The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a persons consciousness into the persons past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that its Mystique whos responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is that he was despondent at that time and without his powers because he took a drug which allows him to walk but takes away his powers. Logan is also told to find Magneto.
|violence||Although battle scenes are intense and we see people killed in different dark ways the over all violence is more fantasy than realistic, never-the-less the violence contains a significant number of deaths, in brutal ways. Blood is shown however usually just flesh wounds and little to no gore. The action starts right from the beginning, as it is the most serious X-Men movie. A group of mutants fight robots called Sentinels. One mutant is smothered, another is smacked by a Sentinel against the ground. One mutant can transform into an Ice form and while in this form he is decapitated (no blood) and his head (in clear ice) is crushed by a Sentinel , A mutant is stabbed in the back, and another is blasted against a wall. In the future we see evidence of the great battles that have brought civilization to its knees. Skyscrapers are crumbling, rubble is strewn everywhere and corpses tumble out of a container into a burial pit. Bodies are impaled by robots with arm-like appendages, burned, blasted and otherwise killed. Slow-motion moments involve a person being slowly consumed by a blast of energy as they are lowered into it by a robot and another person exploding into thousands of pieces as he is overwhelmed by energy. Pictures reveal mutants who have been tortured, operated on and sewn back together in Mengele-like experiments conducted by a scientist. A character is executed with a bullet to the forehead (wound visible, no blood). Wolverine has his chest riddled with bullets (leaving holes that then seal back up and the bullets drop to the ground). In turn, he impales his attackers with bone (pre-adamantium Wolverine) claws. He also hammers several human guards with a frying pan. (This is common in the X-men films for this character). A man is pinned to the wall by his throat with a characters foot, he survives. Through a variety of mutant-vs.-human fights, men are battered about with everything from hard-knuckled fists to floating metal balls, bones breaking and faces getting pounded. There are also mutant-on-mutant melees. One mutant tosses another around in one scene, and pummels and tries to drown a different mutant in another. Magneto rips a large quantity of rebar out of a crumbled building and jams the metal bars in and through Wolverine, pinning him to the ground. Magneto levitates a needle to sew up a cut on the back of his own head. A character is shot in the leg. (We see the bleeding wound up close.) The victim jumps out a high window and tries to hobble away, but another character drags them back by attracting that metal bullet in their calf until it pops back out of the puncture. A character is shot in the neck, leaving a bloody entrance and exit wound but survives. A character is stabbed with metallic claws (open wound with blood visible). Another character states that she's lost too much blood. A character is stabbed with a piece of metallic debris (wound not visible) from a resulting explosion. The character is slowly bleeding out as he's teleported to safety. A character stabbed with multiple re-bars is thrown into a river and starts to drown. The future ending is VERY dark and sad, as the team gets easily dispatched one by one. Storm is stabbed in the back and thrown off a cliff; the power-absorbing Bishop is blasted from three sides until he eventually blows up. Colossus gets ripped in half; a Sentinel pushes Warpath's face towards its fiery beam; three sentinels gang up on Sunspot, one impales his left arm, and another pushes him towards a third one that stabbs him in the back. Blink is stabbed by 3 Sentinels simultaneously. Iceman is burned alive by multiple Sentinels.|
|profanity||5 "shit", 1 "ass", 2 asshole 1 F-bomb ("Fuck off") 1 use of screwing. Rogue edition has 2 F words and a bit more swearing overall. The Scottish word shites is used.|
|alcohol||One character is a drunkard and another drinks socially. One character is seen smoking a cigar. A crucial plot point of the film deals with a depressed character's drug-like dependency to a shapeshifting serum, which enables him to walk on the expense of his powers Since this drug is actually completely fictional in reality and exists only in the universe of this movie, there is no danger of your kids running out and scoring some.|
|frightening||Wolverine is showed getting punctured by medal rods and is thrown out into the ocean. We see some sentinels jumping out of nowhere and stabbing and killing mutants. A prison escape scene is intense.|