I'm retired, busy with volunteer radio and (with my wife) going to the theatre and enjoying 'fine dining".
Never mind the plot, feel the action
What a cast!
Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
What a franchise! This is the seventh instalment of the Marvel Comics series.
This uber-expensive concoction is big, loud, and messy, where the plot is impossibly convoluted, and largely irrelevant. Never mind the plot, watch the spectacle, and marvel at the action.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could travel back in time, and influence events that have turned the tide of history?
Here, we can. Hugh Jackman is sent to prevent the assassination of evil scientific midget, Bolivar Trask, who is experimenting on mutants, and intends, using their DNA, to create invincible flying warrior robots.
Jennifer Lawrence, fetching in Avatar style blue, is the would-be assassin.
Is President Nixon, having approved Bolivar Trask's project, really all that he seems?
Can the mutants survive?
The movie takes us on a roller-coaster ride from one special effect to another, just about frenetically enough to make us ignore just how wildly improbable it is.
It is never boring, and it is eminently forgettable.