Tuesday, June 06, 2006

X-Men 3

I saw X-Men 3 the other evening and, appart from a fairly clever effect at the beginning which made two of the actors look 20 years younger, I thought it was a load of crap. Just the typical gobby women shouting at men and giving them pithy put-downs. Godess women with their mystical powers that have absolute no connection to the real world. The obligatory man-being-kicked-in-the-balls 'comedy' scene. Young girl calls a grown man a "dick-head". Men set-up to be killed or injured by first having them call the female 'bitch', as though this is then supposed to make the audience *want* them to be killed (this happens twice in the movie).

The other thing with X-Men (and, incidentally, the Harry Potter series) is that the family is presented as an evil, intollerant place, and the group community of the school is seen as the youngster's family. Its pure communism/feminism.

For a far more realistic and intelligent exploration of what Human mutants would be like and how society might react to them, try reading the novel 'The Chrysalids' by John Wyndham.

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