X-MEN

7 Star

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X-MEN

Release: Jul 00 – Review: 27 Mar 12
Mutation Elation.
It doesn’t quite outline the first generation of Professor Xavier’s “X-Men” but it comes close enough to raise the hairs on our bushy berserker sideburns.

X2: X-MEN UNITED

7 Star

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X2: X-MEN UNITED

Release: May 03 – Review: 4 Dec 04
X-traordinary.
…unflinchingly supplies each major character with an interesting arc; an almost insurmountable undertaking, considering the plethora of varied roles and interlocking story lines.

X-MEN THE LAST STAND

6 Star

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X-MEN THE LAST STAND

Release: May 06 – Review: 25 Jun 06
X-eunt in X-asperation.
Action without heart. Spectacle without logic. Brawn without brains.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

7 Star

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Release: Jun 16 – Review: 6 Aug 16
Darwin: Resurrection In Blue.
… Apocalypse wakes from a 5,000-year hibernation, ready to spread democracy American style – which means doing everything HIS way.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

8 Star

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Release: May 14 – Review: 30 Jun 14
The Wolverine Show, Part VII.
… a heart-gripping, tension-filled, magnificent, sprawling epic – that doesn’t make one lick of sense!

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

8 Star

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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Release: Jun 11 – Review: 18 Jun 11
Homo superior, Bromo superior.
… very enjoyable origin tale, smartly depicting how the – snigger – “first” X-Men came to wear such flamboyant matching blouses.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

7 Star

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X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

Release: May 09 – Review: 26 Nov 09
Claws I said so.
WOLVERINE might have been one of the great superhero movies had it steered into the curve like WATCHMEN and created a gritty R-rated closeup of a tormented soul. Instead, we get muttonchops sautéed in popcorn.