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Michael Roberts
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so I don't understand the pure London accent in First Class, DoFP, or Apocalypse.

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Especially with scenes in FIRST CLASS that show that he grew up in Westchester County, New York.
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Charles Valderrama
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It appears that Comcast is throwing a wrench into the works in regards to the possibility of Fox being purchased by Disney.

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Don't believe Comcast will stop the merger. Disney's $52 billon deal includes Disney STOCK. Sounds better than what Comcast offered to me.

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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Watched the trailer. Just shoot me now.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 4 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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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 | 6 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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Wil Overton
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Well, there's nothing in that trailer that makes me think 'Phoenix'. What a wasted opportunity... again!
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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 can’t see me watching this.
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Posted: 27 September 2018 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 9 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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Jason Larouse
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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 | 11 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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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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