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View Poll Results: How Much Did You Enjoy X-MEN: FIRST CLASS?
A+ (Great Movie!) 73 35.61%
A (Entertained a lot!) 93 45.37%
B (Was okay, not bad) 30 14.63%
C (Below expectations) 6 2.93%
D (Very bad) 2 0.98%
F (Intolerable, want money back) 1 0.49%
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Old June 8 2011, 09:22 PM   #316
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Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**

It would be a bit rich for someone who made a show with Emile DeRavn as a lead to criticise the acting of any other actress
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Old June 8 2011, 09:29 PM   #317
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I didn't find Jones bad per se, just a bit bland. I don't think they got Emma's characterisation right. A little bit of that it's-my-world-darlings-and-you're-just-living-in-it vibe might have been more appropriate.
Hopefully the character will be better-realised in a sequel. One Storm snafu was enough.
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Old June 8 2011, 09:40 PM   #318
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I always thought Emma Frost would have a bit of a British accent. And she's not supposed to be passive like Jones.
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Old June 8 2011, 09:43 PM   #319
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Emma Frost is supposed to be sexy, cocky, powerful, and badass.

She's basically the opposite of Jean Grey personality wise, hence their issues with one another (and Cyclops did cheat on Jean with her).

She knows she's the shit and she lets everyone know it.

The White Queen.

Frosty, cold, but damn sexy.

That's Emma Frost.
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Old June 8 2011, 11:05 PM   #320
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I still can't believe they got Magneto wrong. His gripe was with humanity, or, at least humans who despise those that are different. But his enemy here is not that at all, it's an uber-powerful mutant.

Was this film a joke?

The other thing is I hate the fact that Xavier and Erik are friends for a bit, recruit some other kids and part ways, whereas in the original; trilogy they have been good friends for a much longer time. I mean I know many people who, in my 20's, I was good 30's.

Everyone is giving this film positive reviews, but once they realize how shallow it really is that will change.

Oh, and I hated the very very very frequent scene changes with the convenient subtitle labels ("covert base" - thanks that helps) especially when some individual scenes last for a few seconds. Worse yet is showing the captains of Russian and American fleets acting like dolts, and the dialogue for both kinds of captains are exactly the same,. save for the need to have one guy say it in another language.

Did anyone actually read this screenplay?
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Old June 8 2011, 11:41 PM   #321
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I still can't believe they got Magneto wrong. His gripe was with humanity, or, at least humans who despise those that are different. But his enemy here is not that at all, it's an uber-powerful mutant.

Was this film a joke?

The other thing is I hate the fact that Xavier and Erik are friends for a bit, recruit some other kids and part ways, whereas in the original; trilogy they have been good friends for a much longer time. I mean I know many people who, in my 20's, I was good 30's.

Everyone is giving this film positive reviews, but once they realize how shallow it really is that will change.

Oh, and I hated the very very very frequent scene changes with the convenient subtitle labels ("covert base" - thanks that helps) especially when some individual scenes last for a few seconds. Worse yet is showing the captains of Russian and American fleets acting like dolts, and the dialogue for both kinds of captains are exactly the same,. save for the need to have one guy say it in another language.

Did anyone actually read this screenplay?
No people's opinions are not likely to change. Why? Because it truly is a great movie.
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Old June 8 2011, 11:43 PM   #322
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I've seen the film three times and I doubt my opinion will change. I absolutely loved this film, and I will likely continue to love the film even more with repeat viewings.
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Old June 8 2011, 11:51 PM   #323
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Yeah, I think the movie is great.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:06 AM   #324
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
I still can't believe they got Magneto wrong. His gripe was with humanity, or, at least humans who despise those that are different. But his enemy here is not that at all, it's an uber-powerful mutant.

Was this film a joke?

The other thing is I hate the fact that Xavier and Erik are friends for a bit, recruit some other kids and part ways, whereas in the original; trilogy they have been good friends for a much longer time. I mean I know many people who, in my 20's, I was good 30's.

Everyone is giving this film positive reviews, but once they realize how shallow it really is that will change.

Oh, and I hated the very very very frequent scene changes with the convenient subtitle labels ("covert base" - thanks that helps) especially when some individual scenes last for a few seconds. Worse yet is showing the captains of Russian and American fleets acting like dolts, and the dialogue for both kinds of captains are exactly the same,. save for the need to have one guy say it in another language.

Did anyone actually read this screenplay?
I'm fairly certain I've agreed with everything you've said so far.

The more I think about this movie, the more disappointing it becomes.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:07 AM   #325
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Stop thinking. Worked for "Star Trek".
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Old June 9 2011, 12:09 AM   #326
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I didn't mind January Jones' performance. I mean, her name is Emma Frost. It would make sense her delivery was, well, icy.
Yes, because a person's last name has everything to do with their personailty.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:10 AM   #327
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I didn't mind January Jones' performance. I mean, her name is Emma Frost. It would make sense her delivery was, well, icy.
Yes, because a person's last name has everything to do with their personailty.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:29 AM   #328
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I didn't mind January Jones' performance. I mean, her name is Emma Frost. It would make sense her delivery was, well, icy.
Yes, because a person's last name has everything to do with their personailty.
I was generalizing. She was always pretty flat in her delivery in the comics (as much as that statement doesn't quite make sense). She always stated things very matter-of-factly, much like she does in the film.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:34 AM   #329
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Sigh. Magneto was hell bent on exacting revenge against Nazi's. Shaw was a Nazi. It is because of the Nazi ideology that Magneto turns his back against humanity in the first place. He lumps all of humanity in that group because of his experience. This is consistent with his portrayal through the comics as well. My opinion will not change on the film. It's unfortunate those of you who didn't like it feel that way. I can't wait for the DVD.
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Old June 9 2011, 12:40 AM   #330
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Yes, because a person's last name has everything to do with their personailty.
I've grown a bit tired of nominative determinism myself.

No more fat guys named Piggott or Porkins...
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