Jackman, Fassbender, Sterwart, McAvoy–every freaking body was awesome, still bringing a crap-ton of energy to something that many actors might phone in at this point. The script was tight, especially for a plot that had so many spinning plates. And the Sentinel ideas were unique and interesting.
My only problem with the movie, really, was the ending. I get the reason why Singer with with an anti-climax … in a time-travel story where the heroes are trying to prevent something from happening–instead of getting something TO happen–you kind of have to go that way. Still, in a movie with so much spectacle, it would have been nice to see something in addition to Mystique slowly lowering her gun. A bunch of Sentinels exploding, Magneto painfully getting some sort of epic comeuppance … just something.
All in all, a great flick though. If you’re a fan of the first two X-Men films and First Class, check this movie out before it leaves theaters. You won’t be sorry.
Superheroes in Prose Volume 10: Two Rocks and a Hard Place, on sale September 24th.