Thursday, August 11, 2011
Human nurture vs Mutant nature?
To be honest my expectations were low - real low. I foresaw stimulating visuals with a storyline that took me from one CGI event to the next. Instead what I experienced was a tale about retribution and reciprocity wrapped in the familiar historical events of World War II and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
For the first seventy minutes or so [with a noteworthy score setting the mood] it doesn't even feel like the X-Men movies before it. Something I attribute to a script, casting and acting that only pays attention to the Mutant comic book world when necessary to remind you it's a franchise. The rest of the time it's a true nature vs nurture story of two men that to their benefit and detriment cannot change who they are and who they wish each other to be.