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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-05-27 06:01
  Subject:   X3 is a big, dumb, fun summer movie.
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You'll probably enjoy it. I predict it'll clean up at the box office.

That all said, for maximum amusement, I would recommend you watch (the first couple minutes of) this before you go see it:

"I'm da Juggernaut, bitchhhh!"
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2006-05-28 20:44 (UTC)
  Subject:   Mreh... [minor spoiler warning]
... I didn't much enjoy it.

It kind of reminded me of Matrix 2 in its overuse of effects, lack of plot, bad acting, and excess characters. The story has gone so far afield of the canon it's ridiculous; which wouldn't be so bad, except that what they've done in it's place is terrible. The movie left me with a bad taste in my mouth, going "That's what I get for a Dark Phoenix saga? The FUCK?!". Jean Grey with multiple personality disorder? Wolverine killing people left and right and they don't at least _bleed_? And Halle Barre.... God damn, just shut her the fuck up and don't let her into any movies anymore; she has all the delivery of a wet dishrag.

On the plus side, I did enjoy whatshisface as Hank McCoy/Beast. I'll probably go to hell for it, but the girl that played Kitty Pryde was some seriously hot jailbait. She has potential to be a really good actress to boot. "This is tower 4. We have an incoming bridge." or something similar _should_ have been in there. Of course I'm entirely mystified as to WHY he had to use a whole bridge... but that's just one of MANY holes in the movie that got me kinda tiffed.

I'm undecided about what I think of Patrick Stewart's version of Prof. X this time around.

Or maybe I'm just a cynic who hates it when remakes go too far afield.

The Ghost Rider trailor looked good. I like Nick Cage, and I don't know crap about Ghost Rider canon so it won't bother me if it's terribly off.

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-05-28 23:33 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Mreh... [minor spoiler warning]
The Ghost Rider trailor looked good. I like Nick Cage, and I don't know crap about Ghost Rider canon so it won't bother me if it's terribly off.

That's pretty much how I feel about X3. I didn't care if Stewart wasn't exactly on-target to the comics. I didn't even know that Juggernaut's powers were supposed to be magic-based instead of mutation-based until someone told me after the movie. I agrre that Halle Barry should STFU, but I also liked her seemingly more flashy powers in this one. I know almost nothing of the Dark Phoenix saga, so the hack job they did on it didn't bug me. Etc.

The only thing I'm really bummed about is that they left Nightcrawler out. He was a pretty neat character in X2, I don't know why they didn't have him back.
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