Opening credits were brilliant, rest of the film was merely decent. Unfortunately I think the story missed a lot without Moore's postmodern asides, which in fairness to the filmmakers couldn't really translate to film. Action scenes were a little too, er, "actiony" I suppose, if that makes sense. Felt a bit cartoony where the source material called for more of a deconstructionist realism. Still, the film managed to hold my attention more than pretty much any other super hero flick, so that's something I suppose. Back towards the thread topic of Marvel, though, the reason I mention Age of Apocalypse (aside from nostalgia) is that I think placing a bunch of superpower guys in a post-apocalyptic setting rather than the usual shiny modern city would be a great way to do something familiar while still bucking the overall trend. For once let's throw origin stories and all that out the door in an attempt to get the viewer right into a world where the stakes are immediately about more than getting the girl and stopping the Villain of this Film on the way to the Villain of the Next Film. All the Marvel films I've seen thus far just seem so clinically boring despite (or maybe because of) the snappiness and CGI shine and all that. Even Wolverine is too clean cut and mundane in the films.