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Mark Atwood
X2 r0x
Went to see X2 last night. This morning actually. 1:20am at the Cinerama. Elf and I got to the theater about an hour and half before admission, and there were just a few people in line before us. By the time seating opened, the line went down the block, around the corner, and around another block.

The movie rocked. The audience burst into applause and cheers several times. I started applauding at "Mom. Dad. This is.... Professor Logan.", and the rest of the audience joined in.

The story was a good "comic book team story", except that this story wouldn't have been told as well in print as it was on film. Some stories work better in different mediums, and this one worked very well.

Lots of Easter Eggs and allusions for X-fans, plus it was probably a fun ride for non-fans. Obviously set up to create a francise. Hopefully one that won't crash as hard and as badly as the Superman and Batman francises did.

Oh, and went I picked up our tickets at the will-call window, I bought my ticket to "The Matrix Reloaded", again at an oh-dark-thirty showtime.
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jatg From: jatg Date: May 3rd, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Easter Eggs

Hee hee. My audience was pretty great too, (both of them.) There were so many points we were roaring it was sometimes hard to hear the next line. One of my personal favs was this slow OOOHHHHH... when Dr. Hank McCoy was on the tube. PLUs it makes me happy that first Spidey and now Wolvie prefer Dr. Pepper...freshly chilled. Beauty. (Just like Supes mom fed him Cheerios. Yay for product placement.)

There was HUGE amounts of cheering when Piotr armored up. My understanding is those brief shots of him have proved so popular he's going to have more of a role in the next film. (and was that Kitty he was carrying down the hall?)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 3rd, 2003 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Easter Eggs

No, I think that was another girl - the girl he was carrying was unconcious, I think it was the shrieking one (sorry, don't know her name). Kitty never got hit, remember, she phased past, or through, people to get away.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: May 4th, 2003 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I figured that the girl he was carrying was his sister.
jatg From: jatg Date: May 3rd, 2003 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

the kids who got away...

I'd be interested in reading the stories of the kids who got away...or even the kids they got. Where did Kitty go? Where did Peter take all of the kids clad only in their pajamas? I think it'd make for some great comics while we're all chompy waiting for X3. :D
From: j5nn5r Date: May 4th, 2003 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)


"So, what are you a professor of?"

fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: May 4th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
The answer to that was so wonderfully deadpan, I loved it.

I suppose it was almost literally true, too, with the unspoken "martial" in front.

Did Logan ever actually teach at the school in the comics, I don't recall.
sinanju From: sinanju Date: May 4th, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it was a great film. I saw it yesterday (Saturday). I'll be seeing again soon with
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Yeah, it was a great film. I saw it yesterday (Saturday). I'll be seeing again soon with <lj-user="Snippy"> once she's back in town. Probably more than once. And I want the DVD <i>now</i>.

Lots of easter eggs. I'd say that Colossus will be featured more prominently in the next film, probably along with Kitty. That would be fun because so far we haven't seen any real bricks. People with powerful magnetic or TK powers, but nobody who can throw cars around physically. I like how Bobby (Iceman) and John (Pyro) got bit parts in the first film and were featured in this one. If they keep that up, they can introduce new characters in every film so that when (inevitably) someone can't/won't sign on for the next film, we can leave that character out and tell a story about some of the others.

It's always possible that the franchise will crash and burn, but at least they've avoid the primary sin of the Batman franchise: they didn't kill off Magneto in the FIRST movie. Or kill off two or three other major X-Man baddies in this one. So far, though, TPTB in the X-Men franchise seem to know what they're doing.
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