Honestly, I didn't really connect as much with the third x-men as I did with the other, previous x-men. It felt like it was really lacking something or just outright didn't make sense to me. I didn't like some of the random mutants in the movie like Porcupine (or whatever his name is in the movie) and I thought that the sub plot love story between Kitty Pride and Iceman was just a really annoying distraction. Overall the movie didn't have very good continuity and wasn't all too interesting, but I've heard otherwise. I haven't read any x-men comics but I have a feeling most of the comic book fans aren't fans of the movie as well. I'm hoping Days of Future Past is just as good as First Class.
I completely agree with everything you're saying here. Puppy mills really should be stopped as soon as possible. Maybe if I could really make a difference, I would do something to change this. I just have to think of myself in a less fortunate situation and think, what would I do?
I didn't think the picture was relatable but instead I thought that it was inspiring and thus inspired you to write about what you strive for. Maybe change isn't the word you could use for your team, maybe it's progression. Maybe it's not necessary to change but to instead find the right progression and enlighten everyone unto understanding the true meaning of success. Good luck!