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Posted on: July 20th, 2005, 7:33am Quote Report to Moderator
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Saw this last night and enjoyed it. Check your brain at the door and watch the eyecandy.

The weakest area of the film is the character development - while the characters are distinct, and genuinely sympathetic in some cases - the ensemble nature of the film detracts from the development of each character. However, there were good distinctions in how each of the characters (do I really need to name them?) reacted to their new powers and/or problems.

In contrast, the 1st X-men movie focussed strongly on Wolverine and (IMO) benefitted strongly from doing so.

The strong points of the films are the effects and the general Marvel "feel" which usually seems to work well in their films.

If you cannot see the causal relationship between "I have chocolate" and "Life is Good", you simply aren't trying hard enough.
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Posted on: July 23rd, 2005, 8:35pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I'm mildly concerned anyway...

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Saw this tonight. Definately a popcorn movie - as JC said, check your brain at the door. But as long as you were prepared to go see a comic strip wrought live you should be mildly entertained for a couple of hours.

There was nothing really bad about the movie, but it didn't seem to delve very deeply into any of the characters or the motivations of either the baddy or the 'fantastic' four. As a result all of them except for Ben (The Thing) seemed to come off as rather shallower than they might have been.

I'd give it a 7.5 out of 10.


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