So we just came back from seeing this movie. And what can I say? it was excellent!
The premise is this: we see our favorite X-Men
— but not all
of them— in a Crapsack World
of the bleakest kind. They are being terrorized by murderous Sentinels who hunt mutants. Shadowcat and company devise a gambit of Inception
proportions to change the past, so that the future will change as well. The Sentinels are incredibly deadly. There's no other way.
What comes next is a story of redemption, of opposing viewpoints, of trust, strategy, friendship, and conflict.
The good: everything was pretty good. I know a good chunk about the X-Men
universe, but I'm no buff! So I wasn't hung up on things that weren't exactly the same. What I do know is that if you haven't seen it yet, see if you can spot Cable in the crowd, and Bishop at the beginning; correct me if I'm wrong when you come back.
There was a lot of philosophical talk about human nature. Wolverine, Charles, Eric, Hank and Mystique all have to face this question in the movie. Can people change?
Needless to say, we see a lot of change, and a lot of not changing from the main cast here. There is hopping back and forth between the past and present, but it is done very well, and it flows. You are never jarred from past to present; the transition makes sense each time. There is also a theme of Good vs. Evil
in this story. And a lot of grey area.
The fighting is excellent, but sweetly withheld in quantity. It's balanced very well. Expect a lot of subverted and zigzagged Curb-Stomp Battle
The acting and casting was nice. Evan Peters makes an appearance as a surprise I think! What a hottie. And he was brilliant and hilarious! You'll love him! Hurray for Peter Dinklage, btw! He does a bang up job as Trask, who isn't as villainous as he is misguided. The real villain though...? Ambition Is Evil
The bad: Well, the only bad thing is that Wolverine is at center, sort of. It's not really
bad; he has been hogging the X-Men
spotlight too long. But he did a bang up job
. The other bad thing is that... I don't care for Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, but that's neither here nor there at this point.
It is a great movie. You'll like it, hopefully. I enjoyed myself a great deal! I'd see it again actually.