X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX directed by Simon Kinberg (11/2/18)
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Saw this on the weekend - it was MUCH better than expected given the negative reviews and box office beating it is taking.  It was better than Last Stand and MUCH better than Apocalypse - it was by no means great, but the action was good and the FX were great.

I just want Marvel Studios to do a stand-alone Magneto movie with Fassbender :)

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50 minutes ago, Chillax23 said:

Saw this on the weekend - it was MUCH better than expected given the negative reviews and box office beating it is taking.  It was better than Last Stand and MUCH better than Apocalypse - it was by no means great, but the action was good and the FX were great.

I just want Marvel Studios to do a stand-alone Magneto movie with Fassbender :)

I really wish they'd done the Origins: Magneto movie as planned, because the "Magneto: Nazi Hunter" stuff was my favorite part of First Class. Would have loved a movie of just that stuff.

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2 hours ago, mattn792 said:

Fixed it for you (thumbsu

Somewhat, though your flippant dismissal ignores that. even the death scene where James kills his real father not realizing the man he killed was actually his adopted father is straight-up in the film.

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A few years have passed and Rose feels Dog has become more like his father, cruel and heartless. John Howlett has begun to prep young James for his future as master of the estate, though his own father disapproves of the gentle means by which he instructs the boy. Rose, during the course of her duties walks in on Elizabeth Howlett and sees her as she is dressing and notices three scars across her torso. Rose is pushed backed out of the room by Mrs. Hopkins and told never to say a word about what she saw. Rose runs outside to the gardens and is accosted by Dog, who makes unwanted advances upon her. James witnesses the situation and runs and tells his father. Rose slaps Dog and gets away. Dog's father, Thomas, is reprimanded by John Howlett who tells him to take care of his son. Later, after being punished, Dog attacks James for telling on him and ends up killing James' puppy in front of him. This leads to the Logans being fired and forced off the Howlett property. Thomas Logan and Dog, bearing shotguns, storm the estate and force Rose to show them how to sneak in to the Master Bedroom. Thomas, Dog & Rose enter the room and Thomas grabs Elizabeth, who is in the room, and tells her that he is taking her with him. Elizabeth, tellingly, doesn't seem to mind the idea, but insists that he release Rose. John enters the room and is attacked and then killed by Thomas. Dog threatens to kill James but is rescued by Rose. James rushes Thomas for killing his father and is then knocked back by Thomas' shotgun butt. Thomas quickly realizes though that he is bleeding profusely from stab wounds in his abdomen. He falls to the ground dead. James is then revealed to have sprouted claws from his hands and that they are covered in Thomas' blood.

Same with Wolverine Vol. 2 #10 with the love between Silver Fox and Logan, with Sabretooth killing her to spite his target victim to antagonize Wolverine.

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At a seedy bar in Madripoor's lowtown, Logan spends time away from his regular friends in the area. As a fight breaks out in the bar, he thinks back to a time in the past, during his days living in Canada when Sabretooth raped and murdered his love Silverfox.

 

Taking the lifeless body of Silverfox into the bar that he and Sabretooth frequented, Logan is shocked to hear Sabretooth's admission to the crime, telling him that he doesn't play or accept no for an answer. When Logan's temper starts to flare up, the bartender tries to get Logan to forget about starting a fight over an Indian.

 

Furious over the death of Silverfox, Logan pounces on Sabretooth, attacking him with all his fury. Sabretooth however easily overpowers the younger Logan, and beats on him. A beating that Logan will realize years later was a lesson to teach Logan who was the stronger of the two. Logan recalls how the battle went those many years ago, when Sabretooth beat him into submission, smashing him through the wall of the bar and beating him with the broken pieces of wood until he passed out under a pile.

But maybe you are right. At least in your own mind.

:baiting:

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7 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

Somewhat, though your flippant dismissal ignores that. even the death scene where James kills his real father not realizing the man he killed was actually his adopted father is straight-up in the film.

Same with Wolverine Vol. 2 #10 with the love between Silver Fox and Logan, with Sabretooth killing her to spite his target victim to antagonize Wolverine.

But maybe you are right. At least in your own mind.

:baiting:

I am right.

The heartstring tugging "We're brothers Jimmy" moment never occurs in Origin #1-6, nor do the boys run off together to try and live happily ever after.

The bone claw foot stomp is taken nearly verbatim from Wolverine #79.

 

Edited by mattn792

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1 minute ago, mattn792 said:

I am right.

The heartstring tugging "We're brothers Jimmy" moment never occurs in Origin #1-6, nor do the boys run off together to try and live happily ever after.

The bone claw foot stomp is taken nearly verbatim from Wolverine #79.

 

You're not completely right, as those story summarizes demonstrate. But nice try.

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Just now, Bosco685 said:

You're not completely right, as those story summarizes demonstrate. But nice try.

I said they bastardized Origin #2 & #3, and interspersed Wolverine #10 and #79.  Still right :bigsmile:

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6 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

I said they bastardized Origin #2 & #3, and interspersed Wolverine #10 and #79.  Still right :bigsmile:

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:acclaim:

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5 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

:acclaim:

We can celebrate your wrongness together.

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^^

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Everything I said was accurate, sorry you can't accept that.

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10 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

Everything I said was accurate somewhat right though I wildly dismissed the reality how more of the Logan/Wolverine source material was brought forward in X-Men Origins: Wolverine than I even realized and most probably will go back now to watch this as I hang my head in shame but so appreciate all my fellow forumites, sorry you can't accept that.

Oh, with that statement I can accept that.

:acclaim:

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Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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42 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

Whatever helps you sleep at night.

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Got that covered already! :acclaim:

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On 5/18/2019 at 10:35 PM, RockMyAmadeus said:

This doesn't look good. Avengers makes $2.5 billion, but this one may not do a 10th of that. Ugh.

oh, ye of little faith.  Endgame made $2.75BB, DP won't make a 10th of that; it'll soar fly drop like a wounded duck past $250MM

DARK PHOENIX
Disney/Fox’s bird made another $11.1M in 55 markets for a total of $172.8M overseas and $233M global after three weekends. Japan bowed to $1.8M — this is the final market on the ashen X-Men entry.

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That domestic box office thrashing due to excessive reviewer negativity compared to mixed movie-goer experiences killed this movie. Though drastically changing Act 3 didn't help.

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An average audience score of 3.63/5 or 6.1/10 seems about fair. A good movie, but it had a better story to be told if not tampered with.

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Huh.

So with weekend actuals in, Dark Phoenix has made just shy of $60.1 million domestic.

John Carter had hit $62.4 million by that same point in its release cycle 7 years ago.

#WorseThanJohnCarter

Guess it gives new meaning to the phrase "it's the bomb."

#lendingGatsbyahand

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13 minutes ago, paperheart said:

Huh.

So with weekend actuals in, Dark Phoenix has made just shy of $60.1 million domestic.

John Carter had hit $62.4 million by that same point in its release cycle 7 years ago.

#WorseThanJohnCarter

Guess it gives new meaning to the phrase "it's the bomb."

#lendingGatsbyahand

#helpingwetblankethands

:insane:

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:roflmao:

At least the flies buzzing around the house get to keep their wings while you're distracted.

:insane:

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