(This review may contain spoilers).
So, I went to see this film today with my brother. It pulled me in pretty much from the start. I recognised a few of the characters from the previous films (and one or two from the other comics) and it was really interesting to see the future X-Men having banded together to fight a common foe so many years in the future.
I’m wavering a bit between Wolverine and Raven as my favourite characters. This film and its prequel made Mystique a much more well-rounded character, in my opinion. I liked the hints that Charles still had some very strong feelings towards her as his adopted sister and I really liked their interactions with each other.
Dealing with time travel is, in my opinion, always quite difficult. There aren’t many things that deal with time travel well, but I felt there was a fairly good explanation in this film.
I would have liked to see more of Alex and the other mutants. There were some pretty intriguing powers there that I would have like a bit more explanation of.
There were some quite funny moments in the film, though my brother and I both agreed that this had a more serious tone than the previous film. I liked how Charles and Erik interacted with each other, but I have to say, I really liked Pieter (I believe that’s the correct spelling). He’s one I would have definitely liked to see a bit more of.
I felt that there were a lot of tense moments in this film. As I stated earlier, I was pulled in from the start – and stayed pulled in. This film does quite a good job of bridging the prequels with the films that were previously made, at least in my opinion.
I felt that the actors did a really good job in this film and there were others that I recognised, too, like the actor who played Trask – he also appears in Game of Thrones as Tirian.
I do recommend watching this film, but it’s probably good to have at least some knowledge of the previous ones for this to make sense.
Also, an additional note – there is an extra scene after the end of the credits. So keep that in mind before leaving once the credits start.