Thursday, March 09, 2006

X-men Ah-gen

Yeah the title is a hard 'g' as in again but metered to match X-men... least I think so, feel free to differ and moan about it to someone other than me coz I don't give a shit.
And so with such friendly introductions let's proceed with the post:

Firstly everything I've posted about the film before seems to be true and there are more revelations here but I think some of them need to be taken with a pinch of some salt substitue as salt is bad M'kay and the picture above is Rebecca Romijn-Stamos who plays Mystique after her encounter with the anti-mutant gene serum... god that's even dull to say/type but without her mad make up (she looks SO fucken cool in the comics with her little skimpy dress cossie thing and skull belt buckle) she is fucken hot... pretty lady.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I am a comic book geek and whilst not as vociferous as some (although read on and make up your own mind) of the 'fanboy' generation I do have my reservations about the upcoming X-Men movie, namely the first two films.

What I think many of the comic book fanbase needs to realise is that Hollywood needs the comic book industry for ideas it is rapidly falling short of and a captive market audience that will slavishly devour whatever product is heaped upon it but in the process of studio interference etc and the drive towards fiscal rewards many things are lost and forgotten primarily, in my opinion that they are using mass-marketing techniques on a crowd that will not tolerate it and why? Because in general the comic book aficionado is already outside of the mainstream, we maintain our elitism for a reason; it means we differ from the rest of society but not on the grounds of socio-economic status or any of the usual trappings; it is as we are intellectually naked (like everyone is) but we are admitting it and enjoying our social exclusion with the background of some very fine artistry (in my time it was John Romita Jnr., Marc Silvestri, Brett Simpson and Mike Mignola) and when elitism is punctured by crass popularity the object of our affections becomes destroyed. (the following examples are very U.K. based - sorry)

Dandy Warhols killed their cool with a vodafone advert that opened them up to everyone and now they're shite.

The Ordinary boys were on the verge of cool when Preston went into the celeb big brother house and now they are the biggest bunch of toss regardless how good the music is.

Arctic Monkeys god bless 'em; (hate that I might have aided the phenomenon) loved loved loved the music but now they are 'everyone's' I have no interest in knowing more; conglomerate corporatism doesn't understand the need for things to maintain their personal closeness and the search to provide 'individual' mass production will only be acheived by making us all the same consumer, which (I hope) will never happen but it is what business wants: an easy sell. It's all about making the most amount of money, there is no product loyalty, there is NO consumer loyalty and so from this blatantly anti-capitalist rant here are the links >heh!<

This was the latest from the original source of the leaked script and what I loved about this page was that the link they post to: Miss Lady Venus was dead within hours of them posting that 'we' need not worry about things like dead links etc. Yeah great...

Anyways back to the topic of the post... you can catch the official trailer for the new (and allegedly final - of this three film storyline) here and it aint that hot.

Things that really bug the shit outta me though (and here comes the fanboy!) are the character fuck arounds like Rogue: can't fly aint invulnerable or super strong, no former relationship with (her step-mom) Mystique, Iceman (A FOUNDING FUCKING MEMBER!!! In the 60's!!!) is a teenager... FUCKEN WHY???????

The new fuck arounds come with Psylocke... one of my favourite characters until they fucked her over with a new japanese body storyline crap... she was English and I kinda liked that... and she was weak and strong and now she has been apparently HIDEOUSLY misrepresented...

My opinion for what it's worth (even though I WILL see the third film -even with the shite Colossus suit... check the trailer and Leech isn't green or odd looking and tha sucks like greedy bastards) is that all of the X-men films are SHITE.

So there.

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