So Emma Frost/January Jones/Betty Draper is cold-hearted b*tch and I love her for that. Fassbender is pretty dashy (when isn’t he?). Nice cameo by Rebecca Romijn and cool background story of Xavier and Mystique. The whole Cold War as background scenario… meh. Kevin Bacon as a villain… meh. My favorite thing were the closing credits, so amazing.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Mystique and Magneto (namely his revenge) were the highlights here. It wasn't amazing, but definitely not bad. Unfortunately the forced final 15 minutes kind of crapped all over the rest of the movie. Loved the Wolverine cameo though.
A jumbled mess of a movie tries to make its many disparate elements work and usually doesn't, making the whole thing just seem silly at times - the superhero fantasy elements clash pretty badly with the historical stuff. It has its moments: the cast is decent, and some of the action scenes and special effects are well done; but it's not enough to save it from its loopy plot and uneven tones.
Best summer movies 2011 so far (together with Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Best from X Men series so far. Decent storyline and decent characters development, interesting cameos, good and not too over-the-top CGI. Bring in the sequel Mr.Vaughn :)
an average comic book adaptation. the portrayal of emma frost was most disappointing, making her flat and terribly acted. michael fassbender is amazing once again, also why has rose mactaggart suddenly gone from being scottish to american? its not like rose bryne cannot do uk accents. it has great moments of pop culture introspection, but falls in behind the first singer film in a big way.
Matthew Vaughn follows up the anarchy of "Kick-Ass" with this reinvention of the X-men franchise. Remember being surprised at just entertaining this one was even within the silliness of setting it during the Cuban missle crisis. Fassbender just riviting in the film with good shows by McAvoy, Byrne and Bacon. Lawrence however really miscast here. Agree with some other posts need more Fassbender. Nice cameo by HJ.
Whether the camp is intentional or not, it doesn't detract from the goofy pleasures of this pointless & plotless (but well-acted and stylish) retro-superhero flick. If anything, the 20-30 mins of Fassbender's James Bond audition tape is worth the price of admission alone: gasp in wonder as Fassy speaks (French! German! Spanish!) and wears (turtlenecks! wetsuits! leather jackets!) his way into your cold, dead heart.
Enjoyable, despite this endless stampede of prequels of most action/adventure franchises and my little-to-non interest in this particular one. Stylistically owes a great deal to the early Bond movies and to other cold war thrillers that help to stablish a delightful "retro" feeling.