The X-Men series meets its end but doesn't give the goodbye it promises.
A final showdown with Thanos also provides a perfect culmination for the 22-film story established by the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the course of eleven years.
Certainly one that goes to infinity, but does it go beyond?
At worst, another MCU film. At best, something stretching its own limits to form its identity. (✯✯✯✯)
Aware of its own loop and willing to point it out, even if somewhat constricted. (✯✯✯½)
At its best, action draws attention, but at its worst (a good lot of the film), it adheres strictly to a tiresome formula. (✯✯)