Good morning, folks, El Cosmico here.
One of the fine things about being an AICNer is that I've now had the pleasure of seeing X-Men twice. You can read my first review, from the press screening, here.
Now, in that first viewing, I was, well, very nervous. Throughout the viewing, I was, well, paranoid that at any moment, the movie was going to suck. Also, there was no audience reaction, because it was a press screening.
Now, with great pleasure, after seeing this film twice, BELIEVE ME, this movie is AWESOME. I previously said that I liked it a lot. Well, I've seen it a second time, and I LOVED it.
Not having any trepidation helped a lot, and folks, this is just one hell of a fun, cool, kick-ass movie. If the director, screenwriters, cast and crew were here right now, I'd give them all a great big hug, because this movie just really ROCKS THE HOUSE.
Don't let there be any doubt about it. There were about 300 people turned away from this screening for lack of space. That's right, THREE HUNDRED. And this is from one of our largest theatres. I now want to see this movie again and again. I mean, as SOON as it was over, I wanted not only to see a sequel, I wanted to go in and watch the whole thing over and over again...and I almost NEVER want to do that.
If this flick doesn't make a ton of money, I'll be surprised. Running at only ninety-some minutes, it'll have plenty of showtimes at theatres, and I'm absolutely positive that a LOT of people are going to want to see this multiple times. Personally, I'll be seeing it again this weekend. I recommend that if you go to the cinema, you buy tickets for successive shows, because you'll probably want to see it again as soon as it's over. When I think about those opening two scenes...oh man. This movie is going to sell THROUGH THE ROOF ON DVD.
So there you go. Those of you who have doubts about this, DON'T. Go see it. You WILL love this film. Because it's not just a damn fine film...it's a hell of a GREAT film. Great, faithful adaptation, great performances, great plot, just freaking GREAT. Films like this are the reason I love the big screen.
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