Truth is, it is really hard work to try to keep up with all of these "superhero" movie series'. There are so many of them that look and sound the same. And where are we with this one... or that one?
X-Men is out this week, and they have assembled all of the remaining characters from the earlier movies, and have attempted for breathe new life into this series. This or course, has been split off a few times with various characters, example being the Wolverine series with Hugh Jackman. And don't panic. He is here. In fact, he is the most prominent character.
As we pick up this series, the rival mutant factions are now facing certain death, as an amazing weapon named the Sentinels are here. They are machines that are immune to the mutants superhero powers as they are made, and powered by mutant DNA. More notably from one mutant, Raven, who can adapt to look like anyone on earth she wants. In the 1970's she goes off the deep end and makes it possible for a defense contractor to actually manufacture the Sentinels.
So, as we are in 2023 in our movie, the former rival mutants factions are teamed up and they decide the only way to defeat the Sentinels, is to send Wolverine back in time to 1973, with the help of another mutant with those powers. They plan is to alter the past, so the Sentinels are never made. Sound easy enough? That's where we are here.
This is an interesting idea the try to give this series a boost, and some of this is really pretty darn good and interesting. They do transport you back well to 1973, and there is at times a very good story here. The trouble is, it holds out as long as it can being new and original, but it eventually becomes and looks like all the others. But that's what people want. And being honest and fair, gets a bit silly near the end. Should be noted, there is some funny stuff in this movie too, as there is a balance among all the end-of-the-world melodrama. Plus, this have a first class musical soundtrack that adds a ton to it.