Anyone wishing to get into classic Japanese cinema basically just got a mini-lesson in the last five posts! Take advantage of it!
X-Men: First Class (2011): 7/10
Dumb fun. An alright reboot of a series that needs rescuing from itself, but not nearly as good a reboot (or film) as...
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014): 8/10
Better direction, better characters, better humor, tighter scripting. (Though like this year's other time travel flick Edge of Tomorrow, the conclusion is extremely unsatisfactory in its neatness.) It's got its problems (the fact that it basically rendered large swathes of previous movies in the franchise completely irrelevant is one, the shoddy special effects are another), but this is everything that a summer popcorn flick should be. Not a bad year for movies like this, all things considered.