Yes, as the title obliquely suggests, I saw the 3rd X-Men movie today, along with my fiancee.
We were both very disappointed.
I’ll say I’ve never read the comics, but I have enjoyed the movies as films in their own right- the first one was very good, the second one wasn’t bad, but this… this seemed to be squarely aimed at an entirely different market.
I got the distinct impression this film was aimed squarely at angsty teenagers, with (heavy-handed and obvious) messages about being true to yourself, not conforming just to impress members of the opposite sex, and adolescent power fantasies (If I could throw fire, I wouldn’t have to listen to my parents!).
Sure, I know comic book movies aren’t supposed to be taken seriously, but this was just… crap. Very disappointing. I mean, The Da Vinci Code is out this week (and it’s nice to see Ian McKellan on-screen!) and that’s nothing special either, but at least that had the Louvre in it.
And was anyone else creeped out by the guy (Iceman?) taking the 15 year old girl (Kitty?) ice-skating? He looked to be in his early 20s at the least (even though the actress playing the girl is 19 in real life, it was still a but creepy IMO).
Anyway, a very disappointing 3rd film, with some appalling plot and logic holes…
Anyone else out there got any thoughts on the film? Loved it? Hated it? Didn’t care?