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Jay and I decided to watch two X-Men movies as prep for X-Men apocalypse, because they are SUPER HET and also Jay's not seen either of them! And obviously

X-Men: First Class
  • Me: *resigned* OKAY, let's do this.
    Jay: You proposed this!
    Me: I FORGOT THAT EVERY WOMAN ENDS UP IN HER UNDERWEAR OR LESS.

  • Jay: You know, I think this is the most the holocaust has been depicted in popular media in QUITE A WHILE?
    *cue debate about depictions of Jewish characters with or without the holocaust since Schindler's List*
    Me: ... Wait, it's like two days after Holocaust Day, we're terrible at this.
    (My twitter feed was full of recs for media with Jewish characters! I don't know how I was failing at thinking of titles.)

  • Charles walking through the house with a baseball bat is adorable. Also the degree of backstory in two lines of "My mother has never been in this kitchen in her life, and she'd certainly never made me a hot chocolate." -- not just for Charles! But also for Raven! Because she looked at this house and those photos and decided that obviously Charles' mother was sweet and kind!

  • "I always knew I couldn't be the only one!" ;_;

  • Jay: That's interesting! They're using the chocolate as a bribe, that actually happened!

  • Oh god this scene is not okay, this is not okay, NOT OKAY. *curls up in corner*

  • Jay: I don't think you realise what you just did there, good sir! ... Why am I calling you good sir, you're a cunt!

  • Schmidt is so happy, this is terrifying.

  • The child actors are so great, there were many feels in our corner.

  • "Charles was just telling me I'm like one of the first sea-creatures to grow legs."
    "Just a tiny a bit sexier."

  • LOOK AT THIS SUMMATION OF THEIR CHARACTER ARCS: "so pretty mutations and invisible ones are okay?"

  • Charles is terrible at being a big brother, absolutely terrible. But I kinda love them? Even if he is THE WORST at matching his actions to his words.

  • HIS WORDS ARE ALSO TERRIBLE BY THE WAY, LOOK AT THOSE PICK UP LINES.

  • Now I want to know when they found out that Charles' thesis was wrong, because [twitter.com profile] hardlyaverage and [twitter.com profile] captainraz are pretty sure that that bit he reads out is wrong? Wasn't there a period of co-existence and interbreeding? *batsignals [personal profile] scarimonious who might know this shit*

  • My sexuality is attractive men who can speak multiple languages.

  • What I find interesting is that Erik doesn't threaten a guy, he just smiles and starts hurting them. Like, I had this as a headcanon, and then it's like "Oh! No! That was based on canon!"

  • OKAY, but I am kinda "Hmmmmm" about "Of course Moira has to infiltrate as a stripper, OF COURSE SHE DOES. That sure is a good way to show that your CIA agent is valued and respected!

  • "It suits you!"
    "Don't say that! Do say 'let's go have a drink!'" I LOVE YOU TWO WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY SIBLINGS.

  • Erik only seems to smile when he's about to kill people. Oh Erik. Oh ERIK.

  • That fight scene though. That scene.

  • Erik: *interrupts his murder spree to fix his hair and finish his drink*

  • CHARLES STOP USING THAT PICK UP LINE!

  • I do like Schmidt's team, they are cool. Also I'm appalled that the ACTUAL FUCKING NAZI has a more diverse team than the main character. Like, I know Shaw's like "Pfft, Nazis" later, but what the fuck.

  • MYSTIQUE IS A BOSS.

  • Charles calling people "love" is super great and makes me happy. Also he has SO MUCH FUN with his power. Like, he's a cocky, charming little shit, and it's so weird to see this after watching Days of Future Past where he's not.

  • Erik's James Bond impression is SUPER fun... At least until Emma drops him anyway.

  • (I LOVE EMMA'S LOOK IN THIS SCENE, SHE LOOKS SO STYLISH. *anguish*)

  • Jay: I never thought I'd see Kevin Bacon speaking German!

  • Charles: Calm your mind!
    Jay: OR I WILL CALM IT FOR YOU, BECAUSE FREE WILL IS MEANINGLESS.

  • Charles: Erik, you're not alone!
    Me and Jay: SUPER HET!

  • *film interrupted by discussion of FUCKING QUEERBAITING ASSHOLES*

  • Jay: DID HE JUST OUT HANK?
    Me: Yep! Yeah he did!

  • Mystique is super impressed by visual mutations and the bonding over OH GOD I WISH I APPEARED NORMAL. And Jay next to me like OH GOD WHY IS THIS A SHIP I DON'T WANT THIS! NOTP! NOTP!

  • Just the way Emma lights up when Shaw compliments her -- and then her face falls when he goes back to treating her like a servant.

  • Erik: Kinky!
    Me: *chokes on drink*

  • Also, WHO WAS ERIK COMPLEMENTING THERE, WHO?

  • Charles: I can help you!
    Jay: And by help, I mean put my hands in your pants!

  • I like how the argument that WORKS is "Shaw has friends!"

  • "What if I say no?" "Then good luck using your installation without me."

  • We've got to Cerebro and JAY IS SO ANGRY about Hank building it instead of Charles and Erik, it's great. "THEY BUILT IT TOGETHER, IT'S THE ENTIRE POINT OF CEREBRO! AND WHY IS IT SMALLER AND JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS THE FULL INSTALLATION IN THE MANSION? AND WHY DO THEY EVEN HAVE THIS WHEN THEY ONLY FOUND OUT TELEPATHS EXISTED YESTERDAY!" (Because Hank is a genius? IDK.)

  • "What an adorable lab rat you make!" "Don't spoil this for me Erik." "I've been a lab rat! I know one when I see one." Oh my god, Erik. Of course you're making jokes about that.

  • The Epic Gay Road Trip of Doom! THAT IS SUPER HET.

  • Sean is as bad at pick-up lines as Charles.

  • #ANGELANDDARWINDESERVEDBETTER
  • Jay is so fun to watch these scenes with because they help out with [twitter.com profile] splendfilms's productions, so they're speculating on how much fun the mirror room must have been to film in! (So much fun!)

  • *Charles and Erik sitting on... Some monument in US, IDK. Washington monument? Maybe?).
    Jay: THERE IS EVEN A PENIS METAPHOR IN THE SCREEN. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

  • Charles: They need us!
    Jay and Erik: For now.
    Jay: WHY AM I ERIK?

  • THE KIDS ARE ADORABLE. SUPER ADORABLE AND I LOVE THEM. I really really wish there was a chance for them to stay together? *makes a note to track down adorable AU fic recs*

  • The worst part of that scene is that the kids are TRYING OUT THEIR POWERS! This is maybe their first chance to actually have fun with them and see what they can do! STOP SHAMING THE KIDS FOR HAVING FUN.

  • Erik's face when they don't get busted in the van, when he's expecting to get busted in the van. ALSO Erik charging through the base without even breaking stride, that is my sexuality.

  • Charles:"I'm sorry, I can't leave him."
    Me and Jay: SUPER HET.

  • Azazel's assassination method is my favourite. It's an awful and amazing use of teleportation and I love it.

  • DARWIN COVERING THE OTHERS, I CAN'T EVEN.

  • I like the effect of Shaw absorbing powers, it's really cool.

  • AZAZEL MURDERING THINGS. That is all. Like, Janos and the others are cool, but AZAZEL MURDERING PEOPLE.

  • "I am not here to hurt you." *Azazel stabs a dude*

  • Jay: WHY DID YOU CUT TO THE BLACK GUY WHEN YOU SAID "ENSLAVE" YOUR HEAVY HANDED DIVERSITY IS AWFUL, STOP IT.

  • #ANGELANDDARWINDESERVEDBETTER

  • DARWIN TRYING TO PROTECT ANGEL.

  • Jay: This is where Darwin evolves into a being of pure energy, right?

  • Me: This is where Darwin evolves into a BETTER MOVIE.
  • Jay: So just after they establish that the mutations are a metaphor, they kill them all?

  • Me: Or send them evil, yeah!
  • I like that Charles' first thought was Raven. ;_;

  • I like that the team is just like "WE AREN'T GOING HOME AND YOU CAN'T SEND ALEX BACK TO PRISON." Especially because it's Sean being like "Nope. Alex is one of ours."

  • Why do we have so many awful humans, why.

  • "I wouldn't call it a war exactly. That implies that both sides stand an equal chance of winning."

  • "Honestly Charles, I don't know how you survived, living in such hardship."
    "It was a hardship softened by me!" RAVEN I LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU TO HAVE A HAPPY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BROTHER.

  • Erik the deadpan snarker and Raven the confident charmer: WHY CAN THIS NOT BE MORE OF A THING IN MY LIFE.

  • Erik is SO HAPPY to nearly be shot in the face. SO HAPPY. I love his face in that scene, even if Charles is like NO PIECE OF THIS IS OKAY.

  • I think it's kinda cool the way they cut different scenes together, I like it.

  • RAVEN. RAVEN. *wails* I like that Erik and Charles have such different approaches, and Erik is always The Worst (because look at how he was trained! The fact that he didn't knife them is a miracle!) but sometimes his approach works? Also it's interesting to me that Raven is lifting weights, because I think that suggests something about how her powers work? Just need to ponder on it further.

  • "I trust you!"
    "I'm touched."
    "I don't trust him."
    "Say nothing."

  • "Try not to hit me, there's a good chap." CHARLES. CHARLES.

  • Charles, what the fuck does that even mean. You're essentially saying "BE ANGRY IN A REALLY CALM WAY."

  • ... Did Shaw straight up just put Angel into Emma's position in his life? Is that literally what he did? Also I find it interesting to note that Angel essentially doesn't have any lines after she leaves the others. I don't... Know what it means... But it's a thing that I have noticed?

  • Hey look, character development!

  • Hank you straight up just told your girlfriend that you only like her when she's not herself. YOU ARE A COCK.

  • Your potential last night on earth and you're playing chess together. SUPER HET.

  • Also augh I want everyone to be happy and literally no one is. Like, I want to know what Sean and Alex were doing with themselves as well? But augh.

  • I literally could not remember if Erik and Raven kiss but the fact that they do IS SUPER NOPE. STOP THAT. I MANAGED TO CONVINCE MYSELF THAT THEY DIDN'T.

  • BUT SHE LITERALLY IS WALKING AROUND NAKED THOUGH MAYBE DON'T NONCONSENSUALLY BE NAKED AT PEOPLE.

  • "I guess pets are always cuter when they're little," and he DOESN'T DISAGREE.

  • [twitter.com profile] sithe (after we have been throwing shade about all of the non-white cast being written out): X-Men's motto has ALWAYS been "We have jewish people, what do you want from us?"

  • War has been declared! You can tell, they've all switched hats!

  • Beast!Hank is really cool though! Even if Raven has gone full "Woman who has found new therapy method and wants everyone to try it regardless of appropriateness."

  • I like to think that the reason that Charles picked that one dude to blow up the ship is that he deliberately searched for the single worst person in the room.

  • "It's a ruse" YOU ARE WHY THERE'S A WAR FUCK'S SAKE AMERICA.

  • Charles putting his hand out to protect Raven. ;_;

  • CHARLES WHY DID YOU NOT WARN EVERYONE THAT YOU WERE ABOUT TO SHELL YOUR TEAM.

  • Azazel stole a hat, because of course he did.

  • "Obviously we don't have sonar."
    "Yes we do."

  • "YOU BACK RIGHT OFF!" Banshee yells at Erik when the opportunity to push him off things arises.

  • Look, Erik's voice is my kinda jam. I'm really sorry. Like, the SUDDEN IRISH TO ELEVEN is a bit jarring later after the barely Irish throughout? But I like it.

  • Erik diving on Charles and pinning him to the floor with his superpowers though, A+.

  • See, while I'm fine with "Look, we need someone to guard the ship and make sure I don't get stabbed while Moira tries to deal with the humans!" I'm a bit "Ugh" about it having to be Raven, because it comes across as Charles being too overprotective IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR.

  • Shaw apologises, really? Like it matters? "I'M SORRY I MURDERED YOUR FAMILY AND TORTURED YOU, I THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP."

  • Hey look, Alex, you just crippled someone you were friends with a week ago! How does that feel?

  • DON'T KILL THE GUY WHILE CHARLES IS STILL IN THERE CHARLES WHY ARE YOU STILL IN THERE?! ... Like, I assume the shock/trauma is why Charles can't get out? But OH GOD THAT'S A TERRIBLE THING TO DO.

  • Jay (at the start of the fight): It bothers me that Magneto and Shaw's mission statements are so similar.
    Me: Wait for it...
    Magneto: *does his speech about "You're right! BUT ALSO."
    Mike: Yeah, it's very "I agree with everything you stand for, but disagree with your methodology."

  • Hey look, power growth!

  • "They're just following orders!" Oh Charles, you should NEVER have said that!

  • WHAT IS LITERALLY EVERONE ELSE DOING -- oh getting thrown around.

  • "CHARLES, I DON'T WANT TO HURT YOU, DON'T MAKE ME!" *punches in the face* "THAT'S ENOUGH."

  • MOIRA WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING A GUY WHO CONTROLS METAL ANYWAY, WHAT THE FUCK.

  • ERIK YOU SHIT. BLAMING OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU FUCKED THE FUCK UP.

  • SUPER HET. S U P E R H E T.

  • Wow, those looks of betrayal there. Both of them. Especially Erik when he's waving Moira over.

  • ERIK ARE YOU REALLY SURPRISED THAT RAVEN WENT TO CHECK ON HER BROTHER? REALLY?!

  • Literally everything after Charles says "I can't feel my legs" is bullshit and hatred.

  • Well that kiss had literally no build-up.

  • CONGRATS ON SHITTING ON MOIRA'S ENTIRE CAREER AND SETTING BACK FEMINISM BY TEN YEARS.

  • Erik Lensherr, you take off that goddamn terrible outfit and you do that right now. ALSO bless his heart taking the name the kids gave him.

  • "Where's your telepath friend?"
    "Gone. Left a bit of a gap in my life, really." SUPER HET.

  • Me: I'm really sorry, there's not actually an after-credits scene where Darwin phases back into reality.
    Jay: YES THERE IS, WE'RE JUST NOT WATCHING.

  • Like, in my brain, I always had this film pegged as "the slightly better one that I like more!" and it turns out that ACTUALLY NO, it just has a fuck of a lot more queerbaiting and attractive people committing murder, which tricked my brain. This is a little sad, I think. :(


X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • I tell you what, the fact that X-Men: Apocalypse got rid of Charles' beard means I do not trust it AT ALL.

  • "A dark, desolate world..." BECAUSE ROBOTS PUT OUT THE SUN.

  • Important questions Jay's raising: were those corpse piles mannequins, people, or cgi? ANSWERS ON POSTCARDS.

  • BLINK IS THE GREATEST, ABSOLUTE GREATEST.

  • The shrine, nooo!

  • Jay is so hype about Kitty, because of the combo of "Kitty Pryde!" and "Ellen Page!" For the record: Jay ships Rogue/Kitty like burning.

  • SERIOUSLY WHAT ARE WARPATH'S POWERS EXCEPT FOR SUPER SENSES AND A KNIFE?!

  • #kittydeservesabiggerrole

  • So do Charles and Erik just live in the jet? Enquiring minds want to know.

  • STORM. This sofa is super stoked for punk!Storm in Apocalypse.

  • I like how Magneto being there is presented as a big reveal.

  • All of the new characters are like "who this fuck is that?!" about Charles, which says a lot about.

  • Did the subtitles literally just go "*speaking other language*" about Warpath? YES THEY DID.

  • A+ Mansplaining Charles, GOOD FUCKING JOB because Kitty LITERALLY JUST EXPLAINED THAT. WHAT THE FUCK LOGAN DO YOUR EARS WORK BETTER WHEN DUDES EXPLAIN THINGS TO YOU?!

  • Raven the future assassin guest starring as Sir Not Appearing In This Move.

  • BLINK YOUR GROUP DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE FIGHTING YOU APPEAR TO BE HIDING.

  • Guys you're on the verge of dying literally every two days, why are you complaining.

  • Charles, you are sending LITERALLY the worst person to do this mission.

  • "Where do I find you?" "... It's complicated."

  • Kitty is SO DONE with this shit.

  • You can always tell when the plan is going to work in an X-Men elseworld because everyone dies.

  • UGH THIS SCENE. But again, much appreciation for how hard Hugh Jackman worked to be naked for us all.

  • Raveeeeeeen! :D I feel like I've seen that Colonel before, but it's gone and IMDb is no help. Also Alex's face when Raven tips him a wink.

  • I SURE WISH WE'D HAD MORE TIME WITH THE NEW MUTANTS, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE BECAUSE LOOK AT THEM, THEY LOOK COOL.

  • Stryker you say! Sure is no problem there!

  • Mystique refusing to answer to Raven, but still showing up to save Alex and the others. D: I really want more about what Raven was doing for that ten year gap, because it was clearly not "sitting in a box".

  • I have had "Why Hank and Charles don't have to go to war" explained to me by either [personal profile] owlmoose or [personal profile] renay explained to me and I always forget. Was it conscientious objectors? Or... Dispensations for school teachers? IDK, will have to lok it up.

  • Logan's face when he's like "C'mon beastie..." is great.

  • "There's no professor here." D:

  • "Get off the bloody chandelier, Hank!"

  • "I'm gonna have to ask... Him, to ask you to leave."

  • Hobo!Charles is my sexuality. Like, I try not to have a type, but beardy James McAvoy is exactly my thing.

  • "I think I'd like to wake up now," Charles says very quietly. :(

  • Charles is SO DRUNK and sassy and bitter and this is really interesting to see.

  • "Especially someone he loved." SEE, I assume that they mean Raven? But the way it's structured sounds like he's talking about Erik and either way I'm okay with that.

  • So the school had one semester where it worked, AND THEN it went to shit.

  • I don't understand how fixing Charles' spine knocks out his telepathy. Like, I know Hank said it affected DNA, but????

  • Erik being SUPER ZEN.

  • "Why's he in there?" "What, he didn't tell you?"

  • That administrator has the face of someone who's never been complemented by her boss before.

  • Yay Raven learning how to just transform bits of herself! I don't know why she'd untransform, as the office has been designed for Trask, but you do you Raven.

  • HEY LOOK, EVERYONE WHO WASN'T WHITE FROM THE LAST FILM: CONVENIENTLY KILLED OFF.

  • So Magda's upstairs being the good twin, right? At least according to their mum? (I'm picturing this like the messy divorce where parents get custody of different kids, and Fox got Quicksilver while Marvel got Scarlet Witch.

  • "You, you kleptomaniac, get to break into the pentagon."

  • Hey look, first mention of segregation in these films.

  • Quicksilver, in the elevator, with duct tape. :D :D :D :D :D

  • Quicksilver looks weird moving at normal speed.

  • Oh, bless their little faces.

  • Erik's voice though. *sighs dreamily*

  • Quicksilver and the security guard though.

  • Charles is LITERALLY the worst face character. All of the points in diplomacy and none in bluff. It makes SENSE that he can't lie for shit, but oh my god.

  • "My mom knew a guy who could do that!" and Erik has the face of a man who regrets SO MANY THINGS.

  • "I'm not very good with violence!" "Charles?" *FACEPUNCH*

  • "No helmet, I couldn't disobey you even if I wanted." he says with a smile, and Charles BLUFFS LIKE A BASTARD, I take it back. I think he just can't lie, he can tell the truth really aggressively fine though. But... Erik's face when he's like "I can't stop you" is just great.

  • AND THEN ALL OF THEM WHEN ERIK REALISES CHARLES CAN'T MIND CONTROL PEOPLE. ;______________;

  • I love the rhube-goldberg section of this. Just Quicksilver, with his headphones and his Pink Floyd shirt and a stolen hat.

  • OKAY but everyone sprawling around in their shirtsleeves, my sexuality.

  • *WAILS ABOUT THIS ARGUMENT BECAUSE AUGH THIS IS THE BULLSHIT I WATCH THESE FILMS FOR ESPECIALLY CHARLES HAVING FEELINGS ABOUT BEING ABANDONED AND LOSING HIS SISTER*

  • ERIK STOP CRASHING THE BLOODY PLANE. And Logan's literal commentary is "So you were always an asshole." :) I do like that Logan enforces Erik cleaning up his own fucking mess though.

  • All I can think watching the bar scene is [twitter.com profile] aliettedebodard complaining about Jennifer's Lawrences' accent.

  • WHY, when this man is clearly articulate in other languages, do they have him switch to English?

  • Okay, but Erik's face when he has that drink. Fuck.

  • I like that Charles believes him, or is at least willing to take it as a peace offering.

  • But how awkward is Erik admitting to having a thing with Charles' sister?

  • "You didn't raise her, you grew up with her!" What gets me is that he must have spoken to Raven about it to be able to say that with such certainty.

  • "You got inside her head!" "That's not my power."

  • Look, I can't even with their faces when the apology is offered and feelings are sublimated into chess, I just can't, especially because Erik's face when he sees what Charles does there.

  • I wonder when Erik decided to kill Raven, exactly which point on that plane journey he went "It doesn't matter about any of our feelings, this is the only way."

  • "I turn it on, and the system couldn't even activate in here!" *Machine beeps*

  • Okay, but I'd have LOVED it if someone else in that room had been a mutant.

  • Raven fighting though! I love her fighting style.

  • She's SO PLEASED to see him! Did she not feel like she could go home? D: Also why the fuck did the film cut away from the emotional reunion going on?! I WANTED THAT.

  • That moment when Raven realises Charles isn't going to be able to help her. ;_;

  • NO HANK GET THE GUN! THE GUY WITH METAL CONTROL DOESN'T NEED A HAND ON THE WEAPON.

  • Way to force mutants into the open!

  • IF YOU WERE SORRY YOU WOULDN'T KILL HER YOU BASTARD.

  • And Beast just deciding that the easiest way to deal with the angry knife fighter is just "drown the fucker".

  • Charles: *attempts diplomacy, fails, give up* ... You're on acid.

  • Noooooo, Beast doesn't want to be known like this! D:

  • So, the enemy in this franchise appears to be the American military industry, whether because they're manufacturing crises or because they're profiting from them once they get started. Ugh.

  • NO FILM OF COURSE WE DON'T NEED TO KNOW WHAT BROADCAST IS SAYING, WHY WOULD WE EXPECT YOU SUBTITLE THAT.

  • "Don't lie to me." "I never have. I never will."

  • "Killing one man isn't enough." "It never was for you." Oh wow, that's a really accurate and damning assessment of Erik's character.

  • "PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER" IS LITERALLY THE WORST THING TO EVER SAY SOMEONE WHEN THEY'RE SCARED WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU.

  • Charles being scared of his own powers is really sad. :< Especially after watching the first film, where he's so delighted with his own power and his own cleverness. ;_;

  • "Are you sure about this?" "Absolutely not."

  • Trask is so confident that his motives are good and literally no one is going "Have you considered that MAYBE killing people is not the thing you want to unite the world over?"

  • So do you think Charles' emotional state affects what/who he finds? In the first film he was happy and calm, so he found happy/calm people, he's having a panic attack so he found people who are also panicking? (Also my conclusion on how this version of Cerebro is different: it projects, so other people can see what Charles is looking at!

  • Jay: That's how you know something's REALLY overloaded! The GLASS ON THE GAUGES explodes!

  • The future is suddenly disco-lit????

  • I dunno, I think bearing everyone else's pain without breaking isn't necessarily the best superpower -- NO, WAIT THEY NEED HIM TO HOPE AGAIN, THEY NEED CHARLES TO BE A MAGICAL GIRL.

  • The best part of watching Erik rip up train tracks with someone trained as a civil engineer is how angry they get about the tracks. "They might as well defund the Trask program to replace the railway!"

  • Jay: *yells about NOTP while Bobby and Kitty kiss.

  • Charles, this is NOT THE BEST WAY TO CONVINCE RAVEN.

  • But look, something had an effect on Charles - he says "grew up with" to Raven, not "raised" and that's the tiniest change to make.

  • She doesn't HAVE to do anything Charles! Why are you not getting this! You are absolutely the worst at this!

  • Oh, but the level of bleak when he says "She's in an airport!"

  • Raven still has her key? And/or can break into the house? That's kinda great. Also, I wonder if it's "Don't wake Charles, he'll read my mind and know my plan," or "Don't wake him, I won't be able to get away," or "Don't wake him, I don't know if I can go through with this if he's awake." I assume the former!But I kinda want it to be the latter!

  • There is a world of story in "I've had worse." WHAT WAS RAVEN DOING FOR TEN YEARS, FILM, GIVE ME THAT STORY.

  • "I'm not who he wants me to be." LOOK AT THE AMAZING SIBLING RELATIONSHIP THIS FILM KEEPS FAILING TO GIVE ME PROPERLY, LOOK AT IT.

  • HANK STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR ANIMAL URGES.

  • At least he's learned to appreciate Raven, instead of being a shit again.

  • "The gas and water main pipes lead to the house" he says, which will TOTES NOT BE IMPORTANT LATER.

  • I said on twitter last time that I really liked these scenes being cut together, AND IT'S STILL TRUE.

  • OLD!ERIK STILL HAVING OPINIONS ABOUT EXPERIMENTS. *sobs*

  • Erik's face when he sees that coin. ._.

  • How can Charles sense sentinels? They don't have brains! Or was it that he picked up the humans? I think I saw a fic where it's that he can pick up a gap where sentinels are? But I don't know if it was explained and I missed it.

  • ROGUE IF YOU STOP FIGHTING MAGNETO AND GET OUT OF THERE MAYBE BOBBY WON'T DIE IN VAIN.

  • Lex, as Bobby melts: Rogue, this is no time to have a meltdown.
    Me and Jay: *fire him*

  • Jay: LET'S HOPE THEY CAN'T TRACK THAT HAND, oh wait.

  • I keep thinking about [personal profile] rionaleonhart and how she thinks the original movies are way more interesting if you watch it assuming Logan/Rogue is a thing, because that would sure make "Hello Logan" has more impact.

  • WHY DOES THE SENTINAL ARM MAKE A NOISE LIKE A CAT?!

  • Apparently that's actually the noise Jay's cat makes when she wants to be found, so I guess that makes sense?

  • AREN'T YOU COLD OUT THERE?!

  • And old!Erik doesn't say a word, just walks straight the fuck out to kill some robots.

  • Logan's face when he doesn't set off the metal detectors gives me life.

  • Jay: Oh REAL subtle, having the Trask logo on the american flag.

  • "What happened to you?" "Friendly fire."

  • See, I wondered if Charles felt awkward being with the war vets? But there was That One Time With Cuba. But also it's not a goddamn competition, so??????

  • ERIK WHEN DID YOU HAVE TIME TO FIND A CAPE.

  • Mike: I've always assumed that Magneto's capes have metal fibres in that and he uses them for stability and aerodynamic purposes.
    ... That makes a surprising amount of sense.

  • Jay was complaining in the first film that Erik seemed underpowered compared to the cartoons, and then we got to this film and the floating stadium AND sentinels, so that's somewhat better, maybe.

  • Oh good, the vets did get evacuated! I was worried! D:

  • Blink making holes in the sky for Bishop to shoot through is pretty great.

  • I think Storm and Janos from the previous film would have been an AMAZING COMBO, power-wise.

  • ERIK YOU NEARLY KILLED CHARLES AGAIN WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU AND WHY DO YOU NEVER LOOK FOR WHAT COLLATERAL DAMAGE YOU'RE GOING TO BE COMMITTING YOU STUPID, STUPID MAN?!

  • NOOOOOOOOOO OLD!ER-- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM! BISHOP!

  • FUN WITH PORTALS!

  • And then discussions of the Fastball Special and how She-Hulk is not allowed to Fastball Special with Wolverine because she keeps commenting on the firmness of his arse.

  • ERIK that is straight up cruel and unusual punishment, what the fuck are you doing?! ... Which reminds me, I'm pretty sure ten years in solitary is ALSO cruel and unusual punishment and there are laws against that shit? Or it's unconstitutional? But I guess the guy who was like "HUMAN RIGHTS ONLY APPLY TO HUMANS!" got his way again.

  • Why does Trask keep that detector on him at all t-- I guess for occasions like this, I don't know why I bothered asking.

  • I like how Stryker specifically doesn't have a metal gun, EXPRESSLY for this occasion.

  • ERIK STOP FUCKING GRANDSTANDING. STOP THAT.

  • Ugh, Colossus, that is NOT a good way to go.

  • Quicksilver watching the news like "Fuck, what did I unleash?!" while his mum's there like "Oh god, I remember him."

  • I AM REALLY SAD ABOUT THE FUTURE TEAM DYING, THEY SEEMED NICE.

  • This is not actually as terrible as some of Erik's previous speeches.

  • I SURE HOPE OVERDOSING DOESN'T DO ANYTHING BAD, HANK.

  • I like how Erik's only complaint about Mystique shooting him through the neck is "You used to be a better shot."

  • Like, I assume he's using his super powers to stop himself bleeding out? Or at least, that's my headcanon.

  • LOOK, CHARLES IS LEARNING TO BE A BETTER PERSON, LOOK! THAT TOOK ELEVEN FUCKING YEARS!

  • Charles using Erik's powers through Erik is my sexuality. Also, when Raven said "He's all yours," I ASSUME SHE MEANT "DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR MESS" NOT JUST "LET HIM FLY AWAY."

  • Like, I don't understand what level this school teaches to, why is architecture a topic?

  • I think the dreamy confusion of this bit of the film is really well done!

  • UGH, SCOTT, IT IS NOT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHO GETS TO TOUCH JEAN, KEEP YOUR GODDAMN HANDS TO YOURSELF.

  • "History? ... I could use some help with that." "Some help with what?" "Everything after 1973."

  • It must have been really weird to be friends with Logan knowing that at any moment his mind could snap back and he'd just lose fifty years.

  • "What's the last thing you remember?" "Drowning." D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D:

  • OKAY, there might be about the same level of queerbaiting but also that felt a little more... Coherent... Than First Class. But somehow in my brain First Class is filed as the one I like, not the this one????? What the fuck brain, let's shift priorities here.


IN CONCLUSION: I ain't even gonna pretend that I'm not watching this franchise for the queerbaiting, because I absolutely am, I just have a habit of letting the queerbaiting convince me that the films are better than they are. ... I am still really invested in Erik and Charles and Raven though SO I GUESS I'M STILL READING ALL OF THE TERRIBLE FIC THEN. I GUESS THIS IS MY LIFE NOW.

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Date: 2016-05-13 06:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaytaylorrea
Well

SO I GUESS I'M STILL READING ALL OF THE TERRIBLE FIC THEN. I GUESS THIS IS MY LIFE NOW.

basically sums up my entire relationship with the X-Men franchise.

(this was so great, I can't wait to hear what you think about Apocalypse)

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Date: 2016-05-13 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scarimonious
These movies are not movies you watch because you're interested in learning more about science, ok. Specially not when Emma's giving the whole rundown of the evil plan about unleashing radiation to force people to mutate because that's not how radiation works at all. And Charles should now that. But we're talking about people who coexist with the Hulk and Spiderman in the comics so WHATEVER, RADIATION!

Also I'm pretty sure that Charles trying to drunkenly science to pick up is not quite right too, I need to rewatch First Class to be ready for Apocalypse and I'll get back to you?

(Mostly from that scene I just wanted Charles and the Eleventh Doctor to drunkenly nerd out over science and then make out. Because, as you say, SUPER HET.)

Also apparently it's really hard to keep a learned dialogue/accent when yelling? Hence the random Irishness? OH GOD KEVIN BACON'S GERMAN IS TERRIBLE. *points to Hugo Weaving's Red Skull* THAT'S HOW HE SHOULD SOUND. (Also both Red Skull and Shaw have the name Johann Schmidt. Are they related. I need to know.)

Dear lord I love Evan Peters as Quicksilver. He is my favourite non-Mystique part of Days of Future Past. But the 70s fashions suit Erik SO WELL. SO VERY WELL. THANK YOU WARDROBE DEPARTMENT.

ETA: OKAY WATCHING FIST CLASS RIGHT NOW and yes you're right, Charles' thesis is totally wrong. There was a period of cohabitation and even interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals. He's a terrible scientist. (Though for the sake of the movie it's like ~~~~~epic foreshadowing now that there are Mutants Among Us DUN DUN DUNNNNNN)
Edited Date: 2016-05-18 05:39 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2016-06-13 03:30 pm (UTC)
scarimonious: Wasabi - the sparkliest octopus ever :D (Default)
From: [personal profile] scarimonious
I hope Charles spends the next 30 years being like "Actually, I was wrong," whenever someone starts quoting his thesis about how mutants may conquer the world. Though by then it's probably like some kind of Anti-Vaxxer movement where people are like THERE WAS THIS ONE PAPER THIS ONE TIME THAT SAID MUTANTS ARE BAD! even though Charles has probably literally written books about mutants and mutation since then.

I bet he'd be tempted to just mindfuck everyone into accepting mutants but that would undermine his entire stance.

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