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X-Men 3

X-Men 3

Date: Jul 19 2006


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When a pharmaceutical company comes up with a drug that will eliminate genetic mutations, the X-Men must make a decision: give up their special powers and unique identities in order to be accepted by the rest of society, or stand up for and be proud of who and what they are.

How does X-Men 3: The Last Stand compare to the previous two X-Men movies? Listen to Erin and Mason talk about it.


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Erin:  So, X-Men 3 I found had moments of entertainment where some of the special effects were just, you know, a little unbelievable at parts, and I didn’t understand why they didn’t introduce certain characters and didn’t do anything with them.

Mason:  Yeah, that kind of touches on my beef with the situation.

Erin:  Yeah.

Mason:  Because I’m a comic book guy.

Erin:  Me, too!

Mason:  You know.

Erin:  I read the X-Men before the movies when I was young. And my brother and I would get up every Saturday morning to watch the X-Men.

Mason:  To watch the cartoon! Wasn’t it really good? And the first two movies were really good.

Erin:  Mm hm.

Mason:  And in the third one it’s just, like, it was artless. They just didn’t care! They killed characters without caring about them…

Erin:  I know!

Mason:  ...without doing anything, I mean, these are important characters.

Erin:  Well, Wolverine is still alive, and that is important.

Mason:  Well, yeah, okay. Hugh Jackman was always an awesome Wolverine.

Erin:  I think he’s the reason they kept on making the second and the third one.

Mason:  But, even so, I mean, he was toned down. Like, what they did to his character was totally out of character. And Xavier, it was just really, really…it was like, ‘Who is this person? I’m looking at a stranger.’



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The X-Men movies deal a lot with differences between groups of people and the relationship between dominant and subordinate groups. Some people say that X-Men 3 is really about the relationship between heterosexual and homosexual groups. Others say it is about race relations. And, of course, some say it is simply an action movie with no hidden meaning.

Have you seen the X-Men movies? What do you think?



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so they must ameliorate the story it became  the same story

08:43 PM Jan 04 2008 |



it’s a good story and fiction

08:41 PM Jan 04 2008 |



It can't be happen in real life but it seems to be realistic due to their special effects.Whenever i watch this movie i want to be a power guy although i know it is dreaming.

04:07 AM Nov 20 2007 |



Russian Federation

it was cool!!

09:43 PM Jul 19 2006 |

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