Posted on 8/05/13 11:30 PM
I may talk about some things that could be considered a spoiler, so for that sake....
SPOILERS MAY LIE AHEAD.....
I have not seen any of the previous Xmen movies, so in that way I can't really judge this by them, or compare that two series. However, I can tell you that this is a great movie, with everything you would expect from a kick-ass superhero film.
So this is an origin story, so I feel like this would be a proper place to start the series. Feel free to leave me your opinions of the other xmen movies, if you feel like they are worth watch or not, or anything else about them really.
I won't go into the plot...I have a feeling most of you already know or don't care lol
But I will get on to the performances! Whooo! So...Michael Fassbender is brilliant. I have only seen him in two films I believe, but in both films he has this way of commanding everything around him whenever he's on screen. He just has this powerful, energetic, suave, charming vibe about him that just makes him a pleasure to watch(I personally think he would make a great Bond...JS). He was terrific in this movie is what I am getting at lol. The guy has talent. James Macavoy was also brilliant as Charles Xavier. He too has this way about him that is also extremely satisfying to watch, and the two together was a perfect mix. The rest of the mutants, good and bad, were also very nicely done, although January Jones as Emma Frost was lacking a bit in the emotion department, but thats just my opinion. She was very uninspiring, lets just say.
Who really surprised me though, was Mr. Bacon. It has been awhile since I've seen a movie with Kevin Bacon that I've actually enjoyed. He played a pretty convincing villian! And that german? Bravo sir. He was menacing, but never overstayed his welcome, and for that, my hat is off to you. A very nice touch indeed.
The story was nothing to write home about, only because really we all knew what was going to happen (Even me, who has not seen the previous X-men movies). But what happens during this process is what was fun. And I did enjoy the cameos. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine for 10 seconds was hilarious, and the shots of some of the future mutants in Xaviers "vision" was also nice "cough cough STORM cough cough" I also giggled at Xavier scoffing at the idea of becoming bald lol. And before you say anything, I know a LITTLE about the films, enough to know Hugh Jackman is Wolverine, and that Dr. Xavier is bald.
The effects were really well done, but I expected that coming from Matthew Vaughn! Also what I expected were some great fight scenes, and he did not disappoint. While the movie wasn't "action heavy", the scenes were really well done and kept me thoroughly engaged, just as I was while watching Kick-Ass. The man knows how to direct some dazzling(first time I have ever used that word) and intense fight scenes. Very well done.
This is a great reboot/prequel. It has amazing performances, top notch action scenes and effects, as well as a fun and interesting story, albeit predictable. If you are still on the fence about viewing this movie, definitely give it a try. You will not be disappointed.