For once, I don’t think watching previous X-men movies is required to grasp what is going on in this film. You might not grasp a few cameos from previous movies, but otherwise, this film does a good job standing on its own.
Unlike recent X-Men movies, were we mostly went back and covered events in the past, this film concentrated on the future, the distance future, where Professor X and Wolverine are really the last natural born mutants left. Guess why? Fructose corn syrup. Yup, it stopped us from having mutant babies, go figure.
Mutants are now made via cloning. X-23 or Laura is a female clone of Logan. I thought it was stupid that the movie kept trying to say Logan was her dad. To me there is a big difference between a clone and your offspring. But I get it, the directors were trying to go for a parental care giving vibe, maybe like what they had going on in the first movie with Rogue and Wolverine.
There were also some things done for the “wow” or “cool” factor. Like coating Laura’s claws with Adamantium. At first I thought they were trying to say her entire skeleton was coated, and I was like, why would they do that? She’s a kid. She’s going to grow!! But I did some research and it was only done to her claws. Which is still stupid, cause her claws will grow as she does, just like a kitten’s claws are bigger when they are all grown up. So her growing pains are sure going to suck.
People are trying to say this movie was gory for gore’s sake, perhaps trying to be like “Deadpool.” But if you think about it, all of the Wolverine movies were a bit heavy on the gore, so to me it was expected. Nothing is too brash or crude, like in “Deadpool.” To me, it stayed in step with the “X-Men Origins Wolverine” and “The Wolverine.”
So should you see it? Sure. Although I think most have already made up their mind and are seeing it!