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To answer question-
My faves are Nightcrawler and Quicksilver in this and the others. My fave altogether is Professor X as my own personal observation and personal little gem is I see all these films much like the Star Wars trilogies being an overall story arc of the lives and times of Charles Xavier/ Professor X and Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader. (two totally different characters of course but still all about their lives and what goes on around them). I also dig both actors who play Charles.
To my quick little critique of movie-
i liked the premise. The story was decent enough at first but slow paced with Apocalypse recruiting mutants. Its all the same story AGAIN.
Its AGAIN “the bad guy” like Magneto recruiting mutants to serve him then trying to get the rest of the worlds mutants and now humans to serve under him but he will destroy the world and rebuild it first to start over.
Its AGAIN Stryker thrown in, but a tiny bit part to stop them, but as a side story that quickly ends and really only serves the point to show what happened to Wolverine and to free him.
Its AGAIN has Jean Grey unleash her real power and become Phoenix.
It AGAIN (totally my view and Im jaded cause Ive always hated the character in the films) has Storm being basically worthless and under performing even after Apoc giving her the true power she possesses.
It AGAIN has Magneto losing family again and becoming bad but AGAIN having Charles turn him good but AGAIN them going separate ways with Magneto not having faith in the world to do right and Charles having faith the world can do good.
It AGAIN uses way too less characters with the ones with great powers not smashing and destroying enough and those with lesser powers not being knocked around like they can be by others. Nightcrawler does the same exact things as in other film but I suppose thats his power soooo…. (He and Quicksilver are my favorite characters in the films anyway. Dont ask why. I dont know why, I just like them. Quicksilver I like the actor more than character but Ive always liked Nightcrawler)
(my XMEN/STAR WARS THEORY AGAIN) The one thing I like about these movies and its something personal that nobody can take away from me is that in a weird way I see this film, along with the other ones is they serve as a huge story arc for Charles Xavier/ Professor X. I see it much like Star Wars in that they too were the story of Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader. Even when Wolverine was the main character or they were bunch of good guys vs bunch of bad guys, the movies to me were all about the life and world of Professor X. It didnt hurt that they are portrayed by two actors I like ALOT, especially Patrick Stewart.
Back to the flick- It wouldve been cooler if Apoc unearthed or brought to life his original four horsemen rather than recruiting Psylocke, Angel, Storm and Magneto. The latter just happened to have lost his family so is ripe for an emotional picking. theres SO MUCH MORE I can get into this movie with buuuuut, EH….
I will say the one thing I didn’t/don’t like at all, ACTUALLY HATE, is making Mystique, moreover, Jennifer Lawrence a generic, “looked up to” main character heroine. I think they just did it because of the actresses popularity and A-List status. Dont get me wrong, I love the character Mystique. However, I dont like the direction they are going with her. Basically, she is now the Katniss Everdeen of the X-Men world right down to a Katniss speech at the end where she starts to train X-Men to fight the Sentinels inside Cerebro. SNORE. Next movie she’ll have her own mutant Rue that dies and gets her to fight harder. UGH.
I think with this cast they can start repairing the image of the Xmen that directors ruined when they first started making these movies..They just need to bring in kitty pride aka shadowcat, colossus, gambit, ice man and I think they can make these movies great for the real fans to appriciate.. Brian singer is on the right path and knows what direction to take the Xmen to..Its going to be hard replacing Hugh jackman but he’s getting a little old compared to the new cast..if they can use make up or digital effects to keep him looking young and fit that would be nice…I was so hyped when they showed him make an appearance and when they got to his face it was still hugh jackman playing him and not some other face ..
Olivia Munn is lookin’ real good in that outfit!
November 20, 2017
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