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Ignores a good portion of the comic saga on details (White Queen is there but possessed by aliens..er.. Hellfire Club is "sort" of there, no Coocoo Club). Ignores actual X-Men during the saga's event (ie. Wolverine, etc.) for odd movie characters that are misplaced in the comic timeline, but we've grown accustomed to this by now. Quicksilver? Huh? Genosha seems to be a hippie commune in the woods now. Characters die that shouldn't have. So, it's a re-telling then. Lighter than I'd expect. Sophie Turner did fine. Actress who played Storm was a highlight. X-Men fans will groan at "director's choices" but will nod towards seeing their favorite mutants at it again. Not horrible, though a bit hurried.
A lot of action but the antagonist is wooden and unbelievable and unlikable. Bad casting for the main character. Jackson performs well and some of the side characters such as Minerva are interesting but directing falls flat and comes-off like a bad DC movie. Do not recommend.
Better than critic reviews. Fans will give this a 5 out of 5. Decent storyline of self-discovery, love and innocence in a harsh, post apocalyptic dystopia. With Cyberpunk elements. Dialogue is expositional but necessary and sometimes a bit cheesy. Just the right amount of dark, however. The grit is backed-off to 50%.