onnestabe wrote:I went to see the new Xmen movie this weekend. I thought it was very good, but I didn't really like some of the story (I can't comment on it since I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't seen it yet).
Also, I don't like that they made Juggernaut a mutant, and they showed that Beast's blue coloration was part of his mutant-ness. In the comic book, Juggernaut's powers are derived from a mystical stone, and Beast is blue because of a science experiment gone awry. Beast's powers make him hairier than most and give him great agility, but they don't make him blue. I suppose the reason they did this is to have the movie appeal more to those that aren't long-time fans of the comics, but nonetheless, as a long-time fan of the comics, I didn't like those parts. (Also, I don't know the Phoenix sagas that well, but I thought Jean Grey's phoenix powers were of some alien origin, not locked away inside her?)
All-in-all, I give it an 8/10. The story and effects were very good, but it would have been a 10/10 had they stuck more to some of the original stuff, and the story issues I cannot mention.
yeah, Phoenix was an alien entity, but it's kind of hard to have the X-men go visit some alien world and explain all that
well while the original story was written that way the new ultimate line had changed it to being a part of her from childhood so it isn't that much of a stretch for people who have read the newer retelling of the origin of the xmen. just figured i'd throw my .02 cents in.