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Posted on: June 2nd, 2006, 8:46am Quote Report to Moderator
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Well I'm mildly concerned anyway...

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After really enjoying the first two X-Men movies I have been really looking forward to the third instalment since seeing the trailer at this years Swan Con movie panel.

My first reaction is disappointment. All the elements were there, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin and Patrick Steward (and only Hugh and Halle got headlines this time), expensive special effects, good backstory already established. And yet the movie lacked something.

I can't really go into details without giving some spoilers, so I shall leave it by staying that after this mediocre effort, this really might be the Last Stand for the X-Men franchise. 6/10 and lets hope the spinoff Wolverine movie does better.


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Posted on: June 2nd, 2006, 9:57am Quote Report to Moderator
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Indeed, I found it entertaining, which in my ratings system makes it a decent movie, but it certainly wasn't up to the level of the first 2.

I'm not a reader of the comics, so to me the storyline and the characters just had to fit the continuity of the movies, to which i think they did reasonably well, with only a couple of possible exceptions, which I won't mention as they're spoilerish.

As for the title, I think it's in great comic book tradition to have a title like that to end a storyarc, which this movie does well. It won't be the last movie, unless they decide not to keep pushing out something that's going to get watched and make them money.

6.5/10 from me, not great, but good enough to entertain.

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2006, 10:57am Quote Report to Moderator
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Hmmm. Overall I agree although I might rate it a little higher.

Part of the problem for me is that the 1st two movies were essentially Wolverine movies and the tight focus helped increase the impact of the storylines.

In contrast I think this movie was less focussed on Wolverine, and suffered from the Fantastic Four problem: not enough development of individual characters.

A further issue is that, unlike the 1st one, I went in expecting a good plot and may have been slightly disappointed not to get one...

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