The third installment of the X-Men film franchise directed by the fresh to the series Bret Ratner(Rush Hour) after Brian Singer left us for Superman.
Bad news first. It was what I expected. I expected it to be a poorly done movie compared to Singer's work but with a couple really cool scenes and concepts that kept you entertained. That is the review in a nut shell.
The musical score was horrible, I felt like I was watching Harry Potter. The dialogue was horrible..."Don't you know who I am, I am the Juggernaut, Bitch". Too many cheesy effects and pointless plot points.
SO that is the negatives. Before I get into the things I liked I want to end the bad stuff by saying on the whole it was not a good movie...BUT.
I loved the opening scene where Angel was a young boy locked in the bathroom and his dad catches him trying to saw off his wings. That was intense. Any scene with The Pheonix was amazing. She really carried me throughout the movie which really surprised me. She was an intense, creepy, sexy, and an unpredictable character. I also loved near the end where Wolverine is confronting the Pheonix and she keeps melting his flesh off exposing his metal skeleton and he keeps pushing forward and regenerating it back. It was also cool in a unexpecting way to see alot of the key characters get killed or cured of the mutations. There was alot there I didn't expect.
All these points were awesome and I loved them alot. Unfortunately for me though they do not override my opinion of the movies entirety. I wish Brian would have finished what he started and closed us off with a nice red bow on the series.
As far as a recommendation for this film goes. If you are already into the series definitely watch it. You get to see some cool stuff with your developed characters and some cool mutant concepts and fantasy. Just keep your expectations on the DL.