Hello there Minions, I hope all is well. I wanted to drop in tonight and let you know that I somehow managed to see X-Men over the weekend and it was pretty spectacular. I’ve discussed before how it’s a bit difficult to be a horror fan with a Bride and two offspring who cannot be exposed to it lest they tremble and weep. X-Men is not a horror movie, but it is full of costumes and neat stuff you could dress up for for Halloween, so it counts.
So, I won’t bore you with too much of a synopsis, but here’s what you need to know. In the future, robot terminators called Sentinels have destroyed most of the world in the hunt for mutants. At first only programmed to hunt mutants, the Sentinels then went after humans who helped mutants, then finally, humans with DNA markers who might eventually produce human offspring. So basically, they’re after everyone, and they’re winning.
Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) sends the consciousness of mutants back in time a few days to warn of sentinel attacks. The remaining mutants send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time to stop Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from assassinating the Sentinel’s creator Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and setting the war in motion. Wolverine teams up with the younger X-Men (From X-Men: First Class) and they work to bring down the Sentinal program and save Trask from Mystique.
So, that plot is just a little bit complicated, no? Yet director Bryan Singer keeps the narrative moving and fast-paced. The action sequences are nothing short of spectacular and the chemistry among the characters is great. There are cameos of characters that were lost in the prior films, so be prepared for some schmoozy nostalgia that is realy pretty awesome.
I know I’ a bit late to the party on this as this is the top movie in the world with numerous 4 and 5-star reviews but it deserves all its fanfare. This is one of the greats.