Watched this for the first time tonight and it's really just a sweet film. Bratty kids and shitty parents growing and learning and all that lovely stuff. And Maggie Smith is on wonderful form as always
Unfortunately this film didn't do it greatly for me. I definitely didn't love it as much as say, The Winter Soldier, or Civil War, or even Guardians of the Galaxy which is perhaps closest to this film in terms of expanding the MCU in different directions.
It was the only Marvel film where I noticed what, to me, felt like inconsistencies in tone. I couldn't be sure if it was taking itself seriously or not as it seemed to flit…
Listen, I really love X2, it's very dear to my heart. But this film may just have surpassed it to be the best X-Men film yet. Who would've thought we'd be saying that about a solo Wolverine film?
This film is not necessarily fun. It's brutal, it's bloody, it's surprisingly heartbreaking. That is not to say that there isn't a well-placed gag every now and then (Patrick Stewart's grumpy, crazy old Charles and Dafne Keen's wonderful X23 providing both the…