Another X-Men movie, another delve into frustration for me. If you seen my previous post you’ve seen how much I hate the fact that these movies, despite the fact they are supposed to tie in to the original trilogy, have so many inconsistencies it’s almost insane. As an example, in this one Jean is not only closer in age to Charles and Eric, but also has bright (albeit very pretty) green eyes. Nothing close to the Jean played by Famke Janssen (hazel eyes) in the original 3. There are plenty of other problems too. For example, remember in the first trilogy how the world was just learning about mutants? Well, since this trilogy happens in the 70’s and 80’s it seems that the planet knew plenty about mutants long before the first three films. It’s just irritating.
Okay, enough about that. If you forget the first three films were ever made (and you just about have to), this movie isn’t that bad. It isn’t that great either though. I give it 3 Icees (out of 5). If I factored in the previous paragraph, it would be less. In this one, there is mayhem and destruction just for sake of it. It’s a bloated film, and it almost seems like somebody said, “Hey, this movie has to be 2 and a half hours long, so add more… just… more”. And more they did. The final battle scene seemed to take forever. Some characters were overplayed (Quicksilver) and some didn’t have enough development (Storm). It was just a mish-mash of stuff. Now that I think about it, I want to lower my rating down to 2.5 Icees. Hopefully you’re ok with that. If not, please let me know in the comments section.
The movie is grand and if you are an X-Men fan and don’t mind the lack of continuity, then you will want to see this on the big screen. If you want to watch a well-made movie, perhaps see if Captain America: Civil War is still playing. There is a scene after the credits which appears to mostly set up a future movie (really? another one?). I guess as long as we go watch them, they’ll keep making them.