In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.
Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence
Runtime: 132 Minutes
Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn
The movie is really good! I say that enthusiastically and surprisingly!
Being a prequel, I was hoping that the story would put some time and effort into developing the characters and a back story, and it really did! The whole movie is essentially about Charles Xavier or better known as Dr. X, founding a school for humans with mutant powers. He acquires these mutants from all over the world and teaches them to strengthen and focus their abilities all while working as special agents for the CIA. One of the mutants that he is closest to is Erik Lensherr, (Magneto) who over the course of time breaks away from Dr. X and builds his own evil team.
I was very impressed overall with the movie considering that I am not typically into X-Men movies or even Comic book movies. It was a very enjoyable summer blockbuster.
There is one other thing that I have to say about this movie, and it’s something that has been stirring up inside of me for a long time now.
I don’t care how hot she is. I really don’t. I understand that guys will go to the movies or turn on the TV just to see her on the screen, but after several attempts to like her, I am officially giving up. Throwing in the towel. January Jones is simply terrible. She may be the worst actress to ever act up on the screen. I love Mad Men and have battled whether she is terrible or if she does a good job with the way that character is written. She is terrible. I also just saw her in
Unknown and her performance in that was worse than anything before! I’m going to simply break her down; really really hot, horrible horrible actress. Sounds to me like she should be in soft core porn.
January Jones! Quit ruining good shows and movies and go do soft core porn! You suck!
Kevin Bacon is also in this movie which makes it even more badass.
Seven steps to a Large Popcorn!