-Good movie. Kevin Bacon looked like a different person who reminded me of Kevin. SFX and action was great. Only complaint for me was that characters did not accurately match up witjh X-Men; The Last Stand. In this, a very young Xavier with all of his hair becomes paralised from the waist down. In The Last Stand, during a flash back to the past, a 40 something Xavier is bald and walks. The time line is wrong. Also, Magneto goes from being a boy in Poland, (played by an obviously different boy to the one who bent the concentration camp gates in a scene that was played in this version from the first released X-Men movie) to a young man in USA with an American accent. Later in the timeline from this prequel, Magneto, still living in USA, has an English accent. So are we to believe that Masgneto moved from poland to USA, acquired and American accent and then later in life changed to a British accent while still living in USA? Magneto is much taller than Xavier here but in the Last Stand he was about the same hight as him. Hank MaCoy is much smaller as a young man than he is later as midle aged man. There is a character in this movie (I forgot his title) who has a arrow head tipped tail and can teleport through walls leaving behind a puff of black smoke like demons often do, (trust me I know somethng on the subject). This character has red skin but in X-Men II there is a character with black skin called The Night Crawler in his circus days, that has the exact same tail shape and the exact same power who is freshly introduced then even though it is later in the time line to this prequel. Wolverine is encountered briefly by Xavier and Magneto in their search for mutants to recruit but, 1) The pair meet and approach him in a bar which obviously would not be Wolverine's address so how do they know this stranger is a mutant? and 2) Xavier met Wolverine for the first time when Xavier is perhaps 40 years older than in the prequel. Also Mysique was taken in and cared for by Xavier since they were both children but in the first Xmen movie, later in the time line, she almost kills him deliberately to sabotage his ability to use the machine, Cerebro, to find mutants and humans. Also, Mystique in this prequel is said to age only half as fast as normal people but she goes from a 10 year old girl with a 13 year old Xavier to a woman in her twenties when Xavier is a man a few yeras older than her. Their age difference appears to be constant but in earlier movies when he is in his 60's she is still in her 20's, so in these inconsistant age differences, where is the aging at half the normal rate? Strker appears here too but I think he is too old to be the Striker that told Wolverine in X-Men II that he has aged through 'nature'. Kevin Bacon's character seems to get younger after aging from the 1940's to the 1960's so that when Magneto was a boy, Sharp looked about 45 years old but when Magneto is 20 or so years older, Sharp looks maybe 32 years old. It is still a good stand-alone movie but a grossly inaccurate prequel.
(Excellent) - review by Victor