***NO SPOILERS*** So, I saw this tonight, and wow. I should preface this with the fact that I only saw two prior movies from the X-Men franchise; the very first and the first sequel. The rest of them looked pretty bad, and from what I hear, I didn't miss much. The marketing hooked me because it really didn't look like it was going to be the usual. It definitely earns its R-rating, being pretty graphic in its violence. The guy fights by slicing people with adamantium blades, so it's going to be messy. I don't think it's a movie to take your kids to unless they're used to R-rated movies. My personal opinion is that the first three quarters of the movie are outstanding, and while I didn't love the last act as much as the rest of the movie, it wasn't bad at all. Go see it, even if you're not a comic book movie person. I'm not, and I enjoyed it for the great story, great acting, and strong filmmaking.