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X-Men - Can't Stop All of Them
In front of the train station, when Magneto is turning the guns of the police against themselves, Magneto says, "I don't think I can stop all of them." This implies that Magneto is doing both the shooting and holding back the bullets. This doesn't make sense.
My conclusion is that the line was given to the wrong person to say. It was supposed to be Jean Gray's line, it was her who used her telekinesis to stop the first bullet but believed herself unable to stop all of them.
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SSchritz on 06-13-2001
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Garmy writes:
Actually, Magneto is threatening Xavier with the deaths of all the cops, and his excuse ("I may not be able to stop them all") is a purposely lame one, to show that he doesn't care about mankind. This certainly isn't a slip up because the same thing is in the book.
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Du Nomad writes:
Why doesn't it make sense? Magneto is showing Xavier that he has several people at his mercy, and that those people will die if Xavier doesn't back off. But he doesn't want to just start randomly killing humans . . . remember, his goal is turn the human leaders into mutants, not realizing that his plan will kill them. His goal isn't to wipe out human beings, simply "convert" them by force. As such, he only kills when he needs to, and in this particular scene he could get his point across without killing. Besides, if he killed a cop, he knew that would bring INSTANT retaliation from a number of law enforcement agencies down upon him. But by sparing the cop's life, authorities would likely take a bit of time to regroup, analyze what was going on and develop a plan to deal with this mutant threat (who, as far as they were concerned, was only guilty of destruction of property and kidnapping another mutant).
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Alabaska J writes:
First of all, Magneto stopped the bullet and not Jean Gray. Also, Magneto, when he speaks said quote, is telling Charles that he doesn't want to kill all those cops, but if he fires the guns like he is threatening to do, most bullets could hit home and would not be stopped, as Magneto shows when he stops the bullet on the cop's forehead.
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IceQueen writes:
I believe that this line was intended for Magneto, he says that because he wants to show Charles that he doesn't care about humans. It could have been a before scene change, because if you read the original script for X-Men, you will see its completely different. If, as you say, the line was given to the wrong person, it could happen, scripts get changed moments before a scene is shot so the director could have decided to give it to Ian, it still makes the scene work, no matter who says it.
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MrOlaf writes:
In this movie Jean Grey isn't even strong enough to stop a speeding bullet, She can't fly or even levitate wolverine to the torch without Storm providing lift and her just stabalizing him.
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