What is everyone getting all antsy at X-Men 3 for? Seriously, I think people who seem to have a big grudge against it were never going to like it. What is it exactly about the third one that is so WILDLY DIFFERENT as to say it's horrible? I don't get it.
And if I hear one more person say Bryan Singer really understood these characters I'm gonna punch someone. Give me a break. He cared as much about these characters as he does about Superman.
Yes, Brett Ratner isn't the best director around but what was so much different in this one than the second film? How did Ratner show contempt towards these characters? How was the dialogue here any worse than in the other two ("what happens to a toad struck my lightning? Same as everything else" <-anyone?!), how are the performances any less, how are the action scenes that worse than the other two?
Don't get me wrong, I didn't like this more than X2, but found it about on par with the original. From where I stand, it's not significantly better or worse than the others. It's perfectly fine.
Seriously, I can't pinpoint exactly why it's so bad. I can understand comic book fans getting upset because the Phoenix story is so big, but seriously y'all - i KNOW not every single person out there reads the comics. So the only conclusion I can come up with is that people just don't like Brett Ratner and can't see through their obvious bias. In fact, the only major annoyance for me was that the character of Mystique was given short change. But some people out there are annoyed that secondary characters like Jugganaut didn't get enough time. Well, shucks, considering he's not a main character, i wonder why that would be. Blah. Whatever, I'm over discussing this moot point. Some people are just overly melodramatic idiots. B