Sunday, May 28, 2006

I'm telling you here and now, if you don't want to see spoilers you should stop reading and leave.

Well, I saw x3 friday night, and I had the same reaction to it that I had the first time I watched serenity: a simultaneous "This is awesome" and "God, this sucks".

To make a long story short, the writer pulled a shakespeare and decided to kill nearly everyone off, starting with Scott and professor X and ending with Jean.

What is really interesting is if you stay and watch the clip that is after the credits.

The clip starts off in a hospital with a woman tending a person that is covered in bandages. Then you hear a familiar voice call the woman's name. She looks suprised, then calls out "Professor?"

This clip confused me, because the professor dies in such a way that he could not possibly be alive still. But then I remembered something from the beginning of the movie, where the professor shows his class a man in a hospital bed and tells the kids that although the man is functioning on his own, he has no consciousness and never would. He then starts a discussion with them about the ethics of putting the consciousness of a dying person into that man's body.

At first I thought that clip was just a throwaway clip, a kind of side story thing that was just there to show that they were teaching the kids in the school ethics, but now I think it was there for another purpose, to set up the clip at the end. I think that as the professor was dying, he put his consciousness into the man in the hospital. That's why the nurse was suprised when her paitent spoke and why she was suprised that the man that spoke to her was the professor.


Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:30 PM


Pop along to the X3 thread in the 'Other Science Fiction' boards. You are not alone with the whole 'this sucks'/'this is awesome' feeling.


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