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Old June 5 2011, 03:37 PM   #132
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Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**

This whole prequel-reboot thing is a bit confusing, I wish they could have just made up their minds.

Why go to the effort of linking it to the others by- (off the top of my head)
-Using the same mansion
-Having Magneto and Mystique together at the end
-Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
-Using totally new characters for the early X-Men
-Same wheelchair for Prox X
-Having Stewart and McKellan in the trailers and on the posters
-Having that throwaway line about Mystique ageing very slowly
-Showing Mystique looking older as Rebecca Romijn
etc etc
And you have stuff like this- little James McAvoy interview
"Ideally you have a story arc that lasts three movies and at the end of the third it leaves you ready for the story in X-Men 1"

And then at the same time ignoring them by-
-Xavier & Magneto together at the start of X3
-Xavier walking in said X3 scene and in XO:W
-Moira's age not syncing up, she'd be about 60-70 by X3
-Same goes for having Storm & Cyclops already around in the Cerebro vision
-The various stuff about Magento helping build Cerebo, Xavier meeting him when he was 17 etc etc
-I think there might be more but I can't recall

I'm not being some whiny geek here, still love the film. I'm just saying. I suppose some of the stuff could be explained in the sequels... Just seems odd is all. I'd rather they either just did an actual prequel, or if they want to do a reboot, fine, but just have the balls to properly do it
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