Review of Rogue Cut: The best X-Men film and I really prefer the grittier cut of an already great film. Wolverine and Magneto are both more viscous and the story is sharper, harsher. I really liked the interaction between future X and past X, the gift only works if you embrace it. That really means something to me.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this second time around as I'd forgotten much of it since seeing it on release. Singer plays with the 70s aesthetics with enthusiasm, playfulness and an appreciation for the feel of the original comics. It also benefits from having Jackman centre stage once more, giving it some welly with a customary nod and a wink.
3.5 because i love X-men movies even if they are just average. As with all of these and the Wolverine movies they would have been so much better in other hands. Too hollywood action film for me. Should have been thought provoking, gritty, violent and emotional but hey, we are used to it now... right?
Return to form for the series. Stellar cast and solid performances keep you engaged, as do the time travel gymnastics, which give the film an edge over a lot of recent comic book films. Understands that the core of the franchise is based around Xavier, Magneto and Raven and their conflict when trying to solve the "mutant problem".
Buena película, me gustó. Wolverine otra vez juega un papel crucial en la historia, al igual que Charles, Magneto y Raven (Mystic). Es como ver la película El Origen, con una realidad dentro del subconsciente de otra persona para poder curar lo malo del pasado y que trascienda en el futuro.
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.
Asides from some genuinely inspired and jaw-dropping moments (all of which involve Evan Peters), Bryan Singer's return to the X-Men franchise is one of the better additions to the franchise. My biggest issues come with the film's non-existent logic, the digital look, and it's clear intentions of handing off the franchise to the First Class cast for many many more sequels to come.
Works well as a sequel to 2011's First Class but somehow manages to decrease in quality just a little bit. And even though at this point I'm quite tired of seeing Jennifer Lawrence on my screen, her role as Mystique manages to be quite acceptable, certainly better than what we got with the first X-Men trilogy.