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El Cosmico Reviews X-MEN!

El Cosmico here, breathing a happy sigh of relief, and bringing you a spoiler-free quick look at X-Men.

First of all, I was a bit nervous about seeing this movie at a press screening, without an audience. Press screenings just feel...lonely to me, and I like being able to hear an audience's reaction. So, I thought, it might be dangerous to see a movie I've been so paranoid about for so long in such a situation. Of course, I couldn't possibly not go, and I'm very pleased that I did.

THIS IS A MOVIE WORTH SEEING.

Yes, indeed. The answer to the all-important question. The only one that matters. First up, my criticisms, of which there aren't too many. The biggest problem was probably the score, which was...okay. Not good, not great, but not terrible. It just pretty much wasn't there...AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN! Man, this movie could have been super-amazing if it had a badass score. But it didn't. But, the score didn't really detract from the film. Not a plus, not a minus.

Next up, casting. Now, this is a matter of personal preference based on my being an X-Men fan who's read all of the comics and graphic novels since life crawled from the sludge. Personally, I picture Cyclops as being older, and having a more powerful presence. But then again, this film takes place in a slightly altered timeline than the comics. After all, Iceman, who was one of the original X-Men, is a kid here, the same age as Rogue. Now, this doesn't follow the comic, BUT, it surprisingly didn't bother me at all. Not even a little bit. Even the Cyclops thing I was able to get over. Certainly, it wasn't a BAD performance, and, truth be told, Cyke doesn't have enough scenes to really show off. That's fine. No biggie.

Next, Storm. Now, I REALLY thought I was going to hate Halle Berry in this role. Not because I don't like her, I've really enjoyed her before, but I just thought, well, she doesn't SEEM like the Storm I know. Again, surprisingly, it didn't bother me. I actually liked her at moments.

Now, this ISN'T to say that I think they were well cast. I would still change them if I could. I still see Storm as Angela Bassett...because SHE EMANATES POWER, and strength, and beauty. But, again, Storm wasn't a major role in this film, and Berry's performance was fine. Really, not a problem.

The character I liked the least was Senator Kelly. Recalling another Senator in the EXCELLENT "God Loves, Man Kills" graphic novel of years ago, well, the Senator in this film just doesn't live up to the potential of the part. Simple as that. Maybe not a problem for people who don't have prior knowledge of the comics, but it was a problem for me. Kelly and the Score, I'd say, were my two biggies. So to speak.

NOW, WHAT I LIKED.

By far, BY FAR, I liked this movie MUCH more than I disliked any of the problems I had with it. Really, I had only MINOR problems with it, and there was a BUNCH of stuff that I REALLY LOVED. First off, HUGH JACKMAN IS AWESOME. The appropriate word is PERFECT. Absolutely perfect. This guy deserves to get a lot of good roles sent his way. I've always preferred talented unknowns to talented actors with baggage, and Jackman is the perfect example of why. This guy absolutely IS Wolverine. JUST how I always imagined him. Right up there on the screen. DAMN! I didn't think it was possible, but it's true...and Jackman is what makes this film great. No doubt about it.

I mean, let's face it. Wolverine has always been everyone's favorite X-Man. Well, just about everyone. And, when you consider that he's the dominant character in this film, and that he turns in a killer performance, well, I think you can figure out that you're probably going to like this film too.

Aside from Jackman, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart absolutely NAILED their roles. I was just so very pleased with their roles...Oh man. I just kept thinking...THANK FREAKING GOODNESS THIS MOVIE DOESN'T SUCK!!! I mean, think about all of this SHITTY comic book movies we've had to put up with, people!!! We finally got a BIG, GOOD comic book movie!!! Also, Famke Janssen was GREAT as Jean Grey. Not a major role, but I thought she did a fine job, and I was pleased to see her in a more cerebral role. Truly outstanding, Famke.

Wow. I also want to mention that I really like Anna Paquin in her role as Rogue. She really makes Rogue come alive, and allows you to sympathize with the character, and well, as attractive and talented as she is on screen, it seems clear that she'll be around for a long time. I really hope she is. As long as she keeps making good role choices.

Now then, there were some great fight scenes, I really liked Sabretooth and Toad too, and, well, one of the things I appreciated MOST is that this movie takes the time to be a movie...about people. Characters. It's not just dumb action scenes happening one after another. You actually get a sense for WHO Wolverine and Rogue and the others are. You sense actual depth of character. Now, that is FREAKING RARE in action and comic book films, which, we all know, are usually as two-dimensional as the screens they're projected onto. In my opinion, that's one of the best things about this film...and I want Bryan Singer to know...you made some fine choices. They weren't all perfect, but there is some really good stuff here. Thanks for doing such a fine job. You should be proud of this film.

So, how should you go into this movie? Well, listen. This isn't the greatest film I've ever seen. I wouldn't call it GREAT. I'd call it REALLY DAMN GOOD. I'd also call it MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED, and A HUGE RELIEF. It's an excellent, yes EXCELLENT start. It left me wanting more...not more DIFFERENT STUFF, but MORE OF THE SAME. Yes, I want MORE X-MEN movies with the same cast, same director even, same FEEL, and, well, a better score. I mean, there should be some little tune that gives me chills and makes me think about the X-Men instantly. But, that aside, I think people should be very pleased with this film. I mean, you'd have to be a really pissed-off bastard not to like it. FANS should be thrilled. Newcomers should have a great time. Good effects here, some great fight scenes, a really nice plot, and the creation of a world that I really want to see more of. Okay, so that answers the big TWO questions. First, should I see this movie? YES, OH, HELL YES! Second, do I want to see a sequel? I AM DYING SO SEE A SEQUEL!!! Folks, I'm pretty sure you will be too.

-El Cosmico

mail me at: elcosmico@austin.rr.com

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  • July 7, 2000, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Anyone else just squirmed their mustard?

    by nightsir

    Geez, sounds greater and greater. I'll come flying to N.Y. next Monday for two weeks. Hope to catch anyone of you guys in the "city of cities". Any parties arranged? My bets: 150 Million $ domestic cume only! About 75 Million $ foreign cume. At least. Sequel will hit in 2003, Singer again. Anyone doubting this? Oh, and the Kamen critism failed to surprise me. The only odd choice by Singer and Co. Damn, that "Dark City"-guy would've been great. Well, out...

  • July 7, 2000, 1:02 p.m. CST

    this will suck.

    by squonk

    had to be said.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Spoiler-free? (possible spoiler if you're a virgin to cameo X-me

    by Zeus Xerxes

    I've kept myself out of the X-men spoiler loop as much as possible so I wouldn't relive the disaster of me buying the Batman magazine and novel before that came out. So I was surprised to see spoiler-free in the same post that described Iceman being in this movie. That'd been cool to discover when I saw the movie...ah well. jz

  • July 7, 2000, 1:06 p.m. CST

    This Will Rock!

    by I Love Fox!

    Equal time, mein freund.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:07 p.m. CST

    G-d Loves, Man Kills

    by dp4m

    The graphic novel did, in fact, rule. I loved it and read it as soon as a month ago. But Senator Kelly was NOT NOT NOT the Senator in the graphic novel. I do think that it would make a great adaptation though...

  • July 7, 2000, 1:11 p.m. CST

    cant wait

    by dbroadhurst

    this film is going to rock,i just cant wait.hopefully after the pile of s**t known as mi:2 this wont disappoint.heres to spiderman which had better not suck or theres going to be trouble

  • July 7, 2000, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Humour?

    by DarthSlater

    One thing that none of the reviewers have ever mentioned is the humour, or lack thereof, in the film. I'm very curious about this. All of the comic films so far, with the exception of Blade, had at least some humour in them to lighten up the darker moments. A good example is the first Batman. A good example of how this can KILL a movie is the last two Batmans. I'm curious whether Singer chose to incorporate any humour, and if so, whether or not it worked. I don't really want to know any spoilers, just mildly wondering . . .

  • July 7, 2000, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Patrick and Sir Ian

    by Bregalad_

    From the get-go I believed they would be the only ones of the whole cast to turn in good performances.... nice to hear that Mr. Jackman is also good in his starring role. But you failed to tell us, El Cosmico, and it's burning on everyone's mind.... Did they completely overdub Ray Park's voice like they did in Phantom Menace?

  • July 7, 2000, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Wolverine or Eddie Vedder?

    by mrmann

    Nailed the characters? What a joke. Wolverine is supposed to be a beer drinking, cigar-chewing animal; however, the movie has turned him into a sullen, Eddie Vedder-ish alterna-hero, more fit for an episode of Dawson's Creek than an issue of the X-Men. Sad, but true. This movie does not have a chance.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Joe Rogan and Bruce Willis

    by Andy_Christ

    I don't know how the cast really is yet, but regardless, I still think my brother's idea was strange and yet even more perfect...Joe Rogan as Wolverine, Bruce Willis as Professor X.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:28 p.m. CST

    mrmann, you're fucking WRONG.

    by crapola

    Obviously, you never read the Wolverine graphic novels, or you'd realize how much depth there is to his character. To see him as a barbaric animal...well that really shows what a simple-minded TWIT you are. So shut the hell up.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:28 p.m. CST

    G-d Loves, Man Kills, II...

    by dp4m

    ... ya know, I was thinking of the Reverend. The Reverend Stryker is definitely not Senator Kelly. But while I still don't recall the senator in the graphic novel, I can't say for certain he wasn't in it. But I'd still love to see Ilyana Rasputin in the next movie... babe with magick, armor, and a lightsaber-like sword effect is okay in my book...

  • July 7, 2000, 1:31 p.m. CST

    ....I'm Spent.... :)

    by Sobakawa Pillow

    WAZZZZZZZZUUUP!!!! Hot damn.. Nice review El Cosmico! With all the great reviews that are out... (which, I might add... out number the SHITTY ones)... we all have something to look forward to on July 14th!!!! YES!!! The Summer is ass is officially kicked on July 14th!! (Mission Impossible 2.. more like Mission Passible 2... SUCK IT!!!) Heh heh. P.

  • Falls just short of calling it "a really great mediocrity." If this is indeed the case, the situation is unfortunate. We deserve better.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:32 p.m. CST

    One thing that's for sure, if X-Men sucks...

    by Pips Orcille

    ...It won't suck as much as the Inspector Gadget "CRAP" movie!

  • July 7, 2000, 1:36 p.m. CST

    you'd have to be a pissed-off bastard...

    by mattoly

    What a great line! It needs to be on every poster and commercial for this film. The future looks good for us Fanboys, donnit?

  • July 7, 2000, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Crapola, crapola.

    by mrmann

    Sorry mon, I don't agree. This twit has read just about all of the X-men titles, and while there is indeed a lot of depth to Logan's character, he was never portrayed as a brooding, 19 year old theater major. You should know that, if you are as much as a fan as you say you are...or are you just one of those people that likes saying the word "twit" in public?

  • July 7, 2000, 1:39 p.m. CST

    HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! People who are still saying "this will suck

    by BraveCapt.

    But y'know, to each his own. And what the hell do I know? I haven't seen it yet, either. But know this: I'm sooooooo looking forward to this movie!!! I think I have a pretty good idea of what it'll be like, and from what I've heard so far I'm fairly certain that I'll be pleased with what I get. Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can you believe this? - I'm 30 years old, people!!! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! Can't Wait! See ya at the first show! BraveCapt.

  • July 7, 2000, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah, mrmann.

    by crapola

    You're right. You've found me out. I just like saying "twit". WHAT WILL I DO NOW THAT I'VE BEEN DISCOVERED? Oh, I might as well come clean...I also like saying "chowderhead".

  • July 7, 2000, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Blade had no humour?!!

    by mephisto666

    It had loads of gags. The but you're so big line, Quinn nearly all the time, Deacon not chopping Quinn's arm off, Blade's reaction when Deacon doesn't die...lots more. Anyway, back to the main subject. I really would have liked to have seen Gambit in this film, but never mind, I expect I shall see it for the special effects (and yes, I know that means I'm supporting poor film making, but there have always been crap films, and there always will be, so why worry?)

  • July 7, 2000, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Me want Husk and Marrow and Domino and Chamber and Skin and Nigh

    by user id indeed!

    So there. They should just skip ahead to a Generation X movie and they can just show all others besides the above mentioned in flashbacks or cameos or something. Huh??? I am so smart!! Wai lucky!!! Did I mention Husk? Yes, I did! Husk should be the next Rogue, and Skin could be the next Wolvie! Oooh! And Tarantino could direct! Can't ya just see a bunch of mutants strolling down the street in black suits to the tune of Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song"? As for the present X-Men moobie,it's pointless to say anything about it, as anything I say would just be reiterating the same tired points and opinions... but pointless is my specialty!!! I am drinking to much Pepsi! My typin fingers are a buzzin like a nest o' angry hornets! I am using too many exclamation points!! Yay! The X-Men had a great script,and the look seems good, and script + look = good moobie! Everybody hop on down to Moviewatchers when it opens! I mean that! This has been a Moment Where You Swear You've Heard Me Before, As I Slowly Linger On And On! Time to post!! Here we go!

  • Not "This is a movie you must see," not even "This is a movie you should see." Why are there so many qualifiers in the final paragraph?

  • July 7, 2000, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Hey hey hey hey! Fake review from El Cosmico? Methinks nay!

    by user id indeed!

    Sure, it's easy to suspect that from some bum you've never heard of before, but this is El Cosmico,man!! He runs Coaxial, just a few millimeters from this very headline!!! He's an AICN BIGWIG!! I don't think he'd risk his position with a fake review! That's just redicurous!! Let's pretend that there are people on the internet you can TRUST, and enough with these dumb accusations! Lordy! This has been a Moment with Mihoshi's Future Husband! How do you people know I'm not a cartoon?? HUH??? Ok, I'm off to inject myself with morphine.

  • July 7, 2000, 2:22 p.m. CST

    i don't know

    by sloe-t

    from every little piece of this movie that i've seen, all i can deduce is that it is a complete pile of shit. i'm just fed up with all these lame digital effects that look like they could be made by any jackass with a pc, and oh yeah, that dude who plays wolverine looks like a total pansy in his cheezy-ass leather suit. peace, sloe-t

  • July 7, 2000, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, mrmann

    by Cowblaster

    How can you say that Hugh Jackman portrays Wolverine as "A brooding, 19 year old theater major?" Have you SEEN him play Wolverine yet? Have you seen this movie before the rest of us? If so, why not write your own review? Or, are you just pre-judging his performance based on the actor's actual background? If you're going to be predjudiced against this film, at least have a good reason.

  • July 7, 2000, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Yes, but...

    by spider-man

    Cosmico never tells us how non-fanboys will like it. I'll probably dig it, but I've read the damn books. The thing I've noticed about earlier reviews is how each reviewer hedges by saying it might not work for folks who don't know the X-Men. Yeah, it's cool to see "Ms. Pryde", but what if you don't know who Kitty is? Who cares if she phases through a wall. If the non-fan does not dig this film, it's dead in the water. I predict box office grosses topping out at $85 million. Sorry kids, it's all up to Raimi's Spider-man (who I hear is leaning towards Tobey McGuire...MY FIRST CHOICE!!!).

  • And I do. I will be first in line to see this movie come Friday, July 14. Whenever that trailer pops up on the TV, our living room goes silent - even with several of our friends over and even our parrots all go silent. Cuz, cuz......it's the X-Men (must say this in a hushed whisper....). And goddammit, they're gonna be blazen on the BEEG, GRANDE Screen. I have been reading the comic since 1977. Awe, the days when it was Terry Austin, Chris Claremont and John Byrne working on the book. Beautiful stuff. And when I sit in that theater seat, and the lights go down - I'll revert back to that little girl, reading the current X-Men book, just in awe of these characters.......oooh, totally giddy. Can't wait, can't wait.........

  • July 7, 2000, 2:58 p.m. CST

    No, you're right Zeno...

    by Dave_F

    ...all those qualifiers are scaring me too. Reminds me of my evaluation of "Titan A.E.", a flick I genuinely enjoyed, but couldn't defend without some stern qualifiers. El Cosmico's review would at least seem to indicate we're not in for an embarrassing film, but will it be the stuff that franchises are made of? Sounds iffy. I'm still excited to see it, but I'm lowering expectations quite a bit, especially after "The Perfect Storm" soured me on Summer blockbusters.

  • July 7, 2000, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Not much to say,

    by KingMenthol

    nice fanboy review, which I guess means that under fanboy rules this movie will probably be pretty good. I knew for sure that Jackman would be the saving grace. Other than that, I'm stoked!

  • July 7, 2000, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Cormorant: Perfect Storm, oy vey, don't get me started.

    by Zeno

    Big disappointment.

  • July 7, 2000, 3:30 p.m. CST

    El Cosmico's the man

    by Kikstad

    Everything I've read by you, El Cosmico, has been right on target, so I respect your opinion. Knowing that you liked X-MEN makes me even more eager to see this movie. Carry on.

  • July 7, 2000, 3:34 p.m. CST

    TRUCE!

    by sora1

    Okay, we've had our months of trailers, reads of the novelization, web tidbits, leaks and false negative screenings. APPARENTLY real reviews are creeping in now, ranging from cautiously excited to ecstatic. Can we all now agree to back off, sit tight for seven days, and see what pops up?

  • I just can't trust these lukewarm reviews. When Harry and El Cosmico really like a movie, they are known for writing hyperbolic reviews, where you can tell they're coming all over the keyboard as they type. With these X-Men reviews, all I'm picking up is a "well, at least it didn't suck cock" vibe. Not good.

  • July 7, 2000, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Well, I agree the reviews are wary, but look at their audience.

    by superninja

    This crowd is a bunch of hooligans who will turncoat at a moment's notice (me included, tee hee). Personally, I think they liked the film, but don't want to go overboard to inflate expecations and then get totally trashed on July 14th if the TalkBackers hate it. On a personal note, I have the feeling this is going to be one of the best films of the year for me and a financial success.

  • July 7, 2000, 5:07 p.m. CST

    have to agree

    by Reverendz

    some folk were complaining cause of the man's lukewarm to warm reception. The movie will probably be good and entertaining, not great, but good. and i think maybe that's why the "lukewarm". The dude was just so relieved that the movie didn't suck. For every great film, there's 100 that sucked because the studio crapped on them. So, yes, considering the subject matter, some will be satisfied with the simple pleasure that the movie does not suck. "It does not suck, it does not suck, etc..." ad infinitum.

  • July 7, 2000, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I was nervous...

    by monkeyclumpers

    when I heard Patrick Swayze was playing Professor X, but I just saw "Road House" again and I feel much more confident that he can pull this off. He was also pretty cool in "Next of Kin". I think he'll look very handsome bald.

  • Professor X is played by golf pro Paine Stewart. Sheesh! And please, leave the droll sardonic wit to the experts.

  • July 7, 2000, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Wolverine

    by 2GOLD

    I will relay some "spoiler" info To all the people who want a bad-ass cigar chewing, hates the world, kinda guy: you get him, I know And to all of those who want a more human Wolverine, you get him So in other words You both get what you want and you'll be pleased beyond relief

  • July 7, 2000, 11:12 p.m. CST

    great review. i feel im gonna enjoy it...

    by baff

    but, damn you, NOW i cant get over how damn good angela basset would be as storm in this movie! she really does exude strength and power just like storm who has a certain dignity and respectability...HARRY, ONE MORE THING. where is your fantasia 2000 review?peace and good fortune to you all. baff

  • July 7, 2000, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by super ant88

    Hey folks all I have to say is GOD BLESS AMERICA ....... Well I would have liked, actually loved to see Gambit but GOD BLESS AMERICA anyway

  • July 8, 2000, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Gambit sucks

    by 2GOLD

    I mean the guy has a super cool power and how does he use it: He throws playing cards!!! Are you kidding me?? Everyone who wasn't a comic book fan would have saw some red haired goofball throwing playing cards at these cyberevil characters and they would have laughed their ass off. Gambit may someday get involved but he will ruin X-men, it will be like watching Batman and Robin part 2

  • July 8, 2000, 4:34 p.m. CST

    good comic does not have to equal good movie...

    by SwampGod

    i am a long time comic fan, but i happen to like a good movie more than i do the mere translation of a favorite character to the screen. just having the X-Men brought to the silver screen does not mean that every fan of the comic has got to knee-jerkedly (brand new word invented by me) praise this film as the second coming. yet i can't help getting this feeling of defensiveness from everybody who praises this film on this board, whether its in a review ("this is a movie worth seeing..." as opposed to one NOT worth seeing?) or in response to anothers statements about a bad review or prediction that it WILL be bad (for those, give them a little leeway, i mean there isn't exactly a stellar record coming from Marvel's film attempts). and why do i get the feeling that Harry especially is selling this movie WAY too hard? it comes across as being very artificial. why must every review of the X-Men movie be a good one, otherwise suffer the wraith of every fanboy on this site? i am one who wishes the film to be great, that it will be more than a huge Silicon Graphics FX explosion (remember Spawn?). but like it or not, there is just as good a chance that this film will not be good. for this opinion i nor anybody else of a similar opinion should be crucified for stating. had this site then existed, i wonder what the reactions would have been several years ago when the Punisher movie was coming out? would an early bad review of a very popular character have been shot to hell then as well? now, X-Men is by now way to be comapred to that crapfest (its obviously much better just from viewing the trailers), but that is not saying much. to make a short story longer, i just want to say to the people so agressively attackign the "X-MEN=BAD" crowd, back off a bit. please. allow them their opinion, otherwise this site just continues farther away from objective film scoops/reviews and into studio/fanboy adoration. thats all i have to say about that. flame on!

  • July 8, 2000, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Keep in mind

    by Giant Fish

    that most of the audience don't read comic books. The chances of a studio bothering to develop a project based on one is slim to begin with, and there are so many places where they can go wrong in the process. Most comic book movies are slightly enjoyable rather than good. After, say, The Shadow, The Flash and The Phantom, we know this to be true. This is why most of us X-men fans have been fairly sceptical about this one, and why the reviews are careful not to be too praising. That's what I think, anyway. Someone mentioned that the Hellfire Club storyline would be great for a sequel, and I agree. Or maybe a solo vehicle for Jackman, based on the Frank Miller story where Logan went to Japan to propose to his girlfriend. Anyone recall that one? My favorite comic of all time.

  • July 8, 2000, 8:25 p.m. CST

    At Least In Won't Be Schumacherian.

    by Buzz Maverik

    Casting looks good. Looks like they got some key things right. Certainly looks like the Brotherhood is recognizable as the Brotherhood and in some cases improved. I don't care about Iceman's age. He was the youngest X-Man in the original series and Rogue was about 18 when she joined the team so this works. I'm still not happy with the Matrix look, but it's too late so I might as well try to enjoy the film for what it is. You never know, a real fan like John Singleton could have a flop and take X-Men Eye-Eye. The reason I keep harping on the costumes is it is such a Hollywood line of crap that anything resembling the comics would look ridiculous. Lack of imagination and laziness. As a fan of both movies and comics, as well as most forms of media, I understand the differences, but proof that costumes with the feel of the comic -- not necessarily identicle-- being able to work is in the movie itself. Look at Magneto and the Brotherhood. Their looks work. THey are recognizable as the comic characters while being different. But the thing Bryan Singer has done right, that he should be praised for is that the X-Men do look freaky. They look OTHER. He's made good looking actors look like good looking mutants. I think he's talented and maybe he's put out a good movie here. I hope. Will find out.

  • July 8, 2000, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Where is GAmbit?

    by Spawnxlite

    Gambit is a totally awesome character and he is probably my second favority character, behind Wolverine. If they make a sequel, Gambit should be in it because I would love to see him taking out a deck of cards, light it, and throw it at the villian. I think Sinister would be a great villian for X-Men 2 because he looks awesome, and his powers are cool.

  • July 9, 2000, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Anticipa-a-tion!

    by Zardoz

    This will be worth a look at the very least; I've been waiting 20 years already! Oh,, and if you just can't wait to see the movie, the comics adaptation is already in your local comics shop... (Personally, I'll wait 'til friday.)

  • July 9, 2000, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Not a good movie, but..

    by BigBadJohn

    A great movie. There. I've said it. I saw X Men last week (here in Australia at a censor screening) and it was bloody good. No faint praise here. The characters were cool, the special effects were excellent, and most importantly the story was well paced and MOVING. Yes, I saw more than one tear shed by the females in the audience, and I almost misted up myself. OK, it wasn't perfect, but it's the closest I've seen in a while. Watch it and then decide.

  • July 10, 2000, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I'm a former big fan...

    by SquireGrub

    I stopped reading after the whole time warp thing a few years ago. Needless to say I'd still pick up an issue hear and there and especially enjoyed the issue where Magneto ripped the adantium from Wolverine's body. (Did he ever get it back by the way?) This movie will rock and I will enjoy, because it brings back the ol' skool characters and remains faithful to them. Thank you Bryan Singer... PS The whole Sinister idea of him being the villian in a sequal is nice idea, but for the life of me I can't remember his power. All I remember is him looking like Colossus on crank. Someone help me here...

  • July 13, 2000, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I TOLD YOU SO!

    by jak flash 2000

    There didnt all the fans say tyhat the film would rock the earth! It has. I am rejoiced with happyness. My only prob is that us unfortunate brits have to wait a little longer than you lucky americans. DAMN! Ah well. Everyone send me your reviews I must know everyones opinion. Please mail to JAKFLASH2000@BUFFYMAIL.COM I will be back

  • July 14, 2000, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Wolvie would win

    by jak flash 2000

    I think the first ep of the x men animated series established that Wolverine would beat Gambit. As for Gambit. He must be in the next film along with Beast and Nightcrawler. Waht do ya think? And they didnt put Gambit in this film because they couldnt afford it. Expect to see him the second time around.

  • July 14, 2000, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Wolvie would win

    by jak flash 2000

    I think the first ep of the x men animated series established that Wolverine would beat Gambit. As for Gambit. He must be in the next film along with Beast and Nightcrawler. Waht do ya think? And they didnt put Gambit in this film because they couldnt afford it. Expect to see him the second time around.