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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    ... Then again, maybe it's just too smart...'60's/Cuban Missile Crisis/Kennedy...maybe they overestimated their target.
    Maybe they overestimated the degree to which Mad Men has used up all of our crush on early-60's cocktail culture.

    Sounds like a lot of you are in the X-Men fanboy club (people who know the comics, and can dissect, and be dissappointed by, the ways in which the movies differ).

    Just as a reference point, I wonder what the ratio is of casual moviegoers vs. fanboys, and if the casual moviegoer is anything like me: Here's what is in my memory bank from the previous 3 movies (not including the Wolverine pic that I didn't see):

    There were lots of special effects.

    I can't remember any personality traits or quirks of any character, only a few of their superpowers .... Hugh Jackman could turn into a wolfman .... Halle Berry could jump high and either breathe ice or fire (can't remember) .... Rebecca Romjin can get nude w/ blue paint and glitter covering up the naughty bits. That's it.

    I can't remember anything about the super powers (or personalities) of the Bond girl (Famke Jansen?), the pretty boy (James Marsden?) or the little girl from The Piano (Anna Pacquin?) or anybody else. A wheelchair-bound Capt. Picard and a old English actor (famous for being openly gay in real life; although how homosexuality distinguishes one in this day & age is perplexing) head up rival mutant gangs, and non-mutant society-at-large is allegedly uncomfortable with their existance (though we hardly see non-mutant society-at-large, so we're asked to take that on faith). Oh, yea, Frasier Crane was a mutant-turned-govt-beauracrat, or was it a govt-beauracrat-turned-mutant?

    I don't even remember any backstory about how the mutant society got started. Did they touch on this in any of the previous films?

    Maybe I gotta go back and watch them, but perhaps the decreasing box office returns suggests that these movies don't make much of a first impression for non-fanboys. Could this be a case of a comic series that is too dense in story -- and/or the # of characters we're asked to keep track of -- to make a memorable translation to film?

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    The answer is simple. It's the 5th movie that takes place in the X-Men world. How many 5th installments that don't star Vin Diesel actually keep up in numbers? Let alone 5th installments that don't have any big stars.

    I'll hopefully get a chance to see this soon though.

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    People still do not yet fully comprehend the brilliance and awesomeness of Michael Fassbender.

    Not yet.

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    I really think you guys are over-analyzing this. The reason it didn't do as well as they had hoped is probably based on two things. Pirates and Hangover. Two HUGE movies that came out in the past two weeks that draw a similar demo. It's just bad placement. You've got two movies that people are catching up on and it's three movies trying to pull the same group. Just a crowded weekend really. I'm not even mentioning Kung Fu Panda 2 either. While not EXACTLY the same crowd, there is a little blend there. Just look at the numbers of the top 4 this weekend. $130 million dollars between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    People still do not yet fully comprehend the brilliance and awesomeness of Michael Fassbender.

    Not yet.
    Yes they do. They are just females like me and Lunchie. And PLEASE, there are better movies to appreciate Fassbender than X men. This movie prob doesn't even show his ass dimples.

    Every time I see him scrunch up his face and twist his fingers at something makes me laugh. He looks like he's pooping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoobyTrap View Post
    Yes they do. They are just females like me and Lunchie. And PLEASE, there are better movies to appreciate Fassbender than X men. This movie prob doesn't even show his ass dimples.

    Every time I see him scrunch up his face and twist his fingers at something makes me laugh. He looks like he's pooping.
    You misunderstand.

    The name of Fassbender is not yet household. People still don't know who he is. Yet.

    That's what I'm saying. YOU and I and LUNCHBOX and JERSEYDEVIL know who he is and appreciate him and his work, but most Americans still are unfamiliar.

    That's going to change at some point.

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    /Film Interview Part 2: Matthew Vaughn Talks Major ‘X-Men: First Class’ Spoiler | /Film

    and, just for Bt



    here's a behind-the scenes pic of Fassbender trying to grind out the ultimate upper-decker whilst McAvoy roots him on.

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    People may be over the superhero movies now. This Green Lantern movie is getting advertised to death. I was at Americana in Glendale on Sunday and Ryan Reynolds mug was effing everywhere. If they wanted to get people to watch they should have given it a bit of advertisment.
    Thor was an abortion. Not that people know the difference between DC and Marvel, but they knew it was from a comic. That Thor thing was a turd and Green Lantern is hammering people to death with ads. People may be just over exposed.
    Given that XMFC a great movie, I think its only a matter of time before it gets it's due.
    Over the weekend I recommended it to every person I talked to that I had even the slightest conversation with about movies. Almost everyone of them was on the fence about it saying that they didn't know anything about the movie but heard positive things about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    /Film Interview Part 2: Matthew Vaughn Talks Major ‘X-Men: First Class’ Spoiler | /Film

    and, just for Bt



    here's a behind-the scenes pic of Fassbender trying to grind out the ultimate upper-decker whilst McAvoy roots him on.
    Mmmmmm look at that delicious hair. Fassbender makes McAvoy look like a turd rolled in pubic hair. Btw, that angle makes Magneto's hand look like a child's hand...

    I don't mind Americans being unfamiliar. Some of them have poop taste. After all people still think Brad Pitt is a good actor. ::gack::

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