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27 May 2006 @ 06:31 pm
The Best Non-Spoiler X3 Review Ever  
I'll make this quick.

  1. Stay through the (very long) credits, or at least don't leave any longer than it takes to urinate. There's an anticlimactic "surprise" scene at the end of the credits. I'm sure you'll guess what's going on before anything happens. Still, watch it.

  2. The movie is kinda fluff. I'm not surprised. The previous two weren't exactly art, either. They were fun. So is this one. Don't be disappointed because it's not art.

  3. Kelsey Grammar is much better as Beast than most people expected. I chose to reserve judgment, with a fair bit of trepidation, and I'm glad I did. He wasn't bad.

  4. The burninator's fire-starting tools are neat. Don't blink, or you'll miss the explanation bit for him starting fire later.

  5. As Roo mentioned to me, there's a bit of 90210 in the story of this one. It's not as bad as I expected from her dire warnings, though.

  6. If you didn't complain about continuity, plotline, timeline, characterization, and so on in the last two movies, ever since the COMPLETELY HOSED UP introduction and unrecognizable modification of the Rogue character, you BETTER NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT ANY OF THAT IN MY HEARING WITH REGARDS TO THIS MOVIE. Well, you may if you like, but if so:


PREPARE TO BE MOCKED MERCILESSLY!

 
 
 
The composition of a knave: rejectedpolyanarch on May 28th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
"If you didn't complain about continuity, plotline, timeline, characterization, and so on in the last two movies, ever since the COMPLETELY HOSED UP introduction and unrecognizable modification of the Rogue character, you BETTER NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT ANY OF THAT IN MY HEARING WITH REGARDS TO THIS MOVIE."

Of course, this is a movie and they are never as good as the book -or comic book...(or even cartoon.)

But I liked #2. I'm hoping to be entertained by #3 and more following. I won't complain, but I might point it out from time to time as a point of interest.

I can't wait to see it.
Autolatristapotheon on May 28th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah . . . I've been discussing the variations to death over here. I don't even mind complaints so much, as long as the complainer doesn't act like this is a new thing. I wonder how anyone could be having such an awful reaction to this one as many people are without having had the same awful reaction to the first one and given up on the series before even the second was released. The second movie didn't let up on the variations, either. The third is no worse in that respect than either of the previous two.
The composition of a knave: bearpolyanarch on May 28th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
I hear that with a new director the film is less cerebral and more action-smash-crash-bang.

I hope this isn't so. I liked the thinking part....
Autolatristapotheon on May 28th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
Well . . . it is kinda true, but the script may well have led him that way somewhat anyway, so don't blame the director so much.
Custos Amissarum Viarumilcylic on May 28th, 2006 05:35 am (UTC)
There have been so many different writers for X-Men, it's hard to say what is and isn't canon anyway. And so much of it has been so bad and so contradictory.

-Ogre
Autolatristapotheon on May 28th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
Heathen! X-Men 4 evar!

Ahem.
Und ich flieg: Josh Lymanschwarzewitwe on May 28th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
#2 is awesome, and I'm pretty excited about this one.
Autolatristapotheon on May 28th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
Just check your brain at the door and go to be entertained.
Und ich fliegschwarzewitwe on May 28th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
'Pothy, sugar, it's Hollywood. I think the first really goes without saying, if it's not a really good indie or art-house flick.

Speaking of which, I'm seeing Thank You For Smoking in an hour.