This film's golden-hued ending is a grand exercise in cinematic wish fulfillment, selling audiences on the lie that every mistake they've ever made in life - like leaving the "X-Men" franchise in 2006 - will someday be made right. This is precisely how Hollywood continues to capitalize on our childhood nostalgia but, you know what, seeing the cast of Singer's 2000 film together again totally left a smile on my face.
Non-essential, but certainly not a total waste. Easy on the eyes, with some real surprises up its sleeve. Though the story is unbelievably, sloppily flawed - where the resolution of this film essentially overwrites all the events in all the other films. Besides this, Lawrence, Fassbender, and MacAvoy were on point as usual - though clearly could have used some more direction. VFX isn't everything, Singer.
I still haven't figured out if Hugh Jackman wanted to look like Clint Eastwood or if the movie is a disguised and discreet homage to the Inspector Harry movies. Recommended though. Because of Clint Eastwood.
Despite all the fan service and revivals, it's overwhelming with cast and effects and become a very forgettable too-much blob. It reminds me of a salad where you would throw lots of good ingredients all killing each other's particularities.
Easily best of series despite some plot gaps that pretty much lays waste to all the previous story arcs in the original trilogy. Cast is pretty much aces this time around with Fassbender and Jackman best in class except the wonderful Peters as Quicksilver (quick give him his own franchise). Singer's direction is a little more refined this time around yet never loses site of the Marvel property/heritage.
The story, despite not really outstanding, was well written and told in a fast pace, managing to keep a beneficial balance between the action scenes packed with special effects and a perceptible narrative. *(3.5 stars)*
A lot of eye-candy to distract from the main narrative. Although intriguing, it fails to live to its potential and, in the process, playing too lightly with the moral and ethical dilemmas it pretends to uphold. Some characters and their reasoning are fascinating but their inconsistencies lead to what ultimately is a very shady ending. Could have been an important blockbuster. It merely is a satisfying one.
Featuring the wonkiest of time travel narratives, a campy Nixon impression, a miscast Jennifer Lawrence, and a lopsided ratio of story to speeches about Finding Your Strength. The pros: some Portal-inspired action, revitalized nostalgia for X2, & movie theater A/C. Turns out, if you want to immediately eliminate tension with another ethnic group, just publicly attempt to kill their leader and then change your mind.