Monday, June 12, 2006

X3

I was skeptical because X2 was so good. How could they match it? But they did.

I particularly liked the opening scene with a young boy, about 10 years old. He is a mutant and growing wings. In the bathroom he is desperately trying to scrape his wings off when his father bursts through the door. Sensing the disgust of his father, the boy is horrified, cries and apologizes for being a mutant.

A powerful image, and a great beginning scene to clearly identify the meaning of the movie's central struggle.


This series is terrific! Two huge issues of our day: 1. How do we deal with our own power? and 2. How do we approach those who are different?

3 Comments:

Blogger nickg said...

I thought it was great too. It continued to deal with important questions as you point out. And, as much as you can hope for in a comic-book-summer-blockbuster movie, it allowed for character development and nuance. That they allowed Jean Gray to kill Cyclops and Prof. X showed that they were willing to explore the real destructiveness of the Phoenix's unchecked power.

Be prepared for an excoriation from Steve, though--he hated the movie.

9:47 AM, June 12, 2006  
Blogger W Sofield said...

Looking forward to Steve's critque.

Thanks, nickg, good insight, as always.

9:55 AM, June 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Critique now available: http://www.stevejamieson.com/blog/000284.html

See also the legions of X-Men fans who also hated it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376994/usercomments?filter=hate

12:20 AM, June 15, 2006  

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