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Dark Phoenix Tracking For Record Low X-Men Franchise Opening ( Below The Wolverine)

Oct 25, 2017
3,573
The trailer makes it look worse then Hellboy. Using a slow somber cover of The Doors This is the End is like the worst example yet. That's already a somber song. It was good enough for Apocalypse Now.
 
Oct 26, 2017
8,322
Madrid
IMO, X1 > X2 > First Class > Logan > Deadpool > Deadpool 2 > DoFP > The Wolverine > Apocalypse > Origins > X3

They've always been my favorite comic, so it's been really rough seeing how much they keep botching it.
And odd that Deadpool did it so much better. (I'm still bitter about Jubilee constantly getting shafted, especially in Apocalypse, when you had this great actress and everything, then... nada.)
That's extremely close to my own order. Seen it like that, it's actually quite interesting how Logan and the Deadpool movies kind of bridge the large gap in quality between the good X-Men movies and the bad ones; and in more general terms, how later movies in the franchise bridged the dizzying, yawning quality abyss between X1/2 and X3. :D
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,808
After being so spoiled with the MCU I have trouble enjoying any of the X-Men movies anymore. Their are some bright spots but there is very little continuity and they all feel off and random. The Feige X-Men films can't some soon enough.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,497
The movie is nearly 2 months away — how accurate is tracking even going to be at this point?

X-Men movies without Wolverine are always going to be operating with a huge handicap.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,652
They’ve made over 10 X-Men films. I’m sure Fox is doing fine with the property.
Fox isn’t doing anything with it anymore lol. But do you, chief.

The movie is nearly 2 months away — how accurate is tracking even going to be at this point?

X-Men movies without Wolverine are always going to be operating with a huge handicap.
Lol you say this till the MCU manages it with ease.

I love Logan, but his importance to the roster is overstated.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,358
Not surprised given that the audience knows that there's no point in watching it given that its getting rebooted in five years time.

They’ve made over 10 X-Men films. I’m sure Fox is doing fine with the property.
They really aren't, all of the X-Men movies have always recycled the same plot of Xavier vs Magneto. They messed up with X-Men 3 that they had to write it out. Wolverine origin was suppose to be the first of the X-men origin series which got canned due to Wolverine: Origin bombing and eventually being written out.

X-Men: Apocalypse was a bland movie with lackluster reviews.

Oh and they are doing another take on the Dark Phoenix story and still getting it wrong.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,377
They’ve made over 10 X-Men films. I’m sure Fox is doing fine with the property.
First of all, Disney owns FOX now, so ???

But even if Disney didn’t get the X-Men back, this very thread indicates that your comment about FOX doing “just fine” isn’t true. The returns are diminishing, and the other X-Men movie in the pipeline, New Mutants, will likely garner even less interest. Managing your franchise isn’t to the toilet isn’t an ideal outcome of proper oversight...
 
Oct 27, 2017
10,397
Simon Kinberg burying the Phoenix storyline so hard the MCU isn't going to touch it until 2040. Should be doing worse than that.

Hopefully the legs are astoundingly awful.
 
Oct 30, 2017
3,675
California
I can't believe they're letting this and New Mutants hit theaters after the acquisition. I would've just cancelled both and paid out those involved.

They're both going to result in financial losses, This comes out in less than 2 months and there is zero marketing push for it. It should sneak into theaters for like a month and then dip.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,025
Who’s gonna pay to see a movie where you know none of it matters because this entire world and cast will be rebooted anyway?
This isn’t the issue... if people thought the movie would be decent, they’d go see hoe this particular series ends.

People still went to see TDKR even though it would be the last in the series.
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,350
I wonder if the average shmuck knows about the Disney deal and is just waiting for the REAL Children of the Atom or do people just not care after Apocalypse?

Probably a mix of both
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,854
Lancaster, PA
I wonder if the average shmuck knows about the Disney deal and is just waiting for the REAL Children of the Atom or do people just not care after Apocalypse?

Probably a mix of both
It’s the latter. Audiences are just worn down by the last two extremely subpar X-Men. Then they removed X-Men from the title, taking away the name recognition which was the only thing this (very likely) pile of garbage had going for it.

If the movie looked good in previews it could have generated buzz. It has looked TERRIBLE in previews. This film has literally no upside.