X-MEN:FIRST CLASS [movie] Review
Thankfully all my previous thoughts on how awful this movie was going to be were smashed. It was a fantastic Marvel movie, that had a lot of X Men characters…
I word it like that, because much like X Men 3 we’re given another movie that threw in as many mutants as possible, went horribly off course from the comics, changed characters entire life-stories, but delivered a very entertaining bit of comic-movie cinema. It definitely ranks up there with Iron Man and SpiderMan in my books, but still feels like it’s taking place in a different universe from #’s 1+2…which sucks because this is supposed to be a prequel, not a reboot.
The cameo’s from Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and Rebecca Romijn (original Mystique) definitely added to the overall story arch, added laughs, and made me feel more at home with the movie. But doing things like making Mystique and Prof X adopted bro ‘n sis were horrible ideas (much like NOT making Juggernaut and Prof X bro’s in #3). Oh and by the way, writers, killing one of the coolest new-mutants in the movie, really!?? I get that he can adapt to anything thereby making a battle irrelevant…but c’mon!
The fight sequences and use of mutant abilities were/was exactly what fans have been waiting for, and WERE’NT delivered with any of the previous “X” movies. The CGI was clean, smooth, and added rather than taking away. For example the whole submarine, battleship, beach scene…perfect!
Something I found to be really beautiful was how Erik spent the whole movie trying to kill Shaw, only to reveal that he wants the exact same mutant vs man war, but kills him for the simplistic (if you can call it that) matter of Shaw murdering Eriks mother. Then, in a very epic sequence, picks up the helmet and truly becomes Magneto…
Definitely go see it, and don’t sit behind the dork with the huge head that I was stuck behind :P