X-Men Movie Review
The basic concept of X-Men is what is so awe-inspiring. The idea that there are those among us with abilities beyond the extraordinary, abilities that could hurt or help, destroy or build. They look just like us but they are not one of us. Rogue is a girl who can borrow from one's life-force. Because of her gift, or her curse depending on how you look at it, she is incapable of skin contact. If she fell in love, if she had a moment of weakness, or if she was upset and needed a hug, she couldn't touch someone without hurting them. In fact, she did hurt someone. She hurt a boy that she liked very much. Because of her fear of what she could do, she ran away to Alaska where she meets the one and only Wolverine.
For those of us who have watched the X-Men movies since 2000, we all know who Wolverine is and what his ability is. But for anyone that may be new to superheroes or mutants, Wolverine has metal for bones because of an insane experiment performed on him by General Stryker. Wolverine has always had the ability to heal quickly, but now he has metal claws that come out of his hands. He's the most famous of the X-Men, outside of, perhaps, Professor X or Storm.
Rogue and Wolverine get into an accident, which ultimately leads them to the place that will change their lives: Xavier's School for Gifted Young People. Now, I can't go into much more detail without spoiling the movie for you, but let's just say that it's a thrill ride. The philosophy behind the Mutant Registration Act, who's the good side and who's the bad side, is remarkably well organized to where you are actually contemplating if Proessor X is in the right or if Magneto is. Whose side are you on?
In conclusion, X-Men may have it's faults, but it is a fun ride that you won't soon forget.
3 out of 4 stars.
© 2016 Alec Zander