Finally, I can check this off my list! Expecting the cinematic train wreck of the century based on how a lot of people had reacted to it, I was surprised to find a pretty decent X-Men outing, albeit a tad too vanilla. The story and script is a little weak, but not exactly the worst offender either. There are pretty decent performances here, especially from Sophie Turner who got to do quite a bit of dramatic flexing. The action was a bit messy at times, but it’s still exhilarating to see the X-Men synching their abilities when fighting enemies. And it’s a nice touch to show them as celebrated heroes for once as they have been discreetly and thanklessly vigilanting in past installments. That’s how I remembered them in the comics, so it’s nice to see that. I also felt that the handling of the Dark Phoenix story was way better than X-Men 3.
Shocker, I know, but I enjoyed it.