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My dad and I would watch it every Saturday morning. Which is why I think I have such a soft spot for the series and for Stan Lee (I smile whenever I hear him say "Hello, true believers!").
I have been told that the series did a good job of covering the series, and in fact stuck very close to the comics. That's the love part.
And now comes the hate.
I hate, I mean, really, truly and deeply hate the movies they've made based on the X-Men. They took what was a great group of characters and by changing some pretty important character traits, made it almost unrecognizable. The worst offender is the last one.
Why would you turn Phoenix, one of the best and most powerful characters in the series into a psychosis of Jean Grey?
And how on Earth would Wolverine be able to overpower her? In short, he wouldn't.
And why did she kill everyone?
And why did they turn Xavier into a liar, who did pretty despicable things to Jean in the name of "protecting her"?
However, Magneto was still really awesome.
Ok, the rant's over.
So it's with great trepidation that I'm actually looking forward to the new X-Men movie, X-Men: First Class. I like that it's a reboot, so we don't have to live will all the awful crap that they've done to it (and they might actually get someone who can kick ass to be Storm, now).
I'm really excited that we're going to see the split between Xavier and Magneto. They're friendship and arch enemy status has always been one of the dichotomies I really enjoy about the series.
And it doesn't help that I think the two main actors are dreamy.
But you tell me, what do you think about it from the trailer?