X-Men: First Class– Second-rate Marvel Movie

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men. (source: Collider.com)

3 stars for the latest X-Men film!

1 star for young Erik Lensherr/Eric Magneto’s hotness

I will not be surprised if Michael Fassbender becomes as successful as Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) for portraying another angsty mutant. His acting as someone who seeks retribution for the death of his mother gripped my heart even as I was resisting the urge to laugh at the less than satisfactory dialogue (with Charles Xavier) about harnessing focus. Yes, baby. It’s somewhere between rage and serenity.

 

Michael in X-men: First Class and in I-don’t-know-what-movie

1 star for young Charles Xavier/Professor X’s cuteness

How did Hollywood manage to make James McAvoy look even younger here than in The Last King of Scotland? Anywaaaayyy, I loved that he’s nerdycute and so rockstar in this film. His telepathic and creative genius exercised in very important situations– picking up chicks in bars! Hahaha!

 

James in X-Men: First Class and in Wanted

1/2 star for Alex Summers/Havok’s sexiness

Lucas Till is all grown up! I can hear the cheers of cougars all around the world for this boy. Yes, he’s the boy in Taylor Swift’s music video of You Belong With Me. He did an amazing job being all cute in that video with his love note and a more amazing job in X-Men generating plasma blasts.

 

Lucas in X-Men: First Class and in the Hannah Montana Movie

1/2 star for the origin of the gang

I’ve always been a sucker for knowing where things come from and this movie delievered just that. I’ve also always been fascinated with the holocaust and the concentration camp scenes with the young Magneto being separated from his mum and being forced by Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) to display his magnetic abilities really grabbed my attention.  There’s an awwww factor with the bro-sis relationship of the shape-shifter Raven/Mystique and the young Charles… and btw, Jennifer Lawrence is hot! Can’t wait to see her as Katniss in the film adaptation of Hunger Games. The recruitment of mutants was also exciting– Banshee’s awesome, Angel’s lukewarm (but hey, I googled who the f she is and turns out, she’s Lenny Kravitz’s spawn hehe), Beast’s irritating, Darwin’s blah. Two thumbs and two toes up for the cameo of Hugh Jackman who told the then-BFFs Erik and Charles to go fuck themselves! :p

Magneto, Moira MacTaggert, Emma Frost, Azazel, Beast, Havok, Angel, Mystique and Professor X

I did not like the evil mutants Azazel, Riptide and Sebastian Shaw for their flat characters. Even Emma Frost was bordering on so-so. It was just interesting to see her out of her Mad Men character. Kevin Bacon still looks/talks/acts like Hollowman to me.

CIA agent Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) was a bore and I heard her character disappointed a lot of the X-Men comic book readers. I know a number of die-hard fans cursing this film to animation hell for not being able to be true to its comic book form. Nothing to say but, I’m glad I don’t read comics!

An idiot told me that X-Men- First Class is of the same level as The Dark Knight. My middle finger disagrees. Hmm, ok, I take it back. Maybe he just said that because of the secret Coldwar scene where the Russians and the Americans are going to blast each other to demise. Maybe he was reminded of the scene where Joker is gonna have the innocent people in one ship and the criminals kill each other by planted bombs. Otherwise, there is nothing psychological about this X-Men film. Please do not compare it to Batman ever, ever again.

Also heard that this is the BEST Marvel movie. My middle finger again disagrees. It’s certainly a thrilling superhero movie worth watching but I would not at all use first class to describe it.

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listening to: The Zutons – Pressure Point

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. mariae

     /  June 6, 2011

    same observations.

    im also grateful that i dont read the comics. no big disaapointments for me then!

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  2. 🙂 THANKS FOR THE VISIT!

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  3. we watched it last week and we enjoyed it. yup, you’re correct in stating it’s a thrilling movie, action-packed if i may add but there are a lot better Xmen movies before than this. nonetheless, i am happy to understand their origins.

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