X-Men United

Jays Rating:

Get ready for an exciting adventure, loads of action and lots of fun in one of the best super hero adaptedations, X-men United. Following an attack on the President of the United States at the White House by a mutant named Nightcrawler (Allen Cumming), a vindictive Vietnam war veteran named General William Stryker (Brian Cox) tells the President that all of the mutants are dangerous and need to be arrested. He also shares his knowledge of a mutant terrorist training camp that can be taken by his soldiers. Actually, it’s Professor Charles Xaviers (Patrick Stewart), owner of the gifted school for mutants and headquarters for the X-men. The school is attacked by Gen. Stryker when Professor X and Cyclops (James Marsden) are away and Storm (Halle Berry) and Dr. Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) are looking for Nightcrawler and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is the only Veteran X-men left to protect the students. Wolverine and the students escape but Professor X is kidnapped and taken to Gen. Strikers hideout in Canada. With some of the evil mutants like Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Mystique (Rebecca Romajin-Stamos) the X-men unite and attack Gen. Striker. This film is so much fun that it may even be better then the original. The actors seem more comfortable in their roles, the story line is more complex and from what I understand the special affects are as good as ever. I’m just waiting for the role of a blind X-man. He could team up with Halle Berry when she’s creating the weather and I – oh, I mean – he could braille Rebecca Romijn-Stamos when she attempts to change into someone else. Oh boy! I give this exciting movie a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.