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Bill Collins
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Nothing remotely `Galactic` about it, seems to be a
retread of The Last Stand! Why is Storm using an
umbrella, can she not make the rain stop?
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Yeah, that doesn't look good and they seemed to have learned few lessons from the last big screen crack at it.

First, no build to it. Sophie Turner was (mis)cast as Jean in 2016. One film later we are on to Dark Phoenix. It doesn't work very well if we've spent no time living with the character and leaning to love the character.

Second, they appear to have left out nearly all the story elements! Hey, we love the story so much that we just have to tell it! One small catch -- we're going to change everything!


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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Watched the trailer early this morning - I was completely and utterly UNDERWHELMED!  This looks to be no different than any of the last half dozen X-MEN films that have been produced - and I HATED most of those.  

There is nothing I could glean from the trailer that indicated to me that they were being faithful, in the least, to the brilliant Dark Phoenix Saga source material; and, as if it needs to be said, once again, we are being (mis)treated to THE X-MEN starring MYSTIQUE!

Perhaps the worst sin of all was that even as a decades-long comics fan, who can recite the Phoenix/Dark Phoenix Sagas chapter and verse, by memory, I couldn't really make heads nor tale of any plot - bad or good.

Completely disgusted,
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 11:53am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Well, there's nothing in that trailer that makes me think 'Phoenix'. What a wasted opportunity... again!
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 2:54pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Either this totally mis-represents the film, or some idiot thought remaking X-Men: The Last Stand pretty much as was, was a good idea.

No sense that Lilandra will be in this. It just looks boring. & after the last two, which were boring, I canít see me watching this.
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

some idiot thought remaking X-Men: The Last Stand pretty much as was, was a good idea

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In defense of DARK PHOENIX (and the one plus of casting Sophie Turner), at least it doesn't appear to be a love story between Wolverine and Jean.
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 3:51pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Either this totally mis-represents the film, or some idiot thought remaking X-Men: The Last Stand pretty much as was, was a good idea.

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This isn't just some idiot. They literally hired the guy who wrote the screenplay of The Last Stand to write AND direct this movie! Not sure who thought that was a good idea. He also has a screenwriting credit for Fantastic Four (2015). I wonder who's nephew he is. 
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 6:15pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

The only positive thing I can say is that at least, for the first time, the X-Men appear to all wear X-Men uniforms in some scenes of this film.
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 7:04pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

This looks like it just might be the worst comic book adaption ever.

Let's see:

1. Ignore almost completely the original story.
2. Make Xavier the bad guy (corresponding to the last 20 years of storyline as opposed to anything actually good).
3. Make Magneto the good guy (corresponding to the last 30 years of storyline as opposed to the first 30 years).
4. Focus on Beast ?!?
5. Continue to make Scott irrelevant or minor (at least it doesn't appear they have completely corrupted him as in the last 15 years of comics).
6. Throw the Shi'ar in probably without any logial reason (but because the Guardians of the Galaxy movies made buckets more of money).

I made myself see X-Men: Apocalypse even though I detest the Apocalypse character.
I feel as if I now have the strength of will to resist seeing an X-Men movie.  From going from my favorite book of all-time (circa 1980) I can now cure myself of having any expectations.
Similar to how The Last Jedi cured my innate need for Star Wars, this trailer has finally severed my last expectation of ever having a faithful X-Men movie.

That all being said, I really really hope Marvel finds a way to publish the awesome Elsewhere book John Byrne just did.  
THAT looks fantastic.
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Posted: 28 September 2018 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Since the guy who wrote X-Men 3 is making this movie, I got curious and wanted to see what his thoughts on that movie were. I found this article:

http://collider.com/simon-kinberg-regrets-x-men-the-last-sta nd/

"No, I would have fought harder for The Dark Phoenix. Listen, I think if we made that movie today, there are a lot of things that would be different. The universe today, culturally, is more open to a darker superhero film. And the darkness of her story was a little bit daunting on a huge $200 million studio movie. And, it would be less daunting today."

That's exactly what was wrong with X-Men 3! It wasn't DARK enough! This guy gets it!
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Posted: 28 September 2018 at 8:31am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Looking at that trailer, I too wondered if this is a remake of THE LAST STAND. 

Definitely not watching this.
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Posted: 28 September 2018 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Can't wait for Marvel studios to start making good x-men movies.
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Posted: 29 September 2018 at 9:52am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

This is the last of the Fox X-Men movies, right? If not, can it be?
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Posted: 29 September 2018 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

For some inexplicable reason, Fox is forging ahead with GAMBIT. 
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Posted: 29 September 2018 at 12:10pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Yeah, GAMBIT, MULTIPLE MAN, and X-FORCE are all still in the Fox production pipeline.  And that NEW MUTANTS movie is going to be released next year.
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Posted: 29 September 2018 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

It should be noted that DARK PHOENIX had its date pushed again, off of that February 14th date announced in that less than a week old trailer into the summer. NEW MUTANTS has had multiple delays as well. I can foresee the unproduced X-Men movies getting pushed into oblivion.
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Posted: 29 September 2018 at 4:56pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I dunno. They could reshoot Dark Phoenix with Hugh Jackman reprising Wolverine. Make him the romantic lead. The 100 year age difference between him and Sophie Turner might get audiences to show up. Or not. 
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Posted: 30 September 2018 at 4:00pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

It should be noted that DARK PHOENIX had its date pushed again, off of that February 14th date announced in that less than a week old trailer into the summer. 
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This is being pretty universally read as a bad thing, but isn't a June release date a greater sign of studio confidence in a film than a February one?
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Posted: 30 September 2018 at 4:32pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

DEADPOOL and BLACK PANTHER were both released on the weekend around Valentineís Day, so I think Fox was considering it a prime release date. They opted to give that date to James Cameronís ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL to get that movie away from the crowded Christmas time release date. 
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Posted: 30 September 2018 at 9:55pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

...how is it possible that the best X-Men story ever (and one of the best stories Marvelís ever published) will have had not one, but TWO completely fubared movie adaptations within a 13-year span? 
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Posted: 01 October 2018 at 7:26am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Fox never intended to follow the X-Men source material.... Singer and co. already thought they could write better stories.

Marvel Studios should be able to deliver a better product.

-C!
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Posted: 01 October 2018 at 7:50am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

The trailer is a huge missed opportunity. Definitely par for the course.
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Posted: 01 October 2018 at 2:58pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

FOX is executing its 'Scorched Earth' policy.....destroying all their Marvel properties and then handing over the rubble and ash to Marvel Studios.

Gambit is on their docket....against the wishes of the entire universe.

Multiple Man (with James Franco) is on their docket still.  And a world collectively wonders "why?"
Side note: Franco doing double duty in The Deuce on HBO can be considered practice for Multiple Man I suppose...
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Posted: 01 October 2018 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Or Two-Face if he does a Batman flick... :)
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My guess: this will be as big a dud as JUSTICE LEAGUE. 
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