Posted by : Wendy B Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Save for one: Day 27 - Favourite Comic Book Movie.
But, I'm not actually going to post my favourite comic book movie. I'm going to take this opportunity to explain, once and for all, why I like X-Men 3: The Last Stand.
Yeah you heard me. I liked it!
I think most people will agree that the movies did him no justice. At least, not until they had Jean kill him. Pretty sure I squee'd outloud at the theatre when it became apparent what those floaty ruby quartzes meant....
2. Ding Dong
Now, I know there are some who complain that he is not true to his origins because he should not have lost his blue fur when he came in contact with the boy, but this is one of those things that die hard fans need to learn to forgive if they want to see their beloved comics come to film. The scene worked visually. The actuality of Beast's blue fur (or Spidey's webs, etc) requires a bit more detail and backstory that is not conducive to keeping a movie around the 2 hour mark. Similarly, of course it would make sense that a young woman who can't touch anyone would want to get the cure. Movie Rogue was not the same Rogue we know from the comics. You gotta let go, kids. You gotta let go and understand where changes have to be made to suit the medium, and if you want to see more of your favourites on film, then you have to let Hollywood explain to the non-nerds in the quickest, easiest way possible. (After that, it's your job to indoctrinate the non-geeks with the truth!)
4. The Pithy Phoenix Saga
5. Logan + Jean Forever (which wasn't that long...)
I liked X-Men 3 because it recognized that and had Logan recognize it. Scott couldn't kill Jean in the comics (okay okay so Logan failed, too) and so she had to do it herself, but here, Logan was the man and did it at her request because they both knew it was the only way. It was a tragic love story and I loved it. Sue me!
There were other things I liked about it. Little things, like the nerd references (Maneuver #7 and "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch"), and most importantly, enough things to make me almost forget that Halle Berry was there. There were enough of these things to make me enjoy this movie, despite the obvious flaws, with my disclaimer being that I have actually only seen X-Men 3 once, and don't ever plan to see it again.....