Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman
I actually saw this movie opening weekend, and now I think it’s already out of theaters. I don’t know if that speaks more for my amazing mutant ability to procrastinate, or just how fucking awful this movie was.
So, in the future, mutants are all being killed by giant robots. Kitty Pryde uses some power she apparently has where she can transport Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to the 70’s so he can stop the robots from ever being built in the first place. I hate this.
Hugh Jackman is getting a little old to be an action hero, so the way they deal with it is to just say “well, Wolverine gets migraines now if he fights, so he has to just sit there and watch while everybody else jumps around.” Add to that the lame time travel plot as an excuse to get an extra scene or two out of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, and my absolute favorite part, the reveal that JFK was a mutant, and the reason the bullet that killed him “curved” was that Magneto was trying to save him… Well it’s just terrible. I can’t wait for this series’ rights to revert back to Marvel, Fox is just going to keep milking it for everything they can possibly get out of it, even if that means making a billion godawful movies. Ugh.