I saw it today with some friends and I had a hard time enjoying it and felt numb after watching it. Started good and gradually got worse and I had high hopes for Sophia Turner and she did not answer the call. I wished I could had stayed home and trying my best to forget about seeing this movie.
The beginning had so much potential. Loved how the X-Men's status had changed in the wake of Age of Apocalypse and what that meant for Xavier and for the X-Men, really liked that they stayed somewhat loyal to the source material when the X-Men took off in a space shuttle during a solar storm, and then the whole thing fell apart after with logic gaps, terrible dialogue, single-dimensional villains, questionable directing, editing, and cinematography, and little to no understanding of any character in this film who wasn't Charles, Jean, Scott, or Hank. And Sophie Turner was just WRONG for the role.
I honestly consider this the dumbest superhero film I've ever watched, even moreso than Last Stand. It had almost no redeeming qualities after the first ten minutes.
I'd honestly rather watch Roger Cormen's Fantastic Four again or the 1997 Batman and Robin film because those at least didn't take themselves too seriously. This film tries so hard to sell you depth and darkness, and that just makes the stupid stand out even more glaringly.
Just watched it, and yeah, to all of this. Well, other than being worse than expected, as I was expecting it to be pretty awful.
It's just dull as dishwater most of the time, and the set piece fights are just terrible - with the exception of the first one, all done in "DC-dark" scenes, as though that hadn't been disastrous for DC/WB. Amazing how big fight scenes can be made so boring. I thought the acting was pretty terrible across the board, but Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain were especially awful, though I'm not sure how much is them and how much is the direction - they seem to be deliberately playing impassive, invulnerable, unaffected by everything around them but unfortunately, most of the time this comes over as staring dead-eyed into the middle distance with an expression like a stunned heffer, which makes me wonder if they'd been directed to act that way.
(Having said that, I think Apocalypse and the first Wolverine film are actually worse. It's not as much of a plotting mess as Last Stand, but it doesn't have any of the good bits of that fillm either - Kelsey Grammar as Beast, a few other bits. It's more a pudding of a film, with nothing rising above utter mediocrity)
Ah well, take a breath - at last the nightmare is over, there's not going to be another one.
Last Edit: Jul 18, 2019 12:40:36 GMT -5 by Deleted
I finally got to see this on HBO Max (which I signed up for just so I could watch the WW film.) After all I had heard about it, it was surprisingly...okay. There was some terrible dialogue (like the ridiculous "X-women" line that was in the trailer) but for the rest I pretty much went along with it. It was better than The Last Stand. At least it didn't try to do too much. I do wish they'd come up with more interesting characters for Magneto's flunkies. Were hair-whip guy and knife girl (who can also control minds at a convenient moment) the best they could do?