So, this is kind of a biased review, because I didn't know anything about the X-Men going into this film. Just that Hugh Jackman plays the Wolverine, which he does, giving the character enough personality. Basically, in 1973, an X-Women named Raven shot dead the scientist that exposed the mutant species to the world and ever since then, they've been at war, and the future is completely ruled by the corrupt. Despite having these amazing and surprisingly original powers, original except for the fireman out of Fantastic Four, one that creates portals to make either her enemies or her friends teleport, the ability to walk through walls, etc. But as the enemy is closing in, the Wolverine is forced to travel back to 1973 to try to convince Raven never to do the killing.
If that happens, the future will have never existed and he will be the only one to remember anything. Interesting way of showing time, and here, Ellen Page's character is forced to keep him in the sort of state. That's original, I'm sure. Now, this isn't the most action packed movie out there, and I may have expected more, but what it instead does is focus on the characters, but they do't focus on them like microscopes. There's still some actually nice action and some sic-fi that kept me interested. Trust me though, when I say Quicksilver came out of nowhere in the movie and steals the entire show, and I hope to see him in more flicks than just this and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Something else I'd like to see more of is Raven played by Jennifer Lawrence, she steals every scene she's in as well, she could become the next Zoe Saldana of sci-fi action flicks. I admit sometimes the action is a little slow, but the running time of the movie doesn't. I kind of wish a bit more of the movie spent it's time in the future just because it was filled with rainbow colours and gymnastic pleasure. Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy is by far the best character, one with regrets and reluctance to dive into certain situations. The movie also in a way messes with you; is Raven a good character? Is Eric a good character? Can Hank do more than turn into the Monster by Mistake monster with hair? How will they know where Raven is going? And fortunately, it answers these questions. I think that was sort of the point. And I didn't mind, making this a comic book movie you don't have to be a comic book fan to enjoy. It's not near Avengers or The Winter Soldier, but it's not Age of Ultron either.