Not your regular X-men movie. Jackman, Stewart, and keen create compelling characters who deal with their tough survivalist scenarios brilliantly. Merchant not so much. Caliban is possibly one of the weakest roles played weakly in any X-men movie yet.
The violence is both violent and bloody. And the story is more or less ‘get from here to there’. But that belies its complexity. There are a few tough questions in this movie. Especially if you’ve seen previous X-men movies.
Worth watching. Possibly worth watching even if you have not seen any previous X-men movie. Though just for the hell of it I would recommend X-2.
It is stirring stuff. And I challenge you to avoid feeling a little weepy at some points. Remember The Wolverine with the claw snipping? This is weepier.