30 May 2006

POLL: X-Men: The Last Stand

Between the extended Memorial Day weekend and internet buzz, everyone that cares to, should have seen X3 by now. If you haven't yet, then stop reading.

Spoilers are ahead!!

The theater I saw X3 in had a ton of energy. This was one of the few movie-going experiences where the crowd actually helped prop up a film. So my question to you is simple: Which scenes had the audience, or you in particular, most excited? Here are the top five scenes, in no particular order, that brought the cheers on at my theater. My top scene will be listed in the comments section of this post.

1. Wolverine lighting his cigar on the burning hunk of metal during the opening Danger Room scene. That was just great! The Sentinel head crashing down was cool, but Wolverine should have been riding it down on the outside of the head as it fell. That would have been awesome.

2. When Beast first appears in battle at Alcatraz. Specifically, when he leaps down, swings around a light pole, and proceeds to take out numerous Brotherhood pawns. I thought it was nice and authentic for Beast, and people went crazy in the audience.

3. When Bobby Drake finally mans up and puts the freeze on while fighting Pyro. Simply put, that was cool! I'm not too sure I like the special effect for Iceman, but it was still very cool!

4. While stuck in cement, thanks to Kitty Pryde, Juggernaut proclaims, "I'm the Juggernaut, Bitch". Then he quickly breaks free. I loved it, and the crowd roared.

5. As Magneto lectures Wolverine at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, "Don't you ever learn?", Beast leaps out of the shadows and depowers Magneto using the mutant cure. The theater went bananas!!!


Dan Diaz said...

When Magneto was depowered, was the high point for me. I didn't see that coming at all. I thought for sure the X-Men were not going to use the mutant cure in battle, but I was dead wrong.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

My favorite scene was when Jean Grey dissolved Professor Xavier. Completely unexpected and set a tone for the rest of the movie that anything could, and would, happen.

Loved Jamie Madrox' two appearances, even if they were as a villain, and the Pyro/Iceman fight was a lot of fun. (There's a great spinoff there in the right hands.)

The final scene with Rogue ("Marie") and Bobby was touching.

Everybody's superhero poses were a hoot, too, especially Magneto's face-scrunching while he was flinging stuff around.

All in all, X3 was a lot better than I expected it to be, a perfect second sequel that relied on its predecessors to supply the depth while delivering a boatload of entertaining summer action.

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

PS: I meant a Madrox spinoff, not Pyro/Iceman.

PPS: Kelsey Grammer as the Beast was a pleasant surprise! Besides Ratner as director, it was the one thing I was most worried about. Kudos all around!