Clunky but exciting film gets a little graphic
Overall, this was a good, but not great film. The beginning and first half of the film were exciting and had a good hook, but around the last half the film the plot began to weaken and lose velocity. I believe what happened was the director started to realize that the film was getting too long and predictable, so he/she tried to strengthen the ending by adding more action and some sudden plot twists. However, it just didn't work, and it made the last part of the movie feel forced and clunky. Other than the weak ending, the film was entertaining and fun to watch. Note to parents: the violence in the film does get very intense and slightly graphic at times. In the beginning of the film there is a devastating atomic bomb explosion, and some characters get badly burned. Also, a group of Japanese soldiers commit Hara-Keri (suicide by disembowelment) on screen; it is not shown directly, but is still very upsetting to watch for even the toughest teens. In another scene, a character gashes part of his chest open and digs around inside to get a parasite off his heart. This is shown more directly than the suicides, and is rather nauseating to watch. The same character is also shown at various times pulling bullets and glass fragments out of his body with some blood shown. There is also some sexual content in the film. A man and two women are briefly shown in their underwear, and a couple sleep next to each other in bed. The man is shirtless, and the woman is wearing a slip-dress; no nudity is shown but it is obvious that they had sex. The language in the film is strong, but not frequent, and includes uses of "sh*t" and "a**", and one use of "f*ck". Overall, despite the uneven plot and graphic violence, this movie was exciting and entertaining, making it a great summer flick for teen and adult X-Men fans.
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Violence & scariness