Probably the last good sci-fi movie of the summer. Sigh.
It delivers everything you loved about the previous two X-Men films:
- Awesome visual effects.
- Teenagery outsider/rebel angst. Loved the tatooed, gothy mutants in Magneto's army. The rebel mutant convergence space looked like an anti-globalization protest in Seattle.
- Allusions to social and political battles over race, sexual orientation, and other xenophobic concerns that would seem heavy-handed if not delivered via a live action comic book. ("Yeah, I remember that conversation," said a gay friend of mine as we watched the scene in X-Men United when Bobby comes out as a mutant to his parents.)
- Patrick Stewart.