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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 10 2011, 05:16 PM   #406
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Re: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - Grading+Discussion **SPOILERS!**

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I don't think this film is meant to be a Civil Rights Allegory.
Has anyone seen this article?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/opinion/09coates.html

That was an interesting take on it. I must admit, I didn't like how of the two non-white mutants, one defected and one got killed.
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Old June 10 2011, 05:28 PM   #407
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And the other one reminded me of a bad Prince (The Artist Formerly known as The Artist Formerly known as Prince) impersonator who could throw tornados, but not as good as Storm.
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Old June 10 2011, 06:06 PM   #408
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^ Riptide.
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Old June 10 2011, 06:15 PM   #409
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Yep him.
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Old June 10 2011, 08:58 PM   #410
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Now when you said Prince, I was reminded of another character, Arclight, from X3.

http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/Ac...3122-26917.gif
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Old June 10 2011, 09:27 PM   #411
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A DS virgin, wow!

Did anyone see this Battle of the Bonds article? A little premature I know, and really, why is this guy judging on criteria he admits he has no capability to judge?

http://flickeringmyth.blogspot.com/2...-of-bonds.html

What is the box office tally for the week?
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Old June 10 2011, 09:32 PM   #412
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Ok, just got back from the theatre...

Michael Fassbender... I know he's a German guy raised in Ireland, but couldn't he at least TRY to sound like Ian McKellen? I really expected more of him.

The movie itself wasn't bad, although the main villain kinda sucked, and when the movie's highpoint is a 30 second cameo by Hugh Jackman, then you know things are far from perfect.

All in all, it's not on par with the first two, but it's far better than "Wolverine".
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Old June 10 2011, 09:38 PM   #413
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^ Apparently he wanted to study the young McKellen and go down the DeNiro-in-Godfather II/ McGregor-in-Star-Wars route but Vaughn discouraged him and told him just to use the comics as his reference. But I have to admit, I was surprised at just how strong his Irish accent was in parts.
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Demotion beat me to it!

Yes he was told to use his natural voice. Do folks who only saw him in Inglorious Basterds not realize he doesn't really have an English accent? If you'd watched his films previously, this is just the way he talks. In Hunger he has a totally thick put on Northern Irish accent if anybody really wants to hear how Irish he can really sound. He has put on other accents and held them through an entire film, and in one interview, he jokingly put on a Connery sound that he was also told not to use. Really, I don't see how an accent could be so off putting in a film. McAvoy and Byrne aren't using their natural accents or previous incarnations' inflections, either.

All Roman Soldiers somehow have British accents, too, remember?
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Old June 10 2011, 10:10 PM   #415
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Michael Fassbender... I know he's a German guy raised in Ireland, but couldn't he at least TRY to sound like Ian McKellen? I really expected more of him.
What's the point of hiring new actors and re energizing the franchise if you have new actors mimicking the previous actors?

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Matthew Vaughn instructed the cast to do away with all accents in their performances. James McAvoy had planned to copy Patrick Stewart's voice (since McAvoy was going to play a younger version of Stewart's Xavier), but Vaughn quashed it; Vaughn also told Rose Byrne that Moira MacTaggart would not have her trademark Scottish accent in the film (to the Scottish McAvoy's mild disappointment).
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Old June 10 2011, 10:20 PM   #416
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but Vaughn discouraged him and told him just to use the comics as his reference.
I wonder what Brian Singer's thoughts on this were.

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What's the point of hiring new actors and re energizing the franchise if you have new actors mimicking the previous actors?
I guess I just really got used to McKellen's take on Magneto that to me it's the ONLY Magneto.

BTW, I just glanced at the numbers, and it appears that the film isn't exactly a smash - only $74 Mil. in its opening week which for a 160 million dollar movie really isn't that great. I wonder what Fox will do with the franchise next...
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Old June 10 2011, 10:23 PM   #417
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Demotion beat me to it!

Yes he was told to use his natural voice. Do folks who only saw him in Inglorious Basterds not realize he doesn't really have an English accent? If you'd watched his films previously, this is just the way he talks. In Hunger he has a totally thick put on Northern Irish accent if anybody really wants to hear how Irish he can really sound. He has put on other accents and held them through an entire film, and in one interview, he jokingly put on a Connery sound that he was also told not to use. Really, I don't see how an accent could be so off putting in a film. McAvoy and Byrne aren't using their natural accents or previous incarnations' inflections, either.

All Roman Soldiers somehow have British accents, too, remember?
To be fair though, Erik is supposed to be Polish, so I think it's a legitimate enough complaint. And I'm Irish, incidentally!
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Old June 10 2011, 11:27 PM   #418
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All Roman Soldiers somehow have British accents, too, remember?
I kinda like that, actually. British accent sounds, well... Classy... Shakespearean... And... Stuff...

I recently saw "The Eagle" where most Romans sound American and it just felt funny. And not at all in a good way.
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Old June 10 2011, 11:30 PM   #419
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Yeah but making him a human, especially one that coonfirms everything Erik hates about human's would have made Erik's ark much stronger.
I think the combined shelling of the US and Soviet navies confirmed everything Erik hates about humans. Especially when it was combined with the phrase "let them go, they're innocent men just following orders."
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Old June 10 2011, 11:46 PM   #420
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All Roman Soldiers somehow have British accents, too, remember?
I kinda like that, actually. British accent sounds, well... Classy... Shakespearean... And... Stuff...

I recently saw "The Eagle" where most Romans sound American and it just felt funny. And not at all in a good way.
I haven't seen The Eagle, but they intentionally made the Romans sound American because they were trying to make some lame point about the Roman Empire being the America of its time, or something like that.
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