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5 Reasons Why James Marsden Never Gets the Girl

5 Reasons Why James Marsden Never Gets the Girl

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2. Scott Summers/Cyclops in “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)

Not everybody heals as fast as you, Logan.

Although it’s no secret that Marsden’s Scott Summers/Cyclops has held the sh*tty end of the stick throughout the entire X-Men franchise, I would argue that “X-Men: The Last Stand” is aptly named since Marsden’s character really gets bent over in this atrocious X-Flick. It wasn’t bad enough that he loses his wife, best friend, and longtime love of his life Jean Grey (Famke Jansen) at the end of “X2,” but the 3rd film starts off with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) taking Cyclops’ leadership role and handing it off to Storm (Halle Berry). Not bad enough? Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) confesses his love for Summers’ deceased wife, which is always great to hear when your wife dies. Wait there’s more… The cherry on top, Jean Grey comes back to life as the Phoenix and almost immediately murders him, then romantically involves herself with Wolverine… who later re-murders her. She really knows how to pick ’em.


The Dirty: He Loses his wife, his job, his wife comes back, his wife kills him, his wife leaves him for another man, and then the other man murders his wife…


The Silver Lining: He doesn’t have to be in anymore sh*tty X-Men films… until “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

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Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path. From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film. Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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Drew Russell

This is so true and Unfair.

Jia Drisdom

I actually did a Google search for “why does James Marsden never get the girl?” It totally sucks because it is so true. I always feel so bad for him because he is always such a good guy in his movies.

Anony Mpls

Your article does not describe “Why James Marsden Never Gets the Girl” as advertised. It lists five times that it did happen and rehashes those scenarios.

Really, dig deeper. Author and commenters alike.







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