By the time I finish writing this you’ll probably know that a PG-13 version of this is coming out. I have no opinion on this. Not ‘no opinion’ like I am withholding it. Literally ‘no opinion’. Have at it. Or don’t. Now go away (to the next paragraph of this review, obvi).
I could simply say that this movie tries as hard as its title does and fails just as much but I think it might deserve at least a little explanation.
Have you ever seen a movie and at the end you were like, “I was engaged the entire time but wow was that kind of totally not worth seeing?” Do you want to feel that feeling again? Then this movie is for you. The entire plot of the movie seemed to try to develop so many characters and tried to have a standard bad guy v. good guy showdown. And it failed.
It didn’t fail to develop some characters. Young Professor X was divine. And I am not just saying that because James Macavoy is so delicious. (He is thought, even with the long hair and interesting clothing choices.) It would take one hell of a transformation to get the character from god complex, to hopeless crippled wastrel, to the shining beacon of hope for his entire species. And by golly I think they did it. I felt that performance and it was some of the better acting I have ever seen in a superhero movie. Continue reading