X Men: First Class


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A reboot of the X-Men movies, starting with all of them (including Xavier and Magneto) as kids.

Confession time: I don’t really like the X-Men. Not at all.

But I did go to the first X-Men movie, and it was okay. (I just looked to see what I said about it when I reviewed it…and was surprised to see that it came out in 2000, two years before I started reviewing movies. How time flies…)

Anyway. Yes, I love comic books. Not much on superheroes, and never got bitten by the X-Men bug. I recognize Wolverine when I see him, and Prof. Xavier, and I knew enough about them to know (in this origins movie) who Magneto is and that he’s a Bad Guy.

And, although the first X-Men movie was okay, I never went to see any of the others- 2, 3 or Wolverine. Just not that interested.

But this one got GREAT word-of-mouth. Everyone said it was the best ever, good writing, good acting and it’s the origin story, which is almost always the best of the series…so I put it in the netflix queue along with some other explodo and finally watched it, a month after it came.

And you know what? It was pretty darn good.

Not good enough to make me an X-Men fan, or run out and read all the comics I can get my hands on…but good. The story was interesting, the writing was good, it was cool to see these superhero mutants as they discovered their powers, and among this year’s crop of superhero movies, it was one of the better ones.

So no, you don’t have to buy it…but if you like action/explodo with good characterization and writing, this one is a very good choice.

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