Comments: X-Men

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Caveat watcher - I've never seen any of them, including the live-action, Gerard Depardieux version.

Posted by skinnydan at August 24, 2004 08:30 AM

Gandalf (Ian McKellen?) is also in my favorite all-time movie: _The Scarlet Pimpernel_. He plays an evil revolutionary/ Robespierre toady. Of course, the dashing Anthony Andrews makes for some pleasant scenery, and Jane Seymour is very good in it too. Which reminds me of Battlestar Galactica. Again!

Posted by Lenise at August 24, 2004 08:34 AM

My favorite movie with Ian McKellen is Cold Comfort Farm (actually just one of my favorite movies period).

Posted by Jordana at August 24, 2004 08:38 AM

Wow, who woulda thunk that you'd be a closet X-Men fan (well, no longer in the closet anymore)? I think the appeal for them is that we all have special talents and feel like we don't fit into this world, so we can identify with the mutants. Plus the special effects are pretty cool too.

Have you seen the Spiderman movies, and if not does the X-Men experience increase your curiousity for seeing them?

Posted by MarcV at August 24, 2004 12:13 PM

Marc, I have not seen the Spiderman movies. Justin has seen the first and plans to see the second eventually. He's already informed me that if I liked these I'll probably like Spidey too. Spiderman is the one superhero comic I tried to get into, but always failed, so it would be interesting to see if I liked the movies.

I slept through The Incredible Hulk, it did nothing for me.

Posted by Jordana at August 24, 2004 01:33 PM

Both Spiderman movies are better than both X-Men movies, in my opinion, although both X-Men movies are good. I think the Spiderman movies are the best comic book adaptations to have ever been made (the second is the superior of the two). I have high hopes for the upcoming Batman, though.

The Hulk was interesting only to a comic book reader (which I was in a former life).

Posted by Alan at August 24, 2004 09:26 PM