Eight reasons why X3 is an eternal crime against Geekdom

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gaith, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    I still haven't gotten over the way that "redwood forest" they were in seemed to be composed entirely of twigs. Has the director never seen a redwood? Idiot! Ruined the suspension of disbelief right there!

    However, X3 was nothing like the massive crime against humanity, nature and the cosmos that George Lucas committed with the PT.
  2. milo bloom

    milo bloom Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 14, 2008
    The varied and beautiful Chicagoland suburbs.
    I love the first two films, but still have yet to watch X3 or XO:W. I am looking forward to renting First Class asap though. Should I bother with X3 and XO:W?
  3. Vulagr

    Vulagr Commander

    Nov 1, 2011
    Nothern Ca
    My big things I don't like is:

    They set up the Phoenix storyline

    But all we get is the Phoenix standing around next to Magneto. I wanted to see the Shi'ar and the fight on the moon! I wanted to see the Phoenixeat some suns and destroy some planets! What a wasted opportunity.

    Boy, I'd love to make a few million dollars doing nothing but looking good.

    It was still all about Wolverine and thus was not truly an X-Men movie, more like Wolverine 3. I don't mind the character, but there is no I in team. I'm also fed up with his popularity though.

    Now, I really liked seeing Kelsey Gramer as the Beast, though.
  4. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    They wouldn't have done that even if Singer and his team had stuck around for X3 instead of jumping ship for Superman.
  5. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

    Oct 21, 2009
    Give it twenty more minutes and fill them with character moments involving Peter, Kitty and Hank (though not necessarily all at once) and you might have a very good movie; maybe not as good as the other two, but decent on its own terms. Oh, and short-shrifting Scott wasn't the best idea either. That was another character who wasn't given enough attention in the series, IMO.
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001

    Me too, but the first thing you have to do is, you know, qualify...
  7. The Dominion

    The Dominion Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 20, 2011
    Gamma Quadrant
    I thought it was pretty bad to begin with, but when they decided to kill off Cyclops and Picard I just thought "Oh no, two of the biggest main characters are bailing. There goes the franchise."

    Xavier had a good enough death scene, I guess, and the possibility of return; but Cyclops really got screwed.
  8. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 11, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Even if you buy that, and I don't, it's still a massive tension-killer, and an entirely boneheaded way to start what they had to have guessed could very well be the third part of a trilogy.

    AFEK ESLCAFE W Lieutenant Commander Newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    Earth, 21st Century, The Real World!
    I enjoyed all of the X-Men films released so far, but the 3rd film was nowhere as not rewatchable as Origins. Now, that stunk and isn't worth going back to for seconds. :klingon:
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