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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 9 2011, 11:51 PM   #376
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I just got back from seeing the film, and voted 'A+'. The film equals or surpasses both of Singer's X-Men films, and once again proves that Bryan Singer + the X-Men = a perfect fit, regardless of whether or not he's actually physically in the director's chair.

Having said that, I can unequivocally say that, while the film CAN fit in with the rest of the X-Men films, it actually works much better as a reboot, and I really hope Singer and the rest of the X-Men film producing team realizes that and structures any sequel(s) to it accordingly (Rebecca Romjiin and Hugh Jackman's cameos notwithstanding).

I really need to give props to the casting director for the film, because the cast was brilliant from top to bottom; having said that, though, my favorite performances came from James McAvoy as Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik, January Jones as Emma Frost, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique. I especially liked Bacon's performance as Shaw; I'm not that familiar with the character, but think he was the perfect foil for both Xavier and Erik (as well as a great 'mirror' for the latter).
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Old June 10 2011, 12:04 AM   #377
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You actually liked January Jones as Emma? I'm starting to think maybe Jennifer Lawrence should have played Emma Frost.
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Old June 10 2011, 12:10 AM   #378
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...my favorite performances came from... January Jones as Emma Frost...


Really? Seriously?

I mean, I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and all that, but how can anyone say objectively that her performance was good, let alone a favourite? It seems to be universally accepted across the internet that the weakest aspect of the entire film was January Jones as Emma Frost.
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Old June 10 2011, 12:17 AM   #379
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I think Jennifer Lawrence would have definitely done something good with Emma.
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Old June 10 2011, 12:26 AM   #380
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...my favorite performances came from... January Jones as Emma Frost...


Really? Seriously?

I mean, I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and all that, but how can anyone say objectively that her performance was good, let alone a favourite? It seems to be universally accepted across the internet that the weakest aspect of the entire film was January Jones as Emma Frost.
Aww good God, not again this objective/subjective crap.
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Old June 10 2011, 12:33 AM   #381
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I still would have preferred Alice Eve as Emma Frost as originally intended but January Jones was fine.
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Old June 10 2011, 12:45 AM   #382
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
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...my favorite performances came from... January Jones as Emma Frost...


Really? Seriously?

I mean, I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and all that, but how can anyone say objectively that her performance was good, let alone a favourite? It seems to be universally accepted across the internet that the weakest aspect of the entire film was January Jones as Emma Frost.
Aww good God, not again this objective/subjective crap.
I'm sure you'll get over it.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:02 AM   #383
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I judged Jones' performance based on the role of her character and the way she played off of Bacon; to me, their relationship was a nice echo of the relationship in Singer's first two X-Men films between Erik and Raven/Mystique, and I thought she even channeled Rebecca Romjiin in a few places, which was neat. I also liked the way Jones played her scenes with the Russian general and Col. Hendry.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:07 AM   #384
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From what I've heard, I still have a few days here, she doesn't play the role at all like how Emma is supposed to be.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:43 AM   #385
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As I said, it's about civil rights too me.
Without it, it is a film about nothing.
No, that means the film isn't about what you want it to be about. It is most definitely not a film about nothing.

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I agree here. The X-Men to me has always, at its core, been a story about the struggle for mutants to be accepted by society.


"You want society to accept you, but you can't even accept yourself."

That is, partly, what the movie was about! Were you in the bathroom every time Mystique and Beast were onscreen?
I never said it wasn't about that. I was simply agreeing that that's what an X-Men movie should be about.

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From what I've heard, I still have a few days here, she doesn't play the role at all like how Emma is supposed to be.
She doesn't play the role at all. She acts like a robot trying to read a script.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:47 AM   #386
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From what I've heard, I still have a few days here, she doesn't play the role at all like how Emma is supposed to be.
She doesn't play the role at all. She acts like a robot trying to read a script.
That's how she is in Mad Men too.

Well at least I have some good things to expect.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:49 AM   #387
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Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**

Here here turtle and Craig! The issues and dimensions here did it for me.

Found this snippet that shows what Fassbender thinks of all the Cs and Ds


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsD7n_T2pwU

http://youtu.be/CsD7n_T2pwU

Dangit why won't it embed?
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Old June 10 2011, 02:15 AM   #388
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[YT]http://youtube.com/CsD7n_T2pwU[\YT]

Hmmm yeah I dunno, recopy and paste the link
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Old June 10 2011, 04:40 AM   #389
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Thanks OWS! Some sites you can just cut and paste the address and other you need to use the share link to embed. Others do it automatically whichever. A lot of forums are being wonky today too. The MFO site was crashed by 200,000 hits. I hope that was excitement and not trolling.
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Old June 10 2011, 05:40 AM   #390
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I saw the movies this morning and loved it. I get a kick out of it when movies but a sci-fi or fantasy twist on real world events and I though they did a great job of that with all of the Cuban Missile Crisis stuff. I do agree that Bacon, Fassbender (who really would make an amazing Bond), McAvoy, and Lawrence were the highlights of the movie, but I still thought the rest of the cast did a pretty solid job, even Jones. She wasn't amazing or anything, but I didn't see where her performance was as bad as some people think.
As for the people critizing it for not being a civil rights allegory, I have to disagree that an X-Men story has to be about the civil rights specifically. To me, X-Men is just about learning to accept differences of any and all types, and IMO this movie did a great job of dealing with that kind of a message through the arcs of Raven, and Henry.
I'm kinda shocked by the people who seem to have hated the movies so strongly, I can understand not thinking it was amazing, but it was just such a well done movie that I'm shocked to hear people react so negatively.
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