this is the film that they should have started the x-men series with. not only because it’s the first in the story chronologically, but also because it made me want to see what happened to the characters in the future, more than the future films made me want to know what happened in their pasts. i don’t remember much from the other films. it’s been 10+ years since i saw the first one so i kept thinking that patrick stewart’s character was ian mckellen’s and i couldn’t remember that ian mckellen was even in it. anyway, even with my poor memory for the characters you can watch the film and have a good time and some of the film will make you remember elements from the other films.
thought they put together a good cast on the whole, though one or two characters were superfluous. speaking of superfluous, there could have been 10-15 minutes cut from the film. vaughn directs another good one here.Watched in theater