First let me say, don’t stay after the movie and wait for the extra scene after the credits. There is none. For some reason my theater kept the lights dimmed until the credits were finished, making you think there something worth waiting for. There isn’t.
I think if these movies came out quicker, the fan base might still be there. But since they are so spread out, when other franchises are able to pump their sequels out in nearly yearly installments, we as fans are now spoiled and I think this movie suffered for that. I personally kept thinking of how the actors all look different than their original counterparts from the X-men in the first set of movies. I get it, the Xmen universe, comic book version, is known for having plenty of variations to their characters, so I tried not to get hung up on that.
But the emotional impact wasn’t there that the original cast brought. The actors just weren’t as good. They are kids, which I guess was the idea, but somehow it didn’t work right. Every time the movie looked like it was going to get good… it would stop, jerking you back to the slow pace of “everything is okay.”
For a movie with a lot of action, and a very large character development, it did it all with a fizzle. Everyone was holding themselves back, and it showed, in a not good way. Maybe its because we have so many other action movies out now, maybe it was the acting, I dunno, but I left the theater feeling very “meh” about a franchise of movies I used to be very excited about.