Saw said film tonight. Was it first class? Well, eventually, yes. It was quite slow for the first few hours though. The performances were all pretty good (despite James Macavoy’s soppy signature crying scenes) and the moral complexity made it as good as the very first X-Men film that starred Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellan. Plus, the way the rise of the X-Men was bound together with Cold War history (including some genuine footage) made it quite ‘realist’.
Definitely worth a watch, and bound to be better than Transformers 3.