Why are people all of a sudden jumping on board X-Men: First Class?
Back in 2009, I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I had seen the previous 3 X movies from Fox back when I was just getting into comics and thought they were ok. then i started paying atention to all they got wrong. Still though, I always liked Wolverine, and thought maybe this movie could be good.
Ok. Something has been bugging me for the past few weeks now...
Of course by now, as you all now, the movie we got was pure crap. It was a watered down, near bloodles atrocity. After that, i started becoming more leary of Fox.
I was not alone though in my thought. Many fans were pissed at the Wolverine film. So When X-Men: First Class was announced to not have the original first class team and fans got upset, i smiled. This could be just the thing that will end the end this franchise.
Fans have been prety outspoken about this movie. So much so, that I thought maybe this movie will have a poor run at the box office, and maybe Fox will give up.
I'm not so confident in this happening anymore though.
Since the trailer was released, alot of people seem to be considering seeing it including those who have been denouncing it, since it was announced. Hell, some people think it might be the surprise of 20ll.
People please. Don't be fooled. A lot of you have denounced the X-Men movies for a while now and this movie has some of the same people who started it all attached to it. Bryan Singer is producing it, which means that its going to be filled with his own take on the characters, rather than following comic book continuity.
If we pay to see this movie, we are legitamizing what Fox is doing, and granting them permission to do more of the same.
What i would like to see happen is all of fans take our original stance, and boycot this movie. We make up a huge amount of the general movie going public, and if we pass the word around, we could possibly cripple the chances of this franchise moving forward, and possibly convince Fox to sell the rights back to Marvel. Lofty expectations but hey, it is a step in the right direction.
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