« on: May 23, 2014, 09:10 PM »
Just saw DOFP. Then watched X1.
Let me just say, I love the X-Men. I love Marvel. I love The Usual Suspects.
All that said, this wasn't a bad movie.
But it's totally a studio movie.
This was an $xxxmillion effort to revitalize a franchise. Yeah, it's better than X3 or either of the Wolverine movies (the second of which I liked but didn't love). There is no chemistry amongst the team. The only characters that have anything together are Professor X and Magneto, and unfortunately, the McKellan/Stewart - Fassbender/McCavoy chemistry is pushed to the brink.
If you're gonna sell out and just try and give us a popcorn movie, then just give us a popcorn movie. But to do a reboot where you use a classic story to try and throw everything plus the kitchen sink back at us?
Seems like Singer and 20th Century Fox compromised a lot on this. It could have been so much more while needing to be so much less. Just too many characters, none of whom get adequately developed. Warpath looked cool, but we never learn much about him. Bishop is totally gratuitous. Havoc--one of the few characters we already know and sort of care about--comes and goes without any real substance.
That said, Fassbender as Magneto is brilliant. He's so good.
I'll see it again I'm sure, and maybe I'll lower my expectations because I really did have high hopes and it's a really good movie. But it could have been so much more so I was kind of disappointed.