If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Hey can we talk, about something that we just can't put to rest, the X-men series. I'm sure this is something that has already been talked about to death, next to the Star wars movies. But this is something that I grew up with, so it left a greater impression on me, as I'm sure it did others.
I remember when I was in the forth grade, hearing from a friend about an X-men movie being done, and I was so excited about it. And looking back, thank god they never went through with then. Could you imagine how awful it would of been? Yes they would of been in there costumes from the series, but really, it would of looked horrible. I imagine it would of been something like the Fantastic four movie that was made in the 90's and was never released. Or was it the late 80's. Either way, I heard and saw that it sucked.
But we finally got our X-men movies, much later, and they were awesome! Well the first two were, part three sucked, and the Wolverine movie wasn't any better. And I will admit, I did like the movie the first two times that I saw it in the theater, but later upon retrospect, I thought about it a lot more, and I realized. The 3rd X-men movie SUCKED!
And you can admit that there were a few problems with the earlier movies, but at least they were good and entertaining movies. What were the problems, Cyclops. Yes he's a douche bag, but he's suppose to be a great leader. But all throughout the movies he's:Knocked out, taken captive, mind controlled, and finally they just decided to kill him off. At least in the cartoon series they were able to establish that he was the leader, and a good one too. And also the fact that all the movies were always about Wolverine, maybe a side character had a bit of a story. But Wolverine was always the focus. And also the fact they used well established villains and then just kill them. Like:Sabbertooth, Toad, Striker, (Although I never really knew him that well.) Death strike, and others.
The first problem I had with the third X-men movie was when I noticed that they made Juggernaut a mutant, and as part of the series, and his character, he isn't. His powers are magical. But there were a lot of other problems with the third. Killing Cyclops, killing Jean Grey, Killing the Professor, and turning both Rouge, Magneto, and Mystique human!
You know what my sister thought was going to happen, and quit frankly would of been a great idea. When Jean goes nuts at the end and is tearing shit up. She thought that Rouge was going to sneak up behind Jean, grab her, and drain Jean of her powers. Not killing her, just putting her in a coma, and giving Rouge her powers to fly and her super strength. Now yes I can understand why they made Rouge human, but seeing as how Rouge is both a great and strong woman, it just makes her character look useless, which she was throughout the movies.
It was really only in the first two movies that she did serve a purpose. In the first as Magnetos amplifier. And in the sequel as a protector (When Pyro is torching the police, she stops him by stealing his powers.), and a savior. (When she flies the Blackbird to save the X-men before the dam bursts.)
Jesus, I'm really starting to rant now aren't I?! But that's what happens when we start talking about something that we care about. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. See you later.