Friday, June 09, 2006

X-men 3

Just seen X-men 3. Fun film. I don’t do comic books, or indeed action/adventure movies in general, but I caught the last half of X-men 1 (or was it 2?) on a ‘plane somewhere and found something about it rather appealing.

The whole gay parallel thing is very emphasized, with all the characters fighting about the rights and wrongs of a ‘cure’ for mutancy. The wonderful Sir Ian McKellen just brings it blatantly into focus with his ever-so-light and tasteful Shakespearian shading on his character’s words ‘homo – sapiens’: but maybe that was just me. He clearly was having a ball and did not leave much scenery unchewed. He acts everybody else (well, maybe not Hugh Jackman) off the screen.

His subtlety actually makes Magneto thrillingly seductive; unlike his hench-X-wo/men, who are all evil cardboard villains and not worthy of him.

If I had mutant powers, I wonder what they would be? – hopefully something psychic; don’t fancy the physical mutations much!

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