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X-Men - Worth the hype?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Bada Bing, Nov 10, 2000.

  1. Bada Bing

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    Got my copy of X-Men yesterday, and wasn't overly impressed.
    The packaging is just silly and would have been better in a standar Amaray.
    Okay there were some pretty cool scenes (like in the snow etc), but the dialogue between characters was a bit silly. It all seemed to be limited to buzz-words and one liners.
    It wasn't a bad film, but nowhere near as good as The Matrix or Blade.
    Sound wasn't bad though, and picture was very good.

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    This was the only film this year that I saw at the cinema without the girlfriend. She refused to go see it so I had to take my 12 year old cousin.

    I enjoyed it. Im not a huge fan of the comics but thought that Hugh Jackmans portrayal of Wolveriene was great and that nobody could play Prof X besides Patrick Stewert.

    As a comic book movie I found it to be much better than Batman which realy betrayed the Batman myth and legend. X-men was above all really enjoyable and fun.

    Yes it does set its self up for a sequal and those with a keen eye could see younger x-men such as Ice Man and The beast already in the cast !
     
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    Usual question Miles, where did you get it from so quick? It's one of the films I didn't get to see at the cinema but really wanted to (baby just arrived = zero cinema visits) because I used to be into the comics.
    Also how much did you pay for the early delivery?
     
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    Wolverine was okay but it was the old guy Magneto who stole the show.
     
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    Just the opportunity to see Famke Jansen run around in tight clothes is good enough for me.
    I haven't seen it yet, but the little boy in me that watched the cartoons years ago can't wait.
    A good comic book sci-fi film is always good fun.
    I know I won't be disappointed.

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    Aye, it is okay, and yer right Patrick Stewart is the man! The characters on their own were good, but some of the dialogue between Wolverine and Cyclops was just a bit silly. One was quite funny though. When he had to prove he was the real one and his response was "Yer a d*ck".
    It is good, just not as good as I hoped.

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    I'm a big fan and I say it is worthy of the hype. I saw it at the cinema and loved it - personnaly I think it's one of the best comic book adaptations to date.

    Got my copy this morning - can't wait to watch it later. I agree about the packaging though, why bother? Not a great disc either, no wonder they're planning a SE next year.

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