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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:08 PM
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"X-Men" on FX now, god I love this movie
I just have to watch now.
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:14 PM
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1. Thanks for the heads up
I was watching yet another rerun of Law & Order
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HeyManThatsCool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:15 PM
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2. THANK YOU
Now I don't have to watch a show (The Biggest Loser) that I never watched before & Didnt care about.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:17 PM
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3. Anyone know why Rogue decided to travel to Alberta?
Kind of Random to take the Bus from Mississippi to the frozen North.

What Miami wasn't in vogue?
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:21 PM
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4. That Rogue bullshit is... bullshit. And Gary Sinise should have been
Wolverine.

Those two things kept me from seeing that film until it was on DVD.
And Hugh did a good job, but the Rogue thing still bothers me a bit. IMO they took the most cinematic, interesting qualities away from her for no reason!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:31 PM
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5. What is the Rogue bullshit?
I can't imagine anyone else in the role of Wolverine. Jackman owned that role from the first frame of the first movie.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:37 PM
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6. Rogue is supposed to be a southern redhead.
Instead, she's a Canadian with mousy brown hair.

Seems no reason at all to change it, and actually it makes her less cool to me.

Saying bullshit was a bit harsh--and actually, I'm not that into the comics that it should bother me like that! But still....
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:45 PM
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8. You've got that wrong. First, Rogue had brown hair in the comics
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:46 PM by Bombtrack
Sometimes she's been drawn with redder hews by lazy artists cause brown is harder to mix than red.

Second she's southern in the movieverse. She just travels to Canada.


But you're right that they needed someone else besides Anna Paquin and she needed to be written closer to the character that started off as a member of the brotherhood in the comics.

Rogues stats http://www.marveldirectory.com/individuals/r/rogue.htm

Height: 5 ft. 8 in.
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown with white streak
Strength level: Superhuman Class 50
Flight speed: Subsonic
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:53 PM
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9. Yes, I know she's southern in the movie....
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 07:55 PM by tjdee
but it was kind of "yeah, the screenwriter knows she's southern, but for some completely unknown reason we sent her away from the south to Canada." I think Paquin's accent drops considerably too IIRC.

The character just seems completely different.

I've only ever seen the redder color! I need to look again, maybe my memory's off.

Hmm--what you're proving to me is that perhaps I had an even more idealized version of Rogue than Marvel did!
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:08 PM
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11. Jaime Pressly would have been awesome if she was a few years younger
I read somewhere Rachael Leigh Cook was also auditioned for the part, but Singer chose Paquin cause he wanted someone who didn't look like she could be a model, just an average kid. Cook is just as unRogue like in terms of her timid personality and short stature though.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:42 PM
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7. I agree with you about Rogue and other stuff, although nothing could have
kept me out of the theaters.

They made a character Wolverine, who's supposed to be a short ugly jacked guy be played by a uber-handsome leading-man type who used to be called "stringbean" cause he's naturally tall and lanky.

And Rogue, who's supposed to be a feisty sexy tall and powerful, HOT firecracker, is played by a frumpy(by hollywood standards), short and unimposing, and she plays her as a mopey, scared, helpless runaway without an asskicking bone in her body.

But I guess Singer wanted to fuse her with the other token young girl characters in the X-Men lore like Kitty Pryde.

Maybe she'll suck up Pheonix's power in X-Men 3 and get strength power and flight permanantly.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:55 PM
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10. I saw Hugh Jackman before the movie, and I was very confused.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:00 PM by tjdee
on edit:

You completely covered it for me, as far as those two--I've been saying it pretty badly.

I do think the film is pretty good. But to me, the ideas in the comics are so relevant--Magneto's background and how he chose his path, the whole good/bad mutant thing, learning to cope with what makes you special, even if it sucks...I think it got lost somewhere in the action and fun of it all.

Plus, I miss Gambit and kind of wish they explored the Wolverine/Storm thing... (I think there was a thing, you know more than me!)
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:25 PM
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12. why Gary Sinise? Isn't he a bit old?
Jackman did a good job, though he's too tall.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:27 PM
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13. I don't think either of them are ideal. Senise is a tad older looking than
what I see as the ideal for Wolvie, despite him being maybe centuries old. He also looks more froggy or turtelish than feral.

The one thing Jackman has is that nose that fits the character nicely.

But he's probably too warm and gentle a guy to really be a faithful Wolvie even at his best performance.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:29 PM
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14. You take the movie, I'll take Famke
:D

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