(This review may contain spoilers).
In preparation for going to see X-Men: Days of Future Past, my brother and I have just watched this film – or rewatched, in my case.
I think the X-Men are one of those really iconic groups of superheroes. My sister and I saw the first one at the cinema. We actually went to see it twice, the second time because we wanted to see if a particular actor was in it. I think, to date, I’ve now seen just about all of the films.
Considering I’d got to know the characters from their previous appearances, it was fairly interesting to see them as their younger selves. Charles was a completely different person to how he is later and I really liked how his relationship with Mystique came across. There was also an explanation about how Mystique still looks young in the films set much later.
Another thing I felt was handled quite well was the relationship between Erik and Charles. In the original films, it’s clear they used to be friendly with each other and I felt their friendship came across really well here. I particularly liked the actors, too. I’ve seen James McAvoy in quite a lot of things before, so I knew already he was a fairly good actor.
I liked the variety of different abilities the other characters have, though I’ve always wondered why there never seem to be duplications. Some of the powers are similar, but all of them are different in some way. (As an example of what I mean in reality – green eyes are technically a mutation, but a lot of people have them).
I liked the other characters in this film, too. The training scenes worked really well to show their interactions with each other and it was really cool to see Wolverine/Logan appear, too.
Even if you haven’t seen the previous films, I’d recommend giving this one a chance. It’s entertaining and has some pretty good actors. In my opinion, it’s worth seeing if you like this particular genre.