Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Warren Worthington III

9 Days til X-Men: The Last Stand opens.

I try not to be excited for this installment. But I just can't help myself. I mean, Angel. It's like they made this movie just for me. Well, except for the Brett Ratner directing it part. And the Kelsey Grammar playing the beast part. And the Halle Berry still playing Storm part. And the non-focus on the Dark Phoenix storyline part.


What can I do but count down the days?


Jason Adams said...

I just do not understand how you can make an X-Men movie with Dark Phoenix in it and NOT make that the focus! We're totally not going to see her blow up a galaxy, I just know it, and it makes me ANGRY.

Okay, not angry enough to not go and see the movie, or to not still be excited. But angry nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

I too am beside myself for all of the reasons you listed, except for whatever reason I'm not totally dreading Kelsey Grammar playing Beast. Perhaps it's that there are simply more worrisome things about 'X3' such as Brett fuckin' Ratner directing the film; Halle Berry not just still playing Storm (one of my favorite characters), but getting more screen time in this one (ugh); and the introduction of seemingly every single other X-Men character except Gambit (my favorite from the comics -- argh). Let's not even talk about how Dark Phoenix will (or will not) factor into the storyline of this one. Hoping for the best but expecting the worst (sigh).


Anonymous said...

ditto on the dark phoenix thing. as an x-fan, I was salivating when I saw the image of the fiery bird of prey on the water from the last movie. And what do I get- a drug that cures mutants. They took one of the most boring ideas from a really boring period of time for the xmen in the 90s and made a movie about it. Who is to blame for this>

Yaseen Ali said...

What do you have against Kelsey Grammer playing The Beast?

Anonymous said...

Won't be bothering... Lukewarm about the first one and hated the second one.


Glenn Dunks said...

I must say this: Don't be angry at Brett Ratner. Be angry at Bryan Singer for being a greedy whore. And then be angry at whatever studio is producing it for hiring Ratner.

Ratner's just doing his thing.

But still, Bryan Singer is a greedy pathetic whore and I hope Superman Returns is awful and flops (okay, not really. but do you catch my drift?)

And also, I. Hate. Ben. Foster.

adam k. said...

I don't see what's so terrible about Kelsey Grammar. I am still annoyed at Halle Berry, though... if only they'd hired Angea originally, she'd still be there now... Angela Bassett would have been PERFECT for Storm.... gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Anonymous said...

Ben Foster is great.

Anonymous said...

I never thought I would say this since he usually looks so greasy and unkempt (especially on 'Six Feet Under') but Ben Foster looks very hot as Angel -- definitely most improved aesthetically. Gee who knew?


Glenn Dunks said...

Arden, watch Hostage and you'll be forever burned.