Finally, they figured out how to make one of these. The movie thankfully forgoes the endless origins and expositions that plague so many comic book movies, and the movie simply jumps right into a wild ride of a story. There is a superb balance of crazy action, gritty characters and suspenseful scenes with a plot that really moves along nicely. A wide cast of mutants all get fair shares of screen time in this epic war across time. The evil robots are wonderfully designed killers that stalk the mutants with vicious intensity.
There are some noticeable defects: The beginning half is far better than the back end, another dearth of mutant vs mutant action, some strange plot points that don't make sense upon deeper review. But the good parts easily overwhelm the bad ones with several unforgettable scenes.
Most importantly, the time-travel plot wipes away all the stupid continuity of the previous films. Like the plot of this film, the franchise has hopefully fixed the future for the better this time.
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