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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    they mentioned that the X-men were gone or left. Where did they go and why?
    It's supposed to be a dystopic future where the mutants were rounded up by the Sentinels, IIRC


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    It's supposed to be a dystopic future where the mutants were rounded up by the Sentinels, IIRC
    isn't that the plot to just about every X-man movie or Marvel TV show that has mutants in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    isn't that the plot to just about every X-man movie or Marvel TV show that has mutants in it?
    No. Just Days of Future Past.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    No. Just Days of Future Past.
    nope. X-men has Magneto wanting to fight against the humans who want to stop the mutants. X2 has Stryker trying to eliminate the mutants and turn humanity against them. X-man last stand has them developing a drug that suppresses mutants


    And the Avenger movies where they register the super heroes. It's all variations on the same theme: people are scared of the mutants and want to control or eliminate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    nope. X-men has Magneto wanting to fight against the humans who want to stop the mutants. X2 has Stryker trying to eliminate the mutants and turn humanity against them. X-man last stand has them developing a drug that suppresses mutants

    X-1 was barely tolerable. X2 is the only decent one of the 3. X-3... let's say it didn't happen... but none were about a post-Sentinel dystopia.


    And the Avenger movies where they register the super heroes. It's all variations on the same theme: people are scared of the mutants and want to control or eliminate them.
    True.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    X-1 was barely tolerable. X2 is the only decent one of the 3. X-3... let's say it didn't happen... but none were about a post-Sentinel dystopia.




    True.
    well no not exactly. But my point was that the plot theme is nearly always mutants being hunted or controlled by humans and fighting back. Move on. Just have the mutants accepted and have the heroes fight the supervillians trying to destroy the world like other superhero movies, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Thor, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    well no not exactly. But my point was that the plot theme is nearly always mutants being hunted or controlled by humans and fighting back. Move on. Just have the mutants accepted and have the heroes fight the supervillians trying to destroy the world like other superhero movies, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Thor, etc.
    You noticed they made that reference in the pilot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    You noticed they made that reference in the pilot?
    no. They quoted me?

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    Oh, the same guy who directed X-1, 2, and 3 does this series. Bryan Singer.


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    a side note...

    This looks interesting:



    coming to Netflix.

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