Don't look too closely at the plot in the action scenes, you're here for the stunts anyway aren't you?
(Which are goddamn spectacular)
I think I needed to know a bit more Russian history to properly get this. It started as a comedy, had a bit of farce, and then delved through some drama to get to a conclusion which was mostly unsurprising, but nevertheless proved reasonably well-executed. Still didn't quite leave me satisfied with the usual Iannuci hit though.
It's intense, it's bloody, it's raw; it asks you to pay attention, it asks you to care, it asks for more and it doesn't hold back. Not your standard X-men movie by a long shot, and all the better for it. I'm intrigued by the little hints dropped here and there, but that part of the story is yet to be told, evidently...