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WELL THAT SURE WAS A FILM I ACCIDENTALLY SAW TWICE IN ONE DAY BECAUSE MIDNIGHT SHOWINGS CONFUSE ME. I literally have no idea whether I loved it or hated it because the further I get away from it the more hilarious and the more heartbreaking I find it, and it's hard to say whether that was because it was 3am when I got out of the first time I saw it or what.

The best review I've heard has been "Well it's better than The Last Stand," which is kinda... It felt like it rubbed The Last Stand and X-Men Origins together and put the cast of First Class and Days of Future Past in a bag with it? Which ain't necessarily a bad thing, but it's certainly a thing. Plus, it was actually... Surprisingly more het than I expected!

ANYWAY: OPINIONS!

  • Like, as soon as the credits got quiet enough to talk over, me and [profile] hardlyaverage were there like "SO, WHAT ARE OUR SHIPS AND ONLY THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH OF A HOT MESS THAT WAS."
    • Storm/Psylocke, hell fucking yes.

    • Storm/Raven hero-worship ship of my heart, even though Jay's like "What."

    • Do we want Storm/Jean because two girls existed in a room next to each other and we're actually That Kind of Fan, or because they could probably bond over "I have godlike powers that I don't understand but want to use to help people, also Mystique is my hero?" WHY NOT BOTH.

  • That ancient Egypt was so white that Gods of Egypt called to get its extras back.

  • Okay, I'm throwing shade, but his first horsemen were kinda cool? Like, they had very little do apart from kill dudes in really AWFUL WAYS and then die to rocks, but they seemed to have cool powers/aethetics?(THAT ONE GUARD WHO GOT PRETZELED THOUGH D: D: D: THAT WAS JUST UNNECESSARY.)

  • The way they collapsed the pyramid seemed like it shouldn't work, but also like it was THE COOLEST THING. There has been SUCH debate as to how they managed to design and build this pyramid with collapsible structural supports without anyone loyal to Apocalypse noticing and reporting it? (... Am I here for the stories of people rebelling against Apocalypse? YES. INTERNET, BRING ME THESE FIC.)

  • First time I saw this movie, as soon as I saw Moira's eyes I was like "?! IS THAT MOIRA?!" and I was super vindicated, even if this movie did nothing with her.

  • I wonder if Moira ever realised that her inability to cover her god damn tracks nearly ended the world? Like, literally, if she'd HAULED THE GODDAMN UNCONCIOUS DUDE into the tunnel and thrown the carpet back over so that people looking in would have a harder time spotting the problem: none of this would have happened! Or at least would have happened after she had a chance to investigate properly and maybe work out what was going on?
    • Seriously, options for this that don't require Moira to be terrible at her job but still end with Apocalypse free:
      • The cultists free Apocalypse. Part of me assumes that they didn't intend to free him at any point and were in fact worshipping him to keep him appeased and asleep, because if you have a sun god and are surprised that sunlight gets a response maybe you need to research harder? But also they could have been like "Yes, today is the day we revive our god!" and Apocalypse rises.

      • Storm or one of her team of thieves goes "Hey, shady dudes are doing something there, it must be valuable, let's investigate!" and while they're doing a raid, Apocalypse is freed?

      • Moira stashes the dude, but someone comes to investigate because "Hey, where'd the guard go?" Investigator flips the carpet back, Moira hides, sun hits the glowing thing...

      • FILL IN YOUR OWN BECAUSE LITERALLY ANYTHING WE COULD CROWDSOURCE HERE WOULD BE LESS STUPID THAN THAT.

  • ... Seriously, you keep a mutant cage fighting ring and kidnap kids to throw in it?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU HUMANITY, WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU.

  • Wow, Mystique. That sure is some outfit. (I assume that the white fringe was from her handbag? But I don't think we ever got a good look at it?) (Also I like that at the first opportunity she gets she changes straight out of that and ties back the perm. Good life choices.)

  • Angel is SUCH an unappealling little shit. I like his outfit and that is literally the best thing about him. Kurt, on the other hand, is adorable as fuck. And the fact that he gets out of that tiny box without claustrophobia is amazing t me.

  • Do they ever explain why high-voltage electrical currents apparently shut off mutant powers? Because that seems like a weirdly specific thing to use.

  • See, part of my headcanon for that X-Men fic I've been noodling at was that Raven was probably going round the world saving mutants! And I was going to have Toad and Ink and Spike show up like "Oh hey! It's Blue! Thanks for not leaving us to get experimented, you're our hero!" and then she was going to be flustered because she can't be someone's hero and yet she is. GOD DAMN YOU MOVIE FOR DOING THAT FIRST YOU DAMN DIRTY BASTARDS.

  • ([personal profile] scarimonious has some opinions over here about the film not mentioning Kurt's parentage! I'm assuming that Mystique is no longer Kurt's mother, because with the way the film handles parentage there's no way that WOULDN'T get mentioned at some point.)

  • I can't remember where this scene goes in film order because my understanding of its internal chronology is all messed up, so I'm putting my thoughts here: ERIK. ERIK LIVING HAPPILY AS A METAL WORKER AND HAVING NICE HUMAN FRIENDS THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO MURDER. He has NO RIGHT to look attractive in safety gear, that is not a thing that should be allowed, AND YET. I was so much happier about Charles having shaved off his beard that I realised that Erik had grown one and it really suits him. *bites knuckle*

  • Literally as soon as Magda was introduced I went "You two are happy and adorable and you are going straight into a fridge. I'm so sorry."

    THEY HAVE A NICE HOUSE AND CHICKENS AND A CAR AND THIS IS ALL SO ADORABLE AND DOMESTIC AND YOU KNOW FROM THE SECOND IT'S SHOWN THAT IT'S ALL GOING TO GO DOWN IN FLAMES.

  • [personal profile] scarimonious pointed this out, but Nina is an ACTUAL DISNEY PRINCESS. She can talk to animals! She's really cute! ... It's just occured to me that if the school ever gets VHS copies of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, there's every chance they're not going to survive Erik's Feelings and now I'm having feelings.

  • Just realised I got this far (... I did a 6,000 word first draft of this post and am filling in the rest of my thoughts starting from the beginning) without mentioning Scott's opening scenes. I REALLY DON'T LIKE HIM OKAY, DO WE NEED TO SAY ANY MORE ABOUT THIS.

  • Alex you little shit, you have the most middle-class family imaginable, you look like a catalogue family. ... I see why both Summers kids acted out as teenagers?

  • Alex rolling his eyes at Scott being an utter douche is pretty great. Maybe next time you could say something so he stops that?

  • ... REALLY Alex?! You really haven't seen Hank in 10+ years?! Or did you only see him when he was out of serum? ... Seriously, the trouble I have with the long gaps between films is that it means that everyone's relationships have clearly broken down and this breaks my fucking heart. Especially when everyone is so happy to see everyone else! *cries*

  • Theory: Hank still looks SUPER YOUNG and baby-faced because he's injecting himself at least once a day with a serum based on someone whose cells age super slowly? Like, the science is probably bollocks, but this is the fucking X-Men. (... Someone reminded me that watsonian and doylist explanations for things apply outside of Sherlock Holmes fandom, and now I'm here going "I see what I'm doing here?") Also I feel kinda bad for him that he's going around not blue, because as soon as the kids find out it's an option it's probably going to end in either "Let's wind up Dr McCoy and make him fuzz out!" or "Oh god, he's blue, we fucked up!" ... Unless he has found his chill at some point, which would also be kinda nice.

  • I like how Charles is casually holding a literature class in the middle of a corridor. I just kinda like the idea that he gets distracted and just bimbles around the mansion holding classes wherever there's space, and the kids just grab whatever chairs are around.

  • Plus, his wheelchair goes around in circles! I like it.

  • (OMG Jubilee looks SO FULL OF KEEN, it's adorable! ... Also this film has made me realise that crushing on your telepathic teacher must be the most AWKWARD AND EMBARASSING THING.)

  • I... Actually quite like Charles just casually tucking his book under his leg when he's done with his class, because that is 100% exactly what I'd do?

  • I like the fact that Charles has a fancy futuristic electric wheelchair for in the house and a manual one for outside, I think that's a nice touch.

  • "I think that was my favourite tree."
    "So... Am I expelled?"
    "On the contrary! You're enrolled." *CANNOT DEAL WITH CHARLES AT THIS MOMENT YOU ATTRACTIVE MAD BASTARD*

  • YE GET YE APOCALYPSE. IT IS YE LOADBEARING APOCALYPSE.

  • Charles going "Spit-spot, back to bed" is the BEST THING. Like full on gives me life, makes me grin like a loon whenever I remember it, levels of best thing. I like to imagine he picked that up from a nanny or a servant back in childhood and the first few times he did it himself he was just like "Oh god, no, what have I become" and eventually he just embraces it.

  • The walls bubbling is kind of a cool effect.

  • #SOPHIETURNERDESERVESBETTER. Like, straight up, she is a good actor who deserves to have things better than "Like some -- dark power inside of me, and it's growing!" coming out of her mouth.

  • As an aside, I do wonder how Charles felt the day he realised that in meeting Jean he'd found someone who could step to him and then maybe on him in terms of psionics, because that must have been weird. Because I think Emma could step to him, but once Charles worked out how to block her it'd be more of a stalemate?

  • The lines the film decides to have in English and in other languages always confuse me. Like, I assume it's an accessibility thing for people who can't read subtitles? But also, there is absolutely no reason for Erik to be speaking English to all of the Polish people he knows, especially when he clearly speaks Polish.

  • I don't remember this emotionally significant locket (or at least the photos inside) showing up at any point during the previous films. Anyone?

  • I am really uncomfortable with the scene with Erik and Nina and the necklace, and I think it's because it's pinging the same thing as watching interviews, where it's like "This is a private thing that is not for me I can't watch this."

  • (HE LOOKS SO CONFIDENT WHEN HE SAYS "NEVER" EVEN THOUGH HE KNOWS IT'S TOTALLY PLAUSIBLE and I know that's because he's fucking Magneto no matter how much he's chilled out, but I cannot fucking deal with this.)

  • #NINAANDMAGDADESERVEBETTER! MAGDA DESERVES TO BE FUCKING NAMED ON SCREEN BEFORE YOU KILL HER YOU BASTARDS.

  • (As a subquery: I thought that Magda was the mother of Pietro and Wanda? If Magda is Nina's mother, WHO THE FUCK IS PETER'S MOTHER IN THIS UNIVERSE. IMDB just lists her as Ms. Maximoff?)

  • I am really confused by the timing of the arrest scene. The lighting to me suggests either just before dawn or just getting into dusk? But I think later when he's about to commit murder in the factory, Erik says "Some of you spoke to the police about what you thought you saw today" so that suggests it's still the same day? Even though everyone else is still on shift? ... I don't know what's going on, okay, we will get along a lot better if you assume that at all times.

  • "I told you who I was the first night I met you" ... Guys give me this story someone has to have written it I want that conversation.

  • See, the noise that alerted Magda and Erik didn't sound like a girl, it sounded like a bird. I assume that they have learned that animals acting weird mean something is wrong with Nina? Which is a nice touch, really. I AM REALLY SORRY ABOUT THE TRAGIC THINGS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO YOUR FAMILY, ERIK.

  • Part of me assumes there'd have been greater success in talking them down if Magda had tried it, but also I like that Erik went hard into trying to solve this peacefully? Despite how he feels about authority figures, despite his backstory, he still -- I can't deal, I am moving on the snarking at the bad bits of this scene because that is better for my emotions.

  • Is this movie really good at Chekhov's Gun or really bad at it? Because you know as soon as Erik says "Never" that he is ABSOLUTELY going to be taken away from his family, and as soon as the guy with a bow shows up he is going to fire that and kill at least one member of Erik's family, and you know as soon as Magda grabs Nina's shoulders that it's going to be both of them. Also, FUCK'S SAKE instantaneously fridging two female characters with one arrow! That dude is a fuckmuppet but apparently really good at archery.

  • WHY ARE YOU REFERRING TO YOUR WIFE AS PART OF "MY BABIES" WHAT THE FUCK SCRIPTWRITERS WHY ARE YOU SO BAD AT YOUR JOBS?! Not even Michael Fassbender's pretty can make "IS THIS WHAT I AM!?" into a sensible line.

  • ... Although I think that the scenes with his family are possibly the first times it's acknowledged that adult!Erik might have faith? I don't know, thoughts?

  • *watches Erik murder ten people for the mistake of one* *remembers Raven saying that killing one person was never enough for Erik* *lies on floor having feelings*

  • Oh Erik, honey, no, please don't kill people with your family mementos, please. ;____;

  • STORM, FUCK YEAH! *squeed in the middle of the cinema because FUCKING STORM FUCK YEAH!* I like how she still has her team of street kids and uses her powers to make stealing easier. ... Even if I was kinda "Really? That's where we're going with this?" about the hand-thing.

  • "Who rules this world?" Apocalypse asks, and now I'm really struck by wondering how much of the world Apocalypse originally ruled. Was it one of those where he controlled x amount of the world and was spreading out to find the rest of it? Or did he genuinely rule the entire world pre-history? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS OKAY, YOU ONLY ASK ABOUT THE SINGLE RULER OF A LOCATION IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE SHOULD ONLY BE A SINGLE RULER. And I know, Apocalypse, duh, but I still want to know? (Straight up my brain has gone "SO, Alexander the Great" and I'm there going "?!" and trying to work out if there's any way that is actually relevant.)

  • SOMEONE REMIND ME TO GOOGLE WHAT LANGUAGE THEY'RE USING FOR APOCALYPSE because I forgot to do that and it's always interesting to see, especially because I know [twitter.com profile] readingtheend and [twitter.com profile] litomnivore had smart commentary about the use of... Xhosa? Was it? In Civil War, because the countries that speak it are on the opposite side of the continent to where Wakanda is supposed to be.

  • *wonders how many people Apocalypse has stolen the bodies/powers of* *suddenly starts wondering about Apocalypse stealing Rogue's body/powers and immediately starts going "!?!?!?!" WORST OF ALL POSSIBLE TIMELINES*

  • Okay, I straight up don't get the line about "You can't feel it, can you? ... Ah, now you can." when Apocalypse is sealing a guy into a wall. Feel what? Fear? He was pretty fucking scared. Apocalypse's power? He just watched four dudes literally lose their heads. What is going on?

  • I can't believe Charles removed Moira's memories of EVERYTHING to do with mutants. Like, the way it's described it at every point in First Class and Apocalypse is basically "I took her memories of everything after Shaw's raid of the CIA compound because it's safer for us that way" but the way they handle it in THIS film is that she's lost EVERYTHING. And I cannot get over that! I cannot believe in a world where Moira didn't investigate that at all! If I was a trained CIA agent who'd just lost all of the trust, goodwill and respect that I had fucking fought for as a woman in the CIA in the sixties, you're damn fucking right I would have put some effort into finding out how!
    • She MUST have filed reports on her activities, she MUST have, and even if Erik stole/destroyed them or Charles "convinced" someone to misplace them, PEOPLE WOULD STILL HAVE READ THEM. Even if her supervisors refused to let her access her own reports (let's say worst case scenario is "we've removed your clearance so you don't have clearance to look at your own past missions"), surely there'd still be people who'd remember them and ask.

    • (Plus, if someone did destroy those files I feel like it should maybe be mentioned? I'm pretty sure the administrative bits of the CIA compound were still standing after Shaw's raid?)

    • Even if Charles put a compulsion in with the forgetfulness to make her not want to investigate, wouldn't she wonder about those stamps on her passport from her trip to England that she doesn't remember? Or this PhD thesis she's acquired from god knows where?

    • Seriously, if Charles did something so that no one would remember and go "So what about that time you brought a psychic into the heart of Langley?" I'd really have liked that to be mentioned.

    • GUYS DO I WANT TO WRITE THE GODDAMN FIC OF MOIRA MCTAGGART, COMPETENT CIA AGENT, INVESTIGATING HER OWN MOVEMENTS LEADING UP TO THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD PLEASE.

  • "What do you take me for Alex, some kind of pervert?" And then I choked on my own tongue because Charles Xavier you are the fucking worst at everything to do with people. Also YOU DON'T GET TO FREAK OUT ABOUT HER HAVING A LIFE WHEN YOU MINDCONTROLLED HER TO FORGET YOU, FUCK OFF. I am entertained by you and your being terrible at boundaries and relationships, but you are terrible.

  • I feel really sorry for that guy pouring coffee on himself because Charles is Charles. Also the people on the other end of those phonecalls must be so confused?

  • Not gonna lie, the satisfaction on his face when he says "I have level five clearance" is pretty great though.

  • I am interested in Moira tracking cults, though? I feel like that could be an interesting story just on its own? (Although people have pointed out that this is actually another point where you didn't technically need Moira, because she's just filling the role Hank did in DoFP of "research monkey". Ugggggh. The fact that that was something that people actually thought of upsets me because it suggests that Moira was not handled well here.)

  • I really really hope Storm's kids made it out okay. I really hope that she warned them that shit was about to go down in their city and they got to the outskirts at least. ;_____;

  • Storm trying out different languages to see if Apocalypse can understand her! Storm going "Hey, you're a mutant too!" and taking Apocalypse under her wing and trying to explain how you can't just go around killing people. STORM RESPECTING MYSTIQUE AS A FIGHTER AND WANTING TO BE LIKE HER. ;_________; Also, I have feelings about Mystique being a former child thief and going "Well, I sure do recognise some of these feelings."

  • When Apocalypse communes with the TV I genuinely can't tell if the background noise has other languages in it or if he actually managed to somehow just grab the English language channels. I assume the former!

  • It occurs to me that I was CONVINCED that this movie was set in 1983? And that the Vietnam War ended in 1975? (Don't ask me if that's right, I am literally going off thirty seconds on google.) So by that maths, as DoFP was set just after the Vietnam War (Yes? No? Maybe?) it can't have been the ten year anniversary of Magneto doing anything, it's only been eight years. SOMEONE PLEASE CHECK MY MATHS AND GET BACK TO ME ON THAT ONE.

  • Apocalypse playing to Storm's desire to be a hero. .____. Like, they're not even being subtle about this bait and switch, about the switch between "cleansed" and "saved".

  • "Where is the gentleman going?" "Don't know, don't care. I saved his life, what he does with it is up to him." That's... Actually a better attitude to Charles', who seems to save people's lives and then expect them to live ones in line with his values? (See also: Raven, Erik.) Which is probably partly where Raven got her AGGRESSIVE APATHY from.

  • "Caliban likes you so much he wants to give you free information! Some news about an old friend... From back when you had friends." WOW, Caliban, that degree of shade is unneccessary.

  • I am intrigued by Caliban keeping a team of psychics to do what Charles does but for a profit. He can clearly track Erik, and he is clearly known to other mutants, so now I'm wondering whether he knows about the school and if so how much.

  • Man, Psylocke looks so disappointed that Mystique doesn't want to fight her. Respect. (Also, I LOVE Psylocke's original outfit, that is great and I would wear that coat.)

  • SPEAKING OF PSYLOCKE: do we think that she's still Betsy Braddock without the non-consensual bodyjacking she was forced to do? Or do we think she's... Kwannon? Was that the body-jackee's name?

  • Oh my god Hank as if you didn't check the literal sight lines BEFORE you told him to open his eyes. *buries head in hands*

  • Scott: "Professor, you're a genius!"
    Hank: *hems and haws modestly* Oh, no, I'm not a professor...

  • Oh, oh now Jean's not creepy you shallow little shit, now she's hot it's okay! #SCOTTSUMMERSDESERVESWORSE

  • Also the degree of resignation in Jean's character, bless her tiny heart. ;_; I guess that's why she's okay with hanging out with Scott? Because she's given up winning over the others? (#JEANGREYDESERVESBETTER)

  • I am now wondering what route Kurt and Raven had to take to get across the world. Like, did they have to find high vantage points so that he had far enough line-of-sight? Tell me about this.

  • Hank and Raven never expecting to see each other again! ;____; I JUST WANT YOU TO BE FRIENDS AND BE HAPPY, YOU IDIOTS STOP REFUSING TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER BECAUSE RAVEN AND CHARLES HAVE A DIFFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY.

  • "I'm blue!"

  • I like how Caliban ain't even phased by Apocalypse and Storm bugging into his business, and that he's more annoyed about not knowing who Apocalypse is than he is about them invading his place of business.

  • I meant to mention this earlier, but the contact lenses that Caliban's actor has to wear must have been really uncomfortable.

  • See, even though Storm was arguing earlier that there were systems! And laws! SO you can't just go around killing people! She seems to have missed all those bits where Apocalypse sneers at systems right in front of her. Or else is too deep in to care by this point.

  • "You don't look like Caliban's father. Maybe a little bit around here -- *gun*"

  • Man, Psylocke's face whenever someone offers her a fight and when Caliban tells her to stand down. I love her so much for it.

  • "The only thing American about this place is that it used to be British." *chokes laughing* I don't know if it's made better or worse when I know that the mansion they use (at least for the outside) is in fact in England.

  • "This is Scott, he's... New here too." Oh my god Jubilee, you're amazing.

  • So apparently Scott is a car thief now? That... Almost makes him an interesting character, except that I thought that Alex was supposed to be a car thief or something? I don't even know. (Also I like the assumption that Professor X has more than one car, which I'd say is correct except that maybe they left in Alex's? And that someone in that house owns a butter-yellow convertible, because that's adorable.

  • "How are you going to get it out of here?"
    "Oh, I built a retractable roof into the basketball court." OH MY GOD HANK. OH MY GOD. Also I like how Charles is opposed to preparing for a war, but is apparently cool with Hank motifying the building and grounds to let Hank prepare for a war? Unless Hank just did that during the seven-to-nine year period where Charles checked out of his own life and Charles has mellowed to the point where he doesn't live in other people's heads anymore.

  • "I think we should hope for the best, but plan for the worst." OKAY I AM HERE FOR TEAM ACCEPTABLE MIDDLE GROUND JUST IGNORING THE SHIT OUT OF CHARLES AND ERIK AND SORTING THE WORLD OUT DESPITE THEM.

  • ... This film now has me wondering about Erik controlling molten metal and that sounds really cool and like it would be really visually striking.

  • Okay, I've never been able to picture what people mean when they say "a thousand-yard stare" but I think that Erik's face when he walks into the factory might be it. ;_____;

  • I really did not like his speech in this scene, it seemed... Long. And not in the language that made most sense for his audience.

  • People who also saw this movie in the cinema: do you find that the biggest laughs are for the lines where people say "fuck"? Because that is certainly what happened in my viewings.

  • I like how this movie keeps cutting to Storm for her reactions, as the sensible member of the party.

  • *has intense, conflicted feelings about Erik*

  • OKAY BUT look at the scenes that flash up when he starts to reach, because there's actually a mix of happy and sad there, that is him remembering his lessons and I am not okay with this. *lies on floor*

  • ... I don't even know how to react to any part of the scene at Auschwitz. I watched the entire thing with my hands over my mouth because I straight up could not work out how to react to any part of that but it made my hands shake.

  • Peter and his complicated feelings about Magneto being his father though. And his mother being totally onto him.

  • SERIOUSLY, MS. MAXIMOFF, WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO ERIK THAT YOU HATE HIM THIS HARD THERE IS TOTALLY A STORY HERE BEYOND "HE DITCHED ME WHILE I WAS PREGNANT" I MUST KNOW. Like, this can't just be because of him leaving you while you were pregnant with twins or those two times he was accused of/nearly killed the president, this seems older. Did he use you as cover while he was Nazi hunting? Did he kill three people and walk out on you like it was nothing? Tell me what you know!

  • "At least we can all agree that the third's the worst one." YOU KNEW YOU BASTARDS, YOU FUCKING KNEW AND YOU'RE TROLLING ME. <3

  • CHARLES AND RAVEN! There's something about the way she refers to her face as "this form" that gets me, because it's the face she keeps coming back to and yet??? ... I dunno. Also I really want the fic where she runs into Moira between the films.

  • Oh god, complicated sibling relationship GIVE IT TO ME! The casual cruelty of "After you left me on the beach in Cuba"! The amount of rejection in "This was never my home, I just lived here"! Charles is so excited to share his dream with her (like she's a potential investor, maybe? Like this is how he can lure her back?) and Raven is so sure that he's out of touch with the real world. *lies on the floor, feeling intensely*

  • "You still sound just like him," and the degree of hurt there. ;____________________;

  • (#SUPERHET)

  • Erik being in pain being the thing that draws the two of them together and actually gets them to set aside their differences to team up. *still on floor, sobs*

  • "I based the colour on -- doesn't matter." OH MY GOD HANK NO STOP WHY WHYYYYYY.

  • "The CIA would kill for this."
    "I know."
    I -- Guys, is that a reference to Worst Timeline?! Was that a thing?! Or at some point did Charles and Hank have to politely convince some CIA agents that there is literally nothing to see here?!

  • Erik recognising Charles reaching out to his mind before Charles actually says anything *broken wail from the floor* ;___________;

  • I don't know how I feel about Charles' conviction that if he can just get the people he loves in one place they will a) be okay! Somehow! And b) maybe stay this time instead of leaving again. *wibbles*

  • "What would they have wanted?"
    "They would have wanted to live!"
    I -- I can't even argue with that, oh Erik honey.

  • Charles, why are you telling Hank that Erik isn't alone, what can Hank do about it? Or are you just telling him for the record so when this inevitably goes to shit he can sort something out?

  • Okay, apparently Apocalypse can't control minds on a grand scale, but can detect a mental link? And then take control of it to control the person on the other end? Do I understand this correctly?

  • "Thank you for letting me in." *SCREAMS IN A CORNER*

  • ... Let's not talk about my feelings about Charles' eyes going completely black as Apocalypse takes over. Let's just... Acknowledge that they exist, and then just. Ignore them.

  • So Erik was unintentionally the lure that brought Charles to Apocalypse's attention. ... Shockingly, I have feelings.

  • *wonders whether the screaming is because someone touched the helmet and disrupted the link, or because of how many of the people Charles was linked to just died.

  • I like that they very specifically showed the nukes all NOT exploding. ... I wonder if that's going to be a plot point in another film? Because I'm sure you could do SOMETHING with that.

  • Y'know, if Apocalypse had come out and announced that he was responsible for disarming the world, he would probably have got a decent amount of followers. But I guess if he wants to purge the world, he doesn't need to give a fuck about that?

  • "Wreak havoc!" a) I am into this, b) I am going to assume the fact that you didn't do that in the first place was out of concern for the professor and how that would affect him and not because people forgot you were there.

  • *claws face over Mystique's face when Erik shows up and expressionlessly just kidnaps Charles.

  • HANK REALISING EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT DOOR! HOW IS A GUY WHO MADE IT ROUND CAMPUS IN LIKE FORTY SECONDS FLAT TOO SLOW TO STOP ALEX?! *claws face*

  • QUICKSILVER YES. *brief break while I put Sweet Dreams on* I love this scene, it's super great. Especially because he still has Charles' business card eight-to-ten years later? But him just zooming around the school rescuing people and setting up rhube-goldberg style landings and posing/being silly while he does it? YOU GO QUICKSILVER, YOU ARE MY FAVE AND CLEARLY SUPER SMART TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL OF THAT.

  • I imagine the sudden whisperings when Mystique was blue must have freaked her out, because look how that usually ends for her.

  • *looks at the crowd of students* This school is hella white when you look at the group shots, and as far as I can tell the only students with visible mutations have "pretty" ones as Mystique once phrased it. THAT SURE IS AN INTERESTING THING.

  • #ALEXSUMMERSDESERVEDBETTER

  • See, I was about to go "!?!?!" over Moira blindly trusting the army dudes who've shown up, but more to the point -- the psychic attack ended about five minutes ago? HOW DID YOU GET THERE SO FAST?! Again, really confused about timing in this film, because when the kids wake up later there are still trails in the sky? MOIRA LEGIT WHAT DID YOU THINK THE DUDES WERE THERE FOR PLEASE EXPLAIN.

  • Mystique's face when she recognises Striker though. ._.

  • #JUBILEEDESERVESBETTER

  • STRAIGHT UP WHY DID YOU GIVE ME JUBILEE IF YOU WERE JUST GOING TO LEAVE HER ON THE FLOOR WHILE SCOTT FUCKING SUMMERS GETS TO DO THINGS? LITERALLY THE ONLY PART OF HIS STORY ARC SHE COULDN'T DO IS SOBBING ABOUT ALEX AND BEING A DOUCHE. DID YOUR BUDGET NOT EXTEND TO BALLS OF PLASMA?!

  • "This is Berlin all over again!" Oh Kurt, sweetie, no! *clutches face*

  • Oh Jean. The degree of resignation in "I know how everybody feels." *clutches face harder* (Do you think being in the box is the first chance in a while she's had to not have to listen to everyone's feelings? Or do you think that she can still pick up Scott/Kurt? I'm assuming the latter, please discuss.)

  • #UNCOMFORTABLYINTOJAMESMCAVOY AT LEAST IN THIS SCENE AND I AM NOT SURE HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS. D:

  • Okay, but someone put Charles' jacket under his head before they laid him on rocks, and I must know who. There are only three options really, because Angel and Psylocke would not have given a single shit and would have had to be told to do it, and I feel like it would be illuminating to know who actually did?

  • I can't get over Charles ignoring the shit out of Apocalypse to argue with Erik about the part he's playing in ending the world, with occasional snippy asides. "No, you've tapped into his rage and pain, that's all you've done." *puts face in hands and shrieks a little*

  • What really bugs me about Apocalypse's team is that there is A LOT of them just standing around while Apocalypse does speeches. I feel like this movie would have been a bit more interesting if there'd been at least the suggestion that he sent them off to do his bidding? Or at least that there was more of a reason for Apocalypse to have this team.

  • QUICKSILVER FREAKING OUT AND WANTING TO KNOW IF THEY'RE ALL GOING TO GO BLUE! :D :D :D ... I genuinely don't remember Moira's reaction, which is a shame. But also I quite like how Hank refers to his serum as his meds. It kinda feels like how I refer to the pills I take to help me concentrate.

  • HOW DID YOU TRACK THAT PSYCHIC EVENT BACK TO ITS EPICENTRE, TELL ME YOU BASTARDS I NEED TO KNOW FOR FICWRITING PURPOSES! *anguished teeth-gnashing*

  • How does Oscar Isaac still have a charming smile in that much paint. How.

  • "For a guy who moves as fast as me, I always seem to be too late." ;__________________; (Also: that entire conversation where Peter wants to know if his father was a bad guy and Raven goes from "What, you saw a speech on TV sometime?" to "WHAT?!" is great.)

  • I think the way that the message automatically translates to everyone's preferred language is really cool, even if Charles changing Apocalypse's message at the end is probably kinda confusing for the people who don't know what's going on.

  • Okay, but Erik's face as he watches Charles defy Apocalypse. *wails*

  • LOOK, GUYS, I APPRECIATE THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO RAISE THE ALARM, BUT YOU COULD HAVE LITERALLY JUST HAVE BLASTED THE DOORS OPEN, AND USED THE TELEPORTER, THE PSYCHIC, AND THE GUY WITH SUPERSPEED TO GET THE FUCK OUT BEFORE YOU GOT BUSTED. YOU COULD HAVE SAVED US TEN MINUTES OF FUCKING WOLVERINE YOU SHITS! STRAIGHT UP COULD HAVE JUST HEADED TO THE HANGAR BAY AND HELD THEM OFF LONG ENOUGH TO ESCAPE, NO NEED FOR THIS MUCH MURDER. I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST FOUR DIFFERENT WAYS YOU COULD HAVE GOT OUT OF THERE WITH THE RESOURCES YOU'VE GOT, HANK MCCOY IS A CANONICAL SUPERGENIUS AND YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT HE COULDN'T THINK OF A WAY OUT WITH ACCESS TO THOSE WINDOWS AND A GUY WHO MOVES AT SUPERSPEED?!

  • Raised this argument with [twitter.com profile] sithe and was told "But their powers don't work in that room!" YES THEY DO LOOK AT MYSTIQUE NOT BEING BLUE. RIGHT THERE.

  • What I'm saying here is nobody cares about Wolverine and his dorky shorts and I could have lived without those scenes. Especially baby!Jean fixing his brain as best she could, because watching those scenes knowing that in an alternate timeline he is going to be in love with her in maybe a decade is really weird.

  • Also, kids, please, you know some of the walls in this building are traps! Be more careful where you teleport! Although now I'm wondering what affect the mutation-muting electric walls would have on someone with a passive mutation like Wolverine -- would his healing factor stop working?

  • Really? A guy stands up during a massive crisis and says "I'll be right back" and no one questions it? Not a single person?

  • "You got your war plane. Let's go to war." Damn Raven, you're good at the snappy rallying cries.

  • (I think it says a lot about Raven that she's more comfortable with an actual war to fight than she is without one. ... Also, it's interesting that out of Charles, Erik and Raven, Raven is the one who stayed active. Need to remember that for fic-writing purposes.

  • [twitter.com profile] hardlyaverage has an amazing theory that Erik was never actually the fourth horseman. Apocalypse didn't do the glowing-eyes power-enhancement; he just pointed out the power Erik already had. Y'know whose powers he did boost? Charles.
    • OKAY but hear me out: Psylocke as War, because she is so stoked about the fights she gets into. Angel as Death, because Angel of Death is literally the angle the film went with. Storm as Famine, because she controls the weather, I don't know who else I'd trust to be able to cause a famine in thirty seconds flat. Charles as Pestilence, because if anyone can cause ideas to spread like the plague, of course it's a goddamn telepath.

    • ... Now I just want to reread the 52 tie-in compilation where DC's Big Three get possessed by Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I think Diana was War, Superman was Death and Batman was definitely going to be Famine? But Famine tried to take control of Batman, and he ate it. Because Batman's hunger outstrips an actual horseman of the Apocalypse. ... This was actually the basis for my theory of Storm being Famine before I remembered the weather control thing, it was literally "Storm actually wants, she could totally want enough for that."

  • It's very convenient for everyone that there were flight suits for women in those lockers, despite there not appearing to be a single woman on the base. But also I really like those flight suits. I think it's nice that everyone, especially Jean and Mystique, got to wear sensible outfits with really nice boots?

  • "And me? Am I to play a role in this madness?" Okay, the level of snootiness goes up as Charles gets more pissed. #UNCOMFORTABLYINTOJAMESMCAVOY

  • "Were you scared?" I CAN'T EVEN WITH THESE CHILDREN AND RAVEN TAKING THEM UNDER HER WING. Like, me and [personal profile] scarimonious were talking about how much having a team would be good for Erik because a family would give him the incentive to chill out and focus and look after people? (This was before she saw it, APPRECIATE HOW GOOD I WAS IN NOT SPOILING ANYTHING FOR HER.) And I'm kinda thinking that the same's true of Mystique. She's not actually had a chosen family before? It's always been people who chose her, rather than necessarily her choosing them, so having the option to go "No, you people are mine now" would totally be good for her.

  • "Seeing you on TV that day changed my life." YES, WOMEN INSPIRING OTHER WOMEN, GIVE ME MORE OF THAT.

  • I think that the moment where Erik starts ripping the world apart is probably the calmest we've even seen him. ;_____;

  • I'm assuming Erik is targetting things by... Size? Degree of metal? Which is why the cargo containers move but not the hats, and things are flying out of the water but the cars aren't moving.

  • Angel throwing Charles around like a sack of spuds, because clearly Angel thinks he's too important to be doing this. (ALSO, it took me like three viewings to realise that the reason the statue of Apocalypse doesn't look right is probably because he's prepped it for when he jumps into Charles. D: D: D: )

  • #UNCOMFORTABLYINTOJAMESMCAVOY

  • Like, straight up, we were leaving the cinema screen and I turned round to [twitter.com profile] hardlyaverage and very musingly said "I think I'm actually really into James McAvoy when he's tied to a table?" and then was quite surprised when Jay nearly fell over because they were laughing so hard? APPARENTLY YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY THAT SHIT OUT LOUD ON YOUR WAY HOME REGARDLESS OF HOW TRUE IT IS, GOOD TO KNOW.

  • Quicksilver volunteering to go with Raven to talk Erik down. ;_;

  • Scott, now is not the time to freak out about not being good at your powers. You are literally wasting time that could be used to save the world. But Mystique telling them not to control their powers is perfect, because YES. If there is ever a situation when you shouldn't have to worry about it, this is it.

  • STORM THOUGH. STORM AND HER AMAZING INTRO. And then Psylocke showing up to save her (I like the detail of Storm still has to roll to fit in the gap, because Psylocke didn't want to save her that much.) and being in charge of the fight. Like this fight mainly seems to be a series of poor match-ups, but I think they did their best with what they had?

  • "You never had the chance to save your family before, but you do now!" Oh, wow. Wow. ;___;

  • Nightcrawler trying to take Angel's eyes out is my favourite part of that fight.

  • PSYLOCKE'S HAPPY MURDER FACE THOUGH. She looks so excited to be murdering these people. <3

  • Charles trying to brain himself to keep Apocalypse out! D: D: D: D:

  • Nightcrawler telling Scott to put his glasses on before they bamf out is surprisingly logical.

  • I'm not gonna lie, I genuinely thought when I first watched this scene that it was going to be a shocking twist and ACTUALLY Apocalypse had made it over. Maybe not completely, but enough! I AM REALLY GLAD THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED, I AM REALLY SUPER GLAD. ... Someone is going to have written that fic and I'm going to need to avoid it like the PLAGUE.

  • Psylocke leaping off a building and stabbing the fuck out of a plane! <3 Kurt trying to teleport the entire party of the plane, even though he doesn't think he can do it! (Plus, this answers questions I had about his teleportation -- if he can't take the entire thing, he just doesn't teleport, he doesn't take bits of it.) Plus, Jean crashing the plane and Psylocke bugging out.

  • MYSTIQUE KNOWS THAT PLANE WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN OFF WITHOUT CHARLES ON IT. MYSTIQUE DOESN'T KNOW CHARLES MADE IT OFF THE PLANE. *anguished shrieking*

  • Charles' face though when Apocalypse says "We're still connected."

  • OKAY, BUT APOCALYPSE BEING ABLE TO REACT FAST ENOUGH TO COUNTER QUICKSILVER. THAT IS TERRIFYING. Especially because he doesn't just trap Quicksilver, he neutralises him completely. I WAS NOT OKAY WITH THIS, ESPECIALLY WHEN HE USES PETER AND RAVEN TO TAUNT CHARLES.

  • See, my understanding of how Raven's powers work means that she must have found Psylocke and stolen her sword, and also left her flight suit there, because she can't transform actual clothes she's wearing? RESPECT TO YOUR GUTS, RAVEN. Especially because she just walks up to Apocalypse and tries to cut his throat. ._____. SHE IS THE BRAVEST, OH MYSTIQUE. ;___;

  • STORM'S FACE WHEN SHE REALISES WHAT'S HAPPENING OH GOD I CANNOT HANDLE THIS! *shrieks*

  • Mystique's scales flickering as she chokes! D: D: D: D:

  • (Am now picturing her doing the mythological trick of "changing your shape several times while someone is holding onto you to make them back the fuck off, but clearly that doesn't work here.)

  • Charles's face when he realises Raven's out there, oh god, I'm not okay with that. *gross sobbing*

  • STRAIGHT UP, if Charles could have walked out of there, no one in that room would have been able to stop him. ;__________;

  • "Thank you for letting me in." *SHRIEKING*

  • CHARLES WEAPONISING HIS CONNECTION TO THE WORLD THOUGH. THAT IS LITERALLY WHERE I CAME INTO X-MEN FANDOM. I... I want more of that, please and thank you.

  • CHARLES RECREATIONALLY PUNCHING APOCALYPSE IN THE FACE THOUGH. #UNCOMFORTABLYINTOJAMESMCAVOY (Like, I did genuinely want Jean to nuke Apocalypse enough that Charles could throw him out of his head himself? I get why that's not what happened, but I still kinda want it.)

  • Right, I appreciate that for the most part this film hasn't been that #SUPERHET, but OKAY, MATE, THE THING THAT GETS YOU TO DO A HEEL-FACE TURN ISN'T RAVEN, ISN'T THE MEMORY OF YOUR FAMILY (or the dude you suspected of being your kid last movie), IT'S CHARLES FUCKING XAVIER AND REMEMBERING THAT THIS GUY HAS FAITH IN YOU. I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN THAT SCENE, RIGHT DOWN TO THE EMPHASIS ON CHARLES WALKING AWAY FROM HIM, OH GOD I DON'T KNOW WHICH OF US SHOULD FEEL MORE LIKE SCUM FOR THIS BUT AUUUUGH. *claws face, rolls under furniture*

  • Jay: YOU COULD HAVE HIT APOCALYPSE WITH THOSE GIRDERS!
    Me: IT WAS SYMBOLIC, OKAY.

  • ... Now I'm just picturing Erik doing the "ripping metal out of the earth thing" to crush Apocalypse," which I assume that he didn't do because it would have destroyed the house and Mystique and Peter. (Did he just let the metal around the world drop? Because that is probably just as dangerous as raising it in the first place.)

  • "No, I betrayed them." YOU'RE DAMN FUCKING RIGHT YOU DID ERIK LENSHERR, YOU FIX THIS GODDAMN MESS RIGHT NOW. *cries, clutches heart*

  • LITERALLY WHY IS MOIRA HERE IF ALL YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HER DO IS WATCH?! Is it so you have a justification later for "Magneto has been taken off the world's shit list for his part in saving the planet as confirmed by this CIA agent?" Like, seriously, Moira McTaggart once tried to take on Magneto when her only resource was a weapon she knew damn well he could deflect, if you expect me to believe that she wouldn't have tried to shoot Apocalypse I don't think we have the same read on her character.

  • ... It occurs to me REALLY REALLY BELATEDLY that Erik really has had character growth, because DoFP!Erik would have killed Charles to deny Apocalypse a resource (see also: WHAT HE TRIED TO DO TO RAVEN) and now I want to cry under a table because that's an awful thought and I regret it.

  • ... I am not sure if I'm #uncomfortablyintojamesmcavoy bleeding on the floor or not. I think the point where he's bleeding on the floor and his face just lights up because Jean is about to cut loose: I am into that? And maybe I should NOT be.

  • SCOTT SUMMERS WHY DID YOU EVEN STOP LASERING APOCALYPSE IN THE FACE?! If you were trying to check on Hank, fine, but OH MY GOD WILL YOU FUCKING FOCUS!

  • JEAN IN PHOENIX MODE THOUGH. JEAN IN PHOENIX MODE. That moment where she just strides straight out off the side of the building and lights up the world. Oh man, that is my jam. I am here for that, especially the fact that she can straight up just disintegrate whatever's left in Charles' head. PLEASE GIVE ME AN ENTIRE MOVIE OF JUST THAT PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

  • AND THEN STORM JOINING IN! MY HEART.

  • Just, yes. Everyone teaming up to take down Apocalypse, yes. That is my narrative kink.

  • Seriously, Moira, learn to take a fucking pulse. Or writers, learn to imply that Charles nearly died because Apocalypse tried to take him with him better. Also CHARLES WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING TIMING, STOP THAT. ... Also, now I'm wondering if Moira is going to remember those twenty-year-old memories better than other stuff from that time period, considering they got put back instead of being left to fade naturally.

  • Oh god, they all look so young and babby in the flashbacks. *buries face in hands*

  • LOOK, I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M INTO THE COMBO OF PULLED UP SLEEVES, SLIGHTLY HAIRY FOREARMS, AND FANCY WRISTWATCHES BUT I AM AND WHICH MAKES CHARLES' ARMS THE BEST THING ABOUT THAT ENTIRE STUPID EXCHANGE.

  • Erik and Storm nodding to each other like "We're sticking together for this bit, right?" "Right." *has feelings*

  • See, I understand how Jean and Erik are reassembling the house, but I'm not sure how it's going to STAY TOGETHER unless they are using their powers to put the nails in as well.

  • Peter's cast looks like he got the entire school to sign it and I love it.

  • I really really want Peter and Storm hanging out and being awkward not-quite siblings! Also I like to think that Mystique told Storm and Erik being Peter's father because Peter keeps awkwardly hovering around Erik and Storm took it as him not trusting in Erik's change of heart and she was gonna Take Steps.

  • Look, I just want Storm and Jean to adopt Erik as their superpowered dad because it would be cute! Storm and Erik can bond over That One Time We Worked For Apocalypse And This Was A Terrible Life Choice, Erik and Jean can talk telekinesis (I saw the phrase metallokinesis applied to Erik once and it makes much more sense considering I'm pretty sure he moved non-metallic metals)... Plus I think the three people who'd have the easiest time literally ending the world should be friends! It would be great!

  • The way Storm looked at that exchange with Peter though, I did kind of expect it to cut to Mystique, because that was a look of love, right there.

  • And the fine tradition of "people standing in the background of shots posing when they could totally be doing something useful and interesting" has spread to the school! Nooooo!

  • "I was right about Raven. I was even right about you." GIVE ME MY GODDAMN FAMILY STORY YOU BASTARDS, GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT NOW. *sobs* I don't know what you think you've been right about Charles beyond "My family is full of good people who love me and each other more than they want to kill everyone" but I guess that's the most important thing to be right about.

  • "I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to my school looking for trouble." *strangled scream*

  • ERIK'S FACE when he says "You're a psychic Charles. You can convince me to do anything." *ANGUISHED SCREAM* *LIES ON THE FUCKING FLOOR BECAUSE I AM DONE WITH THIS GODDAMN FILM I AM A GOOD PERSON AND I DESERVE BETTER THAN TO HAVE THIS FRANCHISE TOYING WITH MY EMOTIONS*

  • I like how every time I've seen this film, someone's gone "!?" over Mystery Man in the credits and we all go "wait, who's counting as a mystery man?!" and then the after-credits scene happens.

  • I feel REALLY SORRY for the poor scrubs who had to clean up that base. Like, I think the guy hoovering up the bullets is probably what gets me? The guy who's failing at mopping up blood is the one that annoys the shit out of me though because he's just smearing the mess around! Stop that!
    • (... Now need to sit down with my twitter feed and talk about the best way to clean up blood, because I'm pretty sure between us we can hash this out. Like, any blood on my floor has been "can wipe this up and then wash the floor" quantities, I imagine at the "someone bled out here" point you need to start treating it like a cracked egg and put something in it to make it congeal/set faster so you don't smear it around and make it harder to clean. At least on concrete, because if you leave that fucker to dry, it's going to stain anyway so it matters less. Thoughts?)

  • OKAY, the first time I watched this with [twitter.com profile] hardlyaverage we were there like "Okay, Essex Corp is clearly significant, who the fuck is Essex Corp? Did they make Deadpool?" and it turns out that they're the company that made X-23? Literally all I know about her is "Female Wolverine number three!" but I am still cool with that? FEMALE WOLVERINE MOVIE, GIMME.


When I saw this movie on my own (we're up to three times by this point, what is my life, I'm going home.), I did end up attempting to take notes due to a conversation with Ms [personal profile] owlmoose where she mentioned that she assumed that's what I did. (I don't! I just do the watching it in my brain thing and then snark aggressively at what I remember.) It turns out that this is actually doable! But it means that I'm paying a little less attention to the movie, and I seriously need to invest in a plain exercise book if I'm gonna do that on the regular. I might save that for viewings of movies I do just to better reaction shot them.

As ever, shout out to [twitter.com profile] hardlyaverage for being my midnight showing buddy! Next time, you should probably pick the movie.

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Date: 2016-05-31 10:12 am (UTC)
scarimonious: This is the very essence of Jason Statham. And it is awesome. (Statham!)
From: [personal profile] scarimonious
*LIES ON THE FLOOR, FACE IN HANDS, SILENTLY WAILING* If anyone had told me that I'd have so many feelings about X-Men right now, I would have called them a liar. But here I am. SORRY IF THIS IS AN INCOHERENT BABBLING MESS.

I maintain that Erik needs to have baby mutants think that he's the best dad. And for them to not die. People have to not die. (I still really need awkward Raven and Erik as step parents).

NGL the pizza dog delighted me on so many levels. I guess I'm slowly coming to terms with how we'll never get Pizza Dog with Hawkeye so I'll just take this now. This is before I wallow in my feelings about Peter being like for someone so fast, he's so slow at other things so you just know he's not going to straight up tell Erik "HI DAD?" until Erik's already walked away. Someone needs to break it to Erik that he's got genetic family as well as found family.

I like the point that Raven has basically spent the last 20 years finding mutants and making sure they're safe and not alone. Like goddamn, give me a movie that's straight up about that, from doing recon and possibly breaking some out of facilities because you know that mutant experimentation would totally be the rage since they became public knowledge.

It thrills me that the whole "That one time Magneto flew a stadium over the White House and tried to kill Nixon" is now being taught in schools. I really love in-universe meta about these weird big superhero moments having some kind of impact on society. (Like the Captain America Smithsonian exhibition is basically tip of the iceberg, clearly the MCU needs more about the Battle of New York and now we've got the Sokovia Accords which is nice but THERE STILL NEEDS TO BE SO MUCH MORE.) But okay by that token, it would mean the whole Cuban Missile Crisis stuff from First Class is part of recorded history and Moira presumably would have seen it on the news. Possibly it'd get brought up with the assassination of JFK specailly since Erik does get thrown into a concrete and plastic prison for it. There should be enough information out there for Moira to piece together some of her missing time on her own. And the rest, idk, maybe this is why she works with cults because sometimes crazy conspiracy theories are not all that crackpot after all. Also she'd be working cults at the rise of the Satanic Panic in the US so she's going to have a very busy time ahead of her. This is presuming that the Satanic Panic still happens. Maybe it'd become Mutant Panic.

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Date: 2016-06-14 03:59 pm (UTC)
oracne: Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (nightcrawler)
From: [personal profile] oracne
This movie was totally a hot mess but I loved how Erik and Charles were, like, playing it like Shakespeare 'cause they felt like it.

Also, fridging two family members with one arrow? *deep sigh*

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Date: 2016-06-15 12:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oracne
It was LUDICROUS. But Quicksilver made up for a lot. And I so wanted more of Storm and Nightcrawler. LOTS more.

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