I went into this movie cold, I hadn’t watched any of the previews and I’d tried to go into it without any expectations. I didn’t not want my high regard for Deadpool, one of the first R rated comic book movies, to give me higher hopes and walk away from the movie disappointed.
Holy, shit. HOLY, SHIT. This movie absolutely blew my mind with the quality! Everything was well done.
Most of the mutants are dead, Prof X is in late stage dementia and has to be secluded to the desert of Mexico because he’s having seizures (which are deadly for people around him due to his powers becoming uncontrollable during seizures).
Logan is one of the last people still caring for Charles, and one new mutant we’re introduced to named Caliban, who’s able to detect other mutants in the area. Together, they are trying their best to make Prof X’s last days as comfortable as it can be…. which isn’t very comfortable at all due to lack of funds and sufficient medicine to control Charles’s seizures.
We see Prof X in a totally new light and given the rated R dialogue and new writers I really enjoyed what they did. And, I’ll be honest, listening to Patrick Stewart say FUCK is one of the finer pleasures in life.
Child actors have it tough, being able to memorize lines and act convincingly at such a young age is a very difficult feat and it takes a very skilled and talented person to pull it off. More often than not, I don’t find child actors convincing although I don’t blame them for it. So, I was leary when I saw that a child was going to be a main part of the story, especially since it’s a rated R movie in a more serious type role.
SHE BLEW IT OUT OF THE PARK. She’s absolutely incredible, the actress, Dafne Keen, who plays Laura in this movie was superb. The casting directors for this movie hit the nail on the head, I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing this role. She’s just as badass as the girl who plays Lyanna Mormont in GoT, even better actually.
The tone of this movie is darker than the standard Xmen movies of the past, but true to the classic form of Xmen it had its lighter funnier moments to compliment the more serious story line.
I don’t get misty eyed at movies, unless the dog dies. I legit had a tear during this movie, I also laughed, and was on the edge of my seat.
This is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time, being a life long Xmen and Wolverine fan, I have huge admiration for how well this movie was pulled off. This is the Xmen movie I’ve been waiting for my whole life.
IMDB only gives this an 8.4 which is fucking criminal. I think even without my bias as an Xmen fan this movie deserves an 9. For me, with my bias I give it an 11/10, ALLOFMYYES
LIGHT plot “spoilers” I won’t give any crucial bits away, but if you haven’t seen it and are like myself and didn’t want to know much about the plot I would stop reading here.
The plot of the movie revolves around a group of kids who were being imprisoned and illegally experimented on in Mexico. They are all mutants and being forced to train as killers and being taken care of by a team of nurses. The nurses aren’t told much, but they aren’t stupid and they aren’t without hearts, so in a last ditch attempt a nurse takes Laura and runs for it, trying to find Logan who has retired from Xmen since there’s basically no one left, and is currently a Limo driver out in the desert.
Logan wants NOTHING to do with this at first, but, true to character in the comics beneath his asshole exterior he does have heart. He eventually agrees to help Laura cross the border into Canada where they will be safe.
He takes Prof X and Laura and is constantly on the run from psychopaths who want to find Laura and the other escaped children and kill them/bring them back to be imprisoned before they can cross the border.