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X3 Script Review!

Published June 13, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
X-Men Storm will be the new lead of the X-Men?
This will probably be the whopper article of the day, and let me say that it is disappointing. While I cannot confirm whether the review of the X-Men 3 script is of the old script or the new, it still finds tons of problems with this latest installment; and it is not cause Bryan Singer isn't around either.

X-Men 3 Script Review

AICN got the report sent into them about the X3 script with its strengths and weaknesses. So, if you don't want any spoilers, don't check out this article, as it posts chunks of text directly out of the script. However, the report says that the script contains a lot of mutant deaths, mutant sex, and then some. While the mutant sex is hot [Storm will have a sex drive like no other], the rest of the script is cold. Check out a couple snippets from the X3 script report:

What works? The character interactions, especially the X-Men, are top-notch. Iím very wary about the Storm/Wolverine relationship, mostly because the two donít do anything in the first two acts except screw each other, but besides that, the interplays between the characters are well done. The threesome of Bobby, Kitty, and Rogue are developed in a cogent and convincing manner. As mentioned above, Rogue is given some fleshy material for her character, and Paquin could run with it. Beast has an honest chance to stand out, too, although that could be for either good or bad reasons. The character is given a decent work-up as one of the original X-Men of Xavierís school, and his interactions with the current X-Men and his physical feats are both well-written.

Whatís not so hot? Well, the plot sucks, and thatís never a good sign. When the driving point of the plot is a blue serum derived from a useless mutant (read: Plot Device), Iíd have to say the studio probably got its moneyís worth out of the monkey assembly line in the basement. Ouch. If the Sentinels show up in the third act, itís redeemed. Otherwise, this feels like a cop-out of sorts. Meanwhile, Wolverine feels like heís been neutered (or is it just pussy-whipped by Storm?), and really doesnít do much except hang out with Storm the whole time Ė not the best use of the most well-known X-Man around. And Stormís annoying as usual. If they really want to hand the face of the X-Men over to Halle Berry, woe to the unsuspecting fan who walks into that theatre. Cyke dying wasnít so horrible (he mayíve been the glue for the X-Men team, but he was just anal enough for me not to really care Ė plus, as I said above, Marsden was pretty mediocre), but [THE SECOND CHARACTER TO DIE] went out with almost nothing but a whimper.

To read chunks of the X-Men 3 script and the review, go to AICN.

For more movie info, go to the X-Men 3 Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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