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X3 Trailer released! The first X3 trailer has been released, due to everyone downloading this, it may take awhile. Looks like its gonna be a good one!
posted by edmcbride (73 comments total)

 
I can't wait to enjoy this fine film with a delicious cup of Pepsi Blue.
posted by drpynchon at 5:05 PM on December 5, 2005


Yeah. Because nothing says "energetic, highly intelligent acrobatic mutant" like...Kelsey Grammar?
posted by FormlessOne at 5:06 PM on December 5, 2005


Trailerfilter.
posted by ed at 5:07 PM on December 5, 2005


Also these choices if you are having trouble getting the above trailer to load.
posted by banished at 5:09 PM on December 5, 2005


FormlessOne, close but let me amend your statement, Yeah. Because nothing says "energetic, highly intelligent acrobatic mutant" like...Kelsey Grammar?

And thanks for the warning about the embedded video, always appreciate that.
posted by fenriq at 5:09 PM on December 5, 2005


Wow, and I thought the prosthetics on the Thing in the Fantastic Four movie were bad. Poor Hank.
posted by kosher_jenny at 5:11 PM on December 5, 2005


Yes! It's a New Movie! Wheeeeee!
posted by moonbird at 5:19 PM on December 5, 2005


I understand Beast likes to relax with a nice pinot grigio from the Wine Library.
posted by boo_radley at 5:24 PM on December 5, 2005


yeah fuckers, BEST OF THE WEB! BEST OF THE FUCKING WEB
posted by jimmy at 5:24 PM on December 5, 2005



posted by fleetmouse at 5:26 PM on December 5, 2005


Totally unrelated: X10 Ads Archive
posted by eatitlive at 5:29 PM on December 5, 2005


Look ma, trailer trash.
posted by furtive at 5:35 PM on December 5, 2005


Look, a trailer might not be 'best of the web', but I appreciate the fact that this was brought to my attention. So with that said, I shall burst forth a mighty;

Squeal!

A very manly squeal, mind you... *cough*
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:37 PM on December 5, 2005


I'm not sure about X3. It could turn out but so far the movie history odds are against.

1. Bryan Singer not on board
2. Went into production without a completed script
3. Seems to be trying too much (Angel, Beast, Fenix)
posted by aaronscool at 5:40 PM on December 5, 2005


What's an X3? Why should I care? No video here at work, so count this as half snark, half honest question.
posted by foozleface at 5:42 PM on December 5, 2005


Any chance of telling me what the fuck X3 is in the actual post? I had to click the link and endure loading the laggy, shitty trailer just to see the title.

Yeah the odds are against.

1) It's a franchise movie.

1b) It's a comic book adaptation.

2) This is the 3rd movie.

3) X men is fucking abominable shit.

Great marketing opportunity! Would succumb to again! A+++++
posted by oxala at 5:45 PM on December 5, 2005


This is going to be a terrible movie for but one reason: Ratner.
posted by tweak at 5:48 PM on December 5, 2005


2. Went into production without a completed script

That doesn't seem like a good idea.
posted by metaculpa at 5:50 PM on December 5, 2005


2. Went into production

That doesn't seem like a good idea.
posted by oxala at 5:51 PM on December 5, 2005


I for one fear and cringe before marginalized middle-class persons who gain superpowers and proceed to display them before the world at large. Thank you for saving our sorry planet once again, O X-ers!
posted by longsleeves at 5:54 PM on December 5, 2005


Movies like this are why Hollywood MUST die.

On the other hand, America does need a stiff dose of apocalyptic zero-sum, us-and-them, violence-solves-all bullshit to help nurse our self-righteous xenophobia along. Think of it as a metaphor for the the "War On Terror"; root for the English speakers.
posted by squirrel at 5:55 PM on December 5, 2005


They kept Storm, yet ditched Nightcrawler.

*seethe*.

That is all. Carry on.
posted by spinifex23 at 5:56 PM on December 5, 2005


Great, a trailer for the much anticipated Brett Ratner movie. wtf? I hope it's as good as After the Sunset.
posted by my sock puppet account at 5:58 PM on December 5, 2005


I can't get the trailer to load. That said:

They kept Storm, yet ditched Nightcrawler.

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
posted by Gator at 5:59 PM on December 5, 2005


Any direct links to the .mov files?

(I say this, knowing I could probably sniff around the source code ....)
posted by grabbingsand at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2005


They exchanged Nightcrawler for Kelsey Grammar?

There is no hope.
posted by homunculus at 6:33 PM on December 5, 2005


Looks like its gonna be a good one!

I have found there to be very little correlation between the quality of movie preview (especially action movie preview) and the quality of the movie itself.
posted by flarbuse at 6:35 PM on December 5, 2005


For those upset that the post wasn't descriptive enough, I'm certainly glad there aren't any descriptive tags attached to it. That would certainly be a problem.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:35 PM on December 5, 2005


I don't get it - do we like the MPAA on Mondays now?

Let me know when the three-minute RIAA love is, 'cause the wife wants a Carrie Underwood CD for Christmas and I'd like to be able to buy it with a clear conscience.
posted by unixrat at 6:45 PM on December 5, 2005


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posted by TwelveTwo at 6:51 PM on December 5, 2005


I liked the first one, loved the 2nd, and dread the third. Ratner is going to screw the pooch on this one so badly. This should be the best of the bunch, the Dark Phoenix story. Instead we're going to get a piece of schlock that will make the Fantastic Four look like Schindler's List.

Comic book movies can be great (Spiderman, X-2, Batman Begins) in the right hands. But a hack like Ratner is not going to get us there.
posted by Ber at 6:55 PM on December 5, 2005


GHjakghae, I put it in the wrong thread. *tags it for delete*
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:58 PM on December 5, 2005


And after Kelsey Grammer as Beast, we'll still have Spider-Man 3 to look forward to, starring Thomas Hayden Church *choke* as Sandman, and Topher Grace *gag* as Venom.
posted by notmydesk at 6:58 PM on December 5, 2005


This is going to be a terrible movie for but one reason: Shatner.
posted by craniac at 7:07 PM on December 5, 2005


Any direct links so I don't have to install goddamn iTunes? (P.S. oh man screw the mpaa and also this is going to suck and merf merf merf)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:09 PM on December 5, 2005


Here.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:10 PM on December 5, 2005


I thought you were talking about the triple x three trailer. Oh well.
posted by philcliff at 7:16 PM on December 5, 2005


#1 was amazing; #2 was very good; I will see #3, albeit with slightly lowered expectations.

Never a fanboy of X-Men, but Logan is who I want to be when I grow up. With Jean Grey as my SO.
posted by davidmsc at 7:17 PM on December 5, 2005


I waited for that to load like a good MeFi citizen. I wouldn't want my comments to be perceived as uninformed.

That movie looks horrid. This FPP is teh lame. Ed what would happen if we all posted every freaking trailer that was released? What discussion did you hope to spawn? Some lame debate about bad costumes or favorite mutants left out of the script? Is that really Metafilter?

Tagged for deletion.
posted by oddman at 7:20 PM on December 5, 2005


bitch , bitch , bitch ,bitch, bitch. is it monday here at metabitch or what?
posted by nola at 7:29 PM on December 5, 2005


The direct link I posted is way too big: here is a smaller one.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:35 PM on December 5, 2005


this is my last post in this thread good lord try this instead
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:39 PM on December 5, 2005


Totally unrelated: X10 Ads Archive

You know, when I first saw the X3 in the FPP, I thought of the X10 first, and not the X-Men.

</you know you've been online too long when...>
posted by May Kasahara at 7:49 PM on December 5, 2005


Hurray!
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 8:04 PM on December 5, 2005


Thanks for the link...I am very excited to seeing this movie.
posted by fraxil at 8:13 PM on December 5, 2005


Too bad they have a lame director and bad casting, but oh well. At least we can look forward to a Superman movie where he teleports and has gadgets instead of super strength. Oh and his suit is alive, and he can't fly, and Lex Luthor is an alien spy from Supermans unexploded homeworld.
posted by parallax7d at 8:15 PM on December 5, 2005


Yeah Beatches...now were talking MeFI liven up to its real potential!

So i don't wanna get punked by edmc, take this..booyashaka..now whose pimpin!! huh..huh!!

posted by Mr Bluesky at 8:18 PM on December 5, 2005


I thought you were talking about the triple x three trailer. Oh well.

That would be: 3x^3
posted by bashos_frog at 8:38 PM on December 5, 2005


Upon finally viewing it I can say, in an informed voice, that the trailer sucked and did not elicit any desire to see the movie. I would, however, like to see some mutant on mutant porn, say Storm on Jean Grey.

bashos_frog, if it starred Ice Cube again then would it be 3X to the Ice Cubed?
posted by fenriq at 8:56 PM on December 5, 2005


Eh. I appreciate the heads up. No worse than the video game consoles, computer hardware, browswer, etc...etc...links.

Kelsey Grammar could actually pull off a decent Hank. One of the requisites for the character is an intelligent and witty personality, something Grammar has formed into his niche area.

I'll reserve my judgement on the movie until it comes out. Ratner doesn't exactly inspire me, but he does have two films to sit down, watch, and mimic, mimic, mimic. The Dark Phoenix storyline is a great one, but if I recall, it gets kind of weird later on, involving space aliens, etc...etc. Still good, but weird. I'll have to look into my book collection.
posted by Atreides at 8:59 PM on December 5, 2005


*yawn*

It looks completely generic. Perhaps the movie's good, but the trailer's about as exciting as a monster truck commercial.
posted by xthlc at 9:06 PM on December 5, 2005



Too bad they have a lame director and bad casting, but oh well. At least we can look forward to a Superman movie where he teleports and has gadgets instead of super strength. Oh and his suit is alive, and he can't fly, and Lex Luthor is an alien spy from Supermans unexploded homeworld.


Actualy, superman can fly in the new superman movie (and he wears a blue and red suit). I wonder how much of that will change between now and the film's release date. It's in post-production now. The plot:

Plot Outline: After a long visit to the planet Kypton, the Man Of Steel returns to earth to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane. (more) (view trailer)
posted by delmoi at 9:07 PM on December 5, 2005


Oh lordy I don't want to install iTunes ... why do they force it on us?

luckily ... there's still a standalone install for quicktime 7
It's just not easy to find.
posted by Dillenger69 at 9:13 PM on December 5, 2005


I thought it was about the video game.

I haven't checked it out yet, but "X2: The Threat" was a lot of fun...
posted by First Post at 9:17 PM on December 5, 2005


Note to Brett Ratner: eat a dick
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:27 PM on December 5, 2005


How about you all chill out and wait for the movie to come out first? Bunch of primitive fucking haters. Get a life.
posted by smoothie at 9:34 PM on December 5, 2005


How about you all chill out and wait for the movie to come out first? Bunch of primitive fucking haters. Get a life.
posted by smoothie at 11:34 PM CST on December 5 [!]


Fanboi.

There is virtually no chance this movie will even be watchable.
posted by Ynoxas at 10:49 PM on December 5, 2005


...wow. Phoenix is wearin' some hootchie shorts.

God knows how this one will be; I liked the first and loved the second. Only time may tell. But...doesn't Beast look a bit like the Oompa Loompa guy from the new Willy Wonka?
posted by 235w103 at 10:51 PM on December 5, 2005


I am hoping that this movie is deserving of my money. Otherwise I will be sad.
posted by The Cardinal at 12:44 AM on December 6, 2005


OK, so it's a movie trailer. Am I supposed to have heard of 'X3'? Someone please enlighten me!
posted by salmacis at 12:49 AM on December 6, 2005


I am quite oblivious as to when trailers are released and whatnot, so I appreciated this link. Thanks.
posted by invisible ink at 2:36 AM on December 6, 2005


Here's an iCal cal(endar) of all the latest movie releases (scroll down to Entertainment). There's also a DVD link there, so you'll know what to buy as soon as it comes out (still waiting for a Paypal auto-transact function, Apple.)
posted by tommyc at 3:44 AM on December 6, 2005


i wish this was a monster truck commercial
posted by suni at 3:48 AM on December 6, 2005


Man, you guys are so cool. I want to be just like you. Cuz, you know, it's cool to bitch about stuff.
posted by lodurr at 3:57 AM on December 6, 2005


wow an idiotic Hollywood movie directed by Brett Ratner. Thanx for the link, metafilter.
posted by dydecker at 4:10 AM on December 6, 2005


For anyone that is still unclear, X3 is the cryptically-titled third installment in the X-men movie series.
posted by O9scar at 4:39 AM on December 6, 2005


What? No trailer trash snarks yet?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:14 AM on December 6, 2005


What, no Gambit?
posted by TunnelArmr at 9:22 AM on December 6, 2005


I for one think this has been a constructive meaningful thread.
posted by poppo at 11:32 AM on December 6, 2005


wow an idiotic Hollywood movie directed by Brett Ratner. Thanx for the link, metafilter.
posted by dydecker at 7:10 AM EST on December 6 [!]


There's a link to iTunes news today as well. Please post same in said thread.

Thank you.
posted by juiceCake at 12:33 PM on December 6, 2005


Well see, even though I'd tend to agree with the cries of "trailer trash!" I have learned much in reading this thread without even having to open Quicktime over Windows (UGHUGH) so this alone makes it worth it to me.

1) No Nightcrawler - booooo!
2) Kelsey Grammer as Beast - wtf... the voice I can imagine, but in the actual getup... not so much.
3) Dark Phoenix - yay
3) No Gambit - boohoohoo. Rogue and Ice guy from X2 was wrong, Gambit + Rogue = <3 4 evar!

And I am the only one feeling love for fleetmouse for the Sideshow Bob hair on Beast?
posted by like_neon at 12:46 PM on December 6, 2005


I am the judge of what's interesting on the internet!

No, I am the judge of what's interesting on the internet!

The only thing more interesting than a link to a movie trailer is a bunch of prigs discussing why it's not an appropriate FPP.
posted by mikrophon at 2:12 PM on December 6, 2005


After a long visit to the planet Krypton, the Man Of Steel returns to earth to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane

Hmmm. I'm pretty sure that in the Superman mythology, Krypton blew up.
posted by weirdoactor at 11:02 AM on December 8, 2005


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