It has its moments, mostly from Jackman and Schrieber, but its also got a lot shit going against like the complete misuse of Deadpool. But the extra star is for the aforementioned badasses in this film.
Even though I haven’t read the comics, I can tell that the makers of this have crammed together as many strands from the original comic’s histories as possible and strung them together on the vaguest and thinnest of plot strands, the results of which was going to be a failure, and with its serious tone never having a sense of messy silliness to it. No one would get a lot from this, X-Men comic fans or not.
Expected a sub-par superhero film like so many others but was surprised by its humor and genuinely enjoyable action scenes. Lacks some of the character depth that First Class has but it makes up for that in sheer entertainment. They never should have silenced Ryan Reynolds.
The big problem is that they try to accomplish too much by telling the entire background story when they should have stayed in one time period. Tons of characters are introduced but has no point being there. Best is Liev Schreiber who make an excellent Sabretooth, but Ryan Reynolds' non-speaking Deadpool is a bad creative choice and Kevin Durand's small appearance as Blob is laughable.