thanks vi-edit, that's who i was thinking of for storm. i could not for the life of me remember her name. i was going to say naomi too, but she cannot act... halle is definitely not right for the role.
Not having followed the X-men faithfully while gorwing up, I feel that this movie does a pretty good job of getting the non-enthusiast up to speed. The effects were nice, but I am more pleased with my now-greater understanding of what was going on. Hopefully, the sequels will include more of the history behind the X-men.
Only 90 minutes or so (well, under 2 hours at least)? Hmmm.
It took in a staggering 21.3 million just on Friday, that means it will do around 60 mil for it's opening weekend! Not bad for a movie that has got mixed reviews and with many saying there is very little action. Just goes to show that marketing and familiarity are vital to success. And 2 sequels are planned.
I really liked this film. There is not alot you can do nowadays for 75 million when it comes to action movies. Maybe this thing will make half a billion or so and we can get more action and more characters in the sequels.
When you consider that they had to go from the standpoint of introducing a large number of characters, their powers, and make it seem realistic, to people who had no idea what X-Men are (they can't aim for people who know what's going on, or the movie would have flopped) they did an incredible job! When I went, the theater was packed, and it was one of the first movies I've seen in a long time where people laughed throughout and actually clapped at the end.
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Whoah, there were two chick's named storm in the movie?? I must have missed that
I though that Famke did a great job in X-Men...well maybe I say that 'cause I liked her in GoldenEye where she played a sex-crazed woman that killed men by wrapping her thighs around them and squeezing while screaming out in ecstasy (insert Homer drool here).