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J.D., It's hard to fault Hood for anything but ma...

2009-05-17T16:32:00.000-04:00

J.D.,

It's hard to fault Hood for anything but making a bad career decision. It's really the producers' fault for trying to shoehorn a bunch of potential spinoff characters into the film at the expense of the protagonist and what should be the central plot.

Fletch,

For many of the same reasons concerning the flat characters I feel that X3 is worse than Wolverine. My criticism of Wolverine is that it tries to service these supporting characters at the expense of the protagonist. Well, X3 does that times 10. There, an even larger cast of long-established leads who get short shrift because of the introduction of even more mutants who barely register as cameos. I'm sure the idea was, "More mutants, more excitment," which Singer did much better in X2. But what's the point if you're going to skip past the new characters' stories, the old characters' stories, and muddle the central plot even further.

At least Wolverine was clear in establishing the emnity between Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Stryker.



But Nomad, then the producers wouldn't have made n...

2009-05-09T07:36:00.000-04:00

But Nomad, then the producers wouldn't have made nearly as much money as they have so far. And one need only glance at 5 seconds of the movie to see that it oozes with greed for box-office dollars at the expense of respect for its fans.



something that would have fixed this movie in a lo...

2009-05-09T00:53:00.000-04:00

something that would have fixed this movie in a lot of ways: making it R-Rated. Then they wouldn't have had to try so hard to make an inherently gory story line into something that's "fun for the whole family"



Well, you had me disagreeing with you from the sta...

2009-05-08T02:03:00.000-04:00

Well, you had me disagreeing with you from the start, as I think X3 is waaaaaay better than this p.o.s., but I agree with several of your points as to what's wrong with this particular flick.

Removing the mystery is a big one, and it was the cornerstone of my review. Without Logan's air of mystery, mischief and danger, he becomes just another neurotic, whiny action hero, angst-ridden over what's been done to him, but too 'good' to do anything about it. Meanwhile, all of the pancake-flat supporting characters get to have all of the fun (at least someone got to).



I figured as much. This one looks like a rental to...

2009-05-01T09:27:00.000-04:00

I figured as much. This one looks like a rental to me. Too bad because there was so much potential there but I think that Gavin Hood was absolutely the wrong choice for director. I've read some reviews that really slam his direction and fumbling of the action scenes not to mention amateurish CGI. Yikes...