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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom X View Post
    I dont think that's fair... that Dani was super bland IMO and not very representative of the comic version.
    While that's true, I don't think writing a better Dani would have made as much of a difference in the film's quality as giving other characters more focus instead of her would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunofdarkchild View Post
    While that's true, I don't think writing a better Dani would have made as much of a difference in the film's quality as giving other characters more focus instead of her would have.
    In general, it was a very cliche and like you said "low quality" movie. Of course it would have been better if the focus had been shared across the characters, but I don't think that was a core problem of the film. A bad film with a poorly characterized Dani shouldn't be used against the character. Same way that if any of the other New Mutants were cast as the POVs and given nothing to work with it shouldn't be a poor reflection on them.

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    Early Claremont is probably some of the best XMen stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingdom X View Post
    In general, it was a very cliche and like you said "low quality" movie. Of course it would have been better if the focus had been shared across the characters, but I don't think that was a core problem of the film. A bad film with a poorly characterized Dani shouldn't be used against the character. Same way that if any of the other New Mutants were cast as the POVs and given nothing to work with it shouldn't be a poor reflection on them.
    I did do a full rewrite of the film. Maybe check it out if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    Early Claremont is probably some of the best XMen stuff
    This is quite popular and accepted.
    Even someone like myself who doesn't laud him as Master and Saviour and is painfully aware of his short-comings as a writer will stand up and testify to your statement.
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    I've seen it described, in this thread in fact, as "painful to read".

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    While that may be true in some portions (he had his failings) that specific opinion is most certainly an unpopular/controversial outlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devaishwarya View Post
    This is quite popular and accepted.
    Even someone like myself who doesn't laud him as Master and Saviour and is painfully aware of his short-comings as a writer will stand up and testify to your statement.
    Agreed

    Heīs not perfect, I like his writting but I also notice his flaws, still the X-men became one of the best known franchises thanks to his hard work on the title for years, which includes the best selling comic in the medium, with a title he took after it was cancelled because of low sales back in the silver age and no one can take that from him imo.

    Now that said, this doesnīt mean new writers canīt write the title as well and do great things with the characters and the franchise.
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    Oh, absolutely.
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