoxious like The Last Stand. It has a solid story, with the best character development of its main players, and it stays true to the heart of the books’ themes and better avoids some of Hollywood’s formulaic crap that catches up to the sequels. It’s not without its flaws—its biggest being that it doesn’t push things far enough. It also fails the fundamentals of some of the characters like Storm, but it no where near reaches the unfortunate levels of inventiveness of characters like Phoenix. Still, it’s not a bad movie, and, despite the hurdles it faced, it’s probably the truest X-Men movie thus far. Go figure.
     
  5. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    I agree X1 was the 'truest' of the three movies. I like all three anyway. X3 is the most 'fun' and exciting/dynamic and its scale is the most epic (though not as epic as many expected), X2 is the most well-balanced. All three movies took liberties with characters.

    As for Phoenix, it always was going to be difficult to achieve the comicbook storyline or the comicbook look (gold boots and a catsuit, either hideous green or dark tan). I think the X3 costume was fine as was the explanation of the hidden personality, which brought conflict and surprise. The absence of a firebird is debatable. A fiery aura might have been nice but, without seeing one, it's hard to judge if it would look better. The real problem with Phoenix was really the absence of character development during the final part of the movie. And that was probably a result of the movie being too short to carry the weight of its content successfully. Bring on the goddam extended edition.
     
  6. RogueDK Agent Of The Bat

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    I love the X-1 of all three myself; maybe because it was the first.

    X2 was good & balanced and the third was just a good popcorn flick.
     
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    They have The Last Stand on Blu-Ray. They need to put the rest of the X-Men movies on the format. Maybe they're holding off until Wolverine comes out. Remember that supposed X3 special edition that was planned? :p

    -TNC
     
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    When it comes to more than one sequel the first one is always the best. I remeber seeing the trailer for it for the first time and i just loved it. It brought back so many memories. The second one seemed kinda pointless but was still good and the third one is good but i just hate it.
     
  9. Mutagen Quietly Infectious User

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    X-men was good, X2 was better.
     
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    X1 has the better development, and is a most intimate film. It's almost a drama film, more than a superhero movie. That's what I love of X1.

    All the sequels should have this kind of feel, the pace...
     
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    I admit that X1 has better development but I wish we saw more of the powers. I know they were on a limited budget, but what's with only seeing Cyke shoot his beams once really, and only by accident? And I hate that we got no glimpse of Sabertooth knowing Wolverine before their first encounter.
     
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    X-men 1 had a far better development and a great story, I love how they Wolverine appeared in it. X-men 2 was also great, had a great fight scene between Wolverine and Deathstrike, though wasn't to fond of how Nightcrawler was hitting on his mom Mystique *gags*. Now X-men 3 wasn't a bad movie, but it wasn't great. I liked the different characters that came into it, Colossus (finally). But the whole movie I was waiting to see Juggernaut take a swing at Colossus! The movie had 2 plots goin on and didn't seem to work well together. I think it would've been best to stick with one story and go with it, instead of both. Conclusion, X-men 1 the best, X-men 2 second best, and of course X-men 3 lags into last.
     
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    X1 was a good movie, but it wasn't a great movie. It was missing some parts that could have made it better. Their should have been more human/mutant relations i.e. government officials, mention of the sentinels, friends of humanity mistreating mutants, and brotherhood terrorist attacks. X1 should have been cameo galore, possibly setting up for bigger roles, basically X1 should have been about things getting worse before it gets better...
     
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    :up:
     
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    X-Men2 was more of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it was pointless.
     
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    I think X1 had the best premise and plot but the execution didnt come off perfect.
    i think X2 is the best film of the series but X1 is my favorite
     
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    I have never seen a movie that made me feel as incredible as when wolverine popped his claws the first time in X1. Because of that lone scene in the bar in Canada I feel like this was the best of the series.
     
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    There is just something really special about X1.

    Being a fan of the comic and tv show growing up, it just really was a great theater expirence. Its a movie that i dont think gets appreciated enough, it really did jump start well done, smarth thinking, real CBM movies.

    If it was not for X1 you can forget Spiderman, BB, Iron Man. Movie studios would never have put any faith into any CBM movie if it was not for the success of X1.

    Thats one of the only things we can thank Fox for, they defintely went out on a limb to make X1 with know prior movie paving a way for it.
     
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    Saying X Men 1 is the best in the trilogy isnt saying much because thwe whole movie was kina meh. It was good for its first try but they could have did alot better with this fillm series.
     
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    I liked this post a lot. While I'd probably argue that x1 is as good a movie as x2, though less fun, you make good points. And lets face it. The problem with Storm and Cyclops, the leaders, was Wolverine time, and in Storm's case, Halle Berry. How anyone sees her as a good actress is beyond me.
     
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    I felt that Halle was better as Storm in the first movie than in the sequels. But she wouldn't have been my first choice by any means.
     
  24. AVEITWITHJAMON Badass Cloud

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    ^I agree, and while I think X-Men is good, its not as good as X2 IMO, which is still one of the best CB movies ever.

    However X3 is one of the worst, and the first 2 X-Movies are a million (literally) times better than X3.
     
  25. DMRadz Student of Xavier

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    The thing that has always bothered me through the X-Men's was Logan's "love" for Jean.

    He knows her for 2 days, Magneto gets locked up and he soon leaves the mansion.

    He comes back during X2 see's Jean for a minute while her and Storm leave. He meets up with her on the blackbird, they crash in the woods and then sleep in separate tents in the woods. The next day, the X-Men and Magneto go to the Weapon X facility, dam collapses, Jean dies saving them.

    In X-Men 3, months after her "death", she is "resurrected", back at the mansion for a day when she leaves to back to her childhood home. After Charles dies, Magneto takes her with him. He sees her in the woods for only a moment. The Brotherhood walks to SF, when Wolverine kills Jean. The one he loves. Who he has only seen like a total of 7 days.

    Anyone else see a problem with this?
     

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