Viewed – 08 June 2011 Cinema
I didn’t get around to seeing the most recent X-Men movie, Last Stand, mostly due to poor reviews and a change of director from Brian Singer to Brett Ratner. Yet the other night, I did manage to catch about half an hour of it on TV, and thought it looked pretty decent. This was enough to re-educate me on all things mutant for this latest instalment. Following the story of how Professor X and Magneto first came to know each other, Patrick Stewart is replaced by James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender steps into the shoes of Ian McKellen. Joining them is also a wealth of new mutants, and some familiar faces, including a young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence instead of Rebecca Romijn). Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughan also offers his considerable directing-chops this time around.