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January 12th, 2007
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Past Imperfect (Past and to Come, 5/10)

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From:sabra_n
Date:January 13th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
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Oh, I think X3 pretty much ruled out the "nice guy" interpretation of Xavier's character. "Well-meaning", yes. But as you said, he's calculating, too. There's plenty of room for that take.

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From:mofic
Date:January 13th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I think X3 pretty much ruled out the "nice guy" interpretation of Xavier's character.

I have a lot of problems with X3, but Xavier is high on my list. I don't see him as simply a nice guy, as I said, but I just can't see him as not caring about Scott at all. I want to write X3 fanfic (in fact I'm thinking that's my next project) but I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with him. That whole "Scott hasn't been the same since Jean died, so let's ditch him" speech he makes in the beginning, combined with not really noticing Scott's dead later on has to be dealt with somehow, but I haven't got a handle on it yet.
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From:fyredancer
Date:January 13th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
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That really bothered me, too. That line in the beginning was so dismissive, so callous, and I think even a man as calculating as Xavier had to be would never be so unfeeling of Scott, his chief (and second-longest) pupil.

I had SO many problems with X3, though, I wish I could get hold of the script-writers and SHAKE them. One actual quote I've seen ran something like "well, this is the last one, so we may as well kill whomever we like!" *headdesk*

I've heard rumors that they're trying to coax Bryan Singer back to do a fourth X-men film and I hope it's true. I think he'd figure out a way to bring Scott back without being too implausible. (The one hope I cling to: you never actually SEE Scott die in X3, so...there's hope!)
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From:mofic
Date:January 15th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
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I know what you mean about shaking the script writers. I do think that flawed movies can have a lot of potential for fanfic, because it can fix the flaws. But when it's as problematic as X3, I don't know if it's fixible.

I think bringing Scott back is definitely doable, though.
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