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• Posted by Smalltown_Poets
• Date: Friday, July 7, 2006, at 3:24 p.m.
• IP Address: ac9486b4.ipt.aol.com
• In Response to: You wanted an answer.... (Jorge Nez)


I could discuss the film, but... it's not really worth the effort. Suffice to say, I liked it more than you did, but it did have many problems.

> [Spoilers ahead] Phoenix does nothing in the whole picture but
> desintegrating Xavier, some soldiers and keeping next to Magneto without
> moving a single finger.

I think Phoenix alone should have been the main focus of one film and the "cure" the focus of another. Cramming them both together shortchanged them both. As did the sub-par script. If they make another, my pick would be Joss Whedon for writer/director:

https://mmuk64.proboards42.com/index.cgi?board=offtopic&action=display&thread=1151960355

Btw, his first "Astonishing X-Men" story is where the "cure" plot from the film originally came from.

> Lets be serious: a theme that had "desintegration music" (a
> little chaotic string writing?), and ten other semi-menacing notes (5 for
> each one of her personalities: the tender one , the dangerous one) would
> have been more than enough.

> I still dont know if Im kidding or not.

I hope you're kidding. Wanting the Phoenix music to be less awesome is blasphemous and will not be tolerated.

> Ill have to agree that Powell is a pretty decent composer, sometimes.
> And if gets you inspiration and hope, kudos to him.

I've never been the biggest Powell fan but I'll give him props when I think they're due. Actually, there's only two scores of his I really love. This one and Endurance.

> Wish he wasnt given such lousy films.

Since around 90% of films are lousy, most composers usually get lousy films.

> An excesive score

If "excesive" means awesome, I agree.

-Jon



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