One thing I'll also be doing from time to time is revisiting my own ratings. Sometimes, they need to get re-evaluated for a reason or two. I did it with Rent and now with "X3: The Last Stand".
I see so many movies that oftentimes, seeing them once may not be enough to give a flick a fair shake. Or it could be that the dvd release would offer extras that have to be taken into consideration. Or in this case, it could be a little of both.
I don't know how I missed it before, but could they have possibly emasculated Cyclops anymore? He always was a bit of a metrosexual, even in the comic books; however, they seemed to very much sissify him in this movie. They couldn't even give him the dignity to have a macho death. He just kind of fades away, leaving nothing but his shades.
They made a mistake of shortening the fight scene between Wolverine and Juggernaut. The extended scene in the special features delivers more action and also showcases more facets of Juggernaut's abilities. Furthermore, I still don't like how they got the reason that he wears his helmet wrong.
I found out that I must have picked up the wrong dvd version. I figured by getting the collector's edition that I had covered all my bases. Apparently not. Ethan was telling me the version he got from Wal-Mart has different deleted scenes that are even better than the ones I've seen. All of them should have been left in the movie.
The storyline was actually very good. I appreciated it more the second time around. Having watched it at home with my own personal surround sound proved to be as good an experience as I expected. I was pleasantly surprised at how watching it in the van with that sound system was just as impressive. Even though I had to be right up on the screen to see it with my jacked up vision.