Originally Posted by Ron Temple
I bought this one a week ago and watched it last night. From all the positive reviews I was expecting more. I enjoyed it for it's 60s kitch, but Fassbender was the only character that I felt any attraction for...and while he was exercising Magneto powers, I couldn't help feeling how silly he must have felt sticking his dirty hands out, making a face, giving it a couple of jerks then expecting the fx to fill in for his masterful performance
. Prof. X only had to put his index finger to the side of his head and let his eyes water
. The performances of the other mutants were over the top silly. Anyway, I couldn't overcome the disbelief factor and it took some of the enjoyment away for me. That said, it was a decent X Men film. I expected to enjoy this one more than the other 2 Marvel films this summer, but found Thor more fun and Cap more emotionally compelling. Still a good Marvel crop. I wanted to like Green Lantern more than any of them, but it was a polished turd.
As I said in my other post, I did NOT like this latest X Men film. Even Roger Ebert gave this thing 2 thumbs down. He hit on all the points you just mentioned above. Read Ebert's review, it is spot-on with what you & I said. If you got your receipt, take the movie back.
I am in the my 30's and I honestly believe MANY of the movies that are being pumped out by Hollywood today with over the top CGI, dull characters, bad acting, bad scripts, etc., are being praised by sites like Rotten Tomatoes but in reality, the movie stinks.
Paranormal Activity got high reviews on RT (82%) but the movie was ATROCIOUSLY BAD. Yet, a movie that was VERY GOOD like 'Book of Eli' only got 48% on RT.
You got to be kidding me. PA got almost double the positive movie critic feedback over 'Book of Eli'. 'Book of Eli' was an awesome movie. There is NO DOUBT
some very serious payoffs are going on and bias. I believe 'Book of Eli' got negative reviews not because of the movie itself but because of the plot/message the movie was based on. When God was brought in and put on in a positive light, the leftists, agnostics, atheists and liberals got bent out of shape and slandered the movie because it went against their political/religious beliefs.
I watch all movies, even those that attack my political/religious beliefs but if the movie is good, I don't disparage it because it went against my beliefs. The same can't be said for a lot of movie critics, especially those on Rotten Tomatoes.
But back to XMen, the movie was really bad. I still can't believe the character who had hands for feet and the flying dragon-winged stripper!?!?! Wow, even the acting was bad. I thought I was watching some lame movie on the SCI-FI channel.