X-Men: First Class- Inception
ERIK AS AN EXTRACTOR. ALEX AS THE POINT MAN. SEAN AS THE ARCHITECT. DARWIN AS THE FORGER. SHAW AS THE MARK. CHARLES AS THE SHADE.
CHARLES AS THE MOTHERFUCKING SHADE.
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Catharsis. I actually feel a lot better… although I doubt I’ll rewatch Atonement for a very, very long time.
Come Back To Me || Atonement || Death is the Road to Awe
Atonement + The Fountain score= PERFECTION.
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Scenes That Make Me Go WHAT THE EVERLOVING MOTHERFUCK: Charles tells Erik that he’s responsible for the bullet
-So Erik decides to go all Cray Cray Machiavellian, and everyone is in agreement that he has to be stopped.
-So Charles tackles him. Not the smartest move, but whatever.
-And then Moira, apparently on Charles’ patented Stupidity Juice, decides to shoot at Erik.
-Let me repeat that again.
-MOIRA SHOOTS A FUCKING GUN AT THE MAN WHO CAN CONTROL METAL.
-Erik deflects the bullets and one ends up lodged in Charles’ spine. Way harsh, Tai.
-Erik gets pissed and decides to channel his inner Wayne Brady and choke a bitch.
-Charles, apparently running for the DIAHERRA OF THE MOUTH AWARD, then tells Erik that it wasn’t Moira’s fault. That Erik did this.
NOW HOLD THE FUCK UP HERE!
-FIRST OF ALL, MOIRA IS THE ONE WHO DECIDED TO SHOOT A GUN AT THE MAN WHO JUST LEVITATED HIMSELF AND A FUCKING CORPSE THROUGH THE AIR. DID SHE HONESTLY THINK THAT OH, THIS WON’T END BADLY AT ALL.
-SECOND OF ALL, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO CONVINCE THIS MAN TO GIVE UP ON HIS EVIL OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE DREAMS, TELLING HIM THAT HE IS RESPONSIBLE (ESPECIALLY SINCE HE’S NOT THE ONE WHO EVEN PULLED THE TRIGGER IN THE FIRST PLACE) FOR SHOOTING HIS ONLY FRIEND WHEN HE ALREADY HARBORS GUILT FOR THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT!
-THIRD OF ALL, CHARLES PLACES THE BLAME ON ERIK ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER TELLING HIM THAT THE MEN TRYING TO KILL HIM AND HIS ONLY PEOPLE ARE JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS. I AM SORRY, I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS. I WILL BE EIGHTY YEARS OLD AND ON MY DEATHBED MUMBLING, “YOU TOLD A FUCKING HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR THAT THE MEN TRYING TO KILL HIM ARE JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS I CANNOT EVEN.”
-And so within a five minute span, Charles manages to not only alienate Erik completely, but also destroy what little humanity Erik has left. FOUR FOR YOU, CHARLES COCO! FOUR FOR YOU!
In fairness, Moira was shooting at a man who was about to murder hundreds of other men. Given, those men were trying to kill them, but he could have just as easily dropped the bombs in the ocean harmlessly.
Moira is probably like me and thinks that there is no excuse for taking a life. So while those men were total asshats who I would personally like to kick in the testicles, it’s not within Erik’s right to kill them.
Moira is panicked, trying to do whatever she can to stop Erik, so she’s shooting out of sheer desperation. Maybe he can’t block every bullet. Maybe one will go through. Please don’t let it kill him, I just have to stop him, this can’t happen.
Erik is not responsible for the bullet physically penetrating Charles’ back. Neither is Moira. Erik is responsible for the craziness that cause Moira to panic and begin shooting in the first place. Yes, bunch of men trying to kill him. But they posed no real threat to Erik as he was easily able to deflect their attacks and get his own out safely.
Also, in my headcanon when Charles said “they’re only following orders” he immediately regretted what he said. Like was like “.. Oh shit, oh shit, what did I say, I’m sorry bb I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to phrase it like that I just don’t want you to be the type of man who will kill all these people, please stop.”
But due to the tenseness and fast paced-ness of the situation, there was no room to say anything. Plus how do you really apologize for that?
idk idk, I mostly defend Charles to preserve my headcanon. XD But I thought I’d offer a different perspective.
As the poster who put both Moira and Charles through the ringer for this scene, I also agree with the poster who defended them. I don’t hate Moira at all; I’m all about Badass Ladies in Films. I especially don’t hate Moira for the same reason a lot of people do, i.e. her supposedly interferring with the Brokeback Mutants. Mainly because her attraction to Charles is such a non-issue in the movie, I don’t know how anyone can think that she’s cockblocking the gay.
Obviously it makes sense that Moira would try to stop Erik; he doesn’t have the right to kill hundreds of men, even though I completely understand why he would. By this point, he has gone absolutely cray cray, and I blame the filmmakers for making this switch SO DAMN ABRUPT. One minute he is working with Charles to stop this threat, and the next he’s all WE HAVE TO KILL THEM ALL SO THAT WE CAN BE THE DOMINANT SPECIES. A couple of throwaway lines during his confrontation with Shaw does not work for me in explaining Erik’s sudden shift into Cray Cray Land.
I also agree with the assessment about Charles immediately regretting what he said. Even though I seriously facepalmed when he said that, I hold out hope that this moment will be a huge, defining factor for Charles. Charles, while he does know everything about Erik and felt all of Erik’s emotions, can never truly know what it’s like for others. If this moment is glossed over in the next film, I will RIOT because Charles has to take this moment and use it for personal growth otherwise it will all have been for nothing.
Mainly, though, I am amazed that what was supposed to be a fun, entertaining popcorn film for the summer turned into a Greek tragedy of epic proportions.