This is not the franchise killer some people are saying it is. There are too many new characters for us to fully explore (sorry every Horseman except Magneto) and the final act could have been trimmed or tinkered with, but this is a really enjoyable film.
The new students make a welcome addition, but none more so than Sophie Turner's Jean Grey. She is enchanting in the role and could easily be the new star of this franchise. Michael Fassbender…
I'll always love Shane Black. His dialogue will always delight me and I'll follow him wherever he goes. This movie was a whole lot of fun, just not one of his best. Gosling and Crowe have a ton of chemistry, with the former giving his heart and soul into a fantastic performance. And Angourie Rice is a star in the making as the Peggy to the guys' Inspector Gadget.
But this movie has a plot that is a bit ramshackle…
Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.