This was awesome. Well, more awesome than TRANSFORMERS. Okay, much more awesome than TRANSFORMERS; mainly because there was an interesting plot plus great special effects.
So where do you start the story? At the beginning, of course. I'm not a comic book reader, so having the prelude to the movies not only filled in the background for me but also made me appreciate and love the previous X-Men movies more.
James McAvoy was charming as Professor X. Michael Fassbender was that great mix of good guy with a vengeance as Magneto. Together, with a cast of young characters wrestling with their ability to fit in, this movie takes you on a fun, action-packed ride. I loved seeing what made these characters who they are today, especially seeing the more human side of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence's character formerly played by Jerry O's wife, Rebecca Romijn). It was also fun to see Mad Men's January Jones and Kevin Bacon as villains.
I won't ruin this movie for you. It's a must see in the theater. Turn up the sound. Sit back. And be amazed.
Worth the money: $$$$