Synopsis: Wolverine is sent back in time to convince the younger Professor Xavier to help him stop Mystique and the dangerous path that she has put herself on in her quest for justice after many mutants have been killed in the war effort in Vietnam.
Main Cast: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage
The Hype: Since the series was rebooted, there has been much more buzz about the movies and this sequel was no exception. The first film was a huge success and I had high hopes for this movie from the very first trailer.
What I Thought: Great. It was as good as I thought it was going to be. The story is indulging and keeps a good high pace throughout. The special effects are also pretty decent and in particular a scene featuring the character Quicksilver. Apparently when this character’s look was released the comic fanboys went nuts. Personally, I am not quite that nerdy so it didn’t matter to me one way or the other and I really enjoyed his scenes in the movie. There is plenty of action throughout the film and the time travel aspect of the story means that you can pretty much wipe out the two sequels to the original movie from 2000, which of course is a very good thing, because they were crap.
Conclusions: Good story, great effects and the cast is yet again a collection of some of Hollywood’s finest. Definitely worth a watch and if you liked the first reboot, then you will enjoy this also as a natural progression in the saga. It will be interesting to see where they take it next.