Bill C’s Review – 3.5 out of 5
Things are looking bleak for the X-Men sometime in the future. They are losing a Terminator like war as humans have come up with these killer machines. So what are you going to do? Time to send an X-Men (X-Man?) back in the past to try to unite the X-Men at a pivotal time in history and alter the key event that led to the present situation.
I didn’t think this was the best X-Men movie but I thought it was a pretty good one. The action was good and included some humorous action (although the first time travel sequence was sort of confusing to me until they explained it).
At this point you know the key characters pretty well with Wolverine, Raven/Mystique, Charles and Magneto getting most of the screen time. Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence stand out with most of the tension coming from the need to get Magneto to conform. Jackman has been playing Wolverine for almost 15 years now and you wonder how much longer he can do that role but so far he can still handle it. While a ton of X-Men are in the movie some just have cameos (Rogue/ Ann Pacquin being probably on screen for about 5 seconds). Peter Dinklage handles the evil non mutant role and they find a Richard Nixon impersonator for some of the scenes in the 70s towards the end of the Vietnam war.
I did not see this in 3D although I heard that was pretty good. If you’re a fan of the series you should definitely see this one. If you have an extra 8 minutes stick around for the closing credits and teaser for the next X-Men movie (and let me know what it means).