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post #61 of 93
I just saw the movie yesterday. Enjoyed it very much. A bit too much with the teenieboppers playing with their powers at times, but overall it did a good job of showing what i wanted to see - how major characters became what they were, their origins, etc. I was surprised at the beginning, the origin of Magneto.

Overall i think it did a good job of showing us how the great characters in the X-Men movies came to be. It really helps to know the story and characters in advance so you spend this movie really understanding whats happening and marveling at the characters in their youth. My wife didnt remember a thing about the prior movies, so she just had to take it as a stand-alone movie and she didnt enjoy 1/10 as much as i did.
post #62 of 93
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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

I just saw the movie yesterday. Enjoyed it very much. A bit too much with the teenieboppers playing with their powers at times, but overall it did a good job of showing what i wanted to see - how major characters became what they were, their origins, etc. I was surprised at the beginning, the origin of Magneto.

Does anyone know if the scene in the beginning the same as the one in the first X-Men movie or did they re-film it. To me it looked the same; haven't had a chance to check it yet, though.
post #63 of 93
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post

Does anyone know if the scene in the beginning the same as the one in the first X-Men movie or did they re-film it. To me it looked the same; haven't had a chance to check it yet, though.

I went back and rewatched the beginning of X-Men, and it looked to me to be a mixture of old and new footage. Several shots looked identical, like the fence being pulled in, and the soldiers being dragged along. but obviously all the shots with Erik or his parents were reshot. I certainly don't know for sure if old footage was reused, but if it was all new, some shots were framed pretty much identically. I'll have to look at this more closely when First Class comes out on Blu.
post #64 of 93
I must be getting senile as i didnt remember from the first movie (which i have on DVD and have watched a few times) the beginning scene, geez, senility is such fun!!!
post #65 of 93
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Originally Posted by RockyF View Post
I went back and rewatched the beginning of X-Men, and it looked to me to be a mixture of old and new footage. Several shots looked identical, like the fence being pulled in, and the soldiers being dragged along. but obviously all the shots with Erik or his parents were reshot. I certainly don't know for sure if old footage was reused, but if it was all new, some shots were framed pretty much identically. I'll have to look at this more closely when First Class comes out on Blu.
Yep, also they got more intensity out of the boy in the original shot. I like that one better..
post #66 of 93
Looks like Matthew Vaughn's stock in rising fast. That's awesome cuz I loved Stardust and Kick-Ass. I should rent Layer Cake.
post #67 of 93
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Originally Posted by benes View Post

The scene with kids showing off their powers to each other is straight out of the comics.

I never read the comics, so i cant compare. Doesnt surprise me, and the concept was fine, i just thought it was a little too much. However, didnt detract much from a great movie.
post #68 of 93
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

Looks like Matthew Vaughn's stock in rising fast. That's awesome cuz I loved Stardust and Kick-Ass. I should rent Layer Cake.

Yes you should rent it. It was a great movie imho.
post #69 of 93
Enjoyed it...good movie. Could have been better with very minor tweaks. No need for the location subtitles during establishing shots. And the most notable cameo was a net negative. SR-71 is cool, but can not fly anything like it did, so better if they used a made-up plane. Overall: recomended for a good story and fun movie experience.
post #70 of 93
This movie has committed the unpardonable sin, at least as far as this particular forum is concerned: namely, having been in the theaters too long for most who haven't seen it to see it in the theaters.

I flew in the face of this and saw it and thought it definitely the best of the series save for X2. The cameos were welcome and effective, one could sense Brian Singer's input, and Jennifer Lawrence was great, sort of doing a Rogue. I could have done with more of her in the full body blue suit

On the other hand, I didn't think the two main guys looked as if they would grow into Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, but that was no serious problem.
post #71 of 93
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

I didn't think the two main guys looked as if they would grow into Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, but that was no serious problem.

Agreed, there wasn't any attempt to have McAvoy and Fassbender look (even remotely) like younger versions of Stewart and McKellen. But they did such a good job of making those characters their own that I quickly forgot about the previous actors.
post #72 of 93
Well, last night was Thor and tonight was X-men, a great prequel to the other X-men. Both films are well written and enjoyable.

PQ for SD-DVD is great.
post #73 of 93
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Enjoyed it...good movie. Could have been better with very minor tweaks. No need for the location subtitles during establishing shots. And the most notable cameo was a net negative. SR-71 is cool, but can not fly anything like it did, so better if they used a made-up plane. Overall: recomended for a good story and fun movie experience.

Just a little fun-fact about the SR-71 Blackbird some may not know: (Saw one in the Air & Space Museum in DC - still about the coolest looking plane ever made.) The seals were designed to expand and fit tightly when the plane was jetting along at multiple times the speed of sound and generating an intense amount of heat along it's fuselage and wings (the wing leading edges would even glow red!). But when it was operating at sub-sound-barrier speeds or taking off and landing, it leaked oil and other fluids like a sieve. It was designed that way.
post #74 of 93
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

But when it was operating at sub-sound-barrier speeds or taking off and landing, it leaked oil and other fluids like a sieve.

The only fluid it leaks is fuel, which the plane uses for other purposes (lubricant, coolant, hydraulic fluid) prior to burning it for propulsion. One of the first things it does after take off is refuel. As you said, once the plane hits speed it heats up and the panels expand, sealing up the fuel tanks.
post #75 of 93
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

The only fluid it leaks is fuel, which the plane uses for other purposes (lubricant, coolant, hydraulic fluid) prior to burning it for propulsion. One of the first things it does after take off is refuel. As you said, once the plane hits speed it heats up and the panels expand, sealing up the fuel tanks.

Yes, that's correct, I had forgotten it was fuel it leaked. Still think that's a remarkable design element, though.
post #76 of 93
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Yes, that's correct, I had forgotten it was fuel it leaked. Still think that's a remarkable design element, though.

Absolutely!
But a product of its time, nonetheless.

I don't know if the Pentagon developed a super-secret replacement.
If so, it would be a waste of $$$.
Cameras have become much, much smaller since the 60's.
Small drones and satellites should be sufficient for today's battlefield.
post #77 of 93
Heh, there's was an article on cockpits in Wired last year and they showed the SR71's- they voted it the most complicated cockpit ever.

That said- I just caught First Class and I don't recall the SR71 as being VTOL (or big enough to seat more than 2).
post #78 of 93
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Originally Posted by Bing View Post

Looks like Matthew Vaughn's stock in rising fast. That's awesome cuz I loved Stardust and Kick-Ass. I should rent Layer Cake.

Hated stardust,Kick Ass was marginal,Layer Cake was pretty good however,this wasn't too bad either,so 2 out of 4 not too shabby.
post #79 of 93
The last three weeks we did Transformers 3, Thor and lastly this. Missed all of these theatrically and was curious how all the super hero flics of the summer would compare. We enjoyed Thor and First Class immensely. FC was not quite as much fun as Thor but stil very good. The Wolverine cameo was classic and Fassbender made the movie. The supporting X-men were very lame though and I hope they figure something out with them going forward.
post #80 of 93
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Originally Posted by GoCaboNow View Post

The last three weeks we did Transformers 3, Thor and lastly this. Missed all of these theatrically and was curious how all the super hero flics of the summer would compare. We enjoyed Thor and First Class immensely. FC was not quite as much fun as Thor but stil very good. The Wolverine cameo was classic and Fassbender made the movie. The supporting X-men were very lame though and I hope they figure something out with them going forward.

I thought that X-Men: First Class was the best superhero movie of the summer. I liked it a lot when I saw it in the theater and absolutely loved the BD. Thought Transformers: Dark of the Moon was good, too, especially after discounting it because of the Michael Bay factor. Hated the IMAX 3D version of Thor in the theater because the PQ of the 3D was murky and the 3D itself not terribly convincing. The Thor BD was terrific, though. Because both the PQ and AQ were so good, I got into the story this time and really had a good time with it.

Some of this year's other Superhero flicks worked less well, I thought. The Green Hornet's silliness was more than I could overcome and Green Lantern, while a whole loss silly than The Green Hornet, was only marginally better.
post #81 of 93
Finally saw this and really enjoyed it. McAvoy and Fassbender were fantastic to watch, and really made up for the fact that January Jones was doing a Femmebot impression the whole time... ugh, abysmal. The rest of the supporting cast was great (specifically Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, and the kid who played Hank/Beast). I really enjoyed the pacing of this film and the set\\art design as well.

Overall, a great rental that I will eventually purchase to fill the spot in my collection left by selling off Wolverine last week.
post #82 of 93
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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

Agreed, there wasn't any attempt to have McAvoy and Fassbender look (even remotely) like younger versions of Stewart and McKellen. But they did such a good job of making those characters their own that I quickly forgot about the previous actors.

McAvoy and Fassbender should have swithced parts and they would have looked more like the orginal actors.

It also would have been fun if the cast Tom Hardy as Xavier.
post #83 of 93
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Finally saw this and really enjoyed it. McAvoy and Fassbender were fantastic to watch, and really made up for the fact that January Jones was doing a Femmebot impression the whole time... ugh, abysmal. The rest of the supporting cast was great (specifically Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, and the kid who played Hank/Beast). I really enjoyed the pacing of this film and the set\\art design as well.

Overall, a great rental that I will eventually purchase to fill the spot in my collection left by selling off Wolverine last week.

I agree that the newest X-Men was excellent and its cast mostly outstanding, Although the semi talented January Jones was weak, McAvoy and Fassbender turned in first class performances. Rose Byrne and Jennifer Lawrence were excellent, too. They have become two of my favorite actresses.
post #84 of 93
Fassbender stole the show IMO. McAvoy was good but overshadowed by Fassbender and his own amazing performance in Wanted.
post #85 of 93
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

It also would have been fun if the cast Tom Hardy as Xavier.

He almost looked the part in Start Trek: Nemesis.

post #86 of 93
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

McAvoy and Fassbender should have swithced parts and they would have looked more like the orginal actors.

Good point. Or at least they should've given a shorter hair style to McAvoy. He just didn't fit well as Xavier.
post #87 of 93
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Finally saw this and really enjoyed it. McAvoy and Fassbender were fantastic to watch, and really made up for the fact that January Jones was doing a Femmebot impression the whole time... ugh, abysmal. The rest of the supporting cast was great (specifically Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, and the kid who played Hank/Beast). I really enjoyed the pacing of this film and the set\\art design as well.

+1


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Overall, a great rental that I will eventually purchase to fill the spot in my collection left by selling off Wolverine last week.

Yeah, I need to do that too.
Easily the worst of the series.
post #88 of 93
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

It also would have been fun if the cast Tom Hardy as Xavier.

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Originally Posted by sdurani View Post

He almost looked the part in Start Trek: Nemesis.


Werd.
post #89 of 93
Days Of Future Past

The sequel will open in the US on 18 July 2014, with a UK date to be confirmed.

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/potential-storyline-for-x-men-first-class-sequel
post #90 of 93
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

Days Of Future Past
The sequel will open in the US on 18 July 2014, with a UK date to be confirmed.
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/potential-storyline-for-x-men-first-class-sequel
TWO years from now...time to start a new thread.tongue.gif
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