X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
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"IT DOESN’T MEAN THE MOVIE IS DEFINITELY GOING TO SUCK."
I find myself saying that a lot during the months before an X-Men movie hits theaters. As news tidbits are released concerning the screenplay, casting, costuming, etc., I get a little worried that things aren’t looking so good for the merry on-screen mutants. The X-Men are my favorite comic book characters, and when an X-Men story is told well, it puts me in a state of deep satisfaction. I love them, and it always breaks my heart to see an X-Men movie that’s … er.. less than great.
So, how can I keep buoying my hopes when news about this upcoming “First Class” gives that disaster-to-come vibe? Specifically, when promotional posters are released that look like they were made by an image processing script?
I keep in mind the vast number of decisions that go into making a big-budget film. Maybe, just maybe, the dollars that were clearly spared from the marketing budget have been re-purposed for:
- An on-set vocal coach. The characters are from all over the world, and should have some believable accents, right? Looking at you, Halle Berry.
- An extra week or two in editing. Does the film really need the Gambit chapter? Let’s take some time to think about that, huh?
- Costumes our heroes can comfortably walk in. Just sayin’.
So, hopes are still high for X-Men: First Class.