Originally posted by iBrowse
Jean almost died, but a cosmic entity called the Phoenix took hold of her body in order to fly the rest of the X-Men to safety.
***some spoilers, but if you're still reading the thread, then you've already asked for it.****
you got pretty much all of it. basically, the phoenix/dark phoenix saga was used to introduce a LOT of extra characters into the storylines in chris claremont's head (the best writer that x-men has ever had).
basically, he was saddled with the task of taking the old 50's/60's era mutant teams, and make them more interesting. he couldn't do it with the old "alien bad guy per month" motif, so he started sewing in the likes of the inner circle, mr. sinister (awesome character, terrible name), the reavers, the morlock massacre, etc. then nimrod, master mold and the sentinel program lead into the very short but incredible "days of future passed" story arc, which showed the world as it might be if the mutants failed, and the sentinels were allowed to run rampant. but let's hope they stay away from time travel in these movies. trust me, the character known as cable is such a mish-mash of time-travel nonsense that i got really tired of readin the x-titles. don't believe me? just TRY to follow along on Cable's convoluted, cloned, time-dsiplaced past.
the metal guy is colossus (aka piotr "peter" rasputin). cares for his sister (who he carried down the hall in the mansion) more than life itself. colossus and wolverine popularized the "fastball special" -- it involves colossus going metal, picking up wolvie, and hurling him at the enemy. THAT i would like to see in a movie.
the ethereal girl (the one who dissolves through her bed, the walls and the invading troops is catherine "kitty" pryde, aka "shadowcat."
the only name i caught in stryker's database was one
lebeau, remy aka "gambit"
the opening scene with nightcrawler was the bomb. damn, that boy can kick it when he needs to.
guess deathstrike is utterly, totally dead. you can't say that often in comics, but damn...
yes, they finally showed how deadly mystique can be (and how awesome her power is).
i think the kid who blinked and changed channels was cypher, one of the new mutants, but i'm not sure. plus, if you're going to try to kidnap Siryn (Banshee's little sis), for god's sake, stuff a gag in her mouth. ouch!
basically, all of the "teen-squad" mutants are supposed to not have their powers fully developed yet (mutant puberty). so in this storyline, jean's powers were far more developed to handle a small tidal wave than bobby's could. just like with rogue, yes, she's be more interesting witht he ability to fly and throw cars around, but the manner in which they gave her those powers int he comic would make no sense without about seven movies and a few crossovers.
yes, they have taken some liberties with the original stories (like bobby drake, aka iceman, is supposed to be as old as the senior mutants), but you had to in order to avoid how hokey some of those old stories were (plus, you've got to recap a heck of a lot history into a frachise that will probably only see one or two more movies).
here's hoping the "sentinel program" is used in the next movie along with phoenix.
as i told my friends, when i left the theater...
i felt i got my money's worth.
i would recommend it to friends.
i would see it again.
i would consider buying it on tape or dvd.
that is what i call a perfect score. well done!