Hugh Jackman may be the sexiest man alive, but he has got some major competition in this film. It’s a virtual meat market for tastes of all kinds and for those who aren’t that picky and appreciate the male species.
After the disappointment that was the last two X-Men movies, I didn’t go into this with any more expectation than just being entertained.
Despite a few slow spots here and there, and a bit too long history of wars sequence in the beginning, I have to say I enjoyed this. It’s not hard to look at Hugh Jackman for an hour and a half. Heck, I would have paid $20 to watch naked Hugh for the seconds we got of him jumping and running in the buff. Who wouldn’t? The hair and sideburns were even an improvement for his previous stint at Wolverine!
Then we get to his cast mates. Liev Schreiber (enough said in my book, there is not much you can say about his perfection), Ryan Reynolds (looking VERY buff and not an ounce of nerd to be seen), Will i Am (bringing cool to the X-Men), Daniel Henney (model perfect and deadly good looks) and, finally, the cherry on top, Taylor Kitsch (yum, yum, yum). I could seriously watch an entire film with Taylor reading the phone book and not get bored.
Yes, my shallow, middle aged self was there for the hotties. I won’t lie. As a bonus, we did get a decent story that had you connecting this beginning to the X-Men films that have already hit the big screen. My 13 year old was quite engaged and there were a lot of lightbulbs going off above her head as she connected Sabertooth, Scott Summers and the rescuer of the island children to X-Men 1.
All in all, thanks Hugh, for being you and bringing some of your sexy friends along for the ride. It was a hellavu show!