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Color Commentary: X-Men Dark Phoenix Review

Rashad and Chuck go against the Rotten Tomatoe reviews of X-men Dark Phoenix. An enjoyable review of how Jean Grey evolves into the Dark Phoenix.


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one Saturday morning
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this light is kind of bright professor
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are you sure you don't want to do this
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it seemed to be a little more camera
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friendly than I oh oh we're recording oh
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I'm so sorry
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oh hello hello everyone this is hate
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McCoy some people call me the Beast if
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you can see and I myself and mystique
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she's off camera right now but we'll be
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talking about the the x-men and the Dark
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Phoenix project today along with the
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color commentary crew whether they give
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you views from a surface that mystique
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as I mention its off-camera she's in
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impersonating someone else right now
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oh I love you I love how you can just
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impersonate how you can become any woman
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that you want to it's just too bad that
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you only do that for Wolverine all those
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other books but anyway huh nervous on
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camera oh it looks like we have somebody
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that we joined us today
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hey Jean is Jean Grey from the Xavier
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Institute ching-ching why are you on a
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fire Oh mark what doesn't work mistake
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don't let Jean mistake Janee don't
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[Music]
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mistake just destroyed I mean the Jean
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just destroyed Jean as he deposited the
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contents of the entire body into this
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container oh my god I'm so angry time
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for me to take my serum and turning to
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the beach
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[Music]
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who's working all that I don't really
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like you that's mean anyway but it's
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your boy here Chuck Taylor here with the
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color commentary cruel I'm here with
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cafe's party easy or we give we already
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do parties of all kinds so yes you have
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my beast look on here I went straight
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beast mode and we're gonna do a great
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job reviewing this awesome well I guess
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some people thought I was alright some
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people thought was trash movie Dark
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Phoenix I'm ready to go
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Here I am y'all check ID here
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of course I'm all blinged out with my
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x-men attire here the Xavier school of
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gifted youngsters this of course is
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Rishabh marcus only round-the-clock babe
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you can publish a couple we give from
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using instruments across the nation
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today of course we'll be talking about
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the new movie x-men Dark Phoenix let's
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go ahead and jump into this with our
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non-spoiler review mr. Chuck Taylor why
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don't you go ahead and get started what
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were your feelings on this new movie the
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last movie of the Fox x-men
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well I guess everybody was saying it was
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trash so I guess I just you know I just
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wanted to give it a chance
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oh my gosh everybody said venom was
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trash there's a lot of movies that they
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said were trash that weren't that bad so
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no just going into it kind of just you
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know expecting the worst
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I felt I actually enjoyed the movie yeah
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a lot of plot holes stories didn't
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really line up but what I want to see I
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kind of got the most stuff I saw Phoenix
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doing some crazy stuff definitely they
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did it definitely a lot better on her
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than they did on The Last Stand and they
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actually you know I guess we kind of
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give it a little bit they kind of kept a
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little more truer with the comics on
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this movie with some how how she became
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Phoenix last I was like what the world
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where that comes from but other than
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that you know them standing a little
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more true I enjoyed the third act
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like pride that probably got really
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excelled the movie sold it to me was
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just seeing you know all the different
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battles magneto did a great job in this
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movie
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Charles see him going through what he
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had to go through just kind of really
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getting humbled a little bit in this
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movie so it was it was cool to kind of
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see everybody go through what they went
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through Michael Wolfe but you know I
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enjoy I enjoyed the movie um the patient
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it was a little sad throughout so much
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of the movie so and then it's not like
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um it doesn't really count I guess allow
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you to get that MCU type of feel and
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some of the moves like I said in the
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camera the bridge y'all upbeat and then
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it takes you to a battle type of thing
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it kind of just keeps you like
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flatlining all the way down to the end
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wow this is intense its intense movie I
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thought the actors I thought they did
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really well
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showing them showing how you know
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well-versed they are as actors really
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tapped into some of their emotions I
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definitely felt Cyclops did better on
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this movie then on the last one I read
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it like him on the other one so he
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definitely did a little bit more work on
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this one but oh no no I enjoyed I
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thought was pretty decent movie um why
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one of the better ones of the x-men I
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actually watched it again so I took it
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down first when I first came out I
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thought it was like probably one of the
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best ones now I kind of looking at the
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movie I was like yeah that third act was
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still the best out of all of them but
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the movie the actual storyline and the
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arc and everything there was a few other
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movies like the x-men - even when Logan
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and Logan was really good to me so I
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would pick a couple of some of those
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over over this one but this one I can't
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say it was trash it was still pretty
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good I enjoyed it
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what about you oh man I agree 100%
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except for the Logan part but just
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because I'm not a fan of a Wolverine I'm
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trying to eat my head a man for
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everybody out there
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don't listen to the Crick's man go in
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with an open mind this movie is a good
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movie I really really enjoyed this movie
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like it's it's fun to sit there and sing
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like okay what's gonna go wrong and then
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you see that you're like this is
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actually pretty good like that's pretty
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good but the action scenes of a really
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great you get the chance to see some of
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your other characters I really do their
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thing without being overwhelmed or
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overshadowed by Wolverine it was it was
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nice to actually have a movie with
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Wolverine was that just dominating
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everything and of course we saw it in
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Apocalypse as well but this one like
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some of your characters that you really
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like that haven't had the chance to
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shine really get an opportunity to shine
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and smooth yet and I like that just like
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Chuck said realize that the movie is
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going to get dark and it's going to stay
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there the quicker that you realize that
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going into the movie the better you'll
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be there yes don't expect to you know
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feel good or have any relief for be like
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oh man yeah that was a dark scene but
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I'm glad sits over nice they're gonna
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just punish you they're gonna punish you
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they're gonna make you feel good for
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about 15 minutes and then they're just
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going to make you question your
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existence it's one of the two hours
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after that but I really enjoyed the
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movie I definitely think it was one of
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the best if not the best x-men I could
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definitely see how x2 would be a
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competitor because x2 is a very very
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good movie so its first class okay so
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that is it for our non-spoiler review I
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really encourage you guys to go see this
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movie and make a judgment for yourself
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don't wait for a DVD I'm talking to you
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a case topical but don't weigh from the
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DVD go in and watch the movie yourself
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it's a decent movie anything else to say
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before we get into these boilers you sir
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I went to them to talk go ahead alright
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so it's time for spoilers spoilers
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spoilers bullets take it again man so
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let's go ahead and get into these all of
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review of x-men dark themes
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yeah I mean okay so basically with this
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with this movie I really I really
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enjoyed how to meet gene they kind of
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kept up with the comic books with her
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desorbing the power up in space and you
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know I thought that was a pretty good
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scene whenever when they went out the
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space to rescue the the astronaut yeah
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yeah astronauts you know seeing all them
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kind of work together they kind of
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brought that team feel of x-men back
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okay so they're doing missions and stuff
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together and I thought that was really
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cool to see when when I guess everything
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happened when she was trying to save
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everyone so she kind of called the force
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into her own body that's what kind of
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look like to me on screen I don't know
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if that's what they meant and she became
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the Phoenix and everything just sucked
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this out of her I'm assuming like I
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guess on that point I was like whoa like
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it's a little weird like I don't really
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know if I would be bringing her on board
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of the ship if every like a huge
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explosion just stuck inside of her body
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like y'all just like fly I didn't bring
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right back don't even like think about
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anything
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like that whole point to me when they
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were like just checking her out like the
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whole point when she got back on the
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ship and she went back to the school and
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he did a little basic little look at her
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like I know I know y'all saw her just
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get exploded in space right and all the
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flames and everything went into her body
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like I felt like they just kind of
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walked over that point it was like okay
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we surprised you would let me face not
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necessary left there in space but I
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think they would have had a little more
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precautions at least when they got it
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back but it was like yeah I just walk
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around go have fun and it's something
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you know they won't know that happening
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with us guy we gotta leave her out there
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no G Scott remains so nobody made it
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back the main thing we mate
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when they kind of got into the story and
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then you just saw all the disagreements
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everybody on the team was having I don't
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know I was ready for Raven to go like I
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don't know she aggravated me at the
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beginning the movie I was kind of tired
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of her antics like yeah we need you to
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go ahead and go and what she went to me
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the movie just shot off it's like yes
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it's getting like there now everybody is
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you know everybody's emotions is so so
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high like beasts like me know I go for
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age monster and I'm now I'm teaming up
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with he's teaming up with may need it'll
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trying to get a girl had to kill her he
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you don't care about saving her at all
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he just cares about ending Jean Grey now
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so seeing him and magneto team-up in the
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movie and they have that standoff with
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Charles and the other x-men in New York
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that was a pretty good fight but the I
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guess the real the real enemy of the
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whole movie worthy I know they're not
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the scrolls but they basically were the
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springs did you hear what they call
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those people yeah one dude the black
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dude said d'bari
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like one time yeah it was called the bar
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I don't know anything about them but
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they said they're shapeshifters aliens I
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think that's just a cop-out cuz they had
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scrolls and then everybody was like oh
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well now Disney bought it and it's too
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similar to Captain Marvel - she has
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scrolls and they're fighting the space
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so here will them change everything but
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I guess that's that's kind of why we
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didn't really have a background of those
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other enemies that kind of like just
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showed up start killing people and you
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know and give a little bit of dialogue
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why they were doing it but you don't
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really get a little bit you can get that
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much insight on them so I think they
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could have done better with that I'm
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some of they probably couldn't have to
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move you up when they reach tried
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everything
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I'm sure later the first cut could have
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been a little bit more inclusive and who
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they were you know
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Jabari d'bari but once they came in and
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they really got in jeans hit I don't
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know it's just I really enjoyed Jean
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making those really hard decisions like
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when she's trying to like fight off
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Phoenix and she's like killing her
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friends and she's like trying to stop
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from like you know doing something like
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horrible like when she's making Charles
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come up the stairs I was in the movie
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that I was rolling looking at him cold
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stares and just kind of fast-forward and
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I'm just going through get some of the
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scenes I really liked so that seen her
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and Magneto she just kind of like takes
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a needle out you know with no problem
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but they had some stupid seasonal saying
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I'm the same epic fights like magneto
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pulling up a train out the ground a
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subway when he had a bus sitting right
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there everywhere just grabbed the bus of
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the cars and go fight like okay he had
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to go show his muscle just drag up
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people out there from from the subway it
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was coming I was kind dumb and pointless
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um but you know all at all I like I said
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the last the third act is really what
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saved the movie for me even though some
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stuff it makes sense how that that that
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train scene would when they had the
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x-men all chained up and Davari
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shape-shifting scroll people were coming
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in and they all started fighting he saw
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magneto just go crazy but he was just
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mentioned smacking people with trains
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shooting them up with the bullets
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beast mode was gone
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cutting people up yeah think about it
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was just slicing people and a storm
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actually no actually used some of the
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powers that she has you know she's usual
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Lightning flicker here there she used
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the whole you know she's hurricane winds
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she used frozen rain she was lightning
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thunderstorms everything so she's an old
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repertoire and I was good to finally see
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her let loose I guess I can let loose
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cuz it was like
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invincible aliens it wasn't just people
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that they were trying to stop they can
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they could kill these people
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so great oh no I enjoyed that third act
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so much it made me actually really like
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a movie so I don't know how the rest of
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the movie is you watch that last part
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you're going to meet you can really like
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it so what about you oh man yeah I
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really did I really did like this here
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let me see here the action scenes will
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great Quicksilver and my crawler at the
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space station I mean a space shuttle
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teleporting and all that stuff was
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awesome
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beast and Nightcrawler on the train with
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beasts were like you almost a big beast
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is like a punk now be state no I would
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like these dudes the whole thing oh god
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yeah but the best theme in the entire
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movie was Nightcrawler boy don't piss my
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scroll off man
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don't don't piss him off cuz he will
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teleport you in front of it I'm coming
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train that was the best scene in the
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whole movie right there man um Magneto's
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first appearance right when Jean first
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goes someplace are you trying to figure
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out where she is no sudden you just EG
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magnet just thing or you know hold one
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me up or something he just was just
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standing and he just moved close that's
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like how that was amazing um well they
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acting I liked a lot of the acting in
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the movie I really like Professor X
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showing that that arrogance and kind of
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doing a couple of things that were a
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little shady here and there like that's
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really appropriate to his character like
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that's how Professor X is he's kind of
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big hated and he kind of he tries to do
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right but sometimes his arrogance kind
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of gets the best of him one of my
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favorite parts there was when he and
16:43
beats were arguing and beast was like
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you know just admit it just admit that
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you did something wrong he's like yeah
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Hank I hope you feel better
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he did not be left it um I really like
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Alexandra Shipp as as storms
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I really respect how she portrayed the
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character I thought she did a much
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better job than any time I've seen storm
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play the role and I can see why she
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would be upset that people don't want
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her to be storm because she obviously
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worked very hard at the role
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unfortunately the rule is just not meant
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for her you know
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it's like Tom Cruise trying to play a
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part that was meant for Arnold
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Schwarzenegger like it's not meant for
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you but I felt she did a great job
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very strong I liked her accent I
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respected some of the decisions that
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they made in the movie like taking
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Quicksilver out of the movie pretty
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early because he's trip number one he's
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tradition about x-men and he would
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overshadow others and I like what they
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did with the scrolls their right
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character mom would take notes that's
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what we wanted these are things I
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disliked about - movie though I hate
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that they took out one of the best
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dialogues in the whole thing it was like
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in the in the trailers Mike Scott is
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talking to Professor X he's like tell me
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what to do
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I don't know what to do yeah I thought
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it was a poor decision to remake the
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Dark Phoenix movie I really did and I
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think that that's what's killing them in
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the box office right now I think that
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the last dance which honestly was not a
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terrible movie - the last egg was just
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not a good movie but unfortunately
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sometimes over time things that are not
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good become horrible over time you know
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I think that's what happened to the last
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dan and I think that that killed this
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movie that people like we've already
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seen it you know something it was a
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mistake because the movie is pretty good
18:34
but I think people being burnt but it
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let me see here huh so you know what
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killer movie yeah
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people people were burnt by the last day
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and I think no money oh there's no as we
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killed them that's what
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that's definitely lesson that Fox would
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have gotten out of that death oh we got
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three scoops reshoot sound around
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stabbing people yep
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and this movie would have definitely
19:08
been a much better third movie
19:09
unfortunately they didn't have that
19:10
choice but another channel said it best
19:12
these are characters that we recognize
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but not characters that we care about
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like if there had been another movie
19:18
between this one and apocalypse but we
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really got the chance to learn Jean this
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particular Jean and Cyclops more it
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would have meant more to see Jean going
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bad
19:28
instead of like oh yeah that's the story
19:29
that I recognize um let me see here I'm
19:32
trying to cut it short here I didn't
19:35
like anything about mystique nothing I
19:37
didn't like nothing about her character
19:38
like her light blue scared I don't like
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a light blue skin I was gonna I was
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gonna mention that because some people
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might think I'm reaching here but I
19:48
don't because I think that they tried to
19:50
make her character more of a of a
19:52
leadership role a more likable and
19:55
approachable type of character so what's
19:57
one way to make your character more
19:59
likeable and approachable
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lighten her skin I don't like that I
20:03
don't like the message that that seems
20:06
mystique had been just fine is a parka
20:09
skin blue person and now they lighten
20:11
her skin to me and maybe that wasn't a
20:12
reason but that's kind of what I said
20:14
um I don't like the fact that she's a
20:16
team leader with the x-men mystique is
20:18
one of the x-men's like biggest villains
20:22
that's kind of like Doctor Doom being a
20:27
team leader with the hell with the
20:28
Fantastic Four just hanging out with
20:30
them hey you know is everybody okay your
20:32
money do not we gotta do the same thing
20:34
he's arguing with mr. fantastic about
20:36
about how the team is doing like no that
20:39
that's completely inaccurate as far as
20:41
the character is concerned and they just
20:43
I hate it I'm glad that they get rid of
20:44
her um but the last thing and I think
20:46
this is the biggest problem that people
20:48
have with the movie the tone of the
20:51
movie it's the fact that after the intro
20:53
the tone goes dark and it stays there
20:57
the entire me I say put foot on your
21:00
neck just don't let up like all right
21:05
for the next you know hour 45 two hours
21:08
you know and that's a mistake they
21:10
definitely should I'm not saying that
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they should have some jokes in there but
21:13
they definitely should let up and I
21:15
think the music editing had everything
21:18
to do with this I thought the movie had
21:20
great music but the music editing killed
21:23
it because that music wasn't really the
21:26
thing to me that's putting that foot on
21:28
your neck because the music is commonly
21:30
so sad and the blah blah blah there
21:33
needs to be some scenes where cop there
21:35
can be conversations between people
21:37
without music like when Rome when uh
21:39
magneto and Phoenix first talked like
21:43
when they were sitting down talking
21:44
there should have been no music until
21:47
such time as magneto said whose blood is
21:49
that that's when the music should have
21:50
come again so yeah that's what killed
21:53
the Lupus that this the that's that mood
21:56
is just killing it overall though I
21:58
thought it was a really good movie if
21:59
you can get past that the action scenes
22:02
are great I thought the acting was great
22:03
I thought Michael Fassbender and um your
22:06
boy James McAvoy who is amazing
22:09
well awesome anything else you want to
22:11
say about this movie sir um no just kind
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of piggyback like basically if you don't
22:17
care about I guess every point of the
22:21
movie like to make a good movie you just
22:23
want to go find some that's gonna
22:24
entertain you I think it would entertain
22:25
now I can't say after watching the
22:28
Stegner Tom it's definitely not as as
22:30
impactful as it was the first time we
22:32
watched it so you know you know I can't
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really say now that I'm kind of looking
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at a few more times I was thinking like
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okay Doug really liked this movie I
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really like the third act I think this
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is all I can take for the new it I
22:44
really like the fighting and then on
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that third act if they would have
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intertwined a little bit more that in
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the movie it kind of takes a while for
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them to build up to the main fights so I
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I definitely didn't today they messed up
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a lot of movie with going back and kind
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of cutting it up because I heard they
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have so many shoots and edits and things
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when Disney bought it so I only know
23:06
what the real true movie was it kind of
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just got completely destroyed you know
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based off of you know because it's the
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last movie of the Fox brand before
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Disney takes over and Disney just like
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hey we're gonna get this out we only
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care what you got it looks okay
23:21
make a little bit a little bit of money
23:23
on this movie and put these characters
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on the shelf for about five years
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so okay alright guys well if you like
23:35
what we did here make sure you leave us
23:37
a like leave us a comment let us know
23:39
what you thought what do you think about
23:41
the end of the Fox x-men movies who
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basically really kicked off other than
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blade of course really kicked off this
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whole recent superhero thing that we
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have here of course as usual we want you
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to this is color commentary but we give
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you views from a different side peace
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[Music] 

Rashad
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