Directed by: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen
Rating: 3.5 stars (of five)
The latest installment of the X-Men movie franchise may be the best action flick of the summer. This is bound to seem like an indefensible position, but I’m prepared to make the argument. James Mangold (Knight & Day) directs a film with an actual script, which makes it immeasurably superior to the bigger-budget, bigger-effect “roller coaster” blockbusters that chase international box office at the expense of dialogue, coherence or restraint.
Interestingly, the three credited writers are credited...