Sunday, June 04, 2006

X-Men 3: The Last Stand

X-Men 3: The Last Stand

I caught all 3 of the X-Men Movie Series. Am I a fan? Not really. Do I like X-Men? Yes. I like its presentation, the effects, the characters and the storyline. The entire package: Brilliant.

Ten Personal Thoughts After Watching X-Men 3.
1. All mutants seem to possess some super-human powers that work in their favour. In real life, mutations are not all for the better. Perhaps Evolution is a better word.

2. Brainpower is the most powerful force the world has to contend with.

3. People fear others who are different from them. And view diversity to be a source of threat than a call for celebration.

4. Extermination of a race…Takes place all the time in the world. And what drives it? Fear, Power Struggle, Racial Superiority and the Need for Dominance.

5. We are all in a dilemma and torn between being unique individuals and wanting to fit in. To stand out and be an exhibit or to blend into the background?

6. If all angels look like Ben Foster, in the buff…I want an angel to rescue me.

A Beautiful Angel

7. How does Halle Berry look so great at age 40? I want to know her secret…

Cooking up a Storm

8. Magneto has a stupid-looking hat (I am sure he prefers it to be called: helmet).

9. There happens to be lots of un-realistic scenes in reel life. X-men 3 contains many. 1 of which is the biggest question bugging all who will prefer Wolverine to be stripped naked.
Biggest Spoiler of the Movie:
While Wolverine is trying to walk toward Jean in the final showdown: His clothes (and chunks of his skin) are ripped off. There are a few shots where his pants have been ripped down to boxer brief length, but after he reaches Jean, they are full pants again. CRAP. He can self heal and recover his flesh, but clothes??? We say, pay the guy more…for more screen exposure. Haha.

Of Brawns and Claws

10. Give in to your desires sometimes. Never deprive yourself too much. Look at Jean Grey, she used to be all sugar and nice…Now? She’s a psycho bitch. I am eating more ice-cream and chocolates from now on.


Memorable Quotes: (Watch it and read this later... You will be able to appreciate this section more)

Wolverine: Who's the furball?
Beast: Hank McCoy, Secretary of Mutant Affairs.
Wolverine: Right, right. Secretary. Nice suit.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Henry, this is Logan. He's, uh...
Beast: Wolverine. I hear you are quite an animal.
Wolverine: Look who's talkin'.

A Diplomatic Beast

Prof. Charles Xavier: [to Class] When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything, will it be used for the greater good or will it be used for personal or destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. Why? Because we are mutants.

Kitty Pryde: [Responding to Professor X Previous Statement] But Einstein said "Ethics are an exclusive human concern without any super human authority behind it."
Prof. Charles Xavier: Einstein wasn't a mutant, as far as we know.

Magneto: No one ever talks about extermination. They just do it. And you go on with your lives, ignoring the signs around you. And then one day, when the air is still and the night is fallen, they come for you. Only then do you realize that while you're talking about organizing and committees, the extermination has already begun. Make no mistake, my brothers, they will draw first blood. They will force their cure upon us. There is only one question you must answer: Who will you stand with?

Magneto's Team

Magneto: In chess, the pawns go first.

Wolverine: Let's see you grow *those* back. (You need to watch the movie to know what *those* are).

Prof. Charles Xavier: Something woke her. But she has to be controlled.
Wolverine: You know, sometimes when you cage the beast, the beast gets angry.

Beast: A major pharmaceutical company has developed a way to suppress the mutant X-Gene, permanently. They're calling it a cure.
Storm: Since when did we become a disease?

Wolverine: [while he and Beast are fighting off Magneto's forces] I thought you were a diplomat. Beast: Churchill said that there comes a time when every man must...
[pauses to fight off another baddie, then another, then another]
Beast: Oh, you get the idea!

Daily Trivia:
Cyclops--a character we almost never saw without his sunglasses on will be playing Superman in Superman Returns! Now, James Marsden will get all the airtime to himself.


What do Superman and Cyclops the Mutant have in common? Answer: James Marsden


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