- Published: Friday, 13 January 2012 07:01
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X-Men: Interesting note on this one, I learned that Joss Whedon was the one that wrote the infamous "Do you know what happens when a Toad gets struk by lightening?" line, which convinces me that it isn't the line that is bad, just the delivery. Imagine Buffy saying this line, how would she say it different? Probably more dead-pan. Whedon also wrote the "Prove it!" "You're a dick." "Ok." bit with Cyclops and Wolverine. I otherwise had no real problems with your reviews for the first three films, but the last two I wanted to bounce some things off you.
X-Men: Wolverine: I liked this much better than you. Your main points of contention is that Sabretooth was mishandled and that he lost his memory, making the story pointless. Personally, I Don't understand that last point because we already know Wolverine loses his memory. This is established in the original movies, as is the weapon X program in X2 (So yes, some of the stuff IS referred to in the original movies). The point is to see how he lost his memory, since you never knew how. How does that make the movie "needless"? If so, aren't all prequels needless too? It actually makes his showdown with Sabretooth in X-Men 1 a little more emotional. It also explains his fascination with Wolverine's dog tags in that movie. There are plenty of other nods to the original movies and even Patrick Stewart pops in! To me, this is a good tragedy since he loses his love and his brother. Far from a masterpiece, but still good and fun. Also, the next Wolverine film sounds great, it takes place in Japan and has good writers attached.
X-Men: 1st Class: I liked this a little less than you. Now i DID really like this, but I did NOT like how they said "screw you" to the original movies' continuity. The only movie that got out unscathed was the first one. The thing is, they didn't even need to do that! The movie would have been just as good without the changes. Oh well. It is what it is. This one felt like it was trying to be like the new "Star Trek", but without respecting the original cannon by creating an alternate universe. That's all I got for now. Hope all is well in Duluth.