wataru wrote:X-Men First Class (IMHO the weakest the whole franchise)
...Worst than 3 and Wolverine Origins?
Yes, worse. XMFC evolved no characters. It was extremely dry in some parts, and then just OMG get it the skreeonk over with! in other parts. So many aspects of this film couldve been expanded on to make it so much better! Like a rivalry of Xavier and Erik over Raven. Beast and Raven's little triste, more about the Summers bloodline.
The movie just threw together some no-name actors as mutants, threw in some dry English flare and some dramatic license and expected people to eat it up. Im sorry, it failed IMHO as a good sequel. Sure, X-Men 3 and Origins werent spectacular like X2 but at least the characters felt real.
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wataru wrote:Rocky Balboa was a damn fine film...
To be honest with you it ruined my childhood. Rock without a villian and Adrian is something else entirley that and the guy who played his son all grown up looked nothing like his old son a tradition that continued after 5.
You missed the point of the original Rocky then. Apollo was not a villain. He was never portrayed as one. And Rocky Balboa is part of the circle of life, no Adrian, still trying to live in the 2000s where boxing is a wisp of what it was back in the 80s and early 90s. The only real villains in the Rocky movies were Clubber, Drago and Tommy Gunn.
Rocky is the story of a poor dumb fighter who was given a chance to be great and rose to the top, then his fall through excess and rise again as an American hero (Rocky 4) but Rocky 5 had no real-world backing. Boxing essentially was Tyson vs Anyone and Tyson won. Rocky Balboa was Rocky being human, a long-past fighter in a sport that's nearly dead in the US.