I wanted to see this film in theaters, but do to unseen circumstances, I had to wait for it to come out on DVD. One of my friends loaned it to me and then I watched the masterpiece of a movie that director Bryan Singer pulled together. Aside from The Dark Knight trilogy and Marvel’s The Avengers, the X-Men film franchise is one of my favorite series.
We see our favorite characters from the original series: Storm, Iceman, Shadowcat, Colossus and from X-Men First Class, like Havok and Beast, but what brings them together? The older & younger Professor X and Magneto, but also Wolverine. Shadowcat uses her power to send Wolverine back in time to the 1970s before Mystique can be captured and her powers used to create the Sentinels. At first, they only attacked mutants, but soon the world grew dark as they conquered everyone.
What follows is an awesome thrill that makes X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine a bad dream. This by far, the best non-Marvel Cinematic Universe film and the best X-Men movie by far. The effects, the acting, directing, and the overall story is one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever scene.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Language, violence, sci-fi action & mayhem
- Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine
- James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X
- Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
- Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
- Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe / Storm
- Nicholas Hoult and Kelsey Grammer as Hank McCoy / Beast
- Anna Paquin as Marie / Rogue
- Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat
- Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask
- Shawn Ashmore as Bobby Drake / Iceman
- Omar Sy as Bishop
- Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
- Daniel Cudmore as Peter Rasputin / Colossus
- Fan Bingbing as Clarice Ferguson / Blink
- Adan Canto as Sunspot
- Booboo Stewart as James Proudstar / Warpath
- Josh Helman as Major William Stryker
- Brian Cox, who portrayed General Stryker in X2, appears in archive footage.