Okay, this is less a review (which is structured) than a reaction. No spoilers held back. SO GO SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE YOU READ THIS AND LET ME RUIN IT.
|This pose means I am USING MY POWER…|
I loved this take on the character. He’s walking! He has hair! Mystique is his foster sis … huh? Okay, the movies that were more or less canon weren’t great, so let’s just go with it! Any version of Charles Xavier that lets me see him chug a yard of beer, then try to pick up Moira MacTaggart by telling her she has a “groovy” mutation is a movie I want to see.
|A scene too awesome to caption|
In love with Charles? Drawn to his sexy older friend Erik? Okay, why not?
|Is it just me or did “Hank McCoy” look so much like “Scott Summers,” it was distracting?|
Very clever, using this character to come up with Cerebro and Banshee’s flight suit and Havok’s concentric circles of whatever-they-are. Amusing when he said the line “They didn’t ask, so I didn’t tell,” since apparently after 40 years of straight beastliness, the character is now gay. I can’t keep up with all the permutations, but it was a relief to see him furry and blue again. (How many people saw Oliver Platt and thought, “Ah! Beast!” He looked more like human Hank than this cute kid above.)
|Dude was awesome|
This actor, Michael Fassbender, absolutely NAILED the character. Didn’t hurt that he had a good script and a good character — the ever-insightful Professor X — to play off, but still, huge props to Fassbender for making the character both fearsome and sympathetic. Sure hope he returns for a sequel.
|I can turn to diamond, just like Husk! Makes a nice visual!|
The White Queen:
I was a little disappointed by her seemingly submissive nature. I understand she’s hugely popular in the comic now, I guess because of her penchant for walking around displaying Victoria’s Secrets, so I expected a bit more from Emma than just chipping ice for Sebastian Shaw’s whiskey. Ah, well. It was the 1960s …
And finally — THE GREATEST CAMEO EVER.
If you’re not a fan, don’t worry about it. If you are — don’t ask anyone, just see the movie!!!