X-Men United Movie Review
X-Men United is, by far, the best of the X-Men franchise. It does a magnificent job of paralleling the issues between mutants and humans with our society today. How many times does one race look at another race with distrust because of the actions of a few? It happens all too often and frankly, it's not fair. The philosophical points that are made throughout this film, and the entire series for that matter, are quite relatable and important topics that need to be and should be discussed openly. Kids and teens that see these films may take comfort in the fact that if their heroes are different and still find a way to keep going then they can too.
The camera work throughout this film is remarkably beautiful, especially during the "attack on the Oval Office", the "raid on the X-Mansion", "Magneto's escape from his plastic prison", and finally the climactic flood towards the end. The Nightcrawler's teleportation special effects are astounding. The acting is still just as strong and the newly introduced mutants are a pleasure to see. Though it's never disclosed just how Mystique survived Wolverine's stab attack from the first film, she's a welcome return all the same.
In conclusion, look deeper into the film rather than focusing on what's on the surface because underneath is where the true beauty lies.
© 2016 Alec Zander