The script in this movie far surpasses a lot of the previous X-men’s, the first few particularly. I really enjoyed ‘First Class’ and did quite enjoy ‘Days of Future Past’ but this i think ranks above all of the franchises past endeavors. What intrigues me further in this movie then others in its past did, is that it not only looks at what humanity will realistically do in order to tip the balance of the scales back in their favour. Regardless of the ethical or moral qualms most homo-sapiens would abide by, and delves into the sociopathic military options and experiments not a far stretch from Stalin and his attempt to impregnate women with Gorilla semen to create some kind of hybrid super-soldier… (which, needless to say did not succeed.) I always enjoy seeing the imagined limit that these kinds of organisations would go to, to take back the perceived advantage. If you’ve watched the trailer for this, your aware a little “mini-me” Logan is about in the world, enter Laura.
The cast is a fairly substantial collection of well revered actors, plus one new little face.
When this film came out, i immediately went to the big screen to see it, and damn was it glorious. We learn through stilted and well-timed reveals of information that the creation of these children was done so that they would effectively turn into soldiers with these special abilities. They have no passports, social security numbers, no names other than the ones the nurses gave them. Once this information is given to Wolverine, he faces a decision.
We see that even though he didn’t physically create this child, shes certainly picked up her fathers skillset…
And although this film has a hell of a lot of violence and fight scenes, (standard of course) It’s a little more intelligently posed than its predecessors. There isn’t as much of the pandering to dim audiences, this actually engages you emotionally and intellectually. Now that said, this isn’t at a ‘Sopranos’ or ‘Westworld’ level of clever, nor is it pretending to be, but it’s stepped past the franchises seeming trend of being solidly action films. Another similarity to Deadpool in that this movie is a blend of many genres, and well-crafted. We also experience Charles Xaviar like we’ve never seen him before.
Seeing our beloved Charles in a state of disarray and in the beginning stages of turning senile is quite an adjustment. But again its an interesting role for him to personify as in most others he’s in a position of power. Buuuut, for any “Legion” fans out there, there is always the possibility of Sir Patrick Stewart gracing us with his presence on that series as he is technically that omnipotent mutants father.
Again, this is a thoroughly enjoyable stoner watch, (or sober obviously) as most X-men movies (the latter) are. So get some munch and dive in.