Sunday, May 28, 2006

X-Men III - A Review

Okay, Jade, here's the review.

First, if you never saw X-Men or X2, please do so before seeing this movie. It makes following some of the plot a bit easier.

Now then, the movie was definitely a good movie. Not great. Nor was it awesome. And it wasn't horrible or lame.

It was ... good.

I refuse to give away anything, but I'll say this much:

Certain actors and actresses who look like they play a big role, don't. And a couple of them who were barely mentioned at all in the days before the movie really played big parts.

There are a few surprises which go against the comic genre unless there is an X-Men IV in the distant future.

Halle Berry kicks ass!

The directing could have been better. Seeing how great of an influence Bryan Singer had on the first two X-Men movies, that makes me really want to see the film for which he abandoned X3 - Superman Returns.

There was a lot of action sequences which were pretty good. The visual effects were not the best. The make-up was great. Kelsey Grammer did a fab job as the Beast. If awards were given based on make-up and the ability to really bring a super hero character to life, Kelsey gets it hands down.

So, there you have it without having it.

If I were to give it stars, I give it 2.5 out of 5. Like I said, it was good. Not great and not horrid. Just good.


Piggy and Tazzy said...

Yay! First!

Only 2.5??? Oh dear - I had high hopes for this one too.

I'm still going to see it though. And as you say over at SID's place, it's GOT to be a zillion times better than Da Vinci Code.

And thanks for not giving it away. I sooooo hate spoilers.

Rowan said...

hrm...guess I best see i and ii before this then cause mainink says so *nods*

Kyahgirl said...

I love your new avatar!
(haven't seen the X-men movies-I'm 10 years behind)

Tony said...

Grrr. I've only heard lukewarm to very unhappy reviews. I may wait, now....

sucks, too. I love Colossus and his steele bod.

Jaded&Opinionated said...

Still can't wait to see it!

Thanks for the review!!

Whinger said...

I finally read this as avoided it until I'd seen it.

All I can say is that the Superman movie better be danged good.