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I remember watching and enjoying the first one. I've not seen the others though.
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Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday. Pretty good movie, I'm interested to see where they go next.
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Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.
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GrandMaster wrote:
Saw X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday. Pretty good movie, I'm interested to see where they go next.


Partially in anticipation for "where they go next" and partially because it's awesome in its own right...

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Watched The Fountain last night. Interesting movie.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.


I actually don't mind The Last Stand - but I also like The Phantom Menace, so maybe I'm just weird.
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GrandMaster wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.


I actually don't mind The Last Stand - but I also like The Phantom Menace, so maybe I'm just weird.


I don't mind The Last Stand either. It had some cool ideas, and there will never be as amazing casting as Kelsey Grammer as Beast. It had some execution and script problems, but it was quite entertaining. I was entertained.

Days of Future Past also got rid of X2: X-Men United, which was my favourite.

And also: I like The Phantom Menace too. Not even my least favourite Star Wars movie (that honour goes to Revenge of the Sith, which is still a 6.8/10 or so).
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
GrandMaster wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.


I actually don't mind The Last Stand - but I also like The Phantom Menace, so maybe I'm just weird.


I don't mind The Last Stand either. It had some cool ideas, and there will never be as amazing casting as Kelsey Grammer as Beast. It had some execution and script problems, but it was quite entertaining. I was entertained.

Days of Future Past also got rid of X2: X-Men United, which was my favourite.

And also: I like The Phantom Menace too. Not even my least favourite Star Wars movie (that honour goes to Revenge of the Sith, which is still a 6.8/10 or so).


Revenge of the Sith is actually my favorite, probably because it is the only one I've seen in theaters (besides TCW).
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GrandMaster wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
GrandMaster wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.


I actually don't mind The Last Stand - but I also like The Phantom Menace, so maybe I'm just weird.


I don't mind The Last Stand either. It had some cool ideas, and there will never be as amazing casting as Kelsey Grammer as Beast. It had some execution and script problems, but it was quite entertaining. I was entertained.

Days of Future Past also got rid of X2: X-Men United, which was my favourite.

And also: I like The Phantom Menace too. Not even my least favourite Star Wars movie (that honour goes to Revenge of the Sith, which is still a 6.8/10 or so).


Revenge of the Sith is actually my favorite, probably because it is the only one I've seen in theaters (besides TCW).


There ya go, to each their own, eh? ROTS is the only of the prequels I didn't see in theatres (May 2005 was the summer after my Freshman year of university, and I was living with my parents again for those four months between school, and there were no cinemas nearby and I didn't drive). I just felt ROTS had an endpoint that was set in stone (Anakin is Vader, Palpatine is Emperor, Republic is Empire, Jedi are dead, twins are born, Padmé is at best a devastated wreck and at worst dead, etc.), and so the movie was building to a known status quo, and thus lacked drama.

And while I fully understand that this is a weird criticism: to me, the movie felt not like an exciting work of fiction, but a somewhat-more-tedious re-enactment of historical events, told to educate.

But that's just me. And that's not to say I didn't like ROTS. I just like it less.

On an unrelated note, I'm hoping this weekend to see The Fault in our Stars. I loved the book, and I'm told it's a great adaptation.

The author, John Green, was on Colbert last night. The interview is on youtube; it was quite good.
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GrandMaster wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Days of Future Past is worth it just to get rid of The Last Stand.


I actually don't mind The Last Stand - but I also like The Phantom Menace, so maybe I'm just weird.


I loathed it all around. It either character assassinated ot flat out killed every character I liked. Now X2 was fantastic.
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Reepicheep wrote:
Watched The Fountain last night. Interesting movie.


One of my favorite movies. I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
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^ I'd need to watch it again before I have more concrete thoughts, but just based on my first viewing I got a very Buddhist vibe from it - specifically the idea of finding liberation in the cessation of conscious existence (i.e. nirvana). I know the conquistador storyline was likely fictional compared with the scientist storyline and the bubble-island storyline may have also been fictional (the last chapter of Izzy's book?), but the three storylines seemed linked to reincarnation to me. I got this sense as soon as I saw the scene where Izzy is stargazing. In the first timeline Tom is trying to cheat death by finding the Fountain of Youth, in the second timeline by creating a "cure", but finally by the third timeline he accepts death, escapes from his body, and reaches a nirvana of sorts.

My favourite part was when Tom drank from the tree and then burst into flowers. To me that's the movie in a nutshell. In the movie, the immortality Tom is looking for is a lost cause. The immortality he "gains" - or at least learns of, since he always had it - is the immortality of change. By dying, breaking down, and becoming part of something else, he lives forever.

I loved how elegantly this movie was fit together, with all the repeating motifs feeling like a poem. A lot of people are saying this movie made no sense, but I disagree. It's pretty obviously about accepting death and that death is the gateway to new life. Sure it's a trippy movie and I don't pretend to fully understand it, but nothing ever feels random. I feel like everything that is in this movie is there for a reason.

This is definitely a movie that will reward re-watches.
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X-Men: Last Stand killed off my least favorite X-Men movie character so he could go be in some other terrible movie. Only thing I didn't like about Days of Future Past was that he's alive again. :p
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I re-watched Drive yesterday. It's been a while since I've seen it, so I completely forgot that Oscar Isaac was in it!
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YodaBauer2442 wrote:
X-Men: Last Stand killed off my least favorite X-Men movie character so he could go be in some other terrible movie. Only thing I didn't like about Days of Future Past was that he's alive again. :p



Ssssssh, what did Cyclops ever do to you? Wink
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