Okay, maybe that's taking it a bit too far, but Patrick Stewart did say some very good things about the upcoming X-Men movie in the latest issue of Dreamwatch Magazine. Hmm, I wonder if Dreamwatch is watching my dreams because, lately, they've been really freaking weird. In the interview, he gave director Brett Ratner some props saying that the guy really "hit the ground running" once he took on the project. He said that Ratner put an enormous amount of pressure on the cast and crew, so much so that Stewart found himself working from six at night till six in the morning towards the end of shooting. Not for nothing, but isn't that normal for an actor?

In regards to the actual film, Stewart adds, "The script, I believe, is the best script of the three. It's very intense, it's very emotional, it's very personal about the individuals that we've already got to know in the first two movies. It has some astonishing set-piece sequences. It has a number of quite significant deaths. [From] what I've seen so far, I think, it's likely to be extraordinary. Some absolutely outstanding work is happening in Vancouver - including from some of the new people who've come on board... If anyone saw Brett's Red Dragon, which I thought was an outstanding film, I don't think they have any reason to be nervous".

Actually, I saw Red Dragon - but that doesn't make me nervous. I think anything associated with the name Brett Ratner is what really makes me want to lock myself in a closet until some friendly voices come to tell me that everything is going to be okay. I'm just wondering who has more on the line here - Ratner with X3 or Bryan Singer with Superman Returns? What do you think?

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