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Oh, misinterpreted that.

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I'm talking about letting Vaughn direct Superman movies. His best director credit to date is the 4th best X-Men movie, most of his work is trash.
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Rate Xmen movies

I'd put first class as 2nd best.
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
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Wait, people are surprised that a sequel to an ultraviolent, nihilistic movie where the hero is motivated by, and rewarded with, the chance to have anal sex with a princess with no character or agency of her own, is also a bad movie?
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Ahh, you called me on the X-Men line. I've got X2 and Days of Future Past as 1 and 2 in some order. I'd put X-Men 1 next for nostalgic reasons, though I'll admit it hasn't aged well. Then First Class. If you want to include spin offs, slot Logan in there probably just before X-Men 1. After that none of them are even close to good so it doesn't matter.

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Wait, people are surprised that a sequel to an ultraviolent, nihilistic movie where the hero is motivated by, and rewarded with, the chance to have anal sex with a princess with no character or agency of her own, is also a bad movie?
Just one incredibly stupid person (me)
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
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Wait, people are surprised that a sequel to an ultraviolent, nihilistic movie where the hero is motivated by, and rewarded with, the chance to have anal sex with a princess with no character or agency of her own, is also a bad movie?
This is obviously a satire of James Bond saving the day and getting laid at the end of every movie.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 AM
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I loved Kingsman the first and thought it was brilliant all around. However I don't think I can counter the observation that it's mean, nihilistic, and hateful. I'm scared to see the sequel because the other shoe might drop and I'm afraid it will end up being all the surface without the substance from the first movie.
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This is obviously a satire of James Bond saving the day and getting laid at the end of every movie.
I've known that since the first movie came out, but, like so many other things, when does a parody of a thing become the thing itself.
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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM
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If I ever go see one of these, now I know to calibrate my expectations for a nihilistic and mean-spirited film, and I can take it on its merits as such.

Seems unlikely though. There's too many movies in the world.
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Ahh, you called me on the X-Men line. I've got X2 and Days of Future Past as 1 and 2 in some order. I'd put X-Men 1 next for nostalgic reasons, though I'll admit it hasn't aged well. Then First Class. If you want to include spin offs, slot Logan in there probably just before X-Men 1. After that none of them are even close to good so it doesn't matter.



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Thinking about First Class makes me realize I shouldn't have been fooled into seeing Kingsman. My biggest problem with first class was its utter nihilistic pessimism. Xavier's belief in understanding and peace is opposed by Magneto's hate and in the end Magneto is right. Hate is the only sensible path for mutants in the world of First Class.
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I've known that since the first movie came out, but, like so many other things, when does a parody of a thing become the thing itself.
I think it's only the over-the-topness of the reward that makes it satire. How else can you tell otherwise?
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In order to wash the brain/soul poison of Kingsman: The Golden Circle out of my mind I watched My Man Godfrey this afternoon. That film was a lot of fun. The maid Molly immediately jumped right onto my list of favorite minor characters. My feelings for here were cemented during this exchange with some cops looking for lost pearls:

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Detective: Just a minute, sister!
Molly: If I thought that were true, I'd disown my parents.
Detective: So you got a passion for jewelry, huh?
Molly: Yes... I got a passion for socking cops.
Detective: Where are they?
Molly: Most of them are in cemeteries.
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